Earlier this year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who tells us she’s not a feminist (and that feminism has become “a more negative word”), both built herself a nursery in the office and also canceled everyone else’s work-from-home situations, because water cooler discussions are apparently more valuable than the people who live far from a Yahoo office, have disabilities that make commuting difficult, have babies but aren’t CEO, etc. More
Topic: Working from Home
I recently spoke at Yale University, where it was icy and Gothic, everyone was very nice and very smart, and I was reminded of what it was like to be 21 and not know how to order a cocktail yet. I was also reminded of what it was like to be able to say, “I study literature” (or philosophy, or economics) and have that mean basically full-time: I LIVE THE LIFE OF THE MIND. Oh, college!
Specifically, I was the guest at a Master’s Tea, wherein the master of one of Yale’s residential colleges chats with a guest about some interesting topic. We drank Earl Grey. It was very civilized. Although the posters for my talk said nothing gender-specific, almost everyone who showed up was female. I just have that vibe, I guess. More
1. Suddenly and without warning you will become your best and most authentic self. Even at parties, where normally you alternate between sullen silence and boorish jokes that always fall flat when they should have landed softly, or cut and draw blood when they were meant to tease. Now you will feel completely at ease, reconciled with every disparate part of yourself. Nothing can harm you because nothing can change you. You smile easily and often. More
Infamous “beauty and health critic” Cat Marnell quit her post at xoJane this week to pursue “[being] on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends” (also a book deal). Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff acknowledge the romantic sentiment but question the whole quitting/PCP aspect. So, is this a particularly bad reason to quit your job? Or… are all of them bad? Also, when did PCP become a party drug? These, and other serious questions ahead. More
On any given day, bloggers the world over sit at home, alone, for the duration of the workday.
Of course, we’re not alone — many an aspiring screenwriter, cocktail waitress and stripper also wiles away their days by their lonesome, although I’d argue that cocktail waitresses and strippers have plenty of social interactions to look forward to later in the evening. More
Today CNN profiled Sheena Matheiken, a girl who wore the same dress for 365 days in what she dubbed “The Uniform Project,” with various accessories and hats and whatnot to jazz it up. An interesting idea, and novel, and here’s … More