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For the Woman with #BetterThingsToDo


Paul Kalanithi: 5 Takeaways from the Book “When Breath Becomes Air”

Paul Kalanithi: 5 Takeaways from the Book “When Breath Becomes Air”

Lessons on how to live from a story about death.

I Changed My Name When I Got Married—and Now I’m Changing It Back

I Changed My Name When I Got Married—and Now I’m Changing It Back

Wait, what’s my name again?

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

In the first installment of our “Bookmarked” series, we review tips from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.”

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

“And yet it all seems limitless.”

4 Reasons Why Improv Training Will Make You Better at Your Job

4 Reasons Why Improv Training Will Make You Better at Your Job

You’re giving a PowerPoint to a room full of saber-tooth tigers… go!

Get Smarter Without Trying: 8 Podcasts We Love

Get Smarter Without Trying: 8 Podcasts We Love

Podcasts—where learning and zoning out collide.

4 Life Lessons I Learned from the Author of “Calvin and Hobbes”

4 Life Lessons I Learned from the Author of “Calvin and Hobbes”

Have you read cartoonist Bill Watterson’s 1990 commencement speech? You must.

5 Rules for How to Fight Like an Adult

5 Rules for How to Fight Like an Adult

For starters, stop texting.

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo at Least Once

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo at Least Once

Pack your bags, ditch your friends, and set out on your own.

Ignore Your To-do List: Why Play Makes You More Productive

Ignore Your To-do List: Why Play Makes You More Productive

Break out the adult coloring books!

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

The unexpected power of the gratitude journal.

MM.LaFleur’s Comprehensive Guide to Tipping: Whom, When, and How Much

MM.LaFleur’s Comprehensive Guide to Tipping: Whom, When, and How Much

From your hair stylist/unofficial therapist to the locksmith who saved you at 3am.

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

To do today: practice mindfulness.

11 Powerful Politicians, Artists and Moguls Who Wear A Work Uniform

11 Powerful Politicians, Artists and Moguls Who Wear A Work Uniform

When it works, it works.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Female Engineers, Life-simplifying Apps, and Stephen Colbert

The Weekly Wind-Down: Female Engineers, Life-simplifying Apps, and Stephen Colbert

Friday, we meet again.

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

How finding a creative outlet will make you better at your job.

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

A JCPenney employee was sent home for wearing short-shorts from the store’s “Career” section. What’s wrong with this picture?

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

Why my “have-it-all” plan was flawed.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

Because it’s too hot to do anything but click links.

The Introvert’s Guide to Working in an Office: 10 Golden Rules

The Introvert’s Guide to Working in an Office: 10 Golden Rules

You love your co-workers; you just can’t get anything done when they’re around.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Ice Cream, Email Etiquette, and Uniform Dressing

The Weekly Wind-Down: Ice Cream, Email Etiquette, and Uniform Dressing

Because sometimes you just want to click links.

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