Something I hear more and more these days is that people are exhausted and have no energy. You can say what you want about information overload, device mania, etc — to say nothing for those of us with small kids, where it’s generally accepted that exhaustion is par for the course — but the fact is that for … Read More about “I’m Exhausted” — How to Investigate When You Have No Energy (An Open Thread)
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2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on planning your career for babies — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including how to decide if you want kids, and our top tips on preparing for pregnancy (if the answer is yes). Over … Read More about Planning Your Career for Babies
Ladies: how do you feel about drinking? Do you think overachieving women tend to drink more? We haven’t talked about this for a while, but it’s been on my mind with various news articles I’ve seen, and with the holidays coming up I thought we’d discuss. (I don’t want to totally rehash my thoughts from our … Read More about Women, Drinking, and Overachieving
When your work suffers because of personal problems you’ve been struggling with — and your supervisor has noticed — how can you turn things around? Reader J wonders… I am a mid-level associate in Big Law. I switched firms in December of 2014. Today, I had my first review and it went very poorly — in Big Law … Read More about When Personal Problems Affect Your Job Performance
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
What should you do when mental health issues are holding you back and making it difficult for you to build the career you want? Reader O wonders… I have struggled with mental health problems for years and as a result have always worked really terrible jobs (combination of poorly paid, admin/dogsbody type roles with bullying managers). I … Read More about When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
What are your best tips on how to find career coaches, ladies? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look a career coach? Let’s discuss. First, here’s Reader J’s question about how to find a career coach: Have you ever written about using the services of a career coach? How does … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and When)
What fall TV is everyone excited about? What shows do you think are smart, or make good TV for smart women? Which old friends are you happy to see return, and which new shows are you psyched about? (Any other shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime worth binge watching?) For my $.02 — we’ve … Read More about Which Fall TV Are You Excited About?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? I recently came across a note I’d made a few years ago, from an Esquire article on marriage — the advice being that it just takes 90 seconds, three times a day, to have a good marriage. I found it and said to myself, “man, that was really … Read More about What’s the Best Life Advice You’ve Ever Read?
How can you feel confident during an interview when you don’t feel the best in your clothes? A petite and plus-sized reader wonders how she can look her best, short of losing 40 pounds in a week: Interview suits for the short and round. Please help! I admit it. At 5’2″ and a size 14/16 … Read More about Feeling Too Fat to Interview
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to be supportive to a stay-at-home dad — but you may also want to check out this Week in the Life of a Working Mom for her thoughts on supporting her partner, whose main job is staying home with their child. How can you be … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse