The Best Books for Women Looking to Climb the Career Ladder

If you want to advance your career, learning from others’ experiences can give you a boost. PEXELS.COM Climbing the corporate ladder—particularly for women—can at times feel like you’re entering uncharted territory, where you’re suddenly forced to rely on guesswork and speculation. But advancing in your career doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) based on guesswork. Advancing your career can be studied and implemented by anyone in any industry, just by utilizing the analytical skills that most likely got you where you are in the first place. That’s why it’s important to…

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Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Back Yard

You can’t open a magazine this summer without seeing stories about swarms of tourists crowding once-serene locales. During an age when everything is relentlessly mediated on social media, NPR’s Life Kit wanted to step back for a moment and ask, What is traveling away from home really for? How can it be more meaningful? In a long-ranging conversation, artist Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing, reminds us why we wander — for perspective and surprise — and how the travel mindset can be practiced without leaving home at all.…

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Fashion mourns end of the line for Sonia Rykiel

Models present creations for Sonia Rykiel during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on October 3, 2016. (AFP/Alain Jocard) Fashion mourned Thursday the demise of the troubled French fashion label Sonia Rykiel that once symbolized the rebellious spirit of 1960s Paris. A court in the French capital ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the “Queen of Knits”, once an icon of youthful revolt against the stuffy fashion establishment. The designer, who died nearly three years ago from Parkinson’s disease aged 86, popularized dressing…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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THE MOST RECENT FASHION TRENDS AND THEIR SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES

Fast fashion is a term we hear mentioned all the time in the industry, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, fast fashion is when big brands churn out popular designs (often mimicking high-end designers) at a low price-point, so the consumer is able to follow current trends easily and for little money. However, what we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes, as workers are rarely paid the minimum wage and work in harsh, unjust conditions. Equally, fast fashion brands are not transparent about where they…

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Career Management – The Art Of Staying Relevant And Fulfilled

The workplace of today has never been more interesting! There are multiple dynamics at play. On one hand, organizations are operating in a world that has been “VUCA-ised” multifold compared to the past. The speed of disruptions businesses are experiencing is at a never-before pace. On the other hand, the workforce has become multigenerational where employees’ motivations and drivers are beyond money and job security. Keeping this context, Career Management as a concept has become as real and true as it can get. It is no more an esoteric thought…

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Giant balloon dresses hit the runway in fashion show

A burgeoning designer’s career just blew up. With notable alumni that include Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, the Central Saint Martins’ annual BA fashion show is one to watch — and that was proved again Thursday, when this year’s closing designer looks came down the runway. Norwegian designer Fredrik Tjaerandsen translated his experience from working at Balenciaga to Louis Vuitton into show-stopping closing numbers. Models appeared on the runway with — or even in — giant balloons. After slowly deflating them, they transformed into rubber dresses. He won over the crowd and…

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Logistics, the next big career boom, is here: Enrol for BBA and MBA logistics

Transportation_400x300 Choosing a career path in India can be a challenging task. From the growth options in the sector to job security, there are multiple things that we need to consider. And if there is one sector that has been emerging significantly, it has to be logistics and supply chain management. With 40 million people employed all over the world, the sector has grown exponentially in the recent times. Logistics has been an incredibly lucrative sector that is spread across roadways, railways, airways, and waterways and is expected to be…

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Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: For a country obsessed with cricket, it isn’t easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all. With 67 goals in his kitty, Chhetri is the second highest international goal-scorer among active players ahead of even Lionel…

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Was The ProRail ‘Victim Fashion’ Campaign Too Controversial?

Recently The Netherlands train service ProRail launched a short-lived, controversial campaign to curb railway accidents. I want to share it with you because it brings up an important marketing question: When is controversial advertising going too far? And specifically is this ProRail campaign off the rails? First, the campaign. Victim Fashion. Created By Accident. The ProRail campaign was aimed at teenagers because, despite previous PSA efforts, the number of railway casualties in The Netherlands has tripled since 2016. To reach this elusive audience, a “fashion” brand was created featuring a…

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