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Role Overload: A National Crisis

Rounding out the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author and think tank policy wonk, Brigid Schulte on the national crisis that is worker overwhelm, and uncover how government can help.

Role Overload: Single Ladies

Single women aren’t always included in conversations about role overload. B&E talk with writer Julia Carpenter about what this looks like for all the single ladies. Learn more about today's interview guest, Julia Carpenter, at https://www.juliaccarpenter.com/.

Why is endometriosis called the 'career woman's disease'?

Why does it take women, on average, more than nine years to be accurately diagnosed for endometriosis, one of the most common medical disorders affecting women? Cristen and Caroline explore what endometriosis is, what causes it and why the uncurable condition is still so misunderstood by doctors today.

Why is "bossy" a bad word?

In the final installment of the "Lean In" series, Cristen and Caroline explore why "bossy" is a negative term typically applied to women and girls. As we strive for career advancement, how can women square success and likeability in the workplace, and is it time to reclaim "bossy?"

Lean In + SMNTY: Unbalancing "Work-Life Balance"

One part of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" that resonated with me most immediately didn't deal with getting along in the workplace. Rather, it was her advice on dating and the household division of labor that made me put down the book for a moment and ponder. In chapters eight and nine, she discusses how to "Make Your Partner a Real Partner" and "The Myth of Doing It All," two topics that have been on my mind a great deal in the past year as I've moved in with my boyfriend and merged our lives more than ever before. Sandberg says of dating and mating: "I truly believe that the single most important career decision that a woman makes is whether she will have a life partner and who that partner is,"...

Unbalancing Work-Life Balance

In the third installment of a special "Lean In" series, Cristen and Caroline discuss why "work-life balance" and the idea of "having it all" is a myth.

Lean In + SMNTY: How to Negotiate Like a Woman

Way back when in 2009, one of the early episodes of Stuff Mom Never Told You on the topic of women and negotiation struck a major chord with me. The gist of it was dismal: working women don't negotiate their salaries nearly as much or as aggressively as men do, and I was one of those working women. Up until that point, I hadn't done a good job negotiating for myself, and even though I relatively fresh out of college, it was a stinging realization because it felt like I was already off on the wrong foot -- or at least the lower-earning foot...

What was the gendering of the typewriter? How did women take over secretarial work? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn about the history of secretarial work from ancient scribes to the steno pool, along with how to overcome negative secretary stereotypes.

Does teleworking solve the childcare issue? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the high cost of childcare for working parents & single moms, as well as how workplace childcare improves job satisfaction and business bottom lines.

Why is crying in the workplace such a highly discussed topic for women? Scientifically speaking, prolactin and smaller tear ducts make women more prone to crying. Tune in to learn more, including strategies for managing emotions in the workplace.