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JAYE Because College is More than the Classroom

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approved ideas to get the most out of your spring wardrobe including

april 2011 say hello to…

indigo charlie

how a little creativity, a lot of hard work and a few connections (she used to be Solange’s assistant!) have this songstress on the fast track to superstardom

from the classroom to cocktails easy-toapply beauty tips to go from day to night in a snap everything you need to know about detoxifying your body— we’ve even got which method is best for you

lustworthy trends to try now, and 25 dresses for every body, budget and lifestyle (starting at $29!)

warning! summer flings

aren’t all they’re cracked up to be a writer’s tale of a warm-weather romance gone wrong special report 

>>Women In The Workforce

struggling to find a job? (You’re not the only one!)

climb the corporate ladder in style 

your guide to the most fashionable looks—no matter the office’s dress code!

“You can’t be anyone better than yourself.” –Indigo Charlie

plus: how one girl turned a pasttime into a paycheck


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what’s inside 56 Cover Story: She Will Never Give Up Cover star Indigo Charlie combines her love of music and fashion to create a sound and style adored by many By Brianti Downing 62 JAYE Special Report: Jobs: An Endangered Species A writer’s tale on overcoming career pitfalls, post-graduation; a look at the gender wage gap and an expert’s opinion on why it still exists; plus words of wisdom from successful women in the workforce 68 JAYE Fashion: Movin’ On Up Our fashion team takes four top industries—education, creative, medical, and business—and dreams up versatile looks inspired from the runway. 74 JAYE Profile: Picture Perfect After parlaying a hobby into a money-making endeavor, freelance photographer Ashley Hoover has found her niche in capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments for clients By Brittney Fennell 78 JAYE Man: Inside the Brain of Braxton Braxton Skinner makes balancing work, school and a social life look like child’s play. He shares his secrets on how he gets it done along with his keys to maintaining a honest, healthy relationship By Brianti Downing

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what’s inside 6 The Front A memo from the editor-inchief; who’s who on the staff; where to find an under-$100 pair of electric blue pumps!

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9 Digest 10 headlines sure to keep you in the know this month; a look at the sensationalism dominating our news networks; plus a writer’s account of a summer lovin’ that wasn’t all it seemed to be at first 15 Trends Three of the must-wear looks you’ll find yourself wearing all season, including purple, sheer and mixed prints 23 Shopper: Spring’s Hottest Dresses Three styles, 25 dresses, a variety of price points—behold: your guide to spring’s fiercest frocks 31 Glam Go day to night with our easy primer; how to be viewed more than just a pretty face at the office; and a cute nail polish that also helps the environment 37 Body Tanning done right; the 411 on detoxing and which method is best for you

82 The Back: Till We Meet Again Earth Day facts and figures

TK agenda Your summer movie preview; cultrual to-do list

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jaye the front: the staff Memo From Mike

Where’s the News We Can Use?

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Michael Jones Editor-in-Chief deputy editor Brianti Downing Fashion Director Julianna Hamett executive editor Ju’lia Samuels deputy editor, special projects Sescily Coney beauty Director Margaret Francois

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market Director Arriel Ginter senior accessories editor Anna Marcum Fashion News Writer Jill Scherr

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News editor Ashley Horning senior editor Chloe Metzger articles editor, health Nikki Roberti associate features editor Marissa Evans

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associate beauty editor Jillian Ruffo beauty writer Siobhan Cassidy

 We have fierce opinions about everything—from the sometimes-petty end of the spectrum to the seriously pensive— and we’re not afraid to share them with whoever’s listening (or reading). And it seems that the more contentious the viewpoint is, the more rapidly it spreads through the digisphere.   While that’s all good for public discource and idea exchange, I’m sometimes baffled at the impression that we’re more concerned with the delivery of the message and not the actual news—or lack thereof— enmeshed within. Equally perplexing is how we seem to be OK with this shock-value brand of information dissemination, which is such a central component to our news networks and websites, once revered as beacons of objectivity and neutrality.   An explanation eluded me until I sat down to edit a manuscript that examined a group of anchors, pundits and opinion leaders writer Hanna Lee dubbed “The Sensationalists,” who raise their network’s ratings and increase their site’s hits with daily doses of fiery bombast that we can’t seem to get enough of.   The problem Hanna recognizes in her piece (which you can find on p. 9) is the investment we have in being amused, charmed and occupied instead of informed, aware and knowledgable. She sums it up in one succinct question: “Do people want to know the truth or do we just want to be entertained?”   Another topic of discussion is on how to set yourself apart from the competition and snag the few jobs on the market once you walk across the stage.   In our “Jobs: An Endangered

Species” special report on p. 62, we thoroughly analyze the state of women in the workforce from a few different perspectives, commencing with a candid dispatch illuminating a writer’s trevails as she struggles to find a full-time writing gig while searching for the silver lining in the lessons learned along the way. The piece culminates with a list of gravely disappointing stats about the gender wage gap, along with tips on how to narrow it. As a bonus, I think you’ll be thrilled with the words of wisdom from two successful women who’ve overcome their fair share of obstacles, one being Cosmo’s supersuccessful Editor-inChief Kate White.   It wouldn’t be an issue of JAYE without fashion, now wouldn’t it? Of course not, and we’ve rounded up the key trends and accessories that’ll serve as instant injections of chicness to your wardrobe, which I’m sure you’re prepping for the warmer months on the horizon. We’re in love with idea of an arsenal of easygoing dresses this season, and we’ve got 25 of ‘em, starting on p. 23, that are sure to whet your sartorial appetite.   Thanks to Beauty Director Margaret Francois and her team for their tightly edited package on p. 39 of pointers— from runway-inspired hairstyles that you can pull together in a matter of minutes, to the five must-haves to hoard in your “workday survival kit”—to take you from day to night.   Shoot me an e-mail (jayemagmike@ gmail.com) with your thoughts on what you’ve read, and as always, have a ball reading the issue!

–Michael Jones

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Talia Cadet, Brittney Fennell, Shannon Kirk, Kate Marcus, Kamie Pamulapati, Emily Ramsey, Artieka Smith

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mj’s must-buy: Add a wear-withalmost-anything electric-blue peep-toe pump (this one’s $95) to your collection Flip to p. 20 for a few of ours.

 A lesson I learned while editing this issue:

Price-compare an item you’ve been thinking about buying? ShopSavvy, an app that scans bar codes and from over 20,000 retailers to help you find the best buy. (p. 54.)


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because college is more than the classroom: news, careers, relationships Glenn Beck is the latest in a parade of sensational anchors to gain large national attention for their outspoken views.

The Sensationalists

shock-value broadcasters are crowding network news programs and it is up to the viewers to demand the facts By Hanna Lee

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or the modern intellectual woman, knowledge of current events is imperative. The ability to develop your own opinions and thoughts on the world is a skill every college-aged individual should have in their arsenal. However, the television news is becoming increasingly sensationalized and the actual facts are filtered through broadcasters with their own strong opinions. This begs the question: Do people want to know the truth or do we just want to be entertained?   In the early days of television news casters like Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow sat behind a desk and recounted the events of the day. Everything was cut and dry and the facts were right in front of us. Sure, there was nothing particularly entertaining about these broadcasts, but they got the job done. The news was reported in a straight forward way and the viewer was left to interpret and form their own opinions. News reporting should record the daily trials and tribulations of society, not become a sparring match between the anchor and quasi-experts.   Raging conservative extremists like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reily and Glenn Back are given air-time on major networks to spout out their own personal views. What’s worse is that the discourse between these sensationalized broadcasters and the liberal guests they invite on the show as opposition typically end in a screaming match. Sure, this might entertain some viewers, but the end result is a completely bias report on topical matters and they never reach a resolution.   When a reporter who embodies the past ideals actually gives us the facts, it’s usually met with little support. During a 2008 interview with CBS >>

The Short List Trending News For the JAYE Girl on the Go Thongs Gone Wrong A girl’s got enough on her mind without worry about her panty line. Visible panty lines are one of the earliest lessons a lady learns growing up and any mishaps are usually prevented with thongs. Recent studies, however have linked wearing thongs to an increase of illnesses, specifically urinary tract infections and yeast infections. We don’t expect anyone to be giving up on buying thongs anytime soon, but to keep bacteria at bay, buy cotton thongs over synthetic material and make sure they fit correctly. Organic Milk FTW! The verdict is in— organic milk has been deemed the healthier option in the ongoing battle between conventional milk versus organic milk. A study in the European Union found organic milk had less saturated fat and a higher count of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers say this may be because cows on organic farms stay in the pasture for longer periods of time and taking in more grass than grain. The Sex With-An-Ex Dream Explained No more waking up in a panic after having a deliciously steamy dream about your ex-boyfriend makes you think you may want him back. According to a Psychology Today study, you may just be ovulating. The one-month study followed women who were not on birth control and found that women who were in longer relationships had an increased desire for someone who wasn’t their partner as they got closer to ovulation. A Hairy Situation In a recent study where

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digest >> Evening News anchor Katie Couric, Sarah Palin, a Republican vice presidential nominee at the time, presented herself as inarticulate and uninterested in current events. It was a straight interview and no pundits chimed in later in the show, but the sensationalists took that way. Conservative broadcasters Limbaugh and O’Reilly accused Couric of “backing Palin into a corner” and “asking her trick questions” during the interview. Instead of letting people make up their own minds during the election, they decided it was best if they told them what to think. Welcome to the modern broadcast “What is truly remarkable news media. about sensationalized   What is truly reporting is how readily remarkable about and easily viewers accept sensationalized it as the truth.” reporting is how readily and easily viewers accept it as the truth. Even with a reliable news source, it should always be human nature to question the facts. As active consumers we should not simply allow ourselves to be spoon fed knowledge. After watching Limbaugh spout out racial slurs for his entire program some sort of reaction should be triggered. Do you agree with the hateful things this man says? Just because Nancy Grace is shouting, does this mean she is telling the

Kate Middleton

Sorry Dr. Phil: We like our dudes with hair on top of their heads.

women were asked to pick which man was more attractive, a man with hair or a man without, the hair won by a landslide. Balding men are viewed as older than their hairy counterparts, bringing a new pressure to men and their pockets as they search for effective hair-growth solutions. A Royal Wedding Pain Being a bridesmaid is never the walk in the park as it seems to be, with unforeseeable costs on flowers, dresses and shoes. But Kate Middleton’s younger sister, Pippa, will have everyone beat if she’s

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Nancy Grace and hosts like her make a living on delivering controvrsial commentary.

truth? The lack of defiance towards an increasingly sensationalized media is perhaps the most shocking reality.   Networks are constantly in competition and looking to beat one another in the ratings. Many networks are increasingly coming under ownership by the same people with similar opinions. Every time a network hires a new broadcaster, they’re more sensational than the last, which leads other networks to look for someone even more sensational. A news culture of one-upmanship has come from a medium that should be dedicated to the truth and non-bias reporting.   As a viewer and consumer it is imperative to evaluate your own priorities and decide if you care about what is happening to the news. Are you willing to accept increasing manipulation by various media elites or do you want to be an intelligent contributor to political and topical discourse? This decision should come easily to intelligent college-aged young women. Regardless of your political views, no one should ever tell you what to think. It is the responsibility of news outlets to give you the most accurate version of the news, not to give you information riddled with personal opinion. When Murrow wisely ended his broadcasts with “Good night, and good luck,” I don’t think he realized just how badly today’s media would need it. 


