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Advice

  1. ask polly
    ‘I Want to Be Single, But I’m Miserable Without Sex!’Sex cannot save you, but love and words and showing up and listening can.
  2. ask a boss
    ‘I Have Zero Motivation to Do My Job’Ultimately, it all comes down to who you want to be professionally.
  3. my two cents
    ‘Is It a Bad Idea to Borrow $1K From My Friend?’Make sure you’ve truly exhausted your other options.
  4. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘I Don’t Trust My Friends!’Your belief system is making you paranoid.
  5. ask a boss
    What to Do If You Were Just Laid OffThere are steps you can take to decrease the amount of time you’re likely to be out of work.
  6. my two cents
    ‘Can I Still Charge My Boyfriend Rent Once We’re Married?’If you’re only focused on what’s “fair,” you’re going to run into trouble.
  7. ask polly
    ‘Am I Too Romantic About True Love?’Don’t change your entire belief system just because you’re afraid of seeming naïve.
  8. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Is Insecure and Petty!’Even if she never turns on you, you still can’t trust her.
  9. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘How Do I Stop Being an Asshole?’First you need to face your callousness toward yourself.
  10. ask a boss
    How to Write an Out-of-Office MessageToo many people share too much information.
  11. ask polly
    ‘My Friendships Make Me Sad’Can you trust your instincts when it comes to friends?
  12. ask a boss
    How to Shut Down Gossip at WorkIt helps to decide if the rumors are helpful or harmful.
  13. ask polly
    ‘Men Always Disappoint Me!’You have to learn to use your voice.
  14. ask a boss
    How to Ask for More Vacation TimeThis is (a) something people do, and (b) a request that’s often granted.
  15. my two cents
    The Case For Having Tightwad FriendsThere’s an upside to feeling like you spend too much.
  16. ask polly
    ‘I Regret My College Social Life’Purge that concern from your mind once and for all.
  17. ask a boss
    How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job InterviewThere’s a simple way to approach this question.
  18. ask polly
    ‘I Have an Excellent Lifestyle, But What If I Lose It?’You’re taking the worst part of panicking and ignoring the best part.
  19. ask a boss
    ‘I’m Allergic to the Birthday Cake My Co-workers Gave Me!’Food allergies at work are the worst.
  20. ask polly
    ‘Should I Invite My Mean Aunt to My Wedding?’When family members never address what they want or feel, things get ugly quickly.
  21. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-workers Won’t Stop Talking to Me in the Bathroom!’If you allow people to interrupt you, you’re teaching them that their behavior works.
  22. ask polly
    ‘I Can’t Do Casual’You won’t become brave enough to ask for what you want until you know, for certain, that you deserve it.
  23. ask a boss
    ‘I Had a Great Job Interview — Why Haven’t I Heard Back?’It’s really impossible to tell from the outside what might be going on.
  24. my two cents
    When Lying to Yourself Pays OffWhat do you do when you need to think positive but can’t? Fake it.
  25. ask polly
    ‘I Live With My Parents and I’m Miserable!’No one should have to feel this bad about their life at your age.
  26. ask a boss
    ‘Is My Co-worker Trying to Sabotage Me?’There’s only one good to way to disarm her.
  27. my two cents
    How Scammers Trick People Into Thinking They’re WealthyWhat separates a grand larcenist from a would-be mooch?
  28. ask polly
    ‘I Am a Very Jealous Wife!’If you want to truly be healthy, you can’t turn your back on who you are.
  29. ask a boss
    I’m Treated Like a Boss But I’m Not One!This is rarely the right thing for your career.
  30. beauty interview
    Rosario Dawson Loves Face Mists, Drinking Clay, and Skipping PartiesThe actress also meditates twice a day.
  31. as told to
    20 People on the Best Relationship Advice They Ever ReceivedAnonymous thoughts from our readers.
  32. ask polly
    ‘Will Grief Destroy My New Marriage?’You need to become brave enough to talk about this with the people who know you.
  33. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Found Out I’m Job Hunting!’Will this be awkward? Yes, probably.
  34. ask polly
    ‘I Am Rich and Worthless’You need to wake up and live a real life.
  35. ask a boss
    Should I Tell My Boss Everyone’s Mad at Her?She’s following up with people too soon and too often.
  36. my two cents
    When Two Bank Accounts Become OneCould pooling your finances make you happier?
  37. self control
    How to Save Money in 35 Easy WaysDo you really need that gym membership?
  38. ask polly
    ‘Why Do I Always Have a Crush on Someone?’Sometimes it doesn’t pay to intellectualize our very basic need for connection.
  39. work
    ‘Will I Get a Better Job If I Pretend I’m a Bad Assistant?’If your coffee tastes like sludge, you’re probably not going to be the default coffee-maker for long.
  40. ask polly
    ‘I’m Juggling School With Full-Time Work and I’m Miserable!’You feel guilty for sleeping eight hours or having sex? Dude.
  41. marriage: an investigation
    Things Couples Do to Keep Their Marriage Going“What keeps our marriage happy? Not asking ourselves if we’re happy.”
  42. the cut opinion pages
    The Secret to Almost Being Okay With Being AwakeAnd he might already be in your kitchen.
  43. get that money
    When Asking for More Money BackfiresYou need a raise. But getting it isn’t always a yes-or-no question.
  44. ask polly
    ‘My Husband Read My Journal and Now He’s Upset!’Find a way to be honest with each other without letting it crush you.
  45. my two cents
    The Fear of Losing It AllWhat happens to your brain when you worry about money.
  46. ask polly
    ‘I Send Letters After Relationships End, But No One Writes Me Back’You’re throwing down brutal truths at the exact moment they’re no longer relevant.
  47. advice
    Why We’ll Never Get Rid of Our Money AnxietiesBut here’s how to manage the worst of them.
  48. my two cents
    My Parents Think I Can’t Support Myself Financially. What If They’re Right?You’re the one who needs convincing, not your parents.
  49. q&a
    How I Get It Done: Money Expert Farnoosh Torabi Splurges on a Personal StylistThe author and podcast host on being the breadwinner, affording a personal stylist, and splitting finances with her husband.
  50. ask polly
    ‘Time Moves Too Quickly!’Your thoughts are forming tight fences around your feelings.
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