Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Determine How Much I Can Charge For My Expertise?
Why Don’t Men Buy Women Books in Bookstores Instead of Drinks in Bars?
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
How to Be So “Productive” That You Hate Life and Everyone Hates You
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Bullish Q&A: Is Writing a Book a Good Side-Hustle?
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Help! My Job Experience Isn’t “Professional”
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
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?
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
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…
I’m going to sound like your mother for saying this, but you probably shouldn’t quit your job in a blaze of glory. Blazes of glory don’t buy you groceries two weeks later when radio programs have stopped wanting to have you on the air via telephone and your internet fame has been eclipsed by a video of a zoo animal…
I had always assumed that I was bad at reading maps. Reading maps was always something my father did on car trips while my mom alternately slept, fed us baggies of Chex cereal, and told us to shut the hell up. My dad didn’t delegate. On dates, I would often wander around, chatting amiably with some guy and not paying…
People should stop saying “Any publicity is good publicity.” In 1910, William Jennings Bryan used the famous whistle-stop train to campaign for a proposed Constitutional amendment against special interests. That is: to spread a message, he literally spoke out of the back of a train, after which more coal was shoveled into the firebox and they hurried on to the…
In last week’s column, Personality Qualities Way More Important Than Anything on Your Resume, I noted that “An impressive resume is the new high school diploma.” A resume is a formality, it’s background information and you’re in the foreground — if you’re looking for work, you should depend about 20% on your resume and 80% on your skill in pitching…
I have spent the last couple weeks working on a new profession I had not even been previously aware existed: textbook punch-up. Have a dry, academic-sounding textbook? Call a comedian who majored in philosophy! Now your textbook is full of logic jokes! This has prompted me to think: while I think my resume looks pretty good, no one gives a…
I have a love/hate relationship with certain “motivational” literature. On the one hand, there are some good ideas, one of which I’m about to recount. On the other hand, the idea that your happiness is entirely dependent on your mental state can keep you from taking action to actually make changes, and in many cases is a way for employers…