Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
“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: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish Q&A: Side Hustles + Undermining Colleagues in Academia
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Bullish Q&A: Win the Game That Excites You – On Matching Your Life to Your Strengths
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Handle a Bad Boss
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…
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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…
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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…