Part of the hustle is that sometimes you have to travel at the last minute. A meeting runs late. Or a flight gets delayed. And you get stuck in an airport for multiple hours. Or you hit the wall and just need to get out of Dodge, fast. Should you find yourself in such a situation, what’s the most efficient way to book a decent local hotel on really short notice? And how can you be sure that you’re not checking into the Bates Motel because you’re desperate for a place to lay your head for a few hours? Correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has sussed out the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute.
Some airlines take your comfort in the air (and your appearance once you land) very seriously. And they offer amenity kits with some of the best beauty products out there. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the most luxurious airline amenity kits in the sky right now.
Research shows that the more women succeed, the less likable they become. What is it about likability that absolutely seems to elude women leaders? And why does likability even matter? In fact, what does likability even mean? The new phrase summarizing the dilemma faced by women who already have or are seeking positions of authority is “the Likability Trap.” Name a senior woman leader in an important field of endeavor who is routinely described as likable. Anyone? Anybody? Can a strong woman ever be deemed likable?
In the words of the inimitable Jane Austen: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Of course, these days it might a second or third spouse that said wealthy person is currently in search of. Whether it’s a first marriage or a third, though, how do rich people find someone to marry? In a two-part series, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks down the options members of the elite use to find a suitable fiancé. When money is no object, these are the best elite matchmaking services – it’s love, luxury style.
Succeeding at work requires many things: hard work, smarts, resilience, and mentoring. A little luck is always helpful. And so is the right wardrobe. But who has time to shop? And even if you have the time, do you have the skills of a stylist? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks down all the options for getting professional assistance in building and curating your work wardrobe. From personal shoppers, to clothing box styling services like Stitch Fix, to renting clothes for work, she’s covered the bases. Here’s how to shop for chic work clothes like a boss.