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Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
Bullish on The Muse…How to Brazenly Ask for Favors to Boost Your Career
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish Q&A: How to Protect Yourself if Your Job Isn’t Stable
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Bullish Q&A: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You!
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
Bullish Q&A: Freelance Rights, and How to Negotiate a Contract
Bullish Q&A: Side Hustles + Undermining Colleagues in Academia
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
Advice Mega-Column, Part I: Side Hustles for Academics, Face-Blindness, Your “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Nail Wraps
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
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…
Business is a lot like dating. Like cold-hearted, competitive dating among people who don’t love each other. In other words, like awful, awful dating. Once upon a time, when I was considering moving to New York, I looked for jobs. A Director of Marketing position was available at a company I’ll call QuixoticIdea.Com. I was an unconventional candidate — I’d…