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June 15, 2015

Quitting Your Job to Freelance and What You Need to Know

Think you’re ready to take the leap? Read this advice before you decide to become your own boss.

June 12, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down

Feminist humblebrags, the best city for your personality type, a pink lipstick round-up, and our GIF of the week.

June 11, 2015

6 Wardrobe Statements that Will Get You Promoted

A little flair goes a long way.

June 09, 2015

How to Budget for Work Clothes at 3 Stages of Your Career

Just graduated? Have a new degree? Got a raise? Here’s how to manage your wardrobe budget along the way.

June 08, 2015

My Favorite Faux Pas: The Case of the Heavily Medicated Line Cook

An aspiring chef battles a mosquito—and loses.

The Weekly Wind-Down

June 05, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down

Because it’s Friday and your brain is grinding to a halt.

6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

June 02, 2015

6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

Wear flats. Speak up. Eat chocolate.

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

June 01, 2015

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

Why do my female friends keep (mis)using this word?

My Favorite Faux Pas: The Work Crush

May 29, 2015

My Favorite Faux Pas: The Work Crush

In which an office flirtation goes (temporarily) off the rails.

Quitting Your Job To Travel: 5 Truths From a Woman Who Did It

May 26, 2015

Quitting Your Job To Travel: 5 Truths From a Woman Who Did It

We all dream of flipping our desks over and taking a round-the-world adventure. Here’s one woman who actually did it (minus the desk-flipping).

13 Ways to Focus in an Open Office

May 26, 2015

13 Ways to Focus in an Open Office

How to cope when everyone around you just wants to “pick your brain.”

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career

May 23, 2015

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career

A candid chat with the editor-in-chief who is making it okay for women to want more.

My Favorite Faux Pas: Think Twice Before You Check Your Bag

May 23, 2015

My Favorite Faux Pas: Think Twice Before You Check Your Bag

A lesson in what not to do when traveling for business.

Summer Noir: 3 Dresses that Prove You Can Look Breezy in Black

May 23, 2015

Summer Noir: 3 Dresses that Prove You Can Look Breezy in Black

You’re not goth. You’re just chic as hell.

My Career at 20, 30, and 40: An Advertising Creative’s Evolving Perspective

May 23, 2015

My Career at 20, 30, and 40: An Advertising Creative’s Evolving Perspective

Taking time to reflect after three decades on the job.

Ampersand Women: Jeralyn Gerba & Pavia Rosati of Fathom

May 23, 2015

Ampersand Women: Jeralyn Gerba & Pavia Rosati of Fathom

Do you dream of quitting your job to travel the world and write about it? Meet two ladies who did just that.

I Got My Dream Job…And Then Realized I Hated It

May 20, 2015

I Got My Dream Job…And Then Realized I Hated It

Sometimes getting what you want is the most disappointing thing of all.

4 Ways to Communicate in the Modern-day Office

May 19, 2015

4 Ways to Communicate in the Modern-day Office

Because your coworker might not be in the mood to “touch base” right this second.

May 19, 2015

3 Tests to Make Sure Your Work Clothes Fit Perfectly

Hint: If you can’t get into a taxi in that dress, you’re doing something wrong.

3 Tips to Help You Stay the Course in the Face of Rejection

May 18, 2015

3 Tips to Help You Stay the Course in the Face of Rejection

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Seriously, keep trying.

I Finally Read… “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James

May 16, 2015

I Finally Read… “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James

You know those books that you’re “supposed” to have read, but never got around to? One writer finally faces a classic by Henry James.

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