Work & Life

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Take a damn sick day

When Carrie recently left her job, to her horror she discovered the had 31 unused sick days. Here, she makes the case for taking a damn sick day.

What I’m doing to manage my time better

We're wary of "time management" tips that enable us to try to do more than we should. But these tips are all about doing less of what you don't need to in order to focus on what's most important.

“It worked out” diaries: The subway chase

This is about the day Jen vowed to pay more attention: To her actions, her belongings, and her surroundings. Also the day she vowed to get more exercise. (TBD when that part will happen.)

Jen and Sarah spill their guts on insecurity

We all struggle with insecurity sometimes. This personal conversation between friends touches on insecurity, body image and the downside of reassurance.
Christine Luo on chasing skills

How I built my career by chasing skills, not promotions

When Christine Luo realized investment banking was making her miserable, she needed to rethink things. Now she ignores "practical" next steps and the corporate ladder in favor of chasing skills and learning. And she loves it.