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Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Advice Mega-Column, Part I: Side Hustles for Academics, Face-Blindness, Your “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Nail Wraps
Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: Help! I Didn’t Go to a “Good” School
Bullish Q&A: Win the Game That Excites You – On Matching Your Life to Your Strengths
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish on The Muse…How to Brazenly Ask for Favors to Boost Your Career
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Bullish on The Muse…This Champagne-Fueled Shindig Will Make Achieving Your Goals Oh So Much More Fun
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
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
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: What to Do About Your Racist Family
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Bullish Q&A: Imposter Syndrome? The One Secret That Will Change the Way You Look at Everyone
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
I learned from Bust magazine sometime in the last couple of years that, in the 1950s, young women who hoped to one day get married would register, through ads in the backs of magazines, with companies that made different patterns of silverware. They’d sign up for a particular pattern and hope to receive forks, spoons, and knives for their various…
I am thankful for many things, principal among them contact lenses, the Internet, and no longer being a child. Surely, we can all think of things to be thankful for; in fact, many of the things we ought to be very thankful for (The Nazis were defeated! Womenfolk can vote!) are exactly the things we are fortunate to be able…
If you are a New Yorker, you know how annoying it is when someone is walking too slowly. The sidewalks are crowded; the subway stairs are crowded. It’s like someone driving 45 on the highway. One person can really impede a lot of other people. And if you are walking four-wide on a crowded sidewalk in New York, you are…
Many romantically-inclined people strenuously object to picking a partner based on any reason but love and attraction. This, obviously, is a fairly new development in human society. In the past, and today in many other cultures, men have been (or are) judged by their ability to provide financially, and to a lesser extent, women by their perceived ability to be…
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…