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6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health at Work

February 21, 2020

6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health at Work

Despite changing norms, it’s still complicated navigating mental health needs at work. Here’s how to cope, according to experts.

Letter from Our Creative Director: You Contain Multitudes

February 08, 2020

Letter from Our Creative Director: You Contain Multitudes

You’re more than your job (or your age, kids, or hobbies). Let’s talk about it.

10 Comebacks For When People Say You Dress Too Fancy

January 31, 2020

10 Comebacks For When People Say You Dress Too Fancy

Whether we like it or not (we don’t), the reality is that women often need to do more than men to get the same amount of respect—and that includes the way we dress.

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

January 24, 2020

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

It was an experience I liken to a mental marathon, or a psychophysiological rollercoaster ride that was riddled with paradox—excruciating one minute, elating the next.

Why Work Is So Much Better for Women in Iceland

January 17, 2020

Why Work Is So Much Better for Women in Iceland

From ample paid parental leave to subsidized daycare, Iceland is leading the world when it comes to making things better for working women and their families.

How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder at Work

January 10, 2020

How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder at Work

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is incredibly common and can be very difficult to deal with. Here’s how seven people with the disorder are making it through the winter.

A Grinch’s Guide to Making it Through New Year’s

December 13, 2019

A Grinch’s Guide to Making it Through New Year’s

This one goes out to all the holiday haters out there. We see you.

How We’re Celebrating Refugee and Immigrant Women This Black Friday

November 24, 2019

How We’re Celebrating Refugee and Immigrant Women This Black Friday

Meet four remarkable women who have defied the odds and are building new lives in the U.S.

Beauty Killed My Mother

November 15, 2019

Beauty Killed My Mother

Susan Lieu, a Vietnamese-American activist and playwright, reflects on how her mother’s tragic obsession with beauty shaped her own understanding of herself.

Why We Should Pay More Attention To Introverts

May 24, 2019

Why We Should Pay More Attention To Introverts

Susan Cain started a quiet revolution in America with her best-selling book about introverts. Now, she tells us why they make better leaders.

Why We Become Emotionally Attached To Certain Clothes

May 17, 2019

Why We Become Emotionally Attached To Certain Clothes

A writer examines her emotional connection to the clothes she just can’t get rid of.

The Stories That Made Us

April 19, 2019

The Stories That Made Us

Our first live storytelling event featured women from the M.M. community, plus special headline speakers.

So, What Do You Do? Grai St. Clair Rice, Beekeeper

April 17, 2019

So, What Do You Do? Grai St. Clair Rice, Beekeeper

“So, What Do You Do?” is an MM series featuring extraordinary women in the kinds of jobs that make you…

7 Ways to “Prank” Your Male Co-Workers This April Fool’s Day

March 29, 2019

7 Ways to “Prank” Your Male Co-Workers This April Fool’s Day

Why not try these tricks on the men in your workplace?

So, What Do You Do? Part 7: Monica Torres, Embalmer

March 26, 2019

So, What Do You Do? Part 7: Monica Torres, Embalmer

“So, What Do You Do?” is an MM series featuring extraordinary women in the kinds of jobs that make you sit up…

Evy Poumpouras Handles Conflict Like It’s her Job

March 22, 2019

Evy Poumpouras Handles Conflict Like It’s her Job

The former Secret Service Agent knows a thing or two about tense situations.

So, What Do You Do? Part 6: Debbie Irwin, Voiceover artist

March 21, 2019

So, What Do You Do? Part 6: Debbie Irwin, Voiceover artist

“So, What Do You Do?” is an MM series featuring extraordinary women in the kinds of jobs that make you…

6 Ways to Combat Work-Day Fatigue

March 15, 2019

6 Ways to Combat Work-Day Fatigue

The pieces in our spring collection are designed to let you do that mid-day stretch, switch up your seating position, and even salsa dance.

5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re In a Tense Meeting

February 22, 2019

5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re In a Tense Meeting

You’re not imagining things—the regular Tuesday check-in just took a turn.

Reinventing Wardrobes and Résumés: An Afternoon at Bottomless Closet

December 21, 2018

Reinventing Wardrobes and Résumés: An Afternoon at Bottomless Closet

MM.LaFleur and Bottomless closet have a special relationship: The organization, founded in 1999 to serve disadvantaged New York City women in…

How Do You Treat Yourself? 9 Team Members Share Their Holiday Season Rituals

December 21, 2018

How Do You Treat Yourself? 9 Team Members Share Their Holiday Season Rituals

How our team members make time for self-care during the busiest time of year.

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