2019 Update: we still stand by a lot of these apps for working women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of our favorite apps in 2019. Ladies, what are your favorite apps for working women? I rounded up some of my favorite Android apps a few years ago, but … Read More about Apps for Working Women: What Are Your Favorites?
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on how to be productive when you work in an open office; links have been updated below. Readers, do you have any tips for how to work productively in an open office? What advice do you have for someone struggling to adjust to one? Reader K wonders how … Read More about How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to manage your time — but you may also want to check out our other discussions on time management. How do you manage your time, either to meet billable minimums, stay motivated and productive, or to fit everything into your life? (2016 mini update: do … Read More about How to Manage Your Time
I’m curious, ladies — am I the only one who is crushed by the overwhelming amount of information hurtling my way on a daily basis? I get about 600 emails daily. Every time I log on to Facebook or Twitter I end up throwing at least 5 new articles onto my “read it later” list … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Apps for Helping with Information Overload
How do you stay on top of hair cuts and other personal care appointments when you’re a busy professional? Reader S, who is about to start as a summer associate, wonders… I’m in law school, about to start as a summer associate at a firm in NYC, and I was wondering if you had any … Read More about How to Schedule Appointments When You’re Very Busy
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
Can changing just one thing make a big impact in your life? It’s my plan of attack for my New Year resolutions, so I guess we’ll see… I was reading this article in Working Mother with tips from top executives, all of whom happen to be mothers, and I was intrigued by the “One Thing” … Read More about Making Real Change…With Just One Thing
I recently read an article about how “boring is productive” — and they cited numerous CEO-types, including Barack Obama, about how when you take certain choices out of your life, you free your brain to think about other things. Obama was quoted as saying: “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying … Read More about Variety Versus Routine
What are the best ways to recharge after work — and reclaim those hours as a productive time for you? Reader R wonders: 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 Sandberg go home and do another 5 … Read More about How Do You Make Your Evenings Productive?
I’ve written before about how I love to get up early because that’s my most productive time of the day — but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about how to optimize those productive hours to get the most stuff done. I have my own tricks; I’d love to hear what you guys use as … Read More about How to Make the Most of Your Productive Times
2018 Update: Links have been updated below; you can also check out our latest discussion on green cleaning products that actually work. 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, … Read More about Open Thread: Hiring a Cleaning Lady