A reader wrote in, wondering how to prepare for vacation so she could enjoy it: “I wind up working so many hours in preparation for vacation I am exhausted, grouchy, and usually sick when I leave. Then I spend the first part of my trip recovering.” YEP!
If you’re working full time and go back to grad school, how can you manage everything? How can you become adept at juggling a full time job — and courses? Reader C wonders: Not sure if you’ve covered this before, but could you do a post on balancing full-time jobs with part-time graduate school? Any … Read More about Back to School: Juggling A Full Time Job … and Courses
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do black tie on the cheap, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. How do you do black tie on a shoestring budget? Reader J wonders… I am a law student who will be working at a … Read More about How to Do Black Tie on the Cheap
What should one wear if you’re officiating a wedding, particularly as a non-religious officiant? Reader W is wondering what to wear to officiate a wedding, so I thought I’d tackle (even if it is a bit farther than our usual topics)… I suppose because I’m an attorney and all-around upstanding citizen, I’ve been asked to … Read More about What to Wear to Officiate A Wedding
Readers, have you hired someone to clean your house or apartment? What are your best tips for how to hire a cleaning lady? When did you first hire them? (Right out of school, after you reached a certain salary, after you got married or had kids… when?) What have you learned about the process, such … Read More about Open Thread: Hiring a Cleaning Lady
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decorate your first real apartment — links have also been updated below. Reader R wonders about how to decorate her first apartment after grad school… I’m about to graduate law school and will be moving into my first “grown up” apartment soon. I’ve never really … Read More about How to Decorate Your First Real Apartment
How can you improve your writing? Reader L wonders… I am hoping that you and your readers can help me! I am looking for suggestions on how to improve my technical writing skills, either through online courses, tricks, tips — really anything. This is a subject near and dear to my heart — in addition … Read More about How to Improve Your Writing
2020 Update: We still stand by these self-defense tips for women, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on safety for professional women, including the best personal safety apps for women who live alone and the best safety tips for women travelers. Self defense is not the most fun subject, … Read More about Open Thread: What Are Your Best Self-Defense Tips?
These are our top tips on battling burnout…
Reader H wrote in with a question: should a baby shower at the office include games, or just cake? What about wedding showers at the office? Here’s her question… I have a question about celebrating life events in the office – specifically throwing coworkers wedding showers and baby showers during work time. Should these events … Read More about It’s Raining Gifts: Wedding and Baby Showers at the Office
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about the weekend you vs. the workday you — you may also want to check out our more recent post on how to cultivate style. Is the weekend you different than the workday you? We’ve talked about when to show personality at the office, but … Read More about The Weekend You Versus the Workday You
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice below about fitting a social calendar into a busy life, but do check out our latest discussion about ways to make time for friends when you work a lot. I don’t think we’ve talked about this yet, and I’m curious what readers say. Your job is important, … Read More about Fitting a Social Calendar Into a Busy Life