Firing of Times Editor Fuels Equal-Pay Debate

The abrupt firing this week of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, once again puts a spotlight on unequal pay between men and women doing similar jobs, as details continue to leak. The New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta provided some Times salary numbers. When Abramson became executive editor in 2011, her salary was $475,000, or $84,000 less than her male predecessor’s pay that year, Auletta reports.  Also, during the three years she served as Washington bureau chief, she made $100,000 …

Was Fired New York Times Editor Paid Less Than a Man?

It’s not just women toiling away in middle management or other low-profile positions who apparently are paid less than men. Jill Abramson, fired yesterday as executive editor of the New York Times – a position she had held since 2011 and the first woman ever in that spot – reportedly just weeks ago found out that her pay and pension benefits were much less than her male predecessor’s. She balked, and, according to the New Yorker, the pay gap was …

Online Dating: Showing My (Real) Age

Q: I am a 78-year-old widow, intelligent, friendly, self-sufficient, well-groomed and well-read. My problem is how to word my online profile so that men who are slightly younger will not write me off. I am in excellent health and interested in everything around me. I can still do everything I did when I was 50. I would be a good fit for the right man 10 years my junior, but men don’t seem to consider this possibility, and there don’t …

What’s a Guy to Do? Four Suggestions for Better Caregiving

In my last post, I ranted a bit about the perceived invisibility of men in caregiving discussions. This time, I want to turn that camera around and take a look at how men can sometimes be their own worst enemies when taking on a caregiving role. The urge many of us have to step in, analyze and act can make the experience much more difficult than it needs to be (believe me, I learned the hard way). Over time, I …

Eunuch Study Reveals Why Women Live Longer

What can ancient castrated Koreans tell us about longevity? A lot, apparently. A new study of historical data reveals more evidence that when it comes to why women outlive men, testosterone may be to blame.

What Do I Do With My Guy & His Wandering Eye?

Q: What should I do when my husband looks and stares at other women? Should I leave him, confront him or just not say anything? It makes me angry and uncomfortable, not to mention makes me feel like I’m not what he wants anymore. What do I do? – TR Dr. Schwartz: Well, first talk to him, not right when it happens, but when you are both in a good mood, relaxed and ready to have an intimate conversation. Tell …