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Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Hold a Conference for Almost No Money
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Advice Mega-Column, Part I: Side Hustles for Academics, Face-Blindness, Your “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Nail Wraps
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
Bullish Q&A: Help! I Didn’t Go to a “Good” School
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
How to Be So “Productive” That You Hate Life and Everyone Hates You
Bullish on DailyWorth…How and When to Work for Free
Bullish on The Muse…This Champagne-Fueled Shindig Will Make Achieving Your Goals Oh So Much More Fun
Bullish: Why More Socialism Would Help 51% Of The Population Create More Jobs
Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student
Bullish Q&A: Is Writing a Book a Good Side-Hustle?
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Bullish Q&A: How Can I Defend Feminist Ideas If I’m Terrible at Arguing?
Bullish on DailyWorth…An Introvert’s Guide to Networking
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…
When I was a kid, I remember being outraged at the introduction of Double-Stuf Oreos (yes, that’s really how the product name is spelled). Why was I full of rage? Because I was sure I had invented Double-Stuf Oreos myself. I mean, I had been disassembling Oreos, halfheartedly eating the excess black cookie parts, and gloriously reassembling one massive dual-creme…
I anonymized a few details from this writer’s letter, but not many, because a lot of this email is about horses. What am I supposed to say — the writer is training llamas? Mastodons? Groundhogs? You cannot ride a groundhog. Dear Jen, I’m 23, I work as a contractor, and I have a boyfriend and — oh man — two…
One of the first Bullish columns I ever wrote was Bullish: How Business is Like Dating. As I’ve been plowing through reader questions in response to Bullish: How to Ask for More Money, Part I and Part II, I felt like I was writing “Bullish: How Asking For Money is Like Lots of Stuff About Boys.” I tried to refine…
Dear Jen, Please help me. I am very nearly twenty-one years old, and very nearly at the end of my undergraduate degree. Within the next month, I will have completed my exams and all but cast fate to the wind; within two months I will know the results and forever be on my merry way. The outcome is not the…
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been writing about asking for more money, and arguing that even if you think you don’t care about money, you should. People say that no one on their deathbed regrets not working more. Actually, plenty of people are on their deathbed worrying about how their family is going to keep the house once they’re…
I want to start by saying that, even if you don’t care about money, you should care about money. If it felt a little dirty or weird for you to even click on the link to read an article about asking for more money, I really want you to get over that. I’m convinced that many fewer men than women…
Three weeks ago, I wrote Bullish Life: I’m Engaged! What I Learned From Twenty Years of Dating, followed by Bullish Life: How I Met My (Soon-to-Be) Husband On OKCupid. I’ve since turned all my attention to baking and having wedding invitations printed on organic hemp paper folded by Japanese children. No, not really. Actually, my kick-ass assistant just helped me…