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Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

I don’t own a suit. Never have, likely never will.

I feel like a forced caricature of a “business lady” when I step into pantsuits and skirt suits alike. Granted, I don’t have a…

The Key to Business Casual

The Key to Business Casual

Over the past decade, I’ve worked with hundreds of female executives from all industries, and despite their vast visual and professional diversity, they seek help with one common fashion conundrum: “How in the world do I interpret…

Why Women Don’t Want a Female Boss

Why Women Don’t Want a Female Boss

Women are the worst.

To each other. Maybe you instantly know what I’m talking about. Or maybe the suggestion that women aren’t one big supportive sorority gets your feminist juices flowing. Regardless, woman-to-woman abuse is one…

Does Music Make You Spend More?

Does Music Make You Spend More?

Next time you’re bopping your head to the beat at your favorite boutique or humming along to the songs at Starbucks, consider this: The music you’re listening to may directly influence how much money you spend…

Engagement Rings: To Wear or Not to Wear?

Engagement Rings: To Wear or Not to Wear?

I never wanted an engagement ring. Ever.

I looked at women with left-hand bling in bewilderment, confused by the baubles’ mass appeal, quietly judging what I interpreted as an antiquated tradition. No ring for me. Never ever, I…

Which Fashion Rules to Ignore

Which Fashion Rules to Ignore

You’ve heard these all before: Every woman should own these 10 items. You shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. You shouldn’t spend so much on your appearance. You should dress for your body, your…

Why Fast Fashion Isn’t Worth It

Why Fast Fashion Isn’t Worth It

You may judge me. (Though at least a few of you will nod silently in agreement.)

Here’s why: I prioritize spending money on my appearance. After my bills are paid and I’ve tucked away some cash…

Women Everywhere Have Less Time Than Men

Women Everywhere Have Less Time Than Men

When I was a teenager, there were two things I wanted for my future: a career in computer science and to be a mom. This required me to use some imagination, because I didn’t know many women who…

11 Unique, Cheap Summer Vacations

11 Unique, Cheap Summer Vacations

If you're looking to beat the crowds, stretch your dollar, and check out less-charted lands on your next vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 destinations that have amazing sights and experiences — without…

Is It Okay to Cry at Work

Is It Okay to Cry at Work

We’ve all been there. The tight feeling in your throat, the trembling lip, the tickling eyes — all signs you’re about to break down in the middle of the workday. It happens to…

The Complications of Networking for Women

The Complications of Networking for Women

Everything I’ve been told about being a successful woman has been anchored in sisterhood.

Over the course of your career, you travel with the same cycling cast of coworkers and power players. That woman you worked for as…

Social Econom-icks

Social Econom-icks

Someone recently asked me whether it was rude to use an expensive vodka bottle and fill it with a cheaper brand, to “keep up appearances.” I think this gets the Oscar for Most Ridiculous Question I’ve been…

How She Rose to the Top

How She Rose to the Top

Whether you’ve started your own business or you’re part of a larger company, climbing the executive ladder requires both team spirit and certain entrepreneurial backbone. That’s what Anna Stern discovered when she decided to join…

Women and Money: A Narrative

Women and Money: A Narrative

Christine Merser blogs at FreesiaLane.com

Do I really need to have this conversation with all women?

I left for LA and a female co-worker offered to watch my fabulous dog Luke.

“Oh, no need to pay me…

How The Mommy Penalty Affects The Wage Gap

How The Mommy Penalty Affects The Wage Gap

In more than two dozen fields, women actually out-earn their male colleagues when they first leave college, but that advantage completely disappears by the time they reach their mid-30s. In 29 fields ranging from chemical engineering to philosophy…

5 Rules of Regifting

5 Rules of Regifting

To regift or not to regift? It's possibly the most polarizing question in all of etiquette.

To some, it’s as tacky as tacky gets. To others, it’s driven by a desire to be practical…

Parties Too Pricey?

Parties Too Pricey?

Dear DailyWorth,

It seems like all of my friends are either getting married or having babies. While I love my friends, I can't afford all the parties and gifts that I'm expected to pay for! I…