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Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Advice Mega-Column, Part I: Side Hustles for Academics, Face-Blindness, Your “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Nail Wraps
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
I Want to See a Gender-Swapped Version of Every Movie. Literally Every One.
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
Bullish on DailyWorth…How and When to Work for Free
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
Bullish on The Muse…How to Brazenly Ask for Favors to Boost Your Career
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish on DailyWorth…How to Hold a Conference for Almost No Money
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
Bullish Q&A: My Family Wants Me to Get a Boyfriend
Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?
Bullish Q&A: I Keep Interviewing for Jobs I Don’t Really Want
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Determine How Much I Can Charge For My Expertise?
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
Bullish Q&A: Win the Game That Excites You – On Matching Your Life to Your Strengths
Advice Mega-Column, Part II: Giant Student Loans, Mean Girl Friends, Whitepapers, Career Changes, and Minimum Viable Products
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…
I once put up an ad on Craigslist for a personal assistant. I’m not very good at managing people, and I know that, so I wouldn’t want to mislead anyone. The ad basically said, “I’m a big idiot with lots of stuff going on. Here are fifty things I need to do (send press releases, make hardboiled eggs, wait in…
How wealthy you are doesn’t have all that much to do with what’s in your bank account. It also has to do with where you’re reading this from right now, and whether it’s possible for you to get “in trouble” for reading TheGloss during “work hours.” It has a lot to do with how much of your time you have…
Aging has many benefits, even for women. At least the first decade or two of it – which, if you’re in your twenties, are what’s next on the agenda. I was 21 when I set up my first real office for the company I had started when I was 19. Being young, I was obsessed with appearing “legitimate.” I wore black…
Women are often judged by their weight, and indeed, it can be difficult to achieve the whippet-thin, rib-baring appearance desired by society (or at least for social dominance over other women). But men are judged by their height, and there’s nothing they can do about that. There’s no Celebrity Height Club. Even with all the money in the world, Tom…
If you find yourself in your late twenties, living with roommates and without health insurance, you may rightfully wonder how on earth it could ever be possible to have a baby before your eggs get old. From a former head of research of a pharmaceutical company, as quoted in a scare-tactic-filled article on The Daily Mail: Today, we know that…
At the age of 25, I donated eggs to a gay man in California in exchange for $8,000. In order to do this, I was put on a schedule of drugs and hormones, many of which I injected into my own stomach. During this whirlwind tour of human hormonal states, I got a pretty good idea of what it might…
Every time I go on vacation, I pack a bunch of “casual clothes.” Then, walking around Mexico City in a sundress (for instance), I feel that I am not conveying a sufficient level of gravitas. I then iPhone my way to the local Zara and buy a blazer, after which I get better service absolutely everywhere, or at least everywhere…
Welcome to a new column on TheGloss! Every Tuesday, “Bullish” will take on issues related to the workplace, money, and entrepreneurship. Why “Bullish”? The bull has long been the totem animal of Wall Street — the snorting, aggressive paragon of masculinity associated with rising financial markets. I live three blocks from the Wall Street bull (which, technically, is located on…