Molly Triffin

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Molly Triffin worked at Cosmopolitan for eight years, where, as features director, she wrote about everything from wrongfully convicted prisoners to dangerous plastic surgery trends, and also supervised special projects and events. She had a glass-walled office overlooking the Hudson River, spent way too much money on way too tall shoes, and went out nearly every night of the week to places teeming with nerdy glasses and PBR.

Two years ago, her life transformed when she moved with her ski addict husband to Stowe, Vermont. Now, considering she writes freelance pieces from a pine-paneled office overlooking Mt. Mansfield, stops for every single pedestrian, and knows the best way to stack wood (criss-crossed with a few inches of space between each log), she’s nearly adjusted to life in the land of golden retrievers and Subarus…of which she has both.

Is This Coming Between You and Success?

My sister was recently job-hunting, and got a call back from a firm after she’d already accepted a position elsewhere. Still, she decided to go to the interview just for practice and when the big day finally rolled around, she realized she felt...

7 Potential Career Saboteurs and How to Overcome Them

A few years ago, I found myself in the elevator with the CEO of the large company I worked for. We had a lively conversation on the ride down, and just as I was internally congratulating myself for having made a good impression, she turned to me...

The Basics (and Benefits) of a Work Uniform

When CTO consultant Janet Kasdan gets dressed for work in the morning, she shimmies into a pair of skinny jeans, tosses on a loose-fitting, untucked blouse (she owns about a dozen of them, in different colors), slips into comfy flats and finishes...

Don’t Let Your Co-workers Bring You Down

At one point in my career, a slightly senior staffer started freezing me out — failing to invite me to key meetings and leaving my name off memos and emails I should have been included on. I eventually concluded that she might be feeling...

What You Should Know Before You Take Maternity Leave

Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life. But an unsupportive work environment can leave you wrought with anxiety. More than 3,500 women filed pregnancy discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

Want to Succeed? Don’t be Afraid to Fail

Sara Blakely, founder of the mega-successful, multibillion-dollar company Spanx, has never shied away from failure. In a recent CNBC interview, she recalled a dinnertime tradition where her father would ask her and her brother what they’d failed...

Sharing Bad News at Work? Read This First

Last month, my sister landed a fantastic new job, but she dreaded telling her boss, who she loved, that she was leaving. We strategized about how to break the news, and she rocked it — so much so that her manager promised to look out for a...

Get Almost Everything You Want – for Less

I’ll never forget my best money-saving moment. A few years ago, I went into an upscale boutique in New York City and tried on a gorgeous, floor-length, black-and-gold chiffon halter dress that was perfect for my friend’s upcoming black-tie...


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