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  1. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m So Lonely. What’s Wrong With Me?’I like the idea of accepting loneliness as fundamental to the human condition. It takes the sense of personal failure out of the equation.
  2. my two cents
    My Dad Judges My Husband for Not Making More MoneyWhat’s most important is how you feel about your shared finances.
  3. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Give My Boss a Holiday Gift?’All your questions about holiday gift-giving at work, answered.
  4. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m So Insecure in My Bisexuality’It sounds like you yourself have some internalized tropes about bisexuality to work through.
  5. my two cents
    Can I Ask My Parents to Pay for My Plane Ticket Home for Christmas?Yes — but be careful about conflating the emotional challenges of spending time with family with the financial cost.
  6. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Lost My Sister. I Don’t Know How to Grieve.’There’s no “one size fits all” method of grieving, so try not to feel like you’re doing it wrong or failing at it.
  7. my two cents
    How Do I Shop for the Holidays Without Wasting Money?Advice from small-business owners and retail experts on dealing with supply-chain issues.
  8. ask a boss
    35 Gifts for Every Type of Employee (That You Can Buy on Amazon)When you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
  9. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Abusive Ex’You don’t need to forget she existed. You need to process your experiences in a way that will help you move on.
  10. my two cents
    How Can I Afford to Shop Ethically?It’s not as time-consuming or expensive as you think.
  11. money talks
    ‘How I Prepared to Quit’Even if you can afford it, leaving your job takes financial planning. Here’s how five women did it.
  12. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Feel Like I’m Numb to the World’Vulnerability is a risk. But it’s one worth taking, I think.
  13. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m Having Nightmares About Amy Coney Barrett’We have the option of dragging our fears out from the shadowy corners, staring them in the face, and saying, “Enough.”
  14. my two cents
    My Brother-in-Law Won’t Stop Talking About His Inheritance!It sounds as if he’s just trying to share — but it’s backfiring.
  15. self
    A Beginner’s Guide to Tarot CardsEverything you need to know to get started reading the cards.
  16. ask a boss
    ‘I’m Frustrated That My Employees Don’t Want to Return to the Office’Plenty of people don’t yet feel safe returning.
  17. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am After My Divorce’I don’t think identifying yourself by the people around you is as bad as it sounds.
  18. my two cents
    How to Improve Your Finances, No Matter How Messy They AreWhatever your starting point, financial educator Jamila Souffrant has a plan for you.
  19. ask a boss
    ‘My Manager Sucks, and There’s Nothing I Can Do’Sometimes it’s easier to stop obsessing over a problem when you’ve accepted that it won’t change.
  20. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Came Out. No One Cares.’You have to accept that you can’t control how people react to you.
  21. my two cents
    ‘I’m Out of Student Debt, But I Still Feel Like a Failure’Your next steps may seem daunting, but you should be proud of yourself.
  22. ask a boss
    ‘What Do I Do About Work If My Kids Are Sent Home to Quarantine?’Consider enlisting other parents to address this as a group, since you’ll be harder for HR to ignore if the affected party isn’t just one person.
  23. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Got Ghosted. Big Time.’The best-case scenario here is that he is merely a coward.
  24. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-worker Complains All Day Long, and It’s Making Me Miserable’If you were bothering a colleague, wouldn’t you want to know, even if it meant having a momentarily uncomfortable conversation?
  25. ¡hola papi!
    ‘How Do You Get Over Someone?’You can’t make good memories while you’re spending all your time in the past.
  26. ask a boss
    ‘Are Unlimited Vacation Days Really Unlimited?’“Unlimited” includes the unspoken subtext “within reason and as long as your work is getting done.”
  27. ¡hola papi!
    ‘How Do I Stop Feeling Angry at My Parents?’I’m not going to ask you to forgive anybody, but I do think some grace would serve you well.
  28. ask a boss
    How Will the Vaccine Mandate for Employers Work, Exactly?What we know so far, from reporting a workplace that isn’t enforcing the new rules to fielding sketchy medical and religious exemption claims.
  29. ¡hola papi!
    ‘How Do I Get Over Imposter Syndrome?’I want you to walk into a room and, even if it’s full of faces that look nothing like yours, know that you belong there.
  30. my two cents
    ‘My Husband Won’t Pay for Child Care!’There are a lot of red flags here, but you should start by giving him the benefit of the doubt.
  31. ask a boss
    ‘My Job Offer Was Rescinded — After I’d Given Notice’It sure does seem like your current manager said something that gave them pause.
  32. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Like Dating Latino Men. Am I Fetishizing Them?’Have your hookups, treat people with respect, and try not to feel special for being white and shopping in the Fiesta Mart.
  33. ask a boss
    ‘How Soon Is Too Soon to Leave a Stopgap Job?’If your concern is that you don’t want to look like a job hopper, a single short-term stay isn’t going to be a problem.
  34. ¡hola papi!
    ‘My Brother Abused Me. How Do I Get Past It?’The peace you want won’t come from anyone else. It will come from you.
  35. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-worker Doesn’t Pull His Weight’You shouldn’t have to cajole a peer into doing his part.
  36. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I Blew Up My Life. Now What?’Don’t confuse the in-between periods of your life with the sum of life itself.
  37. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Doesn’t Want Me to Go Back to the Office’This is pretty clearly about her agenda more than it’s about concern for you.
  38. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m Done With Religion, But I Miss Spirituality’Find your own rituals — ones that enrich you, ones that feel sacred enough, ones that will get you out of bed.
  39. my two cents
    ‘How Can I Get My Spouse to Support My Career Transition?’He needs to know how his money anxiety makes you feel.
  40. ask a boss
    ‘My Company Isn’t Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate’And more return-to-office concerns, including an employee whose boss may no longer trust them to WFH.
  41. ¡hola papi!
    ‘How Do I Stop Chasing Approval From Men?’Don’t give strangers the power to make you feel good or bad about yourself.
  42. ask a boss
    ‘I Don’t Want to Be Like a Family With My Co-Workers’This expectation isn’t healthy or reasonable, but it’s also not uncommon.
  43. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m Going Bald and It’s Killing My Confidence’All your hair could fall out and there would still be men who would be attracted to you.
  44. 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.
  45. ¡hola papi!
    ‘Help! I Have No Clue How to Act in a Relationship.’It’s less important to avoid saying the wrong thing 100 percent of the time, and more important that you navigate those missteps with respect.
  46. ask a boss
    ‘I’m Worried Going Back to the Office Will Mean More Work’And more concerns about the transition to working in person.
  47. ¡hola papi!
    ‘Am I Petty?’We all have people we don’t like. But you’re letting your enemies live in your brain rent-free.
  48. advice
    We Hate Small Talk Because We’re Bad at ItHere are some tips to engage in the horrifying ordeal of light conversation.
  49. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Warn My Work Friend That She’s Going to Get Herself Fired?’It would be a kindness to try, but don’t expect to spark a transformation.
  50. ¡hola papi!
    ‘Will I Ever Get Over My Breakup?’Healing is hard to notice — it’s slow and incremental.
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