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5 Times Women Pay More

At this year's Oscars, Patricia Arquette demanded wage equality for women “once and for all” — and she has a point: Full-time working women earn only about 77 percent of what their male counterparts earn, according to the White House, which adds...

Makeup for Less: Affordable “Dupes” for High-End Brands

Some of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry swirl around duplicates (or “dupes”) of a high-end product. There are plenty of drugstore cosmetics out there that perform just as well as pricier versions in fancier packaging, and the savings...

Shop Your Closet: 6 Spring Trends

After what’s felt like a long visit to Siberia for much of the country, stripping off the layers and slipping into some spring styles feels more therapeutic than indulgent. But before you grab your wallet and run to the shops, start in your...

What Your Desk Says About You

Desk presentation says everything about a person. Organization style, personal preferences, and professional circumstances abound in every mug of coffee you abandon (or immediately rush to the sink to wash). So what exactly do your pen alignment,...

You’re Spending Too Much on Food

How much is too much to spend on food? “Typically, after mortgage or rent, which are fixed costs, most of my clients’ highest monthly expense is food,” says Shannon McLay, author of Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and founder of Next-Gen...

5 Successful Women on Their Style Philosophy

Clothes do not make the woman. But they can make her even better. The daily grind of dressing and grooming rituals never ends, nor do the visual, sizing-you-up encounters with clients and coworkers. We all inevitably make our share of fashion...

5 Money Traps to Avoid

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a...

How to Dress Like Claire Underwood

Since House of Cards debuted, the number-one request I get from clients is “Make me look like Claire Underwood.” Her character is a bit frightening, but aesthetically, she’s impeccably chic and pulled together. And while we don’t all have the...

Work Shoes for Women Who Hate Heels

Yes, yes, we’ve read the data: Taller people make more. But does that mean the generally shorter sex should be forever stuck in high heels (a.k.a. foot corsets)? Nope. Buck the perception of power in a pair of — dare we say it — comfortable...

20 Ways to Dress Up Your Desk

Think about your work space. Is it cluttered? Minimalist? Full of personal objects, or mostly utilitarian? More importantly, does it inspire or depress you? Your work environment can have a huge effect on your psyche, both in terms of happiness...

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