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How To Dress for the First Day of a New Job

July 05, 2019

How To Dress for the First Day of a New Job

Don’t sweat it. You’ve got this.

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

July 05, 2019

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

Advice from master improviser Shannan Scarselletta.

Psychologist Kathleen Pike on How to Handle Your Mental Health at Work

July 05, 2019

Psychologist Kathleen Pike on How to Handle Your Mental Health at Work

She’s a global expert on mental health, and even she has had her struggles.

How to Dress For Casual Fridays

June 28, 2019

How to Dress For Casual Fridays

Advice for finding that perfect blend of relaxed yet refined.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 3

June 28, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 3

An HR executive shares her tips for navigating thorny situations at work.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

June 28, 2019

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner only gave herself 6 months to write a novel—and it’s already a bestseller.

Designer Natasha Jen Looks for the Sweet Spot Between ‘Inventive’ and ‘Appropriate’

June 21, 2019

Designer Natasha Jen Looks for the Sweet Spot Between ‘Inventive’ and ‘Appropriate’

A partner at one of the world’s most renowned design studios talks creative discipline and what to do when you hear “no.”

The 5 Pieces You Need For The Perfect Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

June 21, 2019

The 5 Pieces You Need For The Perfect Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

Just because you’re traveling for work doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 2

June 21, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 2

Nobody knows how to resolve conflict better than a celebrity divorce attorney.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 1

June 14, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 1

Take it from a pro who knows: LAPD Deputy Chief Regina Scott.

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

June 14, 2019

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

Sometimes you just need a break.

Interested in Buying Art, but Not Sure Where to Begin? Kayla Carlsen of Sotheby’s Offers Tips for Any Price Point

June 14, 2019

Interested in Buying Art, but Not Sure Where to Begin? Kayla Carlsen of Sotheby’s Offers Tips for Any Price Point

The head of Sotheby’s American Art department shares advice for first-time buyers—and what she’s got her eye on.

The Best Summer Dress According to Your Sign

June 07, 2019

The Best Summer Dress According to Your Sign

Your go-to summer dress according to your sign.

“I Got Sucked Into What I Wanted to Be Instead of What I Wanted to Do”

June 07, 2019

“I Got Sucked Into What I Wanted to Be Instead of What I Wanted to Do”

Lawyer Lisa Rubin had a perfect life on paper—and a nagging sense that her career wasn’t what she truly wanted. So she quit to figure out her next steps.

How to Recognize — and Survive — a Toxic Workplace

May 31, 2019

How to Recognize — and Survive — a Toxic Workplace

5 red flags to watch out for—and what to do when they strike.

I’ve Finally Found A Jumpsuit I Love (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Really A Jumpsuit)

May 31, 2019

I’ve Finally Found A Jumpsuit I Love (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Really A Jumpsuit)

Let me count the ways I love thee.

How to Be a ‘Ferocious Protector’ of Your Time, and Other Lessons From Lawyer-Turned-Author Cristina Alger Wang

May 31, 2019

How to Be a ‘Ferocious Protector’ of Your Time, and Other Lessons From Lawyer-Turned-Author Cristina Alger Wang

Attorney-turned-writer Cristina Alger Wang had it all—a successful law career, a hit novel, a newborn baby, and a second book deal. Then postpartum depression derailed her plans.

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