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Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Help! I Didn’t Go to a “Good” School
Bullish Q&A: Help! My Job Experience Isn’t “Professional”
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish Q&A: What to Do About Your Racist Family
The Infuriating Truth About Why Some Women Project Their Problems on Other Women Who Are In Fact Living Their Lives Totally Functionally
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish Q&A: Want To Do ALL THE THINGS? Focus By Defining Your Endgame.
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You!
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?
“I Feel” That You’re a Misogynistic Jackass: A Case Against “I” Statements
Bullish Q&A: When Your Interviewer Says You’re Too “Intense and Ambitious”
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
In last week’s Bullish: Tech Skills Are Not Optional For Your Career, I argued that you owe it to your future self to be good at technology, and that it’s not cute to brag about being bad at it. I also pointed out that you don’t have to want to work in IT to benefit from having good tech skills –…
I think most people agree that, even if you don’t want to be a writer, it’s important to be able to write. Whether you want to be an opera singer or a relief worker or a mountaineering instructor, you need to be able to send literate emails to people in positions of power and to send out typo-free resumes. You…
Oh look, I got engaged! I’m happy and all, but if you talk about that too much, half the women you know are all like, “Bitch.” So, let’s talk about the fact that it is now normal in our society to date for twenty years or more before marrying (or the equivalent). It is also, of course, normal to never…
I have read versions of this story at least five times: The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took…
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 got into a Facebook scuffle the other day, and – amazingly – left feeling that my time was well-spent! Basically, in the comments below a post, a man called a woman “shrill.” She called him out for his “coded attack.” I agreed. “Shrill” is like saying, “Your comments keep coming out in this high-pitched voice and therefore are invalid.…
Musician Kim Boekbinder made news last June when, in response to a show she played for 18 people – netting exactly $12.50, which she spent on whiskey – she announced her new business model: The problem, as I see it, is that we’re living in THE FUTURE (cue theremin!) with ease of communication, downloadable gratification, large networks, and constant information…
In early 2010, I was writing weekly articles for TheGloss about beauty, skin care, and lady-inventions to solve lady-problems. Also, somewhere in the deep recesses of the box in which I keep my old to-do lists was a napkin I scribbled on on an airplane: notes for a book entitled, “How to Make Money Without Becoming a Republican.” I had…
I know that a lot of us like to pretend to be too cool for mainstream things – for instance, I took a good swipe at Coors Light recently – but it’s hard to deny that Friends was a pretty good show. I remember seeing the episode, “The One with the Bullies” (Googling “Friends Ross hat bully” totally worked), in…
Did you start finding birthdays rather disappointing once you left for college? All the sudden, having your birthday recognized was not a childhood entitlement but rather a popularity contest. As a grownup, if you’re not dating someone, you’re probably planning your own birthday. If you don’t plan, your friends find out about your birthday on Facebook, at which point they…