September 5, 2012 |
Breastaurants begone: Female diners are carving out their own space in the restaurant industry, with actress Eva Longoria's women-focused steakhouse SHe the latest entry. The “Desperate Housewives” star is closing her restaurant Beso and nightclub Eve in Las Vegas and reopening the space as a haven for the ladies, complete with small plates and a catwalk for fashion shows. Though men will still be welcome, SHe's private dining rooms, indoor and outdoor lounges, DJ booths and more will be designed with femmes in mind.
August 26, 2012 |
Sophia Amoruso doesn't care if you're offended by the name of her company. "If it's a big shock when you hear it," she says, "you're probably not our customer anyway. " She's earned the right to be dismissive. Amoruso, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Nasty Gal, a fast-rising e-commerce site that has managed to keep a low profile despite a cult following of young women who can't get enough of the company's edgy and provocative clothing. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month.
August 21, 2012 |
I recently had coffee with one of my top doctoral students, a woman in her late 20s. After years of slogging through data sets for her dissertation, she told me she would finish her doctorate in public policy but not pursue a career in academia. Stunned, I asked why. She was about to get married and hoped to start a family, she said, and she'd concluded that she couldn't be the mother she aspired to be and a contestant in the pressure-filled tenure-track race at the same time. Colleagues at other universities tell me similar stories of star female students either abandoning career ambitions or "underplacing" themselves -- turning down prestigious fellowships and accepting jobs at less competitive universities -- so they can focus on raising children and enjoying family life.
August 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama will reach out to suburban women in the Denver area Wednesday with a message about access to contraceptives - delivered at his rally by Sandra Fluke, a women's rights activist known for her run-in with Rush Limbaugh over the issue this year. Last week, mothers of young children heard Obama's case for reelection when he did a live chat with blogging moms, telling his story of being raised by a single mother and saying: "You, women, should have control over the decisions that affect your health, your lives, your careers.
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August 1, 2012 |
If it sometimes seems as if almost every Southern Californian you know has had an adult child living at home recently, or knows someone who has, that may be because it's true. Three big swaths of Southern California, including greater Los Angeles and Long Beach, rank among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. for the proportion of 20-something adults who lived with their parents for at least a time during the Great Recession, a new study shows. Nearly 1 in 3 25- to 29-year-olds in Southern California lived at home at some point between 2007 and 2009, according to the report released Wednesday by Ohio State sociologist Zhenchao Qian.
August 1, 2012 |
Need a balance sheet boost? Try adding some women to the board of directors. Public companies with female board members do better than those without them, according to a new report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute. The report, which measured 2,360 businesses worldwide over the last six years, concluded that companies with one or more women on the board have delivered higher average returns on equity, superior share price performance and better growth. Large firms with at least one woman on the board performed 26% better than those without, according to the survey.
July 19, 2012 |
Every summer, everyone and their uncle wants to tell you what to read at the beach. If they all had their way, you'd never have a chance to jump in the ocean, or to enjoy the sun, or to talk to your friends and family as you relax at the shore. No, you'd just be there with your nose in a book, and then another book, and then another book. So as the summer hits mid-stride, at Jacket Copy, we've got another idea: the anti-beach reading list. Here are nine books that you need not read at the beach, nay, that you SHOULD not read at the beach.
June 23, 2012 |
Jennie Finch began playing softball as a kid, and her passion and talent for the sport carried her all the way to the U.S. National Team and, in 2004 and 2008, the women's U.S. Olympic team. A star pitcher, Finch led her fellow Olympians to win gold and silver medals. In 2010, Finch announced her retirement from the game to focus on her family. Now, the 31-year-old mother of two has written a book, "Throw Like a Girl," in which she relates the lessons she learned playing softball and her desire to bring the world of sports to more young women.
June 7, 2012 |
If, thanks to "Bridesmaids," 2011 marked the year that Hollywood remembered that women can indeed be funny, then this past television season took that late-to-the-party realization a step further. With the arrival of several new comedies created and written at least in part by women - "New Girl,""Girls,""Up All Night,""2 Broke Girls,""Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" and"Whitney" - viewers were treated to a host of funny females looking at modern life from a wide array of angles and comic sensibilities.
May 25, 2012 |
Hisaji Hara's ravishing photographs at Rose are billed as "portrayals" of the paintings of Balthus (Baltusz Klossowski de Rola, 1908-2001). They adopt subjects, poses and scenarios from the French artist's work, but like all acts of translation they interpret rather than merely replicate, and have a provocative life of their own. Young girls spread languorously across chairs and benches, in postures of surrender -- to sleep or potentially seduce....