The fun story of how I very nearly permanently damaged my dry eyes with long hours at my Big Law firm.
Music, Moods, Discovery, and More
Ladies, let’s have a rare discussion: which music is your favorite? How important is music in your life — how do you find new music, and when is the primary time you listen to music? Do you like to listen to music while you work, or is it reserved for other times in your day? … Read More about Music, Moods, Discovery, and More
Open Thread: Resolutions
Do your resolutions ever really change? Kat kicks it way back and looks at her resolutions from 2006.
Beauty Wednesday: How to Apply Mascara
This may well be one of those moments where I’m the insane one, but here’s a question for today’s open thread: how do you apply mascara? I’ll admit: I haven’t done a total survey of the field here, but every YouTube makeup tutorial I’ve ever seen has women applying mascara as the very last step … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: How to Apply Mascara
What Are Your Shopping Habits for Workwear? Moratoriums, Spreadsheets, and Crop Rotation
2020 Update: We still love this discussion on shopping habits for workwear — you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether you should buy duplicates of your favorite clothes. Silly question, right — how do you shop? But if I’ve learned one thing while doing this blog, everyone has their … Read More about What Are Your Shopping Habits for Workwear? Moratoriums, Spreadsheets, and Crop Rotation
How to Plan a Vacation
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to plan a vacation like a boss (don’t miss the commenters’ advice!) — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussion about vacations and work, including how to take the stress out of vacation planning. It seems counter intuitive, … Read More about How to Plan a Vacation
The Best Lists To Keep (That Might Seem Obsessive But Are Actually Super Useful)
I am kind of an obsessive list-keeper and note-taker. Back when I had a Palm Pilot, it was filled with ’em; now that I’m on Android I’m still happily using the program B-Folders to keep track of my myriad lists. Am I crazy? Sure. (All the best people are.) But I sometimes really marvel at … Read More about The Best Lists To Keep (That Might Seem Obsessive But Are Actually Super Useful)
So… What’s Your Birthday Routine?
So: Today is my birthday. It’s always a reflective time for me, and I have my little routines — and I thought it might be fun to talk about how we all like to spend our birthdays. Personally, every year on my birthday (or as close to it as I can swing it) I take … Read More about So… What’s Your Birthday Routine?
How Much Do You Spend On Bags?
How much do you spend on bags? After our discussion on Tuesday regarding whether a reader should spend $2100 on a bag that she was different from what she normally carried, reader E wrote in with this comment: After reading your post yesterday regarding expensive, professional bags, I wonder who out there can afford such … Read More about How Much Do You Spend On Bags?
Open Thread: Best Brain Candy Books For the Summer?
2016 Update: There are still tons of great suggestions in the comments, but do check out our more recent discussion on summer reading for working women. I’m having a rough Monday for a reason I suspect is familiar to many of you: I was up until 2:30 last night finishing The Hunger Games. (Yes, I … Read More about Open Thread: Best Brain Candy Books For the Summer?
R.I.P. Mary Krusiensky
I just wanted to say a quick RIP for my last remaining grandparent, Mary Krusiensky (Maria Borsch Krusiensky), who passed away earlier this week at the ripe old age of 90.
All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Non-Essential Shopping
Here’s a fun question: what items do you think are wise to purchase, even if you don’t have a specific event or occasion to wear them to — and which items are best left for specific “I am going to wear this to X event” purchases? Even though we don’t belong to a gym with … Read More about All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Non-Essential Shopping