2020 Update: We still love a lot of these older podcasts for professionals, but you may want to check out our most recent discussion of the best podcasts for smart women. Readers, which are your favorite podcasts? What do you think are the best podcasts for professionals — the ones you recommend to friends, bosses, … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Podcasts for Professionals
With summer almost here, we thought we’d revisit a subject readers have talked about through the years: great board games for grown-ups! They’re the perfect antidote to too much screentime (both for kids AND adults), a great stress reliever (well, unless Monopoly ends up getting too heated!), and a way to distract your mind from, say, what’s in the … Read More about Six Great Board Games for Grown-Ups
Have you ever considered running for office? Maybe you were spurred into action by the outcome of last November’s election (NPR says it’s created what seems to be “a level of intense interest not seen in at least a quarter century”), or maybe you’ve always wanted to get involved in politics. It can seem overwhelming, but there’s actually a lot … Read More about Resources for Women Running for Office
Something I’ve noticed a LOT of friends doing lately is backing away from social media. I’ve been doing a partial social media break, since as a blogger I can’t really take a total break — but I’ve definitely modified my consumption. So let’s talk about it: What are you doing with the extra time if … Read More about How to Take a Partial Social Media Break
A great roundup of posts to help you look more polished, appreciate more and stress less, organize, grow your career, socialize more, save more, pay down debt, learn about personal finance, eat better, and move more!
With the holidays almost upon us, I thought we’d have a holiday recipe open thread — what are your favorite things to make for family and friends? Have you gravitated towards certain recipes as a working woman (simple ingredients/short steps for easy weeknight dinners, slow cooker recipes you can start before work, etc.)? For … Read More about Holiday Recipes Open Thread
Ladies — what are your favorite office movies, particularly for women? Which ambitious movie characters inspired you while growing up, and/or who has inspired you recently? Which movies would you want to discuss with other readers? I’ve mentioned my favorite fashion movies before, and we’ve had a few discussion threads about specific books, but as fall … Read More about Working Girl, 9 to 5, & Other Office Movies
Pictured: one/ two / three / four What kinds of hobbies do you like to take part in after work and on weekends? (We’re talking about offline activities here — no computers required/allowed!) This is the first in a series of occasional posts where we’ll take a look at how to pick up various hobbies. Today we’re talking about coloring books … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: Coloring Books for Adults
What’s your favorite way to keep up with current events? Has it changed recently (such as when Facebook changed their “trending stories” to “trending topics”)? Have you adopted a new curated source that seems like a helpful one for you, like theSkimm or The Broadsheet, or have you rediscovered an older source (like the NYT or WSJ)? Readers had a … Read More about How Do You Keep Up with Current Events?
Since we’re all getting back into the swing of things after the long weekend, I thought we’d have a fun open thread today: what new TV shows are you looking forward to this fall? What second, third, and beyond seasons are you eagerly awaiting? What shows are you so glad you’ve caught up with via streaming services like … Read More about Open Thread: TV, Streaming, and Movies
2020 Update: We stand by this advice on specialty vacation packages for busy women, but you may want to check out our newer advice on travel companies that plan surprise vacations. Travel planning can be a lot of fun, but it’s also time-consuming — and stressing out about a vacation kind of defeats the purpose. Vacation packages take almost all … Read More about 4 Types of Vacation Packages for Busy Women
One of the things that came up in the comments on our diets for busy women post was the idea of prepping meals and snacks on Sunday for the week ahead — and I’ve read a ton of advice saying that you should steal an hour during the weekend to review the major tasks you need to accomplish in … Read More about Weekend Prep for Monday: Do You Do It?