Life Strategies

There’s Another Wage Gap Women Have to Worry About

This time, it’s specifically mothers who are affected.

These Are the Best Places to Live if You’re a Working Mom

Upside? The Work-Life Balance. Downside? It’s Cold.

8 Things Your Boss Wishes You’d Stop Wearing to Work

Even if you work in an office so casual (or creative) that there isn’t an actual dress code, these eight items will get you noticed—and not in a good way.

How to Apologize (And Seem Like You Mean It)

It's hard to say "I'm Sorry." And it’s especially hard to do it well. (Sorry to say, most of us are lousy at it.) Apologizing takes humility, courage, and good timing. Here’s how you—and your kids—can master a sincere mea culpa.

Things Get Messy When I Take My “Boss Act” Home

What do my kids think I do for a living? Fire people.

Meet the Woman Changing the Plus-Size Clothing Industry

Jodi Arnold had an $8 million eponymous clothing brand sold at Barneys New York and other high-end stores. Then 
a bad economy took it down. She came back stronger, with the plus-size line Eloquii, which had sales of $20 million last year. Arnold, 49, spoke to Real Simple about failure, dreams, and transforming lives—including her own—through fashion.

8 Highly Successful Women on the Best Mother’s Day Gifts They’ve Ever Received

Actresses, authors, and businesswomen share the creative ways their kids have said “I love you.”

How to Be Brave, According to 8 Insanely Courageous Women

Advice from a former firefighter, an Ebola researcher, the creator of the movie Brave, and more.

Meet the Boss Who Could Change the Way We Work

Lawyer Mae Tai O’Malley was fed up with the choice too many women in her field were forced to make between a competitive career and motherhood. In 2006 she founded a firm with a new model.