Summer Loving Isn’t Always Such a Blast

The start of a spring or summer romance can be an exciting time, but it is best to proceed cautiously By Hanna Lee

“Summer romances begin for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They’re shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, fleeting glimpse of eternity, and in a flash they’re gone.”   Women everywhere let out a collective sigh when they heard that line in the 2004 film, The Notebook, which changed how we felt about summer love forever because it recognized how temporary it is. The main characters may have turned a fling into half a century of devoted love, but that‘s far from reality.   The warmer months of the year hold a certain amount of potential for blossoming young love. People are more inclined to get out of the house and socialize, our serotonin levels are higher from sun exposure and, most importantly, everyone is wearing less clothing. These factors and many more contribute to the common experience of a summer romance. When the weather gets cooler, summer romances start to lose their steam.   I learned the hard way that a summer romance should end around the same time you pack up your shorts

digest and tanks. The summer after my freshmen year of college I met a guy a few years older than me and I thought was my perfect match. In retrospect, we couldn’t have been more wrong for each other. He was in his 5th year of art school and I thought he was so bohemian and free-spirited, but he really turned out to be irresponsible and immature. I was struggling to find my own identity, so I delved into a serious post-summer long distance relationship that I had no business pursuing. Those few months back at school I spent weekends away visiting him while my friendships and academics suffered in the process. Not ending our romance turned out to be a huge mistake.   I don‘t want to stop anyone from pursing a summer romance, but proceed with caution. I was always a step ahead of myself and created a future that wasn’t meant to be. You need to live in the moment. Sure, every new relationship has the potential for the long-term, but summer love is an especially tricky time. You should gain some perspective on your new fling and find personality traits you think could work long term and ones Allie and Noah may have been you could probably able to turn their summer live without. romance into a marriage, but   Even today, it’s don’t get your hard to say if I hopes up. regret my summer romance, but I wouldn‘t take it back. I learned a lot about who I am and what I expect from a boyfriend, and those are things I would never change. A lot of these relationships are just for the summer, so instead of obsessing over whether you have a future with a guy, enjoy the present. 

chosen to be Kate’s maid of honor for the April 29 nuptials. Not only does Pippa have the pressure of throwing a bridal shower and bachelorette party, with the queen’s approval, of course, but she also gets the job of displaying the royal wedding dress. And if Princess Diana’s 25-foot train is any indication of what sort of dress is expected for the big day, we hope she started planning as soon as Prince William proposed. Dirty Dinners Although we often opt for a night out at a restaurant instead of trying to figure out what to cook ourselves, the Journal of Medical Virology wrote an article on just how unsanitary our favorite restaurant is, making us think twice about going out for some grub. According to the article, the restaurant’s menus, condiment holders,

bathroom door handles, soap dispensers and lemon wedges are all red-alerts when it comes to bacteria-ridden infestation. Bacteria can live up to 18 hours and if hundreds of people are passing through the restaurant a day, chances are you can get more than just a filling meal. H&M Steps into 2011—Finally Rejoice! H&M will finally begin selling their clothes online by the end of the year. While details are still underwraps and there’s no word yet if the designer collections will be available online, knowing anyone can grab a cheap trend from their home is still newsworthy to us. No more long-awaited trips to the big city. H&M online shopping is the definitely cherry on our sundae. –Ashley Horning


digest The e-mail address is very unprofessional and makes you look immature. It’s time to ditch the address you’ve had since high school and go simple. How about rachelkgreen@yahoo.com?

Thanks for the assist, Rachel!

Resume 101

Play time is over. If you haven’t started already, it’s time to begin looking for internships and jobs to further your career. We’ve enlisted a familiar character, Friends’ Rachel Green, to give you CV tips land a position Rachel K. Green rachellovesross1234@yahoo.com heyraebbyhey.blogspot.com 1000 Central Park West Apt. 20 | New York, NY 10019 | 555-3743 Objective: To become an executive at Gucci.

Objectives are outdated and unnecessary. Some professionals even have confessed to taking out resumes during free time at work reading objectives aloud for a good laugh. Save it for the cover letter.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Experience: Waitress, Central Perk                   New York, NY Served coffee to customers, cleaned tables and completed transactions. I also made relationships with customers and in my free time, I hung out with friends on the shop’s comfortable couches and chairs. September 1994-December 1996 Assistant, Fortunata Fashions                New York, NY I assisted the executives with collections. I also performed clerical tasks, like answering phones, filing papers and scheduling meetings. I hated the job and quit after a very short time. January 1997

It’s nice that you have a degree, but from where and in what subject? Include the year, school and any specializations in your major. Some jobs may also want to know your GPA.

Buyer/Personal Shopper, Bloomindales            New York, NY I was part of a team of buyers that chose what lines Bloomindales would carry in stores every season. I was demoted to a personal shopper after my department was dissolved. As a personal shopper, I worked with a select group of clients and helped them choose pieces to add to their wardrobes. January 1997-April 1999 Merchandising Manager, Ralph Lauren            New York, NY I began as the coordinator for women’s collections, aiding in design and the overall vision of Ralph Lauren’s seasonal collections. After some time in that position, I was promoted to merchandising manager, my current position. I make sure goods are shipped and sold at retail prices in select stores around the world. April 1999-February 2004 References: Monica Geller-Bing, best friend and former roommate, 555-0100

If this blog can’t further your professional interests and also has a copy of your resume on it, then don’t include it. Employers don’t want (or need!) to read about your latest break-up.

Don’t use jobs that aren’t applicable to the one you’re applying for or ones where you didn’t spend much time. You want to look qualified and to give off the impression that you’re looking for long-time employment and not just another job.

Don’t use negative language. Words like “demoted” or “hate” make employers wary. Instead, state you were “transferred” to a different department after yours dissolved. Also, don’t acknowledge why you left a position in your resume.

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Purple Reign Vibrant shades of violet dominate this spring, after seasons of muted knits and sober layers

► Victoria’s Secret tank, $16; victoriassecret.com.

◄ Burberry dress, $995; net-a-porter.com.

◄ Topshop skirt, $70; topshop.com.

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► Matiko heels, $200; heels.com.

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Sheer Thing Gauzy renditions of closet staples breathe a fresh air into even the stuffiest of wardrobes ► Topshhop dress, $100; topshop.com.

◄ Preen dress, $312; my-wardrobe.com.

▼ Dress Rail blouse, $26; dressrail.com.

finishing touches ◄ Chloë Sevigny For Opening Ceremony heels , $395; barneys.com.

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▼ See by Chloé bag, $585; net-a-porter.com.


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Pattern Play

When paired with ultrabright extras, printed pants in slouchy silhouettes are an on-trend smash hit

► Tucker pants, $285; net-a-porter.com.

► Tucker pants, $48; dorothyperkins.com.

◄ Topshop pants, $60; topshop.com.

◄ Steve Madden shoes, $95; heels.com.

► Gucci top, $825; net-a-porter.com.

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because college is more than the classroom: spring’s hottest dresses strait-laced Fantasy is merged with modern-day sophistication in this breathtakingly stunning dress. Alexander McQueen Lace-covered organza dress, $9,615; net-a-porter.com.

What the Frock? from shift dresses that look great on every figure to strapless numbers perfect for the club or classroom (trust us!), there's a style for every body and budget >>

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this season’s crop of shift dresses are classic in silhouette, but supremely up-to-date when it comes to the fabrics, colors and prints they’re rendered in. 1. Aertex Apple A Day Shift Dress, $395; orlakiely.com. 2. Warehouse UK Column Shift Dress, $49; warehouse.co.uk. 3. Miss Selfridge Blue Rib Ponti Shift Dress, $62; missselfridge.com. 4. Peacocks Pearl Lowe Animal Print Shift Dress, $29; letsbuyit.co.uk. 5. topshop Knitted Cream Crochet Shift Dress, $125; topshop.com. 6. Love Moschino Fuchsia Summer Tweed Belted Shift Dress, $386; my-wardrobe. com. 7. river island blue crochet shift dress, $49; riverisland.com. 8. t tahari Graphic jungle print shift dress, $170; houseoffraser.co.uk.

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worn alone or under a leather jacket, army jacket, or boyfriend blazer, you can’t go wrong with a maxi dress to solve any i-have-nothing-to-wear dillemas. Complete the look with wedge heels and an oversized carryall. 1. LIMITED EDITION Pastel Maxi Dress, $310; topshop.com. 2. Crumpet Florida fine-knit cashmere maxi dress, $695; net-a-porter. com. 3. delia’s feather maxi dress, $50; delias.com. 4. all saints bleach breton stripe maxi dress, $145; allsaints.com. 5. issa mosaic print maxi dress, $905; boutique1.com. 6. delia’s ethnic print maxi dress, $50; delias.com. 7. Lotta stensson draped jersey maxi dress, $130; net-a-porter.com. 8. peacocks draw cord maxi dress, $41; peacocks.co.uk.

