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On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Handle a Bad Boss
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: Help! I Didn’t Go to a “Good” School
Bullish Q&A: How Can I Defend Feminist Ideas If I’m Terrible at Arguing?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish: Why More Socialism Would Help 51% Of The Population Create More Jobs
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
Bullish on The Muse…3 Stealthy Ways to Make Sure You Have the Upper Hand at Work
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Dear Jen, You mentioned in an article recently that becoming a person who achieves special snowflake things involves networking, marketing, and project management. You also mentioned that those things are learnable, so I would like to ask how one goes about learning to be excellent at networking and marketing. (I can already manage a project just fine.) I am a…
Recently, comedian Daniel Tosh recently quipped from stage that “rape jokes are always funny.” A woman disagreed! (I’m sure many women did, but this one did so out loud!) Tosh shot back, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…” The…
As I wrote in last week’s Bullish: 5 Ways to Combat Summer Laziness, it’s been a less productive summer for me than I expected, at least so far. I’m not getting up at the crack of dawn. In fact, while I shared my exciting and extremely functional to-do list system in Bullish: My To-Do List Revolution, it’s easy to flip…
Summer can make us lazy. Very lazy. I grew up in Virginia Beach, where it’s not quite perpetual summer (you need to own some kind of winter coat), but where a small number of people insist on MAKING A POINT by wearing flip-flops every single day (even when there’s an inch or two of snow). The point these people are…
Internships are frustrating for everyone. When you’re applying for internships, it can be demoralizing to find out that no one wants your labor even for free. Even though – unless you have rich parents – you will very possibly have to work some second, paying job (folding jeans at the mall!) in addition just in order to be able to…
I’m enjoying the series by Cathryn Berarovich about being a prostitute. Sure, as forms of employment go, it’s a little … invasive. But most “regular jobs” are pretty invasive of your mental space. We’re always selling something, aren’t we? Isn’t your mind kind of more important than your body? It’s a tough call. For some years post-college and after the…
Let’s talk about this article in The Atlantic, Elizabeth Wurtzel’s 1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible. (In case your memories of the ‘90s are fuzzy or nonexistent, Wurtzel was kind of a poster child of the decade.) Specifically, I want to talk about how some feminists’ obsession with paid work is encouraging women…
You know how you always get so much done on an airplane? I was thinking about that — and a writer friend of mine who despite having a legendary loft apartment, just like people have in movies about Manhattan, paid for a cubicle in a shared workspace so she would get more done — and considered a number of business…
Back when I ran a failing dotcom, I used to both joke and despair about my to-do list. My to-do list consisted of: Many little slips of paper 1-3 legal pads full of scribbles 6-8 Word documents labeled “marketing,” “project management,” “personal,” etc., each of which was at least 6 pages long, single-spaced Six to eight Word documents multiplied by…
The title of my column last week was Bullish Life: Some Dreams Are Stupid. Not all of them, of course. And, other than a few obviously very noble dreams (free schools for Afghanistan!) or obviously very terrible dreams (Christian rock band entitled “Heteros Only”!), far be it from me to tell which ones are stupid. My point is that nothing…