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Why I’m Proud to Be a Snob

I admit it: I’m a snob. When I walk into a restaurant, I size up the space, from the booze behind the bar to the cleanliness of the bathroom. When I go to a party, I live by the motto: “If I’m the smartest person in the room, I’m in the wrong...

Why I’m Not Apologizing Anymore

I have a confession: I wasn’t actually sorry for most of the things I’ve said I’m sorry for. (Sorry.) My natural instinct is to go with the flow, keep my head down, and keep the peace. I’m very good at empathy, at making others feel welcome and...

How Birth Order Predicts Your Success

Thank (or blame) your parents for more than your eye color or double-jointed elbows. Psychologists pretty much agree that our birth order has a huge influence on our personalities, according to the Child Development Institute. We consulted...

6 Habits to Make You Happier

Perhaps we’re thinking about happiness in the wrong way. It’s an attitude, yes, and some of us are genetically happier people, but it’s also a byproduct of very specific habits we do consciously or subconsciously throughout our lives. And while...

20 Iconic Women on Power

Women with power is a relatively new concept — if you’re taking into account thousands upon thousands of years of international history. Having the resources, influence, and autonomy to be textbook “powerful” is the trifecta most women...

Be a Better Long-Distance Friend

Whether your childhood BFF settled across the country or a once-local pal recently switched jobs (and cities), you likely have more than a few long-distance friends. And while most of us have the best intentions to catch up regularly, life can...

Why Women Don’t Want a Female Boss

Women are the worst. To each other. Maybe you instantly know what I’m talking about. Or maybe the suggestion that women aren’t one big supportive sorority gets your feminist juices flowing. Regardless, woman-to-woman abuse is one way we continue...

19 Prints to Lighten Up Your Office

We’ve become a motivation-obsessed world, with Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest brimming with can-do quotes and quasi-inspiring idioms (yes, we’re guilty too). But some days not even a cat telling you to hang in there will do. And that’s when...

Why I’m Done Being a ‘Nice Girl’

I do not plan to be a nice person this year. I’ve made a lot of friends by being friendly and uncontroversial toward everyone I meet — in short, by being nice. For a while, this worked well enough. I do not like conflict, and getting along with...

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