LinkedIn must remedy its implicit bias against women

It’s tough to be a stay-at-home-mom trying to re-enter the workforce.

Most SAHMs (stay-at-home-moms) intuitively know the obstacles they face, myself included, but a recent study in Harvard Business Review demonstrated that employers are generally biased against stay-at-home-moms, viewing them as:

  • Less capable
  • Less reliable
  • Less deserving of a job

The art of mixing drinks goes way back.

Jim Meehan, writer, educator, and bartender, famously dubbed the last thirty years, the “Platinum Age of Cocktails,” an epithet that captures both the ongoing influence of the current craft cocktail movement, which began in the early 1990s, and honors the 19th century’s…

A Mother’s Day reflection on the pandemic’s toll on women.

A friend of mine recently returned from quarantining in France and brought me a present — a small jar of fleur de sel.

Fleur de sel, directly translated into English as “flower of salt,” is a rare and expensive form of sea salt hand-harvested mainly in Brittany, along the northern…

Your urge to purge has its roots in science and in history.

Spring has sprung. Flowers are flowering, showers are showering.

For many of us, the seasonal shift from winter to spring creates an urge to perform deep, therapeutic cleaning. It’s not unlike the impulse to make New Year’s resolutions…

The Delightful French Pastry Actually Hails From Medieval Italy

Parisian macarons are everywhere.

The classic French cookie — a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food coloring — can be found just as easily in upscale bakeries and desserts shops as it can on the shelves at Trader Joes.

Macarons have…

Who can forget Hugh Grant as Prime Minister of England dancing down the stairs and bumbling through a neighborhood to find his true love — a commoner and his assistant? Or Mark, standing at the door with the cards to confesses his unrequited love for Juliet? And seriously, Jaime, arriving…

Coffee table books are gorgeous and grand. We could all use a dose of both.

Coffee table books reveal so much about a person. I mean if you’re willing to shell out $30-$100 for a book, it probably screams a keen interest of yours.

Remember the days when we attended dinner parties? Delicately thumbing through the host’s perfectly stacked stacks, getting a sense of what…

Heather Bolen

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