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?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a zillion tips on how to use Evernote and other note-keeping apps — but all seem geared at freelancers or entrepreneurs. So we thought we’d do a roundup of some top tips for busy working women, but we want to hear from you guys: DO you use Evernote or a similar … Read More about The Busy Woman’s Guide to Using Evernote and Other Note-Keeping Apps
Lawyers: how did you prepare for law school? Law students, what do you wish you’d done to prepare? Ladies with an MBA or other graduate degree, what did you do to prepare for grad school? Were you more concerned with substance (such as trying to get ahead on class reading, or better educated on the topics you’d … Read More about How to Prepare for Law School
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
Does your boss send you emails at all hours? Are you expected to respond immediately to answer work email at home — either in a clear “policy” way or in an unspoken, pissy-but-won’t-tell-you-why way? Do you try to draw a line in the sand and purposely not reply during certain hours, even if you get the … Read More about Answering Work Email at Home
Ladies: let’s talk about the art of delegating work to your secretary, assistant, or another third party. More and more I feel like knowing how to delegate is key to success in work and life — you can’t micromanage everything. Besides, if you bill by the hour, remember that your client doesn’t want to pay, say, $500 … Read More about How to Delegate: How to Start Delegating Work To Your Assistant
I’ve mentioned my love for my Bluetooth keyboard a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a whole post on it, so I thought we’d discuss. If you tend to do a lot of writing in your life (even just emails!), I highly recommend it. There are a ton of options out there; the … Read More about Gift Idea: Bluetooth Keyboard
How many devices do you have? Does having multiple devices boost your productivity — or just add to the feeling of being overwhelmed? Reader A has an interesting question: So I was wondering, how many pieces of technology do you and your readers have? I am increasingly getting overwhelmed by it all. I have a desktop both … Read More about Do Multiple Devices Boost Your Productivity — or Your Overwhelm?
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
I have written before for my love of focus-boosting tools like Leechblock and RescueTime, but I’ve been using a new one that I like, and thought I’d share: MORPHINE. When I switched to Chrome a while back, I was bummed to find that my beloved Leechblock was only available on Firefox. (Firefox kept crashing, everyone said Chrome … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Morphine Plugin for Chrome
A new MBA student has plenty on her plate: classes and projects, networking events, recruiting opportunities — not to mention the typical grad school challenges of making new friends and (for some) adjusting to a new city. Reader R wonders if we have any great tips for full-time MBA students, particularly female MBA students… Hi … Read More about Tips for Full-Time MBA Students
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of petite office ergonomics — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion of how to have better ergonomics at the office. If you’re petite and your office desk is too tall for you — enough that it’s causing you pain while you work — how much … Read More about Petite Office Ergonomics (and: How Does Your Office Handle Ergonomics?)