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    15 Ways to Make Yourself Likeable

    15 Ways to Make Yourself Likeable
    Everybody wants to be liked. Okay, maybe not everybody, but at least 99% of people would rather that others felt positively about them instead of negatively. Being considered likeable doesn't just make you feel good and improve your social life; it can also be extremely beneficial in your career as well. Everybody, at some point in their lives, either gets a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Do We Need a Good Old Girls Network?

    Do We Need a Good Old Girls Network?
    We all know about the good old boys network. The guys take off work and play golf on Friday afternoons. They close deals over scotch. They hire other men just so they can discuss the latest NFL trade at the office. Okay, so I might be stereotyping—and exaggerating—a bit. But only a bit. My question: should we build a good old ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Destructive Beliefs that Keep You Down

    5 Destructive Beliefs that Keep You Down
    Have you ever seen a friend or a loved one completely sabotage their success? Of course, we all have. As a friend, we're there on the sidelines trying to help them but they are so blind to their surroundings and so set in their ways that they are like a run away train that nothing can slow down. That’s often a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think

    Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think
    When Adriana Bell had her first child, she kept working. But as a customer-service agent for an airline, she worked many nights, weekends and holidays. For Bell, who grew up in Colombia, that was not the American dream. So when her son Nicholas was 4, she quit and became a stay-at-home mom. "My priority is family, and the schedule was killing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Question from the Editor: Is David Letterman Guilty of Sexual Harassment?

    Question from the Editor: Is David Letterman Guilty of Sexual Harassment?
    We're a community made up of smart, savvy women who have a lot to say. So let's start talking! This is the first in our new "Question from the Editor" series. Once a week, we'll present a timely, thought-provoking question and open it up to the Excelle community for discussion. So, here goes... Last week, late night talk show host David ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UPDATED: Girl Auctions Virginity for 3.8 Million

    UPDATED: Girl Auctions Virginity for 3.8 Million
    Four months ago, twenty-two year old San Diego resident "Natalie Dylan" went on the Howard Stern show to put her virginity up for bids, intending to use the final proceeds to pay for her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Update from Natalie Dylan: On January 23rd, "Natalie" published her version of her own story on The Daily Beast. Why ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Equality at Home = Equality at Work?

    Equality at Home = Equality at Work?
    What does the equal division of labor in the home have to do with women’s success in Corporate America? A lot. Even in this century, women continue to have a disproportionate amount of the workload at home. I have been shocked when I talk to women with high-powered careers and seemingly enlightened husbands, who tell me the reality of their house. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Dump Your Toxic Friends and Radioactive Relationships

    Dump Your Toxic Friends and Radioactive Relationships
    Are you tired of that certain friend dumping her toxic emotional waste on you? Do you ever notice how happy she is once she gets it all out and how lousy you feel afterward? She's usually ready to go have fun in a few minutes while you feel like a you just got hit by a truck. Do you realize attackers ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +18
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    California's First Lady Launches Venture on Women

    California's First Lady Launches Venture on Women
    Sacramento, CA (AP) — California first lady Maria Shriver says the country needs to be educated about women and the challenges they face. On Wednesday, Shriver announced a project to study the role of women in America. For the first time, women comprise half the nation's workforce. She has formed a partnership with the Center for American Progress, the University of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    In the Beginning, It Was Take Our Daughters

    In the Beginning, It Was Take Our Daughters
    When I was young and it was summer, I used to go with my mom to work on a regular basis. She worked at a recreation center where I would sit at an extra desk, draw pictures, and once in a while venture down the hall to watch the girls do flip-flops on the balance beam in gymnastics class. Later, when ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Data on Women in the Workforce

    New Data on Women in the Workforce
    What's happening with working women? A brand-new databook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides some answers to that question. According to the data, the proportion of women in the workforce increased from about 43 percent in 1970 to 59 percent in 2006. Women's earnings have also risen relative to men's: In 1979, full- time female workers made roughly ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    End of the Hourglass: Career Women Usher in a Straighter Female Form

    End of the Hourglass: Career Women Usher in a Straighter Female Form
    It is the look that turned the heads of millions of men but now seems to be the victim of social trends. The classic hourglass figure made famous by Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe appears to have had its day. And career women may be unwittingly responsible. The classic hourglass shape, made famous by Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, is less ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Women Mean Business

    Why Women Mean Business
    Why Women Mean Business is the title of a new must-read book for all executives and management. Written by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland, it lays out a comprehensive case for why organizations need to bring more women into their leadership ranks. One concept in the book is looking at what companies need to do to become “bi-lingual” when it comes ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ecofeminism

    Ecofeminism
    Gas prices make us cringe. Ninety-three dollars to fill my SUV last week. Sad, but true. Old habits die hard. Many of us still spend hours per day in our cars. Ever have a day when your errands seem to span the length of Route 3? Carbon emissions from our vehicles are depleting our ozone. What’s a poor little feminist to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How Women Best Handle Put-Downs

    How Women Best Handle Put-Downs
    For the most part, male colleagues are getting used to working with competent women and treating them well. As women advance up the ladder, however, they are more likely to run into some threatened and threatening "old boys" who seem intent on showing them just who's in charge. For that reason, it's good to spend some time planning for handling put-downs. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Secret of Longevity: No Food, No Husband, No Regrets

    Secret of Longevity: No Food, No Husband, No Regrets
    Brain scientist and Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini tells Richard Owen why she wants to forget turning 100 "The professoressa is a bit tired," an adviser to Rita Levi-Montalcini warned me as I prepared to interview Italy's Nobel prize-winning Life Senator on the eve of her 100th birthday. "Don't wear her out." I arrive to find the professoressa, as she is universally ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Polygamist Compounds in US are Realities, not Fictions

    Polygamist Compounds in US are Realities, not Fictions
    ELDORADO, Texas (AP) -- A polygamist compound with hundreds of children was rife with sexual abuse, child welfare officials allege in court documents, with girls spiritually married to much older men as soon as they reached puberty and boys groomed to perpetuate the cycle. The documents released Tuesday also gave details about the hushed phone calls that triggered the raid, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    3 Tips for Mommy Guiltless Parenting

    3 Tips for Mommy Guiltless Parenting
    There it goes again…that gnawing feeling that you’ve failed and that your child knows it, will somehow suffer because of it and worst of all will never forgive you for it. Now admittedly, that’s an exaggeration. But, what about the list below? Has your child ever said any one of these statements to you? Have you said anyone of them to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Beautiful Women (Literally) Make Men Dumber

    Why Beautiful Women (Literally) Make Men Dumber
    It’s an oft-repeated scene in a Hollywood romantic comedy: Gorgeous girl makes man totally tongue-tied. Now there’s science behind the phenomenon—not just screenwriting. According to researchers at the Radboud University in The Netherlands, men who spend even a few minutes with a pretty girl perform less well in brain function tests than those gabbing with a woman they don’t find attractive. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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