mind over money

Is Your 9-to-5 Turning You Into the Walking Dead?

What really amazes me about “The Walking Dead” isn’t that people survive in a postapocalyptic world, but that they want to. The laundry alone looks exhausting. And yet while you’re not (currently) surrounded by a hungry herd of reanimated...

What the Hell Is #GamerGate?

Even if you’re not a gamer, chances are you’ve heard a lot about #GamerGate. Like lots of online movements (à la #YesAllWomen and #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen), the hashtag grew, morphed and twisted. And despite where it started, #GamerGate is now...

The Science of Buying Happiness

How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have a lot to say about the intersection between happiness and the money we spend. Will the emotional value of a $300...

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Yourself Without Knowing It

Many of us likely heard this phrase growing up: "