Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Madewell Diverges From J. Crew as a Darling of Casual America Advertisement Supported by BySapna Maheshwari Sept. 17, 2019, 3:47 p.m. ET When J. Crew started opening Madewell stores in 2006, the company declared that its new brand would deliver “real, honest women’s clothes” for hip 20- and 30-somethings. “Not too trendy, not too girly, just cool clothes infused with a modern upbeat attitude,” it said in a release at the time, promoting the worn-in feel of the retailer’s T-shirts, jeans and chinos. The idea worked better, perhaps, than the company expected. Madewell has since become a shining retail star, one that filed for an initial public offering on Friday at the same time that the once-popular J. Crew brand struggles to regain relevance in an increasingly online … [Read more...] about Madewell Diverges From J. Crew as a Darling of Casual America
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Once it was called “hysterical” movement disorder, or simply “hysteria.” Later it was labeled “psychogenic.” Now it’s a “functional disorder.” By any name, it’s one of the most puzzling afflictions — and problematic diagnoses — in medicine. It often has the same symptoms, like uncontrollable shaking and difficulty walking, that characterize brain diseases like Parkinson’s. But the condition is caused by stress or trauma and often treated by psychotherapy. And, in a disparity that is drawing increased scrutiny, most of those deemed to suffer from it — as high as 80% in some studies — are women. MORE HEALTH: How to handle back-to-school dietary restrictions Whether someone has Parkinson’s or a functional disorder can be difficult to determine. But the two labels result not only in different treatments but in different perceptions of the patient. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s is … [Read more...] about In men, it’s Parkinson’s. In women, it’s hysteria.
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 5:15 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 A reporter's foray into casual carpool commuting left her feeling oddly alienated. A reporter's foray into casual carpool commuting left her feeling oddly alienated. Photo: Photo Illustration: Isabela Angus / SFGate Photo: Photo Illustration: Isabela Angus / SFGate Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 A reporter's foray into casual carpool commuting left her feeling oddly alienated. A reporter's foray into casual carpool commuting left her feeling oddly alienated. Photo: Photo Illustration: Isabela Angus / SFGate I took casual carpool and it made me sad 1 / 17 Back to Gallery Before I ever knew what casual … [Read more...] about I took casual carpool and it made me sad
This story is part of Fast Company‘s Gender Pay Gap package “Short Changed.” In honor of Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day of the year when women’s pay has finally matched the previous year’s pay for men, we are exploring elements of pay inequality though the personal stories of women across industries and career stages. Click here to read the whole series. No one ever taught me about negotiating, and for the first several years of my career I was so happy to get any job offer that when the hiring manager stated the salary, I simply said, “Okay, thank you.” The idea that I could ask for more, that my skills and talent were worth more, never crossed my mind. There is a belief that most women behave like I did in those days–that we simply don’t negotiate. This is one one of the prevailing excuses for why the gender pay gap persists. And while it may be true that men grow up having been taught a different approach to money, the gender … [Read more...] about Why women are still making so much less than men
The #1 company on our annual Franchise 500 list is a master class in staying power. Clint Carter Published 8:00 am CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Mcdonald’s Corporation Photo: Courtesy Of Mcdonald’s Corporation Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Mcdonald’s Corporation #1 on the Franchise 500: How McDonald's Evolved With Its Customer 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Started franchising: 1955 37,406 $1.06M–$2.23M If you haven’t walked into a McDonald’s in the past year or two, prepare to be disoriented. You’ll be greeted with smooth wood and glass surfaces, along with … [Read more...] about #1 on the Franchise 500: How McDonald’s Evolved With Its Customer