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Books

Anita Diamant Takes Us Back to the 1920s With "The Boston Girl"

Even if you haven’t read “The Red Tent,” odds are that you have heard of that best-seller. Don’t miss “The Boston Girl,” Diamant’s new historical fiction best-seller.

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Estate Planning

Empower Yourself With a Power of Attorney

Are you confused about the concept of giving someone Power of Attorney (POA)? You aren’t alone. Learn what it is, what it isn’t, and six things you can do to do harness the power of this special type of contract.

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Fine Art

Designing Women: Interiors by 16 Leading Style-Makers

Women with savoir faire and verve, women who inform and inspire, women who know how to get what they want out of a room — 16 of them are featured in this article about “Designing Women.”

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Happiness

March Happiness = Aim Higher

“In one of those life-isn’t-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy,” reports Gretchen Rubin in this month’s installment of the “Happiness Project.” Here’s why.

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Health Care

Pat Rullo's 5 Tips for Surviving a Stay in the Hospital

When her mother’s shoulder surgery went awry, the experience transformed Pat Rullo into a patient advocate — and she believes every hospital patient needs one.

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Hiring

What Does It Take to Be Amazing at Work?

“Most people really want to be the best they can be at work — if not amazing, then at least really good,” says Hiring expert Barbara Mitchell. “But what I don’t quite understand is how even people who don’t put forth an outstanding effort somehow expect to receive an outstanding performance appraisal.”

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History

Mount Vernon's Curt Viebranz on Martha and George Washington

Before she died, Martha Washington burned the letters she’d written to George. Why? Find out in our Q&A with Mount Vernon’s president.

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Intuition Rules

Are Women Really More Intuitive Than Men?

“Female intuition could be linked to lower exposure to testosterone in women while in the womb,” believe some European scientists, who found that women are “more intuitive” than men due to this biological component.

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Jobs

25 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking. Increase your odds of doing your best by preparing how you’ll answer some of the typically trickiest questions you might be asked.

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Millennials

What Makes Our Moms Truly Amazing?

When it comes to being truly amazing, the Inkandescent Interns know their moms fit the bill. So this month they did a Q&A with the women who raised them about the challenges they’ve faced and their hopes for their children.

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Networking

Women Drive Change at the Greater Richmond (VA) Chamber

Career, business, and community are the focus of the “Women Driving Change” event on March 12, hosted by the Greater Richmond Chamber. It’s a collaboration between the Extraordinary Women’s Exchange and HYPE Women, as three bold women from the Richmond, VA, region share how they’ve been disrupting the status quo and making a noticeable difference.

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PR Rules

Hope Katz Gibbs + Kathleen McCarthy Offer Their Playbook to Entrepreneurs

“This book is a must-read for every small-business owner. Buy it, read it, and do what it says!” — Alan Webber, co-founder, Fast Company magazine; 2014 candidate for governor of New Mexico

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Public Speaking

Why Casting Matters

Casting is not just for movies and fishing. In business, project managers need to be able to cast a team that will add value to their public speaking projects to assure the best outcome.

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Inkandescent Radio

Explore the Science of Sex

Andrea Kuszewski’s research into the science of sex has turned up some fascinating facts that cross the line between work and play. Intrigued? Read more.

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Research

Why Him? Why Her?

What is love? Why do we pick the people we choose to love, hire, befriend? How did love evolve? Dr. Helen Fisher explains.

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Retirement

For a Winning Financial Future, Keep Your Eye on the Ball

The S&P 500 rose dramatically last year, but many individuals’ portfolios didn’t get near the same rate of return. What should they do? “Before doing anything, keep in mind these 3 Financial Rules of Thumb,” says Michael Egan, CFP®.

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Speakers Bureau

Yvette Montero Salvatico: Futurist, Business Strategist

“In the 21st century world of complex ideas and practices, successful leaders, businesses, and entrepreneurs must learn to adapt, be resilient and flexible, and create transformational strategy,” says futurist Yvette Montero Salvatico.

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Inkandescent TV

Women and Social Security: What You Need to Know

“American women face a complex challenge when it comes to securing retirement income that will last a lifetime,” explains financial adviser Carmen Wu. “The reason often has to do with life spans increasing and women outliving the men in their lives.”

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Truly Amazing Women™ Who Are Changing the World

Mary Foley Turns 50!

The day Mary Foley turned 50, the author of “Bodacious Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women” made a list of the things that make being 50 fabulous.

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Wine

Wine Coach Laurie Forster Provides a Crash Course in Wine

“The Sipping Point,” is an information-packed paperback for wine lovers, with tips on everything from how to order wine at dinner to how to bounce back after over-imbibing.

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