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
Today we’re bringing you our next installment of our Money Milestone series, where we’ve previously discussed paying for grad school, wedding finances, home buying, financially planning for a baby, financial strategies for divorce, and saving for retirement. Readers requested one on eldercare, finances, and aging parents — and I think that can certainly make an impact on one’s finances, so let’s … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Eldercare and Finances
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 discussion of how to turn off work mode, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to create strong work-life boundaries, as well as the best ways to relax after a stressful day. I have a question for you ladies: how do … Read More about How to Turn Off Work Mode
Are you prepared for various emergencies? When do you think emergency preparedness crosses the line from smart to crazy? We joked the other day about “Nine Ways to Prepare your Office for a Zombie Attack,” but that got me thinking — I’ve read a ton of advice lately about emergency preparedness plans for situations you … Read More about Emergency Preparedness — What’s Smart, What’s Crazy?
Which are the best spa treatments to help busy women relax? We’ve talked about relaxation habits, laughter as medicine, the best magazines to read while you unwind, the best brain candy books — but we haven’t talked about spa treatments, and I’m curious what other people like. So readers, speak up! For my $.02, it’s … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Spa Time!
I’ve seen a lot of friends Facebooking and posting about holiday stress, so I thought we’d have a discussion about it today. Here are the questions: Do you get stressed out around the holidays, and why? (Seeing family? Leaving on vacation? Year-end office stress? Gifts?) How do you deal with the stress? (Mantras? Better personal … Read More about Dealing with Holiday Stress
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion on breast reduction, coworkers, and other cosmetic surgery/office considerations — but you may also want to check out our more recent thread on taking time off work for plastic surgery. How do you deal with cosmetic surgery (breast reduction, breast enlargement, nose jobs, etc) at … Read More about Cosmetic Surgery and the Office
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
2020 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 … Read More about Laughter, Anxiety, and the Overachieving Chick
How do you manage your money without getting stressed out with a million accounts? When we talked about automatic investments a few weeks ago, some readers noted that having too many accounts was stressful to them. So let’s talk about some easier ways to manage the money, how to get a bird’s eye view of … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to Manage Many Financial Accounts