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strapless dresses have long been going-out go-tos, but with some inventive styling and smart layering, they work for everyday too. 1. L’Agence bandeau boat dress, $324; barneys.com. 2. pacific plex Strapless Bandage Mini Tube Dress, $55; pacificplex. com. 3. Etoile Isabel Marant printed silk strapless dress, $490; net-a-porter.com. 4. Vero Moda tube dress, $98; welikefashion. com. 5. french connection cotton strapless dress, $168; usa.frenchconnection.com. 6. paul and joe sister cotton-jersey strapless dress, $220; net-a-porter.com. 7. rebecca taylor strapless dress, $385; rebeccataylor.com. 8. bird by juicy couture ruched twill strapless dress, $400; net-a-porter.com.

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Day-to-Night Done Right

Whether you’re inside copying papers, or running errands in the obnoxious spring humidity, our easy beauty fixes will keep you looking absolutely flawless from the morning coffee break to cocktails with the girls >> By Jillian Ruffo APRIL 2011  JAYE  31


glam To take this look one step classier, take a strand of hair, wrap it tightly around your ponytail holder, and fasten it in with a bobby pin. You’ll have a perfect pony with an invisible holder! << Goody Spin Pin $6; target.com.

 The Look: For a long day at work, a high ponytail is always a go-to classy look. It’s sleek and sophisticated, and it’s also very versatile. You’ll be able to wear it all day long, and leave work with a fun sexy hairstyle. Bottega Veneta

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 Sexy waves are a great style to wear to work. Set your hair in hot rollers when you wake up in the morning. While you’re getting ready for your day, leave the rollers in to cool. Once you’re dressed and done with your makeup, take them down – your hair will be nice and wavy. This look may fall during the day, so keep some hairspray on hand to ensure hold. Tigi Bed Head Hard Head Hold is a great sturdy hairspray, and it comes in a mini size to throw in your bag!

 If you’re into a sleek ballerina bun, like the style we saw at Diane von Furstenberg, try twisting your ponytail before you fasten it into a bun. This way, when you leave work take down your hair to find a gorgeous wave.

Diane von Furstenberg


your spring day-to-night makeup primer Stick to a toned-down makeup style for the office. If you’re wearing beige eye shadow, carry a darker shadow with you for your nighttime transformation. A dark brown, purple, or olive green will blend great with a beige or bronze shadow. Blend one of these colors on the outside corners of your eyes to create a smoky look, add a bit of eyeliner, touch up mascara, and your eyes will be perfect for a night out. >> Always keep blush with you. While your skin tone will most likely remain the same throughout the day, a sweep of blush will liven your skin after a day in the office. >> Sephora’s Makeup Palette To Go ($15, sephora.com) contains everything you might need from eyeshadow to blush, and it’s small enough to fit in your makeup case! It’s a great all-in-one fix for a long day. >> Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color ($7, drugstores nationwide) comes in almost 40 shades, so you’re bound to find one that you adore. Whether your lip color of choice is clear, pale pink or red, gorgeous lips will never fail. Use a long-wear lip color to make sure it stays. >> If you’re into a lighter color for day and darker for night, keep both with you and apply the darker shade before you leave the office.

The Cool Girl’s Workday Survival Kit

With a 9-to-5 or internship, chances are you’re going to need a bit of freshening up midday or before you leave the office. Try these tips to make sure your makeup and hair survive the day.  The best-kept makeup secret is using eyeliner that will never budge. Regular eyeliner will suffice, but by the end of the day you’re bound to have black smudged halfway down your face. Try waterproof eyeliner- we recommend gel pots which are extremely popular right now. Stila’s Smudge pots are great, and if you’re on a tighter budget, Maybelline’s Eyelash Studio Liner is awesome as well.  Use a primer under your makeup to ensure both flawless skin and long-lasting makeup. Be sure to get oil free for the summer if you have oily skin! We love Make Up For Ever’s HD Microperfecting Primer. $32, sephora.com  Unfortunately, summer weather gives you natural shine, often the kind that you’d rather not see. The last thing you want to do is add to it. Make sure to stick to matte powders instead of shimmer this season. Urban Decay’s De-Slick is great to beat shine. (It also comes in a liquid formula!) $32, urbandecay.com  Laura Mercier’s mattifying lotion is absolutely to-die-for during the day. You can apply it over your foundation and under your blush and bronzer, in order to keep away greasy looking shine. $27, amazon.com

Beat the Heat If your boss has you running errands during a sticky spring day, or if you’re simply stepping out to lunch, chances are you’re going to be sweaty and, well…gross.  Get rid of a shiny face by keeping Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($4.50, drugstores nationwide) nearby. They’re lunch-break available and won’t put a dent in your wallet.  The worst part: That straight hair that you spent so long straightening all morning is bound to frizz. Keep a humidity protector with you, this way you’ll have a quick fix when your hair frizzes. Barex De-Frizzante Spray ($27, littleposhshop.com) offers shine and frizz protection.  Your full size flat iron is too big to fit in your purse, which is why mini detailer irons exist. The TS-2 detailer mini flat iron ($16; amazon.com) is small enough to fit in your pocket (almost), so you can sneak into the bathroom and fix those frizzy spots.


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few weeks ago, I pitched three stories to an editor for a website I freelance for. He denied all three. He said that he did not like some of the or already had writers covering the stories. He hasn’t assigned me a story in months. I thought by pitching a couple of stories at once would boost my responsibility and editorial visibility in the freelance department. After what I thought were interesting stories were denied, I felt discouraged. I immediately called a friend and ranted about how much I do not like working for this editor, and how I felt like my ideas were shut down because of his personal preferences-- not because readers would not appreciate them. But in reality, I couldn’t help but ponder if I was being too sensitive.   We live in a world where women are slowly beginning to take the workplace by force. But the office hierarchy gap between men and women still exists. According to CNN, there are currently 15 women running Fortune 500 companies and women earn 77 cents to a dollar less than men. Is it because women are not given the chance to voice our opinions in the workplace?   A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology shows the letters of recommendation for women usually make or break the job opportunity. Generally, women are described as “caring” and “sensitive,” while men are described as “powerful” and uraging to It can be discoeeting and “aggressive.” This research walk into a m man, or are was an analysis of 624 letters o are the only wgst a submitted by 194 applicants amon y low el at n io rt o p ro for eight job openings. disp men. number of wo e being Identities were removed pit Suddenly, des u can yo and researchers policed the , ed ar p pre vous to criteria from the letters. er n el fe es im somet r mouth. even open you   “When search committee members were asked to compare candidates of comparable objective criteria, those whose letters praised them for “communal” or “emotive” qualities (those associated with women) were ranked lower than others,” reported Inside Higher Ed.   Okay, so we know it is no secret that women are trying to make way in a “man’s world.” On top of trying to balance a career, family and household responsibilities, we find ourselves striving to work on our image because we are surrounded by do-it-all celebrities in movies and magazines.   The fact that many women in the work force are a little self-conscious is not surprising. It can be discouraging to walk into a meeting and are the only woman, or are amongst a disproportionately low number of women. Suddenly, despite being prepared, you can sometimes feel nervous to even open your mouth.

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You’re Just a Beautiful Woman, You’re Ideas are Worthless… …or at least that what it seems like sometimes. And although we’re in an age where moguls, CEOs, and business-savvy thinkers rule the world, there’s a lack of women filling these roles, despite their qualifications. Siobhan Cassidy recently learned a tough lesson in office politics—read on for her words of wisdom   Whether, men like to admit it or not, women give a different voice to the business. Remember, you were hired in the position for a reason, and never underestimate the importance of your to the company. You’re a valuable asset to bridging the gap between men vs. women in the workplace.   When there are other women in the meeting with you, become a team. If a woman voices her opinion say, “I agree with what she just said.” People become more successful in a group, according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder of Mavens and Moguls, who was recently interviewed for Fox News Boston. The point is to have a support group that will encourage you and your inspiring ideas.   After being denied story approvals from this particular editor, I wanted to delete the Word document of story ideas. Instead, I revamped my ideas, re-pitched them and now the only worry I have is making deadline. 


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s a self-professed beauty connoisseur, I can honestly say that it’s not hard for me to buy a product, test it rate and share my thoughts with my fellow addicts. And, if it’s a brand new product, I salivate at the chance to test it. No questions asked, it almost gives me a rush. (Well, let me be honest: It absolutely gives me a rush!) I felt the same rush when I found out about the partnership between one of my favorite nail care lines, Essie, and the charitable TOMS shoe brand for the One Day Without Shoes campaign. April 5, is the designated day to commemorate the cause.   Don’t be scared by the campaign’s name. You’ll only have to toss your favorite shoes aside for 24-hours (or less) and you’ll help raise global awareness about the millions of children at risk for disease and infection because they are growing up without shoes.

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Could you go One Day Without Shoes? With approximately 300 million children living without shoes worldwide, it’s only natural for a truly glam-conscious woman to give back in an influential way. Take heed as Beauty Director Margaret Francois challenges you flaunt your feet and with a fresh coat of nail polish for a cause

In an effort to bring awareness to this cause the One Day Without Blues nail color was created.   In case nail polish’s name didn’t give the shade of the polish away, it’s a light blue color designed to mirror the TOMS Shoes flag. It reminds me of a rich sky blue, which exudes a whimsical aura.   “We are excited to be partnering with the Essie nail care brand for One Day Without Shoes,” Blake Mycoskie, TOMS founder and chief shoe giver said in a statement. “This is the day we raise awareness around the world and ask people to do something –

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anything—without shoes. We’re thrilled that Essie is helping us do that in an interesting and fun new way.”   In case you don’t know what TOMS is all about, allow me to fill you in. In 2006, TOMS Shoes the American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina who lacked proper footwear and was moved to create the brand, which gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased. In 2008, One Day Without Shoes was founded. Just last year more than a quarter of a million people went without shoes to show their support, and more than 1,600

barefoot events took place globally.   Make sure you visit out www. OneDayWithoutShoes.com for more details, event updates and to learn how to get involved. The first 5,000 people to support One Day Without Shoes will receive a complimentary bottle of the nail polish. Make sure you hurry because this product is a limited edition item that’s going fast. Even if you don’t get the nail polish, it’s really all about participating in this global effort by spreading the word through social media. Share photos, video and tweet about the campaign using the hashtag “#withoutshoes.” 


