Women: For Greater Productivity, Lean Away—From the Mirror

"Complete a pre-MBA course at Oxford Business School, become proficient at a musical instrument or learn another language." According to Tracey Spicer during her recent TED talk, that's what women could do with the 3,276 hours they currently spend grooming for work. Oh, and if they groom too much, they might need those extra hours for a second job: "If a woman doubles her grooming time, her earnings decrease on average 3.4 per cent," Spicer says. Read More >

CEO Tweets of the Week: Stewart, Krawcheck, Mahindra, and Cook

This past week several men and women put in performances of their careers @Sochi2014. Americans Sage Kostenburg and Jamie Anderson put in fine final runs to take gold in men's and women's snowboard slopestyle, respectively. The Japanese nineteen-year-old Yuzura Hanyu skated a world-record short program on his way to take gold in men's singles. The speedskating men and women of the Netherlands dominated the ice, picking up all kinds of golds, silvers, and bronzes. Read More >

Check out Vault's 2014 Pro Bono Guide!

The 2014 edition of the Vault Guide to Law Firm Pro Bono Programs is now available! The guide features detailed information about the pro bono work that 124 top law firms across the country have engaged in over the past few years. Law firms continue to be major providers of pro bono legal services in the current economic client, where the need for representation is high but resources are limited. Read More >

What We Talk About When We Talk About AOL’s Distressed Babies

Before I address AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's public justification for scaling back his firm's 401(k) plan on rising health care costs such as those associated with "two AOL-ers that had distressed babies that were born that we paid a million dollars each to make sure were O.K.," I'd like to make a few observations gleaned from my two decades as part of the so-called American workforce. Read More >

Love Is In The Air: Vault's 2014 Office Romance Survey

While office romances are more accepted than ever in the workplace, men and women may be entering into these relationships for entirely different reasons. According to Vault.com's 2014 Office Romance Survey, 56% of business professionals surveyed say they have participated in some type of workplace relationship, but the types of behavior associated with these unique company connections differ significantly between the sexes. Read More >

Top 5 Law Firms for White Collar Defense

At the close of 2013, New York-based Kramer Levin-which ranked No. 22 in Vault's latest rankings of the top White Collar Defense firms-represented the former SAC Capital trader Michael S. Steinberg, who was convicted of insider trading and now faces up to 85 years in prison. Read More >

You Won't Believe How Low Your Salary Falls on this Chart

First, apologies for the Upworthy-style headline format. But seriously, take a look at the chart below, from a recent New York Times piece on the divergence of global incomes. Note that the left-axis is denoted in millions of dollars. Now mark an x--real or imaginary (for the good of your device's screen, I'd recommend the latter)--where your own salary falls. If it's somewhere between those bottom two lines--welcome to the club. Read More >

CEO Tweets of the Week: Nadella, Cuban, Benioff, and Weiner

Although Wall Street punished Twitter earlier this week for its slow new-user growth-following Twitter's first earnings release as a public company, its share price plummeted 18 percent-the social media site regained more than 8 percent of its market value in trading today. And so, it appears that TWTR has the following new user, among others, to thank for joining its growing (albeit not fast enough) network of micro bloggers: @SochiProblems. Read More >

Detroit: The City of Opportunity for the Class of 2014

Today, the New York Times published an op-ed entitled "Detroit's Immigration Solution," which criticizes the plan that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has to fix the down-but-not-out Motor City. Snyder has proposed "to attract 50,000 [immigrants] over five years using a visa program for people with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in the sciences, arts or business. Read More >

Should We Be Working Less and Sleeping More?

The Congressional Budget Office predicted earlier this week that one of the side-effects of the Affordable Care Act would be to eliminate the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs, almost entirely as a result of "a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply. Read More >

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