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6 Tips For Grads From A Wall Street Star

It is  commencement season once again. Speakers everywhere are sending new graduates into the world with pearls of wisdom about how to succeed in life. If those addresses don’t include an emphasis on balance, particularly work-life balance, consider encouraging your own favorite graduate to read “Full Circle,” Erin Callan Montella’s new memoir. Montella, the former … Continue reading

Erin Callan Montella: From Wall Street Hot Shot to Wife and Mother

Success at work offers a real adrenaline rush. Unfortunately, it’s typically fleeting. Marriage and motherhood, by contrast, offer more lasting satisfaction. Those are among the important life lessons Erin Callan Montella shares in her new memoir, Full Circle: A memoir of leaning in too far and the journey back. Montella was CFO of Lehman Brothers from … Continue reading

A Season of Miracles

This is the season of miracles. Christians recently rejoiced on the day of their Savior’s resurrection, nature’s rebirth is underway, and Jews are about to celebrate our freedom from slavery and the Exodus from Egypt. Last year at this time, I fretted that I felt like Pharaoh. In dealing with our older daughter’s unexplained health issues, … Continue reading

Don’t Take Hillary Clinton’s Dating Advice

Being young and single in the city sounds so glamorous, yet it can be truly challenging. Especially now that feminism has largely disrupted traditional norms for love and courtship, it can be hard for young men and women to know how to behave when they meet that special someone. Who should initiate that first date? … Continue reading

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Tackles Teen Pregnancy. Be Scared

When did 14 become part of adulthood? In many ways, young teens are large children, and as the pregnant 14-year-old character on “Grey’s Anatomy” dramatized last Thursday, they can make seriously lousy life choices. Jenny—not yet mature enough to be called Jen—finds her way to the emergency room at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She … Continue reading

Alicia Florrick Of ‘The Good Wife’ Evolves Toward Motherhood

Alicia Florrick has been a good wife. While her post-scandal marriage has been complicated, flawed, and largely unfulfilling on an emotional level, she’s stuck it out for the sake of her kids and her career. We most often watch Alicia in her roles as litigator, law firm boss, political candidate, the governor’s wife, or woman … Continue reading

Adam LaRoche Puts Family First, Baseball Second

Would you want to spend all day, every day with your children? Even if you didn’t, would you support a colleague’s desire to do so? That, in a nutshell, is what divided the Chicago White Sox’s management and first baseman Adam LaRoche. LaRoche believes so strongly in his parenting style that he is walking away from … Continue reading

10 Reasons Americans Are Voting For A Socialist

Do you #FeeltheBern? If you’re a conservative, watching Democratic primary results probably gives you #HeartBern. After all, a socialist has taken four of the previous six primaries and is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money. Bernie Sanders’ huge takes among millennials and the general voting population are no comfort even when he’s narrowly lost primaries … Continue reading

Prince William, Father First

British taxpayers have been up in arms as of late. It seems that Prince William, second in line for the throne, keeps an unorthodox schedule. While William pilots an air ambulance and appears at public events in his capacity as prince, he does neither full-time, and this has led to charges of laziness. It’s understandable that people … Continue reading

Men Begin Re-Establishing The Meaning Of Fatherhood

In a culture that has moved beyond “Father Knows Best” and grown weary of Homer Simpson, what does it mean to be a dad? That question is especially salient in a nation where economic and cultural changes have reduced the likelihood that a man is his family’s breadwinner or even living with his children. In … Continue reading

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