Bullish: 5 Ways To Combat Summer Laziness

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…

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Bullish: Be A Badass, Not An Intern

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…

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Bullish Life: Control Your Thoughts, Defeat Your Enemies Mightily

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…

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Bullish: My To-Do List Revolution

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…

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Bullish Life: You Totally Can Be a Special Snowflake

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…

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Bullish Life: Some Dreams Are Stupid

“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…

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About Haley

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…

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