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Women who outearn their men.By Hanna Rosin
When my husband and I got married I was making more money than he was. We both had steady journalism jobs but I was also writing a column on the side, which put me ahead. At the time, I didn't gloat, and he didn't care. Mostly we spent the extra money on treats for both of us—fancy meals, weekend trips—and anyway, the gender-role reversal didn't last. Three children and several job switches later, he's edged me out for top family earner. But I wonder: What if our marriage had not gone the traditional route, and I had stayed on top? Would that have changed our dynamic in some way? Would small resentments have built up over time? Or would we have felt perfectly comfortable, even proud to be so progressive?
For many American couples, this is not just a thought experiment. Researchers have recently begun scrutinizing a new kind of family ruled by "breadwinner wives" or "top income wives," defined as women who make more money than their husbands. About 22 percent of American marriages of people over 30 fall into this category, up from 4 percent in 1970. (For men without a college degree, the rate is higher: One-quarter are married to wives who earn more than they do.) And demographers expect the number of such marriages to grow, as women continue to get more college degrees than young men and to outearn them, especially early in their careers.
Already, younger people's relationships look radically different. A recent breakdown of census data showed that in all but three of the 150 biggest cities in the United States, young women age 30 and under are making more money than young men. Even if that changes when the women have children, such a vast shift in earning power suggests that the next generation may make different decisions about whose salary counts more and who should be the family's primary breadwinner. This is all happening despite widespread ambivalence. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 67 percent of Americans said that in order to be ready for marriage, a man should be able to support his family financially, while only 33 percent said the same for women. A 2007 Pew survey found that working mothers increasingly say they would rather not work full time. And another Pew study out today shows the nation divided over the sweeping changes to family structure that have unfolded over the past half-century, with about one-third of Americans generally accepting these changes, one-third skeptical about them, and one-third opposed to them. Read More
Posted by Motivators And Creators Women's Group at 1:28 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
1. Put clear and measurable goals
No quantity of motivation will be sufficient when you have indistinct . An example of an indistinct goal is, “I require a boyfriend. Instead, try something real like, I wish to go on two dates every week, and outline the little tips required to become a reality.
2. Get yourself a buddy/mentor/friend
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3. Be optimistic As well as realistic
Having an ambitious target is great, but if it is unachievable, you’re set yourself up for steady failure.
4. No negativity
Negativity just breeds extra negativity all of which will hinder your in the long run. yourself with optimistic people.
5. Motivational phrases
Yes, they really work! Saying it is half the battle, believing it, so the next time you end up wanting a pick- me- up, have a deep breath and mean it whenever you say, I can do that! I am successful! I have ALL the tools I need to accomplish my dreams! I am valuable! I highly recommend reading Prosperity Now!
6. Concentrate on what you have and never on what you’re lacking
When we’re pressured, it is easy to forget all the optimistic things we’ve already achieved. When you have a big aim, for instance, remind yourself frequently of the small weight loss achievements along the way. Stay looking forward to and not back.
7. Picture your long-term goal - Visualize
Take a of minutes daily to image yourself once you’ve reached your goal. Use the outcome for an advantage and pay attention to the way you look and feel. By imagining yourself successful in the , you’ll find a way to concentrate on the large picture instead of little hurdles along the way.
Posted by Motivators And Creators Women's Group at 7:53 AM
Monday, April 25, 2011
TIME magazine released their 100 issue today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. This year the list features 33 women, up from 31 in 2010. Progress!
The honorees make for an interesting mix: list-constants Oprah and Hillary Clinton, NASA biologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon, author of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" Heidi Murkoff, actresses Mia Wasikowska and Blake Lively, tennis champion Kim Clijsters, Congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, Brazil's first female president Dilma Rousseff, future princess Kate Middleton, tiger mom Amy Chua, and Afghanistan's only female prosecutor Maria Bashir, just to name a few.
To honor these awesome women, we've compiled a set of videos of some of them doing what they do best: Watch Videos
Posted by Motivators And Creators Women's Group at 7:08 AM
Friday, April 15, 2011
When you Lead From Within, you step inward to seek the life you yearned for–a life of commitment and fulfillment of your heart’s desires. By listening to your inner self and following your compass within, you will find a life that is aligned with your talents, truth and values.
You probably do not know at this moment what that means or what your life will look like once you have decided to Lead From Within. You may be uncertain of it all means or how to attain it. It does not matter: Leading From Within, will bring you closer to the life you yearn for!
Leading From Within will form the basis and context for all the decisions, big and small, that you will make in all the days to follow. As you take this step inward, you will see the abundance of the universe, the inexhaustible gifts of spirit, flow in to support you.
Leading From Within, will be your map, your compass, your North Star, and your support system as you chart your life course.
Lead From Within, will be the light of your heart that guides you to a life of MORE — more of everything you truly desire.
You can have it.
You don’t need to feel trapped, limited or “stuck in a rut”. You can lead a more passionate, fulfilling life.
Posted by Motivators And Creators Women's Group at 4:47 PM