7 Strategies For Building Relationships Outside Your Political Tribe

A recent survey of Dartmouth’s undergraduates found that Democrat students are more likely not to befriend another student because of their political views: “55 percent of Democratic respondents said opposite political views would make them less likely to befriend another student, compared to 21 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans,” the survey found. … Continue reading

The Road Not Taken

Former Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan Montella doesn’t want her new book painted as “the anti-Lean In treatise”. But what if, regardless of the author’s intentions, that’s exactly how it reads? Montella’s memoir chronicles her glittering professional experiences at a white shoe New York law firm and investment banking house Lehman Brothers, as well as her … Continue reading

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

Love and Long-Term Relationships

It took eight years, but Jon Hamm is finally an Emmy winner. Sadly, he won on the only Emmy night he’s attended without long-time partner Jennifer Westfeldt. After 18 years together, thetwo split earlier this month, and now we know why. It seems that while the couple shared a great deal of history, they disagreed about … Continue reading

Parenting: German for “Misery”

Is there anything worse than divorce, unemployment, or the death of a partner? According to German adults: parenthood. Rachel Margolis, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, and Mikko Myrskylä, Executive Director of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, were interested in understanding why parents so often stop at one child, … Continue reading