| May 1, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Eavesdrop in almost any store dressing room and you are sure to hear these words as clothes are being tried on, "With Spanx it will be perfect." The whittling wonder body shaper line has become a staple in most lingerie drawers. And despite the continued debate over whether prolonged use of shapewear can be harmful to your body organs, the mainstream makeover from bumpy to smooth has made Spanx one of the business wonders of the world. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow room crowd at New England's first Spanx store that opened at Westfarms Mall. Sara Blakely, the 43-year-old business mogul who invented the line, has given underwear a mainstream shove since introducing her first power panties 14 years ago. One of the world's most well known billionaires and a Forbes list fav, the married mother of one who lives in Connecticut has expanded the product line to include men's shapewear and proved once again that necessity is the mother of some of the best inventions.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I was asked for my references when I applied as an office worker at a company near my house. I hadn't worked before so I asked several of my neighbors for references. The office manager said they were "friend" references, not job references,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...