Job & Career

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.

This Inspiring Video Will Make You Rethink History

Have all great inventors have been men? Think again.

How to Work From Home (and Still Get Things Done)

Whether it's an occasional event or your routine, working from home can be tricky. Lines blur, and it's easy to feel as if you're on both clocks 24/7. Austin, Texas-based career expert Holly Reisem Hanna offers strategies. 

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

Make sure you have this answer by the time you get back to your desk.

A Guide to Palm Reading

Kay Packard, the founder of the American Academy of Hand Analysis, in Three Rivers, California, explains the fortune-teller party trick.

Meet the Woman Running a National Nonprofit at Just 37 Years Old

When Lisa Lucas took over as executive director of the National Book Foundation in 2016, she was the youngest person ever to hold the role. But her fearless attitude and hunger to have an impact made her ready to succeed. Lucas, 37, spoke with Real Simple about being propelled by passion—and open to learning at every turn.

These Are the Top 10 Jobs in America

It pays well to be great with numbers.

What It’s Like to Have the Most Powerful Woman in America as Your Boss

Embracing change has led María Cristina “MC” González Noguera places she never imagined. While vice president of corporate communications at Estée Lauder, she was tapped to become communications director for Michelle Obama. Now back at the beauty brand in a new role, González Noguera spoke with Real Simple about being nimble when opportunity knocks.

5 Times It’s Hard to Say No (And How to Do It Anyway)

Chances are, you’ll find common ground—and useful lessons—in the following scenarios from Real Simple readers and staff.

This Crowdfunding Platform Will Change the Way Women Raise Money

Founder Karen Cahn hasn’t just created a platform—she has created a community.