How to Ask Someone for Career Advice Without Being Annoying

“It can’t hurt to ask” is extremely common advice, but when we’re all so accessible online, just being able to reach someone and ask for their help doesn’t mean what it used to.


'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."


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.


A Drug Dealer Explains Why He'll Never Leave the Game

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


I Was a Forever Intern and Here’s What I Learned

Internship culture is out of control. I've done 11 of them—and learned some things along the way that could have saved me the occasional breakdown.


How Not to Get Fired

Now that you got the job, it’s time to keep it.


YouTube Star Lilly Singh Is Taking a Break, Citing Mental Health

The Canadian YouTube personality says she’s burned out.


Women Tell Us About the Shittiest Work Emails They've Gotten from Men

"You don't fit in the core artist look. Maybe skip a sandwich and look the part."


How Not to Get Fired

Now that you got the job, it’s time to keep it.


Couples with Big Income Gaps Talk About Their Money Problems

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


Don’t Even Think About Checking Your Work Email This Weekend

Feeling like you need to be “always on” doesn’t just stress you out—it’s bad for your relationships too.


Why Freelancing Is So Much Better Than Having an Office Job

Being your own boss isn’t for everyone, and it’s definitely not easy, but for me the tradeoffs are worth it.