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I Worked for a Guy Like Mike Pence. It Was … As Expected.
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Bullish Q&A: Win the Game That Excites You – On Matching Your Life to Your Strengths
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish on The Muse…Cut Out Emotional Tomfoolery to Get Things Done
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?
Bullish Q&A: How Can I Defend Feminist Ideas If I’m Terrible at Arguing?
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
About Those “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Goddamn Nail Wraps
Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City
Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast
Bullish on DailyWorth…3 Reasons You’re Always Late—And How to Fix Them
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
Bullish Q&A: Is Writing a Book a Good Side-Hustle?
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish Q&A: Caring for Financially Irresponsible Parents
Bullish on The Muse…3 Stealthy Ways to Make Sure You Have the Upper Hand at Work
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Not All Women Want to Date a “Career Man”
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Bullish Q&A: Imposter Syndrome? The One Secret That Will Change the Way You Look at Everyone
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…
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…