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A Safe Summer Glow

If you don’t want wrinkles by age 30, start tanning the right way By Courtney Ward

The warm, fuzzy feeling tanning gives off makes it one of the few things in life that can be fun before, during and after the act. Unfortunately, the effects can be devastating if you tan too often and practice unsafe methods. Reversing the early wrinkles and sun spots caused by tanning is costly and painful. Plus, leathery skin stays with you forever, so it’s best to start taking care of your skin now. Sun Tanning It can be refreshing to lie outside in the sun after a long winter, but can permanently damage your skin. According to the Skin Cancer Association Foundation, small doses of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun help your body produce vitamin D, which may decrease your chances of getting certain bone and immune system diseases. Despite these potential benefits, the Foundation warns people that a limited amount is the key.   After a long stay in the sun, you may notice that your skin has dried out, and, though you may look radiant from a distance, up close your body is covered in splotches. These are signs of your skin responding negatively to the sun. Research has proven that in the long run, tanning causes premature wrinkles and makes you a prime candidate for various skin cancers.

Many factors affect the line between safe and irresponsible sun tanning, but don’t forget these two: Sunscreen vs. Sunblock lotions: Always use sunscreen. It will not prevent you from getting a tan and it prevents severe skin damage and sunburns. Sunblock does exactly what it says: blocks the sun. Skin Color: If you have pale skin, you’ll need to be especially careful about finding the right sunscreen with a high SPF and be realistic about how tan your skin can actually get. If you have a darker complexion, you have more freedom in how much time you spend in the sun and the level of SPF you use, but a darker skin tone doesn’t mean you’re immune to skin damage, so don’t take any chances.

Spray Tans

A good spray tan can come in cans or from salons, but the trick is knowing what color works with your natural skin tone. Be leery

of applying too much of a do-it-yourself product, and remember to use the right touch-ups when the tan begins to fade.   Follow these steps to keep your spray tan as long as possible: Before your spray tan, take a warm shower with a non-oily body wash. Steam from the shower will help draw impurities out of your pores and will exfoliate your skin without any of the scrubbing that can cause an

uneven tan. As you prepare to spray at home or in a salon, remove all jewelry and only cover parts of your body you don’t want tanned. Remember to always wear eye protection. After your tan, be sure to remove any spray from your palms before it dries. Don’t take long, hot showers because they will pull the color off your skin. Shaving will also take off the top layer of skin, which is the layer that retains tans the most.  >>

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The Art of the Detox

Feeling like you can’t make it through a day without napping? maybe it’s time for a cleanse Detoxification, or detox, doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may seem. It’s a peaceful, painless way to cleanse your mind, body and soul. When you think you can’t handle another breakout, another sleepy day or sluggish week, it’s time for a full body detox to put on back on your feet. It’s a natural process, so you can do it any time you want to without risks to your health. With many methods, you don’t even have to look further than your kitchen cabinets to find the ingredients. How does detox work?

Detox cleans your body by passing natural items through your blood and organs, causing impurities to exit. On a typical day, even healthy eaters fill their bodies with artificial food, like flavoring and coloring, and they build-up in your body. For people who aren’t health conscious, fats from oily, fried or overly processed foods build on top of what is already there. More often than not, you’re eating things you think are healthy but really they are full of sugar and artificial flavors that slow your body down and make it difficult to get through the day without napping.

When should you detox?

Since detox is natural you can do it anytime you feel the need to, but it’s best to get your body on a schedule so that you’re cleansing before you return to your pre-detox state. A good routine would be to detox before you have extended stressful periods in your life, like final exams, job searches or extended family time. If your life is a little less predictable, every two to three months is good starting point. Detoxifying your body is also important after you’ve had consecutive big meals, like during the holidays when you eat large meals almost daily for a week because these meals usually include cakes, pies and fried or oily foods.

What are the best detox methods? Juicing: Juicing is an easy-but-effective method of

detoxifying your body. Juicing allows you to take the most beneficial fruits and vegetables and mix them into a drink that you can consume any time of the day or night to remove toxins and impurities from all parts of your body, while increasing your natural sugars. Typical fruits

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 Drink water: Water is nature’s cure and a vital aid to a successful det

how easy it is to process and you’ll feel better. Water also works in between detoxif  Take vitamins: Vitamins help your body stay in shape, even when y can’t. Vitamins can interfere with some medications, so talk to your doctor or pharm  Eat natural fresh foods: Almost everyone loves hamburger e fresh fruit or vegetable. It will give you natural sugars to get through the day and als


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tox. If you don’t often drink water, you’ll soon realize that your body appreciates fying to keep your body clean. you can’t fit in exercise, so take a multi-vitamin if you can and Vitamin C if you macist about which is right for you. every now and then and that’s fine, but when you’re craving a snack, reach for a so help curb your hunger. –P.L.

and vegetables include celery, carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beets and greens. Citrus fruits are usually avoided and never include fruits with cores or big seeds. You should drink at least 32 ounces of juice and no more than 64 ounces. Remember to also drink water intermittently. Juicing means cleaning your body by only drinking, but if you feel too hungry, then grab a piece of fruit to curb your hunger. After doing this for two or three days, you will be more energized and significantly healthier for under $20. Saltwater: Salt water cleansing is great if you’re feeling tired after recovering from a cold (see your doctor first if you’re on medication). It removes unwanted impurities and bacteria from your organs and essentially allows your body to start fresh and clean. This is a great method if you’re considering drastic changes to your diet such as transitioning from eating meat to a vegetarian or vegan because it flushes out any meats and artificial foods that may be left behind. Combine two teaspoons of sea salt with two quarts of warm water. If you need to make it easier to drink, add lemon. It’s best to do a saltwater detox on a day when you have at least 4 hours to spare. Start early in the morning to get the best effect. The warmth of the saltwater will clear your sinuses, as well as the rest of your body, so you may not want to spend the morning with people you’re not completely comfortable around. A saltwater detox can be done for about $8. Sea salt can be bought at your local grocery store. Sweat therapy: Sweat therapy uses the power of heat to heal, clean and energize. Heat draws out toxins, helps clean clogged pores, removes harmful bacteria, increases circulation and enhances the immune system. There are a variety of ways to do this low-cost detox. If you aren’t near a spa or sauna, you can turn your shower to its hottest setting and then close the bathroom door and leave. After about 15 to 20 minutes (or less if your shower gets hot quickly) the bathroom should be full of steam. Put a towel at the door or at any windows to keep the heat from escaping and sit in the bathroom for 30 to 45 minutes. Doing this allows you to simulate a sauna without the concern for cleanliness that may be present at a public bath. If you can go to a spa, the same rules apply. At home, after you’ve completed your makeshift sauna, turn the water in the shower to a lukewarm temperature and remove the sweat from your body with a gentle soap. Finally, fill your tub with warm water and remove the towels from doors and windows to let air in. Soak your body in the tub for the full effect of the detox, relaxing and calming your muscles. When you stop soaking is up to you, but when you’re done wrap up and continue to relax. –Patricia Liggins


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because college is more than the classroom: Style, culture + entertainment Find this sentence on p. 51… “The worst part is you get the feeling the writers don’t even know what it is. We’re pretty sure they’re already dead and this is some circle of Hell where nothing is ever resolved.”

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Katrina Bowden The Look This fresh-faced starlet stuns in a gilded above-the-knee skirt and a supporting cast of basic black staples—the perfect girl’s night out get-up. The Key Pieces ◄ Elizabeth and James skirt, $355; mytheresa.com.

▼ Jvin bag, $65; yesstyle.com.

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The Original Was Better: The Four Worst Movie Remakes If there’s one thing moviegoers

 Summer isn’t just about lazy days on the beach and finally having the time to read something other than a chemistry book. It’s also about the movies. About 39 titles are rolling out over the next few months, but don’t worry about having to scour through them to find the best ones. We’ve found the most-anticipated movies and great underrated movies that you must see this summer. Hot Tickets:  Thor (May 6): Thor is set to start off summer action films with newcomer Chris Hemworth playing the title character. After he’s banished from his home, the realm of Asgard, and sent to Earth, Thor must protect the planet from danger. If anything, Hemsworth is sure to show hottness runs in the family (his brother is actor Liam Hemsworth).  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20): Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back and on a search for the Fountain of Youth with his old flame and first mate, Angelica (Penelope Cruz). When they realize Blackbeard and his daughter are also on the hunt for the fountain, it turns from a difficult search into a deadly race to the finish.  The Hangover 2 (May 26): Although they’re staying mum on most of the details of this sequel to 2009’s comedy hit, we know the cast is headed to Bangkok for Stu’s wedding.

Expect a return performance from Mike Tyson, along with cameos from Paul Giamatti and Liam Neeson. We’ve even heard a few rumors about an appearance by President Bill Clinton.  Kung Fu Panda 2 (May 27): Everyone’s favorite kung fu bear, Po (Jack Black), returns with his fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, in this sequel. An enemy has come along with a weapon that threatens to eliminate kung fu and The Furious Five teams up with another group of kung fu masters to fight this new villain.  X-Men: First Class (June 3): The X-Men franchise continues to map their origins with this film about the first class of mutants at Dr. Xavier’s school. The film recounts the friendship between Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik, better known as Magneto, and the rift that made them archenemies. Followers of the comic book and film series will be delighted to see a young Mystique and Beast during his transformation. >>

The JAYE Summer 2011 Movie Preview

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get nervous about, it’s the follow-up to a good film. Sequels can be hit or miss (and let’s face it, they’re mostly the latter), but remakes are infamous for garnering a unanimous groan. We’ve got the low down on the four worst movie remakes in the past decade. Alfie Jude Law is always sure to bring in a large female audience and this 2004 remake did only that. The 1966 original proved to be much sexier and groundbreaking (it addresses illegal home abortions) with star Michael Caine chronicling his life as, frankly, a jerk. By the end of the film, Caine’s character showed real heart, while Law’s Alfie just looked confused. House of Wax The only thing audiences seemed to like about this 2005 horror remake was seeing heiress Paris Hilton get murdered onscreen. Yep, it was that bad. House of Wax is a remake of the 1953 film of the same name, which was yet another remake of the 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum. Long story short: a group of teenagers get stranded in a deserted town with a wax museum, the wax sculptures come to life and then the movie dissolves into every bad cliché ever used in a slasher film. Planet of the Apes The 2001 version of Planet of the Apes was less thrilling and just plain confusing. Apes have enslaved humans, Helena Bonham Carter wears a prosthetic ape costume, Mark Wahlberg is an astronaut and somehow the entire evolution of the planet’s ape species occurs in days? Or at least we think that’s what happens. We’re still scratching our heads. The Stepford Wives Maybe Nicole Kidman should just give up on remakes. Just like her past forays into these types of films, 2004’s remake of Stepford Wives was no different. The original 1975 Stepford Wives was a female satire critics called revolutionary. The remake was full of bad special effects and Glenn Close’s bulging neck muscles stole the show.–Brittney Fennell


