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The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress

The little black dress (or LBD, as it is commonly abbreviated) was a uniform designed to keep certain women in their place. Only later was it co-opted as haute couture … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Her way: Profile of a transgender lawyer

She was the first lawyer to transition in a major Montreal law firm. For Marie Laure Leclercq, it was a matter of survival. Word count: 2,825 words Access the full … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

So what’s the key to Netflix’s sustained success? How does a company grow that fast, change business models so many times, and maintain a fanatical customer base? Remember, rules are supposed to … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Stubborn Stigma of the Male Nurse

Across the country, when the mills close and the factories shutter, often the largest employers that remain in economically depressed communities are hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-care providers… Although these … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

High heels row: MPs ‘shocked’ by women’s dress code stories

An inquiry into work dress codes has exposed “widespread discrimination” against women, MPs have said. The investigation was prompted by a petition, being debated by MPs, that called for a … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Facebook Raises The Bar For Supporting Grieving Employees

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has raised the bar on a very important employment benefit most people hope they’ll never use: paid bereavement leave ― the time off you … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

MP says her baby was kicked out of House

A Quebec MP is calling for change after she says she was asked to remove her three-month-old baby from the House of Commons during a vote. Hassainia, who is still … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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