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Advice

  1. mind the gap
    How One Couple Quit Their Jobs and Traveled for a YearA new book shows how they made it work after dating for four months.
  2. my two cents
    I Defaulted on My Student Loans. Now What?What to do when you’re in a debt trap.
  3. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘My Parents Don’t Love Me!’You don’t deserve to get hurt, over and over again.
  4. ask a boss
    How to Ask for More Vacation TimeThis is (a) something people do, and (b) a request that’s often granted.
  5. my two cents
    How Can I Recover From the Money Problems of My Early 20s?Your problems might be frustrating, but at least they’re fixable.
  6. ask polly
    ‘How Can I Make Art When So Many People Expect So Much Greatness From Me?’It’s crucial to recognize that the work IS the end, not a means to an end.
  7. ask a boss
    How to Prepare for an Interview: The Ultimate GuideSpend twice as much time preparing than you think you need to.
  8. my two cents
    How to Live With Student Debt Without Losing Your MindEating cereal for dinner isn’t the solution.
  9. ask polly
    ‘How Can I Believe in Anything, After So Many Shitty Things Have Happened?’When the stakes are high, trying to navigate your current, disappointing reality is the most terrifying thing of all.
  10. my two cents
    I’m a Freelancer. What Should I Do With My $20,000 Savings?A solution for those of us without a 401(k).
  11. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘All of My Friends Are Terrible But I Love Them. What Can I Do?’Your old ways of doing things won’t work anymore.
  12. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Is Passive-Aggressive!’Whenever your boss sulks or behaves like a child, that’s not your problem to solve.
  13. my two cents
    ‘My Husband Spends All His Money on His 13-Year-Old Daughter’And we’re about to have a baby.
  14. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Quit My Day Job to Write a Book?’It’s harder to finish creative work when you view it as a means to an end.
  15. ask a boss
    How to Answer the 6 Most Common Job-Interview QuestionsThink about what your interviewer wants to hear.
  16. my two cents
    How to Stop Cheating on Your BudgetThe key is to catch yourself at just the right moment.
  17. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘I Like Myself, But I Hate Being Single’I can tell that you believe in yourself. But do you believe in love?
  18. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Is Having Sex in the Office!’You are not overreacting.
  19. my two cents
    I Think My Broke Roommate Is Taking Advantage of MeBut I also feel bad for her!
  20. your mileage may vary
    How to Deliver a Pep Talk That’s Actually MotivatingWhen “You’ve got this!” doesn’t cut it.
  21. ask polly
    ‘How Do I Start Over Now That I Know How Damaged I Am?’Start by grounding yourself in reality.
  22. ask a boss
    ‘How Should I Explain My Weaknesses in a Job Interview?’Do not say, “I’m a perfectionist” or “I work too hard.”
  23. my two cents
    What If I Don’t Want to Combine Finances With My Live-in Boyfriend?There’s a difference between laissez-faire trust and turning a blind eye.
  24. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Divorce My Extremely Frustrating Husband?’You both seem to like having someone to blame when things go wrong.
  25. ask a boss
    ‘I Was Tricked Into Being an Executive Assistant!’Talk to your boss as soon as you can.
  26. your mileage may vary
    Try This Advice If You’re Terrible at Staying in the MomentThere are two types of “scheduling styles.”
  27. my two cents
    How Can I Get My Spending Under Control and Stop Feeling Guilty?You need to prove to yourself that you’re capable of creating better habits.
  28. ask polly
    My Husband Dumped Me and Took My Business and I Don’t Know How to Move OnThe way you’re thinking about your pain and loss is making it harder for you to live.
  29. ask a boss
    ‘How Do I Explain Reasons for Leaving a Previous Job?’Here’s what to say if you were laid off, fired, or if you hated your boss.
  30. your mileage may vary
    The Relationship Advice That’s Extra Helpful When You’re Super-StressedIt’s what I use to stop myself from starting silly fights.
  31. the seasons
    Go to the Beach, Because Summer Is Ending SoonDon’t put it off. PLEASE!
  32. how to stay cool
    Refrigerate Your MoisturizersA refreshing treat.
  33. my two cents
    How to Take Maternity Leave When You’re a FreelancerIt can feel like uncharted territory when you’re your own boss.
  34. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘Who Am I Without My Anger?’It takes a long time to learn how to feel your emotions without identifying criminals.
  35. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Use a Job Offer to Get a Raise at My Current Job?’It’s not a good sign if the only way to get paid what you’re worth is to threaten to leave.
  36. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘I Feel Empty’You have no connection to your success because you don’t know why you do what you do.
  37. ask a boss
    How to Quit Your Job — 10 Ways to Do It GracefullyWhen do you tell your boss? Should you be honest in the exit interview?
  38. my two cents
    I Don’t Want to Keep Taking My Parents’ MoneyIt’s easy to get hooked on free stuff.
  39. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘I’m a Single Mom and My Friends Walk All Over Me’You have to accept that other people have different priorities, values, and rules from yours.
  40. ask a boss
    ‘I Hate My Boss, But I Love My Job!’Is working for a hostile boss doing you any professional favors?
  41. my two cents
    How 5 Women Paid Off Their Student Loans in Under 10 YearsThe numbers can be overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel.
  42. mostess
    3 Great Wine Pairings for a Summer PicnicA wine expert explains.
  43. ask polly
    Ask Polly: I’m Having a Hard Time Making Friends at My Fancy UniversityBlack-and-white thinking makes this situation worse.
  44. ask a boss
    How to Write a Thank-You Email After a Job Interview: Examples, Dos, and Don’tsAll your questions, answered.
  45. pride
    25 Famous Women on Coming OutStories from Ellen DeGeneres, Janet Mock, Amandla Stenberg, and more.
  46. ask polly
    Ask Polly: I Love My Friends, But I Hate Making Plans to See Them!You’re not just trying to escape the plans.
  47. how i get it done
    Packing Tips From 25 Women Who Travel for WorkKatie Couric, Janet Mock, and more frequent fliers share their best travel advice.
  48. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Sent Me a Friend Request on Social Media!’If it’s not too late: ignore her.
  49. science of us
    12 Women on How to Make a Long-Distance Relationship WorkTips for feeling connected across however many miles separate you, from people who have been there.
  50. ask polly
    ‘Someone Is Saying Bad Things About Me and I’m Losing Sleep Over It!’Eventually, we become so exhausted by games of make believe that we not-so-secretly relish the idea of making a gigantic, ugly mess.
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