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Professor Heidi K. Brown on Why ‘Introverted Lawyer’ Isn’t a Paradox

January 11, 2018

Professor Heidi K. Brown on Why ‘Introverted Lawyer’ Isn’t a Paradox

The Introverted Lawyer author on authenticity, blushing, and the accessory that makes her feel like Wonder Woman.

#BetterThingsToDo with Actress Jessica Tuck

January 04, 2018

#BetterThingsToDo with Actress Jessica Tuck

Actress Jessica Tuck shares her #betterthingstodo than shop for workwear.

Sarah LaFleur on Sexual Harassment and Building a Generational Bridge

December 08, 2017

Sarah LaFleur on Sexual Harassment and Building a Generational Bridge

Our Co-founder and CEO shares her #MeToo story—and expresses hope for a more equal and accountable future.

When All That Glitters Is <em>Not</em> Gold: Parenting Writer Magda Pecsenye on Dealing With Holiday Pressure

December 07, 2017

When All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Parenting Writer Magda Pecsenye on Dealing With Holiday Pressure

Parenting writer Magda Pecsenye on holiday pressure, creating your own traditions, and learning how to let go of an idealized vision of the holidays.

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

December 01, 2017

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

A great outfit isn’t the only thing that can give you comfort. We polled a few team members on the items they turn to when they need a boost.

A Semi-Earnest Gift Guide for the Unsung Heroes in Your Life

November 29, 2017

A Semi-Earnest Gift Guide for the Unsung Heroes in Your Life

Inspiration for a few people who might not otherwise make it on to your list.

MM.LaFleur’s Guide to Chicago

November 22, 2017

MM.LaFleur’s Guide to Chicago

8 spots we love in our new home city.

Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

November 21, 2017

Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

The organizational psychologist and author explains how to improve a skill that (irony alert) you may not even be aware you lack.

On Bringing Gratitude to Work

November 08, 2017

On Bringing Gratitude to Work

The workday is one of the hardest places to practice gratitude. And that’s what also makes it one of the most important.

Nonprofit CEO Torrie Dunlap on Inclusion, Service, and Finding a Cause That Speaks to You

November 08, 2017

Nonprofit CEO Torrie Dunlap on Inclusion, Service, and Finding a Cause That Speaks to You

We talked with the nonprofit CEO about her work with kids, how she discovered her purpose, and how to incorporate service into our busy lives.

When Will I Find My Purpose? For Each Generation, the Answer Is Different

November 01, 2017

When Will I Find My Purpose? For Each Generation, the Answer Is Different

Millennials want to find their calling now, now, now. For Gen X-ers and Boomers, it’s sometimes a different story.

The Curse of the Reply-all Email

October 27, 2017

The Curse of the Reply-all Email

Wishing you a happy Halloween week, and we hope that you reply-all responsibly.

How to Business Lunch Like a Parisian

October 19, 2017

How to Business Lunch Like a Parisian

While their style tips and roast chicken recipes are well-documented, the French have also mastered the art of the business lunch.

Expectations vs. Reality: What “Going to Work” Is Really Like

October 19, 2017

Expectations vs. Reality: What “Going to Work” Is Really Like

This one goes out to everyone who ever picked up a parent’s briefcase and pretended to “go into the office” as a child.

Amanda Nguyen’s Menu for Self Care

October 11, 2017

Amanda Nguyen’s Menu for Self Care

Amanda Nguyen created the “menu” to manage stress while advocating for the civil rights of sexual assault survivors through her nonprofit, Rise.

The 8 Personalities You Meet at a Group Dinner

October 11, 2017

The 8 Personalities You Meet at a Group Dinner

A guaranteed way to see someone’s true colors? Plan a group dinner.

My Unproductive Relationship With Productivity

October 05, 2017

My Unproductive Relationship With Productivity

On making peace with my to-do list.

When You’re Late to Your Own Party, Here’s What to Do

September 08, 2017

When You’re Late to Your Own Party, Here’s What to Do

How to feed a crowd in a pinch, from the MM team.

MM’s Guide to Fall: What We’re Reading, Seeing, and Doing This Season

September 01, 2017

MM’s Guide to Fall: What We’re Reading, Seeing, and Doing This Season

MM staffers share their picks for restaurants, books, music, podcasts, and more.

The Personality Guru: Conley Zani Knows Your Type, and How to Work With It

July 07, 2017

The Personality Guru: Conley Zani Knows Your Type, and How to Work With It

The MM.LaFleur team recently had the privilege of working with Conley Zani, a renowned expert in MBTI—also known as the…

Ditch Your To-do List, and Try a To-done List

June 30, 2017

Ditch Your To-do List, and Try a To-done List

What did you do this week? Try a more positive approach.

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