Work + Life Balance

How to Ask for Time Off Before Starting a New Job

How to Ask for Time Off Before Starting a New Job

You’re about to sign the offer for your dream job when you realize…it conflicts with that backpacking trip you booked six months ago. After all the interview prep and—ugh—networking, you don’t want to turn down a great job for 14 days of fun. This is your career...
The Employee + Employer’s Guide to Bereavement Leave

The Employee + Employer’s Guide to Bereavement Leave

I started writing this as an instructional piece about asking for bereavement leave—but it’s really difficult to give ‘professional’ advice on a subject like death. Instead, I decided to share with you my personal story of taking bereavement leave....
4 Alternative Ways to Downsize Your Lifestyle—and the Surprising Benefits

4 Alternative Ways to Downsize Your Lifestyle—and the Surprising Benefits

Ever since Netflix released Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, it seems like everyone is obsessed with decluttering. Whether you’ve binge-watched the series or not, there’s no doubt that reducing and organizing your possessions is a good idea. Admit it, you’ve never...
35+ Ways to Start an Email (And a Few Ways Not to)

35+ Ways to Start an Email (And a Few Ways Not to)

“Hey” is for horses—or is it? I remember my first boss was dead-set against using “hey” as a greeting—in email correspondence and otherwise. She felt it was unprofessional and extremely off-putting. While not everyone feels exactly like that—”hey” greetings actually...
11 Encouraging Statistics on Women in the Workplace

11 Encouraging Statistics on Women in the Workplace

None of us are strangers to the fact that there is a gender-based wage gap in America (and the world.) We know there are glass ceilings that remain frustratingly unshattered. We know that there are gender inequalities stacked upon race inequalities that make it so...
Celebrating Women During Women’s History Month—A Roundup

Celebrating Women During Women’s History Month—A Roundup

It’s difficult to pick our favorite content from women around here—there is an abundance of gold. Women’s History Month is about celebrating women all over the world. It’s about celebrating the huge strides women have made (and are making) in politics, literature, the...