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  1. advice
    How to Take a Compliment (About Your Dog)Advice for saying “thank you” on behalf of your tiny sweetie.
  2. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘How Do I Decide What to Do With My Life?’I think that the answer, for you, begins with your shame.
  3. work
    ‘Should I Quit My Job If I Don’t Get Better Projects?’Delicately tell your boss she needs to act if she wants to keep you.
  4. my two cents
    ‘I Make a Six-Figure Salary But I’m Still Always Broke’There is a way to train your brain to stop wanting to buy things, even after years and years of feeling like you need them.
  5. ask polly
    ‘I’m Depressed and I Want to Leave My Perfectly Good Husband’You don’t want to talk about difficult things, like the fact that you’re falling apart.
  6. self
    The Best Way to Do Social Media Is Not to PostA call for social-media restraint.
  7. ask a boss
    ‘I Hate Talking to My Co-workers in Person!’You might prefer email, but sometimes a face-to-face is unavoidable.
  8. my two cents
    Should You Try a ‘Money Punishment’ in 2019?A budgeting strategy for your inner masochist.
  9. ask polly
    ‘My Ex-Boyfriend Hates Me and It’s Messing Up My New Life!’You’re living inside his twisted perception of you.
  10. culture
    Why Do Men Blow Burps out of the Side of Their Mouth?An investigation into the burp-and-blow, a crime against basic etiquette.
  11. ask polly
    ‘I’m Scared of Failure’You’re hidden, which doesn’t help.
  12. my two cents
    6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Money in 2019Advice for starting fresh in the new year, regardless of how your bank account currently looks.
  13. ask polly
    ‘I Will Never Be Who I Want to Be’You’re playing a role that doesn’t suit you anymore.
  14. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Wants Help With Her Dating App Profile!’You need to set boundaries, and talk to her boss.
  15. my two cents
    How Much Does It Actually Cost to Give Birth?There are ways to make your hospital bill less of a mystery.
  16. ask polly
    ‘I Can’t Stop Comparing Myself to More Successful Writers!’You need to stop seeing the world through the lens of your fears.
  17. ask a boss
    35 Gifts for Every Type of EmployeeWhen you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
  18. dating
    5 Tips for Making a Long-Distance Relationship WorkHow often should you text or talk on the phone? When should you visit each other?
  19. my two cents
    Older Women Are the Best Money MentorsFinding someone whose advice you trust is one of the best financial moves you can make.
  20. ask a boss
    Rules for Celebrating the Holidays at WorkWhat should you do if a co-worker hits on you at the office party? Do you have to give your boss a gift?
  21. ask polly
    ‘I Always Steal My Friends’ Boyfriends, and I Can’t Stop!’You’re telling an inaccurate story about how you keep falling into emotional quicksand.
  22. ask a boss
    How to Survive the Office Holiday PartyFirst of all, do you really have to go?
  23. my two cents
    How to Know If Your Partner Is Financially ‘Cheating’ in Your RelationshipA surprising percentage of us are dishonest about money without realizing it.
  24. ask polly
    I’m Broke and Mostly Friendless and I’ve Wasted My Whole LifeWhen you live inside of your shame, everything you see is inadequate and embarrassing.
  25. ask a boss
    How to Write a Perfect Resignation LetterTo leave on good terms, you should have a face-to-face conversation first.
  26. science of us
    4 Words to Say to Someone Who Has to Get a Root CanalIn this case, it’s fine to sort of lie.
  27. living with money
    I’m Cheap But I’m Still Fun and Have Friends!I swear!
  28. advice
    ‘How Do I Survive Staying With My Judgmental Family?’Give them your poker face and don’t say a word.
  29. my two cents
    8 Ways to Not Go Broke This Holiday SeasonDon’t enter 2019 in debt.
  30. gratitude
    5 Reasons Giving Thanks Can Improve Your LifeSappy, but psychologically effective.
  31. ask polly
    ‘He’s “Confused.” Should I Wait for Him?’Confused is a placeholder that could keep you in a state of limbo indefinitely.
  32. advice
    Take Your Time Responding to EmailRelieve some pressure, and give everyone a little space.
  33. work
    ‘My Co-worker Is Always Out Sick!’You don’t necessarily have all the facts.
  34. my two cents
    What to Know About the Cost of an AbortionThe future of your right to choose may be uncertain these days, and its monetary cost may be even more so.
  35. ask polly
    ‘I’m Lazy, Reckless, and Addicted to Social Media. Help!’The way you’re processing the world is broken. If you don’t fix it, you’ll just keep creating new problems.
  36. ask a boss
    How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You a JobI’ve read thousands of cover letters in my career. Here are all the elements of an actually good one.
  37. office hours
    There’s Only One Good Way to Email Your BossMy boss gets 500 emails a day. Here’s how I get her to reply quickly.
  38. advice
    How to Break Up With Someone in the Kindest Possible WayA relationship therapist’s advice for how to prepare, what to say, and how to move on.
  39. advice
    Guess How Ariana Grande Feels About Engagement-Ring Shopping NowShe has some sage advice.
  40. ask polly
    ‘I Am So Bad at Making New Friends!’Resist the urge to treat friendlessness as a personal failure.
  41. ask a boss
    10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job InterviewTo show employers you’re exceptional, and find out if it’s the right job for you.
  42. my two cents
    ‘After My Parents Died, I Got Enough Money to Buy an Apartment in Cash’Will it ever stop feeling weird?
  43. living with money
    I’m 30 and Planning on Retiring in 10 YearsYou don’t have to be rich or crazy to retire early.
  44. ask polly
    ‘My Boyfriend of Three Years Just Ghosted Me!’Your ex-boyfriend strikes me as the kind of person who is acutely aware of his own feelings, but has very little knowledge of other people’s feelings.
  45. ask a boss
    ‘My Best Friend at Work Is Bad at Her Job!’It’s actually better for her if you don’t help her so much.
  46. my two cents
    My Boyfriend Owes Me a Ton of MoneyAnd I’m scared it will ruin us.
  47. ask polly
    ‘I’m Slow at Everything and It’s Ruining My Life’I think you have to work with what you’ve been given.
  48. ask a boss
    Are Informational Interview Questions Even Useful?Do not ask, “Will you hire me?” And it depends entirely on your approach.
  49. my two cents
    I’m Terrified I’ll Still Be Living With My Parents When I’m 40How do I start climbing out of debt?
  50. ask polly
    ‘I’m Obsessed With a Woman Who Doesn’t Want Me’You seem to want to get swept away in a fantasy without ever having to show up.
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