The student loan industry is crazy--we all know people affected by astronomical student loan debt. In general, Americans owe around $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, according to Forbes. This…comes to roughly 44 million borrowers; the average class of 2016 grad has $37,172 to repay. The thing that may surprise you (or not) is the fact that women make up two-thirds of student loan debt, bearing much of this burden. The American Association of University Women stated: "This report reveals that [women] also take on larger… >> Read More
Apparently, Ivanka Trump doesn't actually care about "women who work." The workers at an Indonesian factory that produces clothing for her brand have recently come forward describing being verbally…abused by supervisors. They also, not surprisingly, receive one of the lowest minimum wages in Asia, according to a report in The Guardian. In the piece, it should be noted, dozens of workers were interviewed about their experience, reporting that many employees regularly worked unpaid overtime, making about $173 a month--which is not a livable wage for… >> Read More
“Good luck with your work, Mama,” my toddler daughter says to me as I turn on my computer and sit down in my home office. My heart breaks a little, watching her and my wife head off to go…swimming, leaving me behind with my piles of work. I feel that I’m missing out. I know this is the lament of many working parents, and even of people who don’t have children but who might like more time to spend with their friends or relatives, or relaxing taking in culture, or volunteering. We’re all… >> Read More
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't become known as "notorious" for no reason at all--it's kind of because she's all not afraid to stand up for her beliefs. She's also got an amazing…workout routine (which she does twice a week), as we've written about here before. But now, you can workout out just like her, because the 84-year-old has a book coming out about her routine, thanks to her trainer, Bryant Johnson, who wrote the book "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong... and You Can Too!," which was… >> Read More
I’ve been having a midlife crisis recently. I’m trying to reassess my job and my life to see if they fit who I am--so I took a short weekend jaunt to the beach to think.
So here I sit on the…sand, looking out at the ocean before me. The waves lapping onto the shore. A world away from the frenetic cadence of my job, the salt slowly licks my toes. The clear line of sight to the horizon tells me that there is no place I have to be, nothing I have to do. My… >> Read More