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Wait, Is “Following Your Passion” Actually a Really Bad Career Strategy?

May 16, 2014

Wait, Is “Following Your Passion” Actually a Really Bad Career Strategy?

“Follow your passion” has become an American mantra. But is it nonsense?

Ampersand Woman: Journalist Ann Friedman

May 15, 2014

Ampersand Woman: Journalist Ann Friedman

Getting to know journalist Ann Friedman.

Can’t Find Your Dream Job? That’s Because You’re Looking for It.

May 13, 2014

Can’t Find Your Dream Job? That’s Because You’re Looking for It.

Mike Rowe on how NOT to job hunt.

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

May 09, 2014

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

What we learned about Gloria Steinem at New York Women’s Foundation’s annual breakfast.

Manpersands Ethan Feirstein & Ari Heckman

May 08, 2014

Manpersands Ethan Feirstein & Ari Heckman

A chat with Manpersands Ethan Feirstein and Ari Heckman.

Business Time: Do You Envy Your Significant Other’s Career?

May 07, 2014

Business Time: Do You Envy Your Significant Other’s Career?

Sarah discusses Kathryn Chetkovich’s memoir, Envy.

Miyako’s Mood Board: What Matters Most?

May 05, 2014

Miyako’s Mood Board: What Matters Most?

Our designer Miyako ponders that idea of ephemerality.

Ampersand Woman: Maternity Lifestyle Maven Latham Thomas

May 01, 2014

Ampersand Woman: Maternity Lifestyle Maven Latham Thomas

A chat with Latham Thomas, author and founder of Mama Glow.

Have a Big Decision to Make? Consult this Shakespeare Passage.

April 24, 2014

Have a Big Decision to Make? Consult this Shakespeare Passage.

To thine own self be true.

Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2014

Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief

Interview advice from Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.

Sneak Peek of “The Oldest Living Things in the World”

April 22, 2014

Sneak Peek of “The Oldest Living Things in the World”

An interview with artist Rachel Sussman, whose book “The Oldest Living Things in the World” comes out today.

Miyako’s Mood Board: When Life Gives You Lemon Skirts…

April 21, 2014

Miyako’s Mood Board: When Life Gives You Lemon Skirts…

Every Monday, MM.LaFleur’s designer Miyako Nakamura ruminates on what’s inspiring her this week.

Lesley M. M. Blume: Writer and Ampersand Woman

April 18, 2014

Lesley M. M. Blume: Writer and Ampersand Woman

An interview with author, journalist, and columnist Lesley M. M. Blume.

Full Transparency: 2 Clever Products That Will Make You Look Like Yourself (but Better)

April 17, 2014

Full Transparency: 2 Clever Products That Will Make You Look Like Yourself (but Better)

We all want to look put together in the office, but sometimes that sexy cat-eye that seemed like a good…

Business Time: 3 Simple Rules for Whipping Your Closet into Shape

April 16, 2014

Business Time: 3 Simple Rules for Whipping Your Closet into Shape

Our CEO organizes her closet — and learns a few things in the process.

Reclaiming the Finish Line: A Boston Native on the Meaning of This Year’s Marathon

April 15, 2014

Reclaiming the Finish Line: A Boston Native on the Meaning of This Year’s Marathon

A Boston native reflects on her family’s experience of the 2013 Boston marathon, and the meaning of the race today.

Miyako’s Mood Board: Discovering littleBits

April 14, 2014

Miyako’s Mood Board: Discovering littleBits

Our designer Miyako discovers her new favorite toy: littleBits.

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

April 10, 2014

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

An interview with Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO of the Edwin Gould Foundation.

Business Time: What Happens When You Suddenly Realize You’re Aging?

April 09, 2014

Business Time: What Happens When You Suddenly Realize You’re Aging?

In which our CEO realizes she’s aging — and is cool with it.

Follow Kate Middleton’s Lead and Take It to the Knee

April 08, 2014

Follow Kate Middleton’s Lead and Take It to the Knee

For many women coming out of college, the thought of wearing knee-length skirts and dresses feels completely unnatural. You’ve just…

Miyako’s Mood Board: Open-Source Fashion

April 07, 2014

Miyako’s Mood Board: Open-Source Fashion

Our designer looks at the concept of “open source” as it applies to fashion design.

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