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If you, like many women, are in a profession that demands smiles and unwavering sweetness--human resources, food service, or retail, for example--you may be making other people's days better at the expense of your own. According to Dr. Alicia A. Grandey at Pennsylvania State University, "emotional labor" that requires you to make nice on the job causes major stress. And that leads to absenteeism, decreased productivity, fatigue, burnout, and physical ailments. "The physiological bottling up of emotions taxes the body by overworking the cardiovascular and nervous systems and weakening the immune system," says Grandey. --Jennifer Block
Television news anchors are beginning to look more like their viewers, according to a new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs. The percentage of women and minority correspondents reporting the nightly news has doubled since 1990. Here's how the networks scored: NBC had the most stories reported by minority correspondents (18%), but CBS was the most female-friendly, with 32% of stories reported by women. Hold on to your confetti though: 86% of all stories are still reported by whites and 76% are reported by men, and out of the top 50 anchors ranked by airtime, only three are members of minority groups; the eight women listed are all white. --J.B.
If you live with a man, you may be stressing him out--just by talking about your job. It turns out men are more likely than women to get depressed over the demands of their partner's job, say researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in England. They studied couples in which both partners held equal professional status, and found that during the classic "How was your day, Honey?" discussion, women were able to sympathize with and then move on from a male partner's crummy day at the office. But men just felt awful after hearing the women's complaints. Researchers are still working on the reasons for this gender difference. We could offer a few suggestions. --Erin Hosier
When you think of Wall Street financial firms, do you picture mahogany-trimmed mens clubs and thick glass ceilings? Take a look at Charles Schwab instead, where women make up 36% of corporate officers. Compare that to 12% in the 500 largest U.S. companies. So how did Schwab manage to be so forward-thinking? "It really grew organically out of the culture," says Sarah Bulgatz, a senior manager. The company --which was recently recognized by Catalyst, a research organization dedicated to advancing women in business--was founded on the philosophy of "no ceilings, no barriers, no limits," according to Bulgatz. --J.B.

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