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Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
About Those “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Goddamn Nail Wraps
Bullish on The Muse…3 Stealthy Ways to Make Sure You Have the Upper Hand at Work
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Hold a Conference for Almost No Money
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
Bullish Q&A: Want To Do ALL THE THINGS? Focus By Defining Your Endgame.
Bullish Q&A: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You!
Bullish Q&A: Volunteering vs. Side Hustles
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
Is it better to rule through love or fear? Machiavelli always gets a bad rap (much like Draco and Procrustes). In The Prince, however, Machiavelli didn’t actually suggest that ruling through fear was the superior method; he said that a ruling through a combination of love and fear was best, but if you had to pick one, fear is safer.…
I was introduced to the word “under-reinvesting” by an entrepreneur who had been told by the venture capitalists who had funded his startup that it was a mistake to have money in the bank — in the world of venture capital, where it’s astronomical-returns-or bust, having money in the bank was a sign that revenue was not being reinvested in…
Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men was this summer’s gender meme: it’s hard to say that women are, across the board, oppressed in America when they graduate from all levels of education at higher rates than men and when the recession is killing traditionally male jobs left and right. You only have to watch Mad Men to see how far…
Travel writer Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, has just finished traveling around the world for six weeks without a single piece of luggage. His trip is being sponsored by … a company that makes vests with lots and lots of pockets, so you can look like either a fisherman or…
I grew up reading Readers Digest. From ages 9-16, I read every single word of every single issue: This is Joe’s Pancreas. How to Protect Your Retirement Savings from Liberals. Drama in Real Life. Every month, Drama in Real Life told the true story of someone who had fallen while mountain climbing and survived for days on a ledge the…
I am convinced that most of what we consider sound financial values about budgeting and saving are illogical Depression-era holdovers. At Barnes and Noble this week, I paged through a copy of Everyday Cheapskate’s Greatest Tips. Maybe I’ll learn something useful, I thought. And I did. Here is the one useful thing I learned: Disposable razor blades get dull quickly…
You know how some people say that alcoholics have to hit rock bottom before they become committed to change? It’s possible to hit the rock-bottom of stress. When I was 24, the company I had been running for five years failed and my office landlord sued me and locked me out of the building, causing my office plants to die…
People who enjoy the feeling of cliches pouring out of their mouths love to opine that money can’t make you happy. Except that removing sources of suffering — which money can totally do — is pretty much the same as making people happy, unless you are some sort of miserable human being who enjoys making up new reasons to be…
I once considered writing a book entitled “How to Make $30,000 a Year and Sleep as Late as You Want.” Small, quantified claims are so much more credible than “Make a Million Dollars While You Sleep!”, “The Ten- Minute Workweek,” “7-Minute Abs,” etc. (Now, I’m thinking about “How to Make Six Figures While Loitering in Foreign Coffee Shops.”) So, while…
Having trouble concentrating long enough to really get things done? There are totally solutions for that. It occurred to me to write this column when I read a friend’s Facebook status update: “Just completed my third pomodoro!” Um … like the pasta? I Googled. It turns out that there is something called the Pomodoro Technique. According to the website, “The…