I’ve seen a lot of commenter threads about different diets lately, and I’ve been looking into them myself, so I thought I’d start a diet open thread to collect everyone’s thoughts in one place. At the outset, I just want to remind everyone this isn’t necessarily about weight loss — some people try different diets as … Read More about Plants, Points, Portions, and More: A Diet Open Thread
Let’s face it, ladies: No one wants to get hangry at work — and long workdays are only made worse by sugar crashes. So a working woman’s gotta eat smart during the workday! But what are the best foods to maintain your energy during a long day at work? Which are YOUR favorites to keep your mind and body fueled … Read More about How to Avoid Getting Hangry at Work
Lunch workouts: are you able to fit them into your workday? What are your best tips and tricks for exercising during your lunch break? I’ve blogged before about some of the quickest workouts you can do at work, as well as some of the best workout DVDs you can even do in an office — but we … Read More about How to Fit Lunch Workouts Into Your Workday
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)
I’ve gotten a few requests lately to address “career hiccups” — how to deal with failing the bar, being awkward with coworkers, making a huge mistake — and I think this is a great question. So: let’s discuss. For my $.02, I think that YOU are the biggest hurdle to get over after a career hiccup. You … Read More about Career Hiccups
Which are your favorite spa treatments? What is your favorite way to unwind, given an unlimited budget?
2021 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to fit exercise into a busy day, but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our posts on the best streaming workouts to do at home, gym near the office etiquette and how to fit lunch workouts into your workday. … Read More about How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Day: 8 Tips If You’re Always Working
Do you nap at the office? What are your best tips for napping at the office (possibly without getting caught)? We took a poll on office naps a thousand years ago, but haven’t really discussed since then, and I thought it might be an interesting topic. First, some factoids from the Internet — according to … Read More about How to Nap at Work
2017 update: Links have been updated below; you may also want to check out our latest discussion of how to pamper yourself when you’re sick. What do you do if you think you’re getting sick — and what are your best tips on how to ward off a cold? We’ve talked about how to work … Read More about Sniff, Sniff: What to Do When You Think You’re Getting Sick
Update: We still stand by this roundup of laughter, anxiety, and the overachieving chick — you may want to check out our more recent discussion (with recommendations!) on how to deal with anxiety through laughter. I’ve been thinking lately about how important laughter is — specifically, how important it is to have an honest-to-god giggle … Read More about Laughter, Anxiety, and the Overachieving Chick
What are the best ways to recharge after work — and reclaim those hours as a productive time for you? Reader R wonders, how do you make your evenings productive? Do you have any tips for recharging after work so you can have a more productive night? I keep reading about how mothers like Sheryl … Read More about How Do You Make Your Evenings Productive?
Should you network while sick? Reader M wonders, particularly when it comes to clients she already has… I haven’t seen this covered in your advice column and have just bumbled my way through a client meeting while heavily drugged with Sudafed and wanted your take on what a better approach would be. I work in … Read More about Meeting the Client… While “Heavily Drugged” with Cold Medicine