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Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish Q&A: What to Do About Your Racist Family
Bullish Q&A: I Keep Interviewing for Jobs I Don’t Really Want
Bullish Q&A: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You!
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
“I Feel” That You’re a Misogynistic Jackass: A Case Against “I” Statements
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish on DailyWorth…An Introvert’s Guide to Networking
Why Don’t Men Buy Women Books in Bookstores Instead of Drinks in Bars?
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish Q&A: My Family Wants Me to Get a Boyfriend
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: Is Writing a Book a Good Side-Hustle?
Bullish Q&A: Imposter Syndrome? The One Secret That Will Change the Way You Look at Everyone
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…
Is your morning a swiftly executed productivity plan? Or a five-mile run? Or a serene hour of meditation and herbal tea that brings you focus and clarity for the rest of the day? Blech. My mornings involve a lot of communing with my espresso machine and then, at 10:45, wondering who will still deliver me a breakfast sandwich. Laura Vanderkam,…
“Following your dreams” seems to be the current American religion. (See posts by other authors on TheGloss: My Sister Gave Up Her Dreams, and Sometimes I Hate Her For It, and I Gave Up My Dream, and I’d Do It Again.) What the fuck are “dreams,” anyway? And why are they so sacred in our culture, while “goals” — like…
Hi! I’m Haley, Jen’s virtual assistant. I’ve been working for her since March 2012, but I’ve been a Bullish reader for several years. I found Bullish by chance – I came across Maybe Work-Life Balance Means You Should Work MORE and felt like it had been written especially for me. I had just left a dead-end admin job at a…