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agenda See  Green Lantern (June 17): Scatter-brained test pilot

Hal Gordon’s (Ryan Reynolds) life changes when he is given mystical powers from a green ring given to him by a dying alien. Gordon discovers the ring bears a great responsibility--protection of the universe as a part of a squadron of Green Lanterns. The movie promises action, romance, and, more importantly, Ryan Reynolds’ abs.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1): Shia Labeouf returns as Sam in the third installment of the Transformers franchise. The Autobots learn of a Cybertron spacecraft hidden on the moon, but they must compete in a deadly race with the Decepticons to reach it and uncover its secrets. On top of a new adventure, Sam has a new love interest, Carly (played by Victoria’s Secret model Rose Huntington-Whiteley), who was featured in the 1984 animated series.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (July 15): The final battle to end the war against Voldemort is finally here. The second installment picks up where the first left off, sealing the coffin on the infamous book and film series with an action-packed thriller. If you’re a dedicated Harry Potter follower, be sure to bring some tissues because when the credits roll, you’ll be shedding a few tears.  Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22): When Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed unfit for military service, he volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him from a once hopeful soldier into Captain America. This is not only a superhero film, but a much-awaited pre-cursor to 2012’s film The Avengers. –Brianti Downing

Something Borrowed

One Day

Green Lantern

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Cowboys & Aliens

Underdogs:  Something Borrowed (May 6): Sure, it’s the typical story of a woman who’s in love with her best friend’s fiancé, but with talented young actors like Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinki, it’s got the natural charm other romantic comedies have forced into their scripts. If you’re not ready for all the summer action, this will start you

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off with a little summer romance.  Priest (May 13): A priest living in a walledin dystopian city ruled by the church, breaks his vows when his niece is abducted by vampires and the church will not save her. He goes on a quest with his niece’s boyfriend and a former priestess to find his niece before she turned into a vampire and before the church catches them.

 Beginners (June 3): Still reeling from his mother’s death, Oliver’s (Ewan McGregor) father turns his life upside-down by telling him he is gay and has terminal cancer. As he learns to accept his father’s sickness and new lifestyle, he falls in love with a French actress. Oliver, who’s always followed his parents marriage as a model for love, debates over following the example of the father who raised him or the joyous old man who enjoyed the time he had to be happy in his own skin.  Super 8 (June 10): When a train crashes in 1979 Ohio, carrying top secret cargo from Area 51, six children making a zombie movie in the area, witness the accident. The children take their Super 8 camera to the scene and discover something inhuman emerging from the debris. The film has mystery, an up-and-coming cast and Steven Spielberg as a producer, but the assumed comparisons to The Blair Witch Project could ruin its chances. But few things are really as bad as The Blair Witch Project.  Zookeeper (July 8): Zookeeper Griffin Keyes is in for a big surprise when the animals at the zoo break their code of silence to have a conversation with him. Why deign to speak to a human? They want to help his love life. Sure, it’ll be a little cheesy, but if you have younger siblings, they’ll love you for taking them to see this film.  One Day (July 8): Anne Hathaway continues playing in unconventional romantic comedies with this story of a man and woman to who meet once a year on the same date for 20 years to discuss their lives. The polar opposites have always known they’re in love, but they need to figure out if they can do what it takes to make it work. If you’re a fan of When Harry Met Sally, this film needs to be on your must-see list.  Friends with Benefits (July 22): The downfall of this film could be the similarities in the premise with No Strings Attached, but what makes it different can be its road to success. While No Strings Attached shied away from the sexuality aspects of the relationship, Friends with Benefits approaches them head on. Plus, you get to see Justin Timberlake half-naked.  Cowboys & Aliens (July 29): Audiences across America have spent months laughing at the movie trailer for Cowboys & Aliens, but this film may get the last laugh. We’re still not sure how they’ll justify aliens in the Old West, but with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford leading the cast, at least we know the acting won’t be bad. If anything, people will go see it for a good laugh. –B.D.


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The Look It wouldn’t be spring without an influx of rich colors, like the actress’s cropped coral jacket. It’s especially chic when paired with a flesh-toned frock. The Key Pieces ◄ Vanessa Bruno jacket, $670; net-a-porter.com.

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Lustful Lit The temps aren’t the only thing rising! these hot, sultry novels filled with passion, betrayal and page-after-page intrigue

page-turners Books That Are Worth The Read!  bossy pants By Tina Fey  44 Charles street By Danielle Steel  swim back to me By Ann Packer  Abandon By Meg Cabot

Monday: Get Up and Go “Radio” by Beyoncé “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine “I Like” by Keri Hilson Tuesday: Keep It Moving “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz “Heartbreaker” by Will.i.am ft. Cheryl Cole “King of Anything” by Sarah Bareilles

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fter a long day of classes, we know the last thing you want to do is pick up another cookie-cutter book from your school’s bookstore. Sometimes you just want feed your guilty pleasures with a down and dirty read, so here are our four favorite romance novels that will make Shakespeare, Shelley and Rousseau a very distant memory. True Confessions Newcomer Rachel Gibson creates a fastpaced and comical romance full of relatable characters that’s sure to keep you glued to every page. Block out your schedule before picking this one up. Tempted by Trouble Known for his romantic thrillers, Eric Jerome Dickey spices up your bookshelf once again with this titillating novel. It’s written from a man’s perspective, but that won’t stop you from enjoying every sizzling sentence. Lady Beware Forget that stuffy history text book and go back in time with this Jo Beverley period novel about a heated romance about a woman who falls in love with a man whose known for his bad reputation. The Immortal Highlander Karen Marie Moning’s edgy novel features steamy supernatural characters and highly passionate drama, making us suddenly like sci-fi again. After you’ve tired of the lustfulness of Twilight (you know you read the series), join the grown-ups in this romantic sci-fi thriller. –Kim Jaso

tunes to bob your head to Go Get These Albums Now!  britney spears Femme Fetale  florence + The Machine Between Two Lungs  wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers  josh kelley Georgia Clay

Wednesday: Halfway There “Fly” by Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna “Streetlight” by Kanye West “Cold War” by Janelle Monae Thursday: Calm Before the Storm Ends “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele “Details in the Fabric” by Jason Mraz ft. James Morrison Friday: Freedom! “Booty Bounce” by Dev “S&M” by Rihanna “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Play This!

Get through the week with our 5-day playlist with hits from your favorite artists By Brianti Downing

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Watch

It’s Still On?

The bad, the worse and the just plain insensitive shows that should’ve been canceled before they even started

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Every year, tons of potentially great shows never get a chance; while tons of shows you didn’t even know people would ever watch, stay on for weeks, months or even years. These shows should’ve been put in the reject pile ages ago. The Event What event are the characters experiencing, exactly? Every new occurrence seems to take you deeper into an alien conspiracy that goes back so long you get tired just thinking about all the twists and turns it will take to figure out “the event.” The worst part is you get the feeling the writers don’t even know what it is. We’re pretty sure they’re already dead and this is some circle of Hell where nothing is ever resolved. Outsourced Any positive strides made in race relations died as soon as this series, about a call center in India, aired more than one episode. The jokes about American intolerance for Indian food, the stereotypical depiction of Indian culture and the pompous attitude of every American at the company should have been recipes for disaster. Unfortunately, NBC and key critics are sticking behind the show. We just hope they don’t sink with it. One Tree Hill The show, originally about a brooding teen with daddy issues, has been on for 8 years, but the phrase, “I’ve got to get home to watch One Tree Hill” hasn’t been popular for the past 5 seasons. They used to have love triangles, dramatic high school basketball games and teenage issues we could all relate to. Now they have kids. Our advice: Pretend the last four seasons never existed. Better With You A laugh track? Why don’t you just put a disclaimer before it starts to let us know we won’t understand the jokes, which come about every five seconds. This romantic comedy series, about two sisters, they’re significant others and their parents, shouldn’t have made it past the first episode. Let’s call it what it really is: A show about three men who will never grow up and the women who don’t have the sense to leave them. We’d rather watch Seinfeld re-runs. –Brianti Downing


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Save A Lot!

From the best apps for your phone to budget buys for your home, we’ve got some great tips to save you some cash By Brianti Downing of booking through an airline, try a travel website like www.kayak.com where you can compare rates from different airlines and different travel sites to get the best deals. As soon as you pick a date to leave, book a flight. If you wait too long, costs go up. You can save even more money by departing on a weekday. Take a road trip: If you’re taking a vacation with your friends to Las Vegas, there’s nothing wrong with driving there. You can choose destinations to stop along the way (Grand Canyon, maybe?) and save a ton of cash by splitting the expenses. Whether it’s Las Vegas, Washington D.C. or even Alaska, the road trip is a tried, true and cheap method of travel. Plus, you get to bond more with your friends.

Food Clip Coupons: You can always download the apps we recommended, but don’t forget about the newspaper and coupon books. Most newspapers put their best coupons in the paper on Wednesdays and Sundays. Some stores also have books with deals in the front of the store, so be looking for them when you walk in the door.

Technology Gas Prices: Filling up your tank can severely decrease your bank account. Getting a great deal is made easier using smartphone apps to save some change at the pump. iPhone and Android users are probably familiar with the GasBuddy app, which gets the job done if you’re just looking for gas. If you’re looking for an app that will also tell you about nearby restaurants and businesses, so you can plan your errands around filling up your tank, The New York Times recommends Where and Poynt for iPhone, Blackberry and Android. The best part is they’re all free.

Buy generic: There’s nothing wrong with buying the generic brands at the store. They usually taste the same as the name brand items, but are a fraction of the cost. If you save your pennies on generic goods, then you’ll have more money to splurge on big ticket items, like the Coach bag you’ve been eyeing for the past month.

