2017 Update: We still stand by this advice below about long platinum blonde hair at work, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion of the best shade of blonde hair for being taken seriously at work. This is a perennial question: is long hair professional? And a corrollary: is long platinum … Read More about Can Long, Platinum Blonde Hair Be Professional?
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
A reader wondered: what are our (and the readers’) best time management tips for women lawyers?
2020 Update: We still stand by this discussion on making personal calls while you’re on the clock — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to handle necessary personal calls at work, as well as our more recent discussions about how to plan a wedding while working full … Read More about How to Handle Personal Phone Calls at Work (And: How to Plan Your Wedding During Office Hours)
Days at the office can be incredibly long — made only longer by the fact that there are still chores, errands, and other life issues to be dealt with. We thought we’d start an open thread by listing some of the things that we do to save time on life tasks, and then see what … Read More about Looking for the 25th Hour? Our Top Time-Saving Strategies
2018 Update: While we still stand by these reasons every busy woman needs a crockpot, you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of 5 all-day crockpot recipes. We were pleasantly surprised when numerous commenters to our What to Eat When You Have No Time to Eat post started mentioning the crockpot … Read More about Tool of the Trade: The Crockpot (and: Recipe Open Thread)
Let’s start by saying this: eating is a Good. Food is fuel for your brain and body, it’s yummy, and the act of eating gives you a nice break during the day. There are metabolic benefits to eating small meals very often, and your subordinates will appreciate the consistent mood that comes from frequent meals. … Read More about What to Eat When You Have No Time to Eat
Sometimes, being overachieving and fabulous means you get a bit stretched too thin. Like, if, say, you’re working 250 hours, running a blog, planning a wedding 300 miles away, and trying to diet/exercise well in the meantime. (This, of course, relates to NO ONE we know.) Anyway, sometimes push comes to shove and exhaustion overwhelms … Read More about Poll: Have you ever napped at your desk?