career

8.22.19

'Family-Friendly' Occupations for Women Are a Myth

A 'New York Times' story pushed medicine as the ideal career for women. A closer look at data shows "better work-life balance" is actually "choosing careers that require fewer hours" and "still relatively less pay".

5.8.19

How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.

3.26.19

Hey, You Around? A Weed and Pills Dealer Talks About His Game Plan

"I do have other aspirations but when people see you a certain way, it’s hard to shake that reputation."

8.20.18

Couples With Big Income Gaps Talk About Money Problems

“I think her salary just makes me feel inferior, and like we’re less equal partners.”

7.24.18

Why Do We Hate People Who Seem Too Nice?

Psychologists call it "antisocial punishment" or "do-gooder derogation".

6.20.18

This Feminist Dating App Wants to Help Advance Women’s Careers

I spent a week on Bumble’s speed networking platform 'Bizz'. Even Kardashian momager Kris Jenner posted a job.

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7.19.17

People Talk About Leaving Their Soul-Crushing Rat Race Jobs

We asked how it all worked out after committing career suicide.

6.27.17

Porn Stars Talk About Their Day Jobs

"To really make it in porn, you need a lot of talent and a massive dick. Otherwise, you'll have to flip burgers on the side."

5.22.17

'Mabel,' Today's Comic by Urbano Ortega Matta

Every day Mabel commutes from Mexico to the US for work. Today, she finds an unlikely commonality with one of her regular customers.

9.27.16

Figuring Out the Freelance Economy

Could new technology make the lives of freelancers less lonely and more secure?

9.8.16

Two Glasses of Sangria with Comedian Phoebe Robinson

The cohost of the new podcast '2 Dope Queens' is having a moment.

8.8.16

What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

By law you can't be discriminated against in the workplace for having HIV – but the reality is that law can be completely ineffectual.

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