Home Rent-to-Own: If your home is unfurnished, think about doing a rent-to-own system. This system works best if you have a steady income or receive help from your roommates or parents. If you want great furniture without paying it all up-front, go to a place like Rent-a-Center. The payments can make or break your credit, though, so be careful and ask a lot of questions before you commit to renting multiple items.

Shopping: Are you conflicted about buying those great running sneakers before shopping around? iPhone and Android users can save the hassle by downloading ShopSavvy, a free app that scans bar codes and compares prices from over 20,000 retailers. While it’s not available on Blackberry, Amazon has an app, also available on iPhone and Android, that allows you to search local retailers and find the best price. When it’s time for a trip to the grocery store, try Grocery Pal for iPhone. The free app syncs mobile coupons with your grocery list and lists deals for grocery stores in your area. Android and Blackberry users can go to www.coupons.com from the mobile Web and find coupons to save them money.

Travel Bus travel: The bus isn’t a glamorous option, but it’s definitely cheaper than booking a flight. Try to book bus travel about two weeks ahead of time to save even more cash. Be sure to see if your school is affiliated with any transportation services that take students to nearby cities. They’re safer and many of them even have Wi-Fi, so you can pass the time by surfing the net or watching a film on Netflix. Book flights early: If you’re taking a long trip, flights are the best way to go. Instead

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Thrifted Furniture: If you don’t have the cash to spend on renting furniture until it’s paid in full, you can go to a thrift store like Goodwill and find gently used pieces. You never know who just brought in a great vintage trunk or a chair they only had for a year. If you don’t find anything in stores, try websites like eBay and Craigslist.


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 cover story april 2011 

She Will

never Change

Somewhere in between studying at FIDM and working as a personal assistant to Solange Knowles, Indigo Charlie released three singles and two music videos. Even though stardom seems to be coming quickly, she promises not to let it go to her head

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ndigo Charlie seems to be anything but sad when you speak to her. She answers questions with a smile and when she talks about desolate situations, it’s easier to see the silver lining. After her first two singles, “Never Change” and the music video for the remix featuring rapper Khleo, hit the Internet, it was obvious that she had the power to tap into a profound sadness most people fear drawing on at age 40. But this 19-year-old student at Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising did it on her first try.   Maybe her talent comes from the musical environment she grew up. Her mother was in business with Matthew Knowles, father of famed entertainers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. After promising her mother she would work hard, she joined her on an Avril Lavigne tour when she was only 9 years old. With a childhood like that, it makes is a little easier to believe her first song and first time in the studio would put her on the fast track to success. Her latest single, “On the Edge,” is proving her initial success wasn’t just a fluke.   Indigo tells JAYE about the social constraints of her busy life, why she’ll never choose between fashion and music and why she’s so fly. by brianti downing

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JAYE: You’ve had a lot of strong, female influences in

your life. Do you think that’s contributed to your success at such an early age? Indigo Charlie: One hundred percent. Definitely, my mom would have to be the biggest. I watched her career and watched her develop and I love her. She’s so strong, she’s so powerful. It’s been her and I for so long, so she’s my biggest influence. There’s definitely been a lot of other strong women in my life who had the same moral compass that I did. That’s a beautiful thing and it’s definitely inspired my strength. JAYE: A lot of songwriters are inspired to write at the height of emotional situations, but everyone’s process is different. When are you inspired to write music? IC: I definitely am inspired by beautiful sadness. A lot of people try to stay away from things that make them sad and a lot of times they’re inspiring. As people we’re always going to connect to music. As an artist, if I sing something, I may be able to connect with you on something you’ve never shared. I’ve sat with friends and they’ve cried and I’ve cried on whatever it’s about, and most of the time it’s a boy. Those emotions definitely inspired “Never Change” and some of the other stuff I’ve written. JAYE: You’d never been in the studio before you recorded “Never Change.” What were you feeling when you recorded for the first time? IC: I had just been in the studio and watched other people record. I’d never written lyrics. It was kind of crazy to hear myself for the first time. It’s like when someone records you on video and you go back and say I sound like that? It took me a couple of minutes to get comfortable, but it felt like home. JAYE: How did you decide to do a remix with Khleo? IC: I’m inspired by the XX and I wanted to recreate a similar vibe and get a guy’s perspective. I wrote it from a girls’ point of view like, you stink. Sometimes the girl is wrong; sometimes the girl will never change. I like what Khleo does and he’s very raw and real in what he says, so I thought he’d be perfect. JAYE: What does it feel like to get all of this recognition from two singles? IC: Honestly, it’s such a Cloud 9 moment. When I tell you I still cannot believe it, I’m being so honest. I never recorded before, I never wrote before. That’s crazy and sometimes people spend their whole lives trying to do this. It’s such a blessing I get to do this. To hear people or see people on Twitter write my lyrics. I feel blessed to see people make videos for my song. That’s the part that makes you say “Oh Crap” It’s absolutely the most incredible feeling in the

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world.

JAYE: When most of us were at home watching car-

toons, you were working the red carpet. How has that experience impacted your work ethic? IC: I watched cartoons, too! [Laughs] I went on the road with my mom a lot. I really love being around work. I could not wait to work. As soon as I turned 15, I had a job. When


Indigo Charlie, right, with her former boss Solange Knowles. Charlie was Knowles’ personal assistant and has been a close family friend for years.

I was 9, I got to go on tour with her and Avril Lavigne for two weeks. People thought it was crazy to see a 9-year-old backstage with press passes and backstage passes. I really loved being around it. I asked to go and I was like, “I will work I promise.” It was really a great time for me. JAYE: What was it like working for Solange Knowles, especially while you were going to school and intern-

ing at several different places? IC: I ended up taking double the classes, so I just took time off [as her assistant]. It’s hard to have a 24/7 job. I took time off to focus on school and graduate on time. I have no social life. It is non-existent. A lot of my friends are going out and going to the clubs. I like to go sometimes, but Friday, Saturday, Sunday any spare moments I get I’m writing a song, answering interview questions, that’s what I do. >>


What’s more important to me is a career, so I’m going to put in the work. JAYE: When do you have time to hang out with your friends or sleep? IC: Sometimes I will take time. I’m a big TV fan. I like to catch up on TiVo and my shows when I do get spare time. I will go out sometimes. A lot of my friends go to FIDM also. They all know it’s not that I don’t care about you, I’m just busy. It’s great to have people who understand. JAYE: A lot of our experiences with FIDM come from what we saw on MTV’s The Hills when Lauren Conrad attended. What’s in like in actual reality and not just reality television? IC: Right now, I have a lighting techniques class, a materials and props class, a computer-rendering class. It’s a lot of work. I have to make a window display on [Adobe] Illustrator, we have to create a product or an invention, we have to do our own photo shoots, we have to create something from a small mold. It’s a lot of hands-on design. It’s definitely a hectic space. I never thought that I would ever have a rolling backpack, but I have luggage I have to bring to class because it’s all my supplies. Our teachers work in the industry. They’re definitely pushing because they know what’s going to get you in and what’s not. JAYE: You’re studying Visual Communications. What does that entail? IC: It’s probably the broadest major on campus. I can go into PR or be a trend forecaster. It’s a little bit of everything to into those types of fields. I’m definitely interested in becoming a trend forecaster. A trend forecaster finds the different scenes and studies what passions are and is educated on new fashion trends. It’s the person who’s like, “Florals—it’s in.” JAYE: Solange Knowles put your prom photo on her Twitter and a lot of people responded positively. How would you describe your sense of style? IC: I’m definitely a vintage girl. Almost everything in my closet or a good bit of it is vintage. I go to every boutique store in L.A. I just love that it’s so ironic that one day I’ll be vintage. It never gets old; it’s not going to go out of style. When you wear vintage you’re a part of history, which is very dope. I like that classic-beautiful type of look. I love stuff from the ‘20s, ‘60s, ‘40s. I like the stuff when a lady was a lady. JAYE: Do you think you could choose between fashion and music? IC: Never. I refuse to choose. I definitely think they’re two careers that go together. If my fashion career goes one way, I can be a part of music. There’s so many music groups that are a part of fashion. Nothing is going to stop

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me from writing music. I love it too much. JAYE: After graduation, which do you plan on pursuing first? IC: I definitely am just going to continue pursuing them at the same time. It’s worked so far. I haven’t had a difficult time doing both. Right now, I haven’t been forced to choose which is a blessing. I hope I never am because I really just love them both. JAYE: You’ve expressed your love for the tambourine. What is it about that instrument that attracts you to it? IC: It has a such a pretty sound, but it can be used in a happy way or a sad way. In comparison to say, a guitar, you hear the significant difference when someone is playing a sad song or a happy song. A tambourine gives you that consistent pretty sound. If I bang the tambourine in a happy song, you’ll feel happy and in a sad song, you’ll feel sad. I love the tambourine. JAYE: How would you describe your sound? IC: I have an airy, indie alternative sound that has a tinge of pain. Not soul, but soul-speaking. Most people think of soul as belty soul music, I think I’ve been able to bear my soul and what I’ve got inside in an airy way. JAYE: On top of your love for the tambourine, you also love Coachella. What sets it apart from other music festivals for you? IC: What I love about Coachella is you get those super unique bands that nobody knows about, but the people do. Those bands are such a treasure. Sometimes it is a band the majority of people have never heard of. It’s important to go and open up your musical taste. You might go there to see Kanye and hear an indie band that can change your perception. If you can take the heat at Coachella, it’s hot as ever. Everyone’s sweaty, but it’s the best festival I’ve ever been to. JAYE: You post a lot of quotes on your Twitter. What quote do you live by? IC: I live by ‘Be beautiful. Be pure. “When Be fly.’ It’s definitely the core of my you wear personality. To me ‘be beautiful’ is vintage such an inside and outside thing. ‘Be you’re a part of pure’ is your intentions and integrity history, and you don’t carry such a heavy which is heart. ‘Be fly’ is to be the flyest pervery dope. son you can be. That’s such a beautiI like that ful thing; when you do that you’re classicbringing something to the world. You beautiful can’t be anyone better than yourself. type of Be you and find out who you are as a look.” person and love that. 


