Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Why Don’t Men Buy Women Books in Bookstores Instead of Drinks in Bars?
Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?
Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly
Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish Q&A: How to Protect Yourself if Your Job Isn’t Stable
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: How to Quit Your Job With Class
On “Having It All,” Feminism, Picking the Right Partner, and Lifestyle Design
Bullish on The Muse…3 Stealthy Ways to Make Sure You Have the Upper Hand at Work
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
The Infuriating Truth About Why Some Women Project Their Problems on Other Women Who Are In Fact Living Their Lives Totally Functionally
Bullish on DailyWorth…An Introvert’s Guide to Networking
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
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…
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…