As a born-and-bred Southerner who now finds herself in Brooklyn, I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing my winter wardrobe. And though I’ve addressed most of my closet’s cold-weather downfalls — I now own a puffy coat, clunky snow boots and a warm winter beanie — I’ve overwhelmingly failed to stock up on one necessity: winter gloves. Winter gloves are admittedly easier […]Read more
Au pairs exploited by families in Australia as they are 'paid like babysitters but work like housekeepers'
The survey of nearly 1,500 au pairs found that young people were coming to Australia for a “cultural exchange”, but often ended up in full-time roles caring for children, cooking, cleaning, and performing household tasks. A majority were found to be working 36-hour weeks, and nearly a third of those surveyed worked 40 hours a week or more, working “like […]Read more
Whether you’re completing your first summer internship or heading to the office where you’ve worked for years, your wardrobe isn’t complete without a solid pair of office-appropriate shoes. (Or two. Or 10.) But for too long, we’ve treated “office-appropriate shoes” and “high heels” like they’re the same damn thing. In our quest to stock up on professional footwear, we’ve sought […]Read more