Indigo Charlie on the set of her video for the remix of “Never Change” featuring Khleo.

indigo essentials Name: Indigo Charlie

Age: 19 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA. I wasn’t born there, but I graduated from high school down there and spent sophomore year of high school to my freshman year of college there. It’s the place where I learned the most about myself. School: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Class of: 2011. It went by so fast. I don’t feel like I graduated high school that long ago. New York or L.A.?: L.A. My favorite city internationally would be Barcelona, Spain. If you’re someone who likes culture, if you walk out into the street there’s so much culture. The whole way of life is just enjoy life and for me it’s the ultimate happy life. Flats or Heels?: Heels. Flats are a necessity to life just because you can only stand so many inches above the ground for so long. Heels are fun. What music is playing on your iPod right now?: The Theophilus London cover of Tweet’s “Oh My.” I just keep it on repeat for hours. I love the original, but his cover is so edgy. It’s undeniable. Three things you can’t live without?: My vintage clothes, I probably could not function without my phone, I could not function without music; it’s such a big part of my every day. Dream music collaborations: One them, hands down, would have to be Prince; Lykke Li because I find her so inspiring; the other one would have to be Courtney Love—I die for her voice and lyrics, she’s so the definition of rock star. Describe yourself in one word: Fly. My mom and I have a quote: “Be beautiful. Be you. Be fly.” –B.D.


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endangered species a jaye special report You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need us to tell you that finding work is tough. And with women still making less than men, despite doing equal duties, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard not to get discouraged. But in this package dedicated to careers, a recent grad shares her story on how she stays encouraged despite multiple rejections, a look into the gender wage gap and tips from accomplished women on how to get what you want (and deserve!) in the workplace >>


jobs: an endangered species

Graduated. Now What?

Yara Simon thought she’d be working as a full-time journalist after graduation, but life had a few surprises in store for her

About a month after graduation,

my boyfriend asked me to move with him to Philadelphia. He was accepted to law school and thought the change of location would be good for both of us.   During my last semester at the University of Florida, I could hardly worry about the classes standing between me and my degrees in journalism and English. I had no idea where I was going or what I was doing, and I hated that feeling. By the time I graduated, I had applied to so many jobs, but I continued applying through the summer. Anytime I saw anything that interested me, I would apply. My hope was that someone would hire me, and I would just move there.   That didn’t work, so when my boyfriend asked me to move with him, I agreed.   In June and July, I saved as much money as I could. I was working at the local newspaper, The Gainesville Sun, as a news clerk and stringer. I also got extra money by selling luxury items, especially those that wouldn’t fit in my car for the move.   While I waited to move, I started looking for jobs in the area. I wanted to apply, but I didn’t know if employers would take me seriously because I wasn’t in Philadephia yet. I vowed to enjoy the rest of my summer and not worry about applications until I was there. Two days before moving to Philadelphia, I came across an internship at a weekly newspaper. Instead of having to write a cover letter, I answered a few questions and sent some clips. The next day the editor invited me to take a fact-checking test on my first week in the city.   A group showed up to take the two-part exam. The first part was about Philadelphia, which made me apprehensive. I can’t remember much of what was asked, but I, embarrassingly enough, couldn’t even remember the capital of Pennsylvania. The editor smiled when she saw my mostly blank paper, so I thought I may still have a chance. The second part was fact checking by using the Internet to fix a few articles. I took my time going through it. As we were told to do, I highlighted any names, dates or places that could be incorrect. I then looked for several sources to back up the changes. I was the last one to finish, but I knew I

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one are the days of house-sequestered wives furiously baking pies and popping out babies. Women are no longer slaves to social shackles and can dress and behave as they wish. We have, in most aspects, become equal to men, but despite our list of accomplishments, women are still paid nearly a quarter less than men. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national pay ratio for women in 2009 was 78 cents for every man’s dollar, virtually unchanged from 2008.   Just 40 years ago, the worth of a woman was thought to be half that of a man, yet our pay has only increased from 60 cents to 78 cents since 1970. At their current rate, wages will not be equalized until 2057, meaning even the babies born today will not see equal pay until they are middle-aged.   Women in the 21st century run multi-million dollar corporations and conduct ground-breaking research, but our paychecks are still stuck in the 20th century. So who decided that women were worth less than men— and since when did we become OK with it?   Not long ago, women had few rights. They couldn’t own land, lacked any labor laws and were generally viewed as glorified baby makers. A report by the Center for American Progress shows that while women now make up half of all workers in the United States, they hardly constituted a third of the workforce in the 1960s when inequity was the annual standard. It wasn’t until the Equal Pay Act of 1963 that wage scales were set to stabilize, though women still earned 45% less than men a decade later.

Name Your Price

It’s 2011 and women have more influence than ever. So why does it feel like nothing’s really changed?   Although many powerful career women have managed to overcome these daunting standards, the remainder of the female population have unfortunately fallen through the cracks, especially women of color. The latest census statistics report that for every man’s dollar, African American women receive 68 cents for doing the same tasks as their male counterparts, while Latina women earn only 58 cents.   Unfortunately, this imbalance doesn’t slowly accumulate over the course of a woman’s career. Starting in college, women are shown to have a slight intellectual advantage over boys and academically score the highest in all majors, but a year after graduation, women will already earn less than their male co-workers, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW’s research also found that women who graduate from top-tiered schools make less than men from middle-ranking


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was to resign at the end of December to focus on finding a job that better suited my talents. I wanted to start anew in 2011. I wanted to feel like me again.   It’s started out roughly. I’ve gotten a few rejections. But I am learning to take it better. I don’t want to be bitter because it hasn’t been easy for me.   I expected to be working in journalism, but I realize I have to broaden my search. If anything, job searching has made me more creative in my approach. At the beginning, I didn’t look at communications or public relations positions. I also didn’t realize how many cities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey I can look for work in.  

A week later, I was rejected. It was the first time

I had been rejected, and I didn’t know how to react other than crying. Through puffy eyes, I e-mailed the editor and thanked her for the opportunity. Then, I quickly put the negative feelings aside and continued to send in application after application.   One of the most promising positions I saw was a newspaper looking for writers. I e-mailed a cover letter and my resume to the editor. I didn’t get any replies, but I kept seeing the paper needed writers. I decided to call and get in contact with the editor, but each time I was told she wasn’t available. I decided to go to the paper’s office because it was near my apartment. The editor was in, but she wouldn’t see me because I didn’t have an appointment. I soon realized she just didn’t want to see me, so I moved on. I reached a point where I was low on money, and I needed to find any job, so I applied to a clothing store and was hired at the end of October.   It was my first experience in retail and I was put on a register. After a few weeks, I got the hang of it, but it never got better for me. I felt com-

Yara, a native of Florida, had to get used to the harsh Philadelphia winters.

pletely out of my element. I knew was lucky to receive any paycheck, but I wasn’t in a place I loved. My unhappiness at work affected my behavior at home, which was unfair to my boyfriend, who was dealing with his own challenges. The job also took away my time to look for a journalism job and I knew it would be difficult for me to drive to work in the snow when winter came. I decided the best option for me

schools and about the same as men from lowranking schools.   Even in fields typically thought of as “female occupations,” like secretarial positions and the nursing profession, women still earn less than their male colleagues. Oddly, research also finds the more a position is headed by women, the less a woman generally receives. The National Committee of Pay Equity studied womandominated jobs and compared their salaries to male-dominated jobs with the same salaries. The study found that in terms of pay, a top female nurse is equivalent to a male auto mechanic, while a male meat cutter is annually paid $3,000 more than a senior female administrative >>

I’m not sure when it will finally happen for me, but I am enjoying the city in small bursts. It’s difficult for me to get out and explore Philadelphia in the way I would like. I have bills to pay, so going to museums, plays and concerts is just not a priority. Instead, I fill my time with other hobbies, like cooking, blogging, but I do go out to celebrate special occasions.   It hasn’t been easy, but I’m finding my happiness again and I’m confident I will find my path. 

Paying the Price: Successful Women Share Their Inequality Stories Dreams of ascending the corporate ladder? Know that you won’t get there without overcoming a few obstacles

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ate White, editor of Cosmopolitan and best-selling author to a critically acclaimed murder-mystery series, knows the ins and outs of gender inequality. Though currently surrounded by powerful women, she was once in the minority as the first coed class at Union College, providing her with the stories—and strength—to persevere. >>


jobs: an endangered species >> secretary.  Despite the strides society has taken in the past century, stereotypes still exist. Children grow up thinking of some jobs as characteristic women jobs, and oftentimes women will naturally migrate to these positions. . Sex and race biases still plague society and eventually lead to the devaluing of both men and women.   These small monetary differences between sexes can eventually lead to tremendous loss. The Center for American Progress reports that the average woman will lose $431,000 in pay over a 40-year career, and the figures can reach as high as $600,000 in states such as Wyoming and Alaska. With our current recession, no man or woman can afford to be lost in a pay gap. Women are not the alone in their financial struggles, as men too have faced tremendous paycheck loss in the past few years.   Some people are quick to call this bridging of the wage gap just another feminist movement, but there are no burning bras or estrogen-led marches on the horizon. Women’s groups state

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that closing the gap is not an attack on men or a portrayal of women as victims. If racial equality has become a common acceptance, shouldn’t gender equality be next? Even men are paid less in female-dominated occupations than they are in male-dominated occupations, bringing to question if gender is still the sole cause of lowered pay.  Hesitancy is another large factor in the continuation of the wage gap. Women will often avoid discussing their pay for fear of reputational damage and workplace hostility. Rather than demand a few extra dimes, women instead accept their conditions as a social norm, which further solidifies it as one.

“Women are not purposely paid less than men, they just don’t put up a fight or haggle for the pay they want.”   “In my many years of experience, women are not purposely paid less than men, they just don’t

put up a fight or haggle for the pay they want,” says Dennis Cox (read more about him on the opposite page). “It doesn’t matter if you are black or white, male or female — if you want something, you need to be proactive and ask for it.” College students are taught to study religiously and work diligently to someday climb the professional ladder. We listen to endless speeches about the importance of grades and internships, but rarely do we hear that gender may be the one factor that cripples us—because maybe it isn’t. Success isn’t always measured in money, and the majority of influential women of today grew up in times of much greater adversity.   While it’s clear the wage gap needs immediate action, we can’t sit around complaining until a change occurs. We have decades of women behind us who have shown if you want something, you need to go out and get it yourself. If we can juggle dinner parties and multi-million dollar businesses, we can surely nab ourselves a few extra dimes. After all, multitasking has been our forte for centuries. 


