Year: 2019

Career

Here’s How Much Money You Should Realistically Have in Your Emergency Savings

We know it’s a message you’ve heard many times before, but it’s worth repeating: Maintaining an emergency savings fund is one of the pillars of a healthy money life. Why? Think of it like the fire extinguisher you keep in your house; ideally, you’ll never need to use it—but when you actually have to, you’re so […]

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Career

4 Ways to Delegate Up When You’re at the Bottom (No, Really)

sounds awesome, right? You don’t want to do something anymore, so you shoot it over to your associate, or your assistant, or even your interns. That’s all awesome (if not slightly inaccurate), but it’s also impossible if you are the associate, the assistant, or the intern. Who do you get to hand off tasks to […]

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Productivity

8 Ways You Can Squeeze a Workout Into Your Day Without Even Leaving Your Desk

Who knew that the entire time you were working at your desk you had your own personal gym right in front of you? Yup, that’s right—according to this video, your chair and desk can become your new favorite pieces of workout equipment. Carpal tunnel affecting your work? Relieve the pain with one easy stretch! Feeling restless? Why […]

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Productivity

The Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time

Let me start by saying that, yes, there are too few hours in the day. Your to-do list is never empty, you’re not getting home as early as you’d like, and you don’t feel like you accomplish everything that you want to get done. Since I can’t magically grant you more time in the day (though I’m pretty sure that […]

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Career

So You Want to Start a Small Business

Since 2012, Sarah Huck and her husband, Allon Azulai, have operated Kos Kaffe—a high-ceilinged café filled with antique fixtures, delicious aromas, and natural light—on a bustling corner in Park Slope, Brooklyn. As their website explains, “Kos Kaffe (kōs kä fé) conveys the pleasure of one’s daily cup in multiple languages.” Along with roasting and serving top-quality coffee, they […]

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Career

How I Started a Network From Scratch (and You Can, Too)

How do you create a network and a presence from scratch? It’s an overwhelming (not to mention scary) thought for many people who move to a new industry or city. Where’s the best place to meet contacts? How do you let people know that you’re there? What different lingo do you need to know? Tereza Nemessanyi had to […]

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Productivity

6 Phone Battery Hacks That’ll Save You a Panic Attack When You’re Seeing Red

You’re on the go—maybe at a conference or in transit or en route to a long meeting—when you realize that your phone is at 10% battery life. As you start to panic about the fact that you forgot your charger at home, it goes down to 9%. Then 8%. You’re now having a full-on freak-out […]

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Career

The 8 People You Need to Know for Career Success

We know it’s about who you know when it comes to getting a job. But even when you’re happily employed, it’s important to take stock of your contacts and make sure your network includes the people who can truly help you out and boost your career at any stage. No, this isn’t yet another article about […]

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Productivity

9 Simple Things to Try if You’re Feeling Antsy at Work

Everybody stresses out sometimes. No matter how you feel about your job or life overall, there’ll inevitably be moments in the office or outside of it when you’re feeling antsy or can’t focus. Maybe you know exactly why you’re anxious or maybe it’s a general sense of restlessness that you can’t quite explain. That’s normal. […]

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Productivity

Your Quick Guide to Finishing a Project You Keep Putting Off

You end each day feeling pretty productive—as long as you let your eyes skip over that one giant, looming project that’s been obnoxiously hanging out on your to-do list for weeks. We’ve all been there. There’s no denying that the daunting project you continue pushing to the back burner is going to need to be accomplished eventually. But, it’s working […]

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