Mad Men depicts life in the ‘60s, when women made up 33 percent of the workforce.

>> Facing discrimination: “I was at a magazine and a top job opened up when my boss at the time was leaving. I interviewed, and I didn’t get it…He later told me, “Kate, I’d have to deny this in a court of law, but the reason you didn’t get that job was because you were a woman.” Sometimes fighting that fight is too tiring. Sometimes you just have to pack up and go to another place that’s more receptive. So I left!” The real problem: I think the big mistake women make is still being too much of a good girl. Generation Y has a real sense of entitlement, but they ask for things in the wrong way. You can’t make it about yourself; you can’t make it emotional. It has to be about you and the work.” Current times: “For a lot of women it’s a game of “Can you tough it out?” and thank God women do, because they change the world for all of us.”

Get into the Gap: “It’s unfortunate that a wage gap continues to exist in this day and age, but you can’t let the ignorance of others affect you,” says Dennis Cox, who has over 40 years of hiring experience as the Chief Operating Officer of Heart of America Restaurants & Inns.   Though the wage gap is ever-prevalent, many women and men are either unaware as to how much their salaries differ or simply don’t realize they are being underpaid. In a random survey conducted by JAYE to find how much women know about the wage gap: 16% of women responded that no wage gap still exists. Of those surveyed, 58% set the current pay disparity at 1 to 18 cents—far below the actual 22 cent gap. No beneficial changes have ever been made with the support of oblivious followers. What this means: If women remain uniformed of their own incomes, the discrepancies can only be expected to last.

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r. Laura Hansen has garnered international recognition for her research on skin cancer, earning her countless awards and over $4 million in grant support. She is now the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis Program at Creighton University, but says working in a field dominated by men has not always been an easy journey. Early years: “I couldn’t really envision [creating a name] for myself until I was actually doing it. Science is changing though, and more women than ever are getting Ph.D.s — young women now have some great role models.” Facing discrimination: “As a faculty member I’ve been asked to type for an older man who claimed not to know how while his assistant was out– —this is not an uncommon experience for women faculty.” How to handle it: “I don’t type, except for myself.” Advice for success: “Networking with senior women in your organization is an excellent way to find out about the inner workings of your institution and how to succeed in it. Find a mentor, and make use of their advice.” 

Kate White (right) and Dr. Laura Hansen (left) are accomplished women in their industries. But they’ve had to overcome setbacks along the way.


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creative The Look: Back to Basics The Inspiration: Francesco Scognamiglio, S/S 2011 Why It Works: There’s an expectation that if you work in expressive environments, you have to go crazy with colors and prints. But we think subtle details—eye-cathing necklines, surprising fabrics—on clothes rendered in black sends just as big of a fashionable statement.

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medical The Look: No-Frills Elegance The Inspiration: Rachel Roy, S/S 2011 Why It Works: How chic would a shift dress be under your lab coat? And never mind the practicality: toss the coat, add a statement accessory or two and a teeteringly high heel and you’re ready for cocktails! Look for attention-grabbing prints and open necklines.

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Ashley Hoover never thought her photojournalism degree would lead to being a wedding photographer. She also never thought she’d be fine with that by brittney fennell It would be considered an understate-

ment to say that for the past two years college graduates have faced a dismal job market. With the economy wavering but showing signs of slowly bouncing back, recent graduates have had to take matters into their own hands when seeking employment. That happens to be Ashley Hoover, a May 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, who has become a self-employed wedding photographer.   Hoover, who has a degree in photojournalism, is using the current state of the economy and her skills as a photographer to start her own business.   “My whole business is a result of how the economy forced me to branch out to all facets [of photography],” said Hoover.   Because she has a degree in photojournalism, the style of wedding photography proves to be different, but Hoover still wants all her photos to have the same effect.   “I love seeing a photo that makes you feel like you’re there or want to go there,” said Hoover.   “I like pictures that have a dreamy feeling. I like the whole idea of capturing moments in people’s lives. I think it’s awesome that I can enhance a moment for someone with a photograph.”   The Keystone Heights, Fla. native is using wedding >>


jaye profile photography as a catalyst to jumpstart her career in photojournalism, and to hopefully lead her down other avenues.   “I’ve been doing it [wedding photography] long enough to know how long I want to commit,” said Hoover. “It’s helped broaden the scope of my career.”   Hoover’s wedding photography schedule consists of one or two weddings a month with other jobs photographing engagements, children, and newborns.   “You have spring wedding season and winter wedding season. You have

“I like pictures that have a dreamy feeling. I like the whole idea of capturing moments in people’s lives. I think it’s awesome that I can enhance a moment for someone with a photograph.” to look into other things because weddings will not keep you busy all year.”   Hoover’s long-term career goals are to be featured in a magazine, and if she becomes more serious about photographing weddings she would like to open her own studio. However, she doesn’t like to put too much pressure on herself for fear of becoming close-minded. Her love for photojournalism is a reason she has taken this career path and wants to continue on it for the rest of her life.   “Everybody always says find something you love and it isn’t work,” said Hoover. “I had a really hard time

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and build up a portfolio.   “I say you have to get really interested in it, and be willing to learn what goes into it. The most important thing is networking. It’s good to go out and go to bridal fashion shows and bridal forums with all the businesses. You can photograph dresses or cakes for businesses. You have to be open to doing different things.”   Hoover is engaged and one would think that with all the weddings she photographs and attends, she would constantly be getting ideas for her own wedding. But that’s not the case.   “I really like the idea of weddings, but I don’t know if I’ll have my own wedding,” Hoover says.   “Being a photographer, you want to be behind the scenes. As far as attention of a big wedding, I’m not interested. When I get married, I’ll probably elope.” 

finding something that interested me more than a semester. With photography, it’s so many things you can do, and so many parts keep you busy. It’s a very creative avenue, and keeps me interested in what I’m doing.”   Amber Mauger, a recent client of Hoover’s can attest to her work as a photographer and how she pays attention to detail.   “I loved the photos,” said Mauger, who was married on last April. “She did a great job on the detailing of the pictures of the dress, favors, and cake. It was a countrythemed wedding and she captured that.”   Hoover describes her photography style as vintage and eclectic. She admires the work of photographers Annie Leibovitz, one of the world’s most famous photographers, and Sally Mann. Her advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in photography is to be prepared to learn


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“Sometimes the things that you want to go after or achieve take sacrifice and even though your life is supposed to be important, sometimes you have to sacrifice.”

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, braxton ol assignments o h sc ex pl m o ls his c d ive. here, he spil work hours an ct g pe n rs lo pe h it in w fe li ed le fill on doing cts of his skelter schedu d what he plans e important aspe an th s ys ep ke e ke d th despite a helterd an nded otivated, an es to stay grou , how he stays m ip sh n o ti skinner manag la re g n taining a stron after graduatio secrets to main ning by brianti dow Braxton Skinner, 21, a full-time physics major at University of Central Florida, landed a job as a supervisor for UPS when he was only 20 years old. Did we mention he pays all of his bills and is attending college on a scholarship? Pretty impressive, huh? Of course he’s off the market (Would you let him slip through your fingers?), but there’s no harm in looking and listening to his thoughts on love and how he handles his hectic life. What attracted you to physics? My 11th grade physics teacher. She was excellent at it and the way she presented it was intriguing. Her passion for it sparked fire for me. She also helped me with a lot of personal things in my life. I kind of wanted to emulated that.

half ago, my mom said you’re on your own this semester and it was almost like a challenge, so I took this challenge and never looked back. If I don’t do it, no one else will. Do you think ambition gets in the way of your love life? Sometimes the things that you want to go after or achieve take sacrifice and even though your life is supposed to be important, sometimes you have to sacrifice. With my job, I work in the middle of the night and sometimes you want to just stay home, cuddle, hang out and chill, but I have to get up in the middle of the night and leave. But I have to do what I have do, which is what makes it selfish.

matter what the couple is, gay or straight, that you both know you love each other. If you both know that, through hardship or whatever, you can still depend on that. I’ve experienced it, so I know that will conquer all other problems in your relationship. That’s so optimistic. I was in a perfect relationship, where everything in terms of communication was great and everyone thought we were the perfect couple, but we lost that excitement. I realized I was lacking that love and that feeling that I want to be with that person. An attractive body and money isn’t going to do it. I thought it would for a while, but it’s love.

How do you balance a job as a supervisor, school and social life? I just take it one day at a time, constantly planning for the next couple of hours. I always have a panned routine or I end up in chaos. If I'm not writing it my planner or my phone, I'm wasting time. And I don’t sleep.

What are three things you look for in a girl? The first thing I look for in a girl is her smile. The second thing would be for a girl who would want to make me happy. When I am with a girl I do everything to make her smile and I want the same done for myself. And excitement. A pretty smile and good time, what more can you ask for?

Do you think honesty attracts women, or turns them off? I was talking to this girl for a while and in our conversation she said, “You know something abut you, you have a lying spirit.” Ever since that day I decided I want to say the truth to girls, friends, everybody. Honesty is the best policy and I’ve never had better luck with women.

You seem like a pretty hard worker. What motivates you? The fact that it has to be done. I’m no longer in a position to where I can just ask someone to bail me out. I have no one to be my safety net in life. A year and

What's the most important thing in a relationship? A mutual agreement that love is what brings the two together. That you love that person and that person loves you and that both of you understand that. No

Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years, I see myself at UPS doing industrial engineering. I’m hoping that I’m finally for the first time completely with the love of my life and in grad school. And in a strong relationship with Jesus. 


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the environment responds to how we treat it and it’s important that we’re doing our part to help mother nature do hers. in honor of earth day on april 22, we’ve rounded up a few facts, courtesy of planetpals.com because when you know better, you do better  The garbage in a landfill stays for a for about 30 years.  Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.  Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year.  We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year.  1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.  Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.  The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours.  For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.  Earth is 2/3 water. but all the fresh water streams only represent one hundredth of one percent.  14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year.  It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones.  5 billion aluminum cans are used each year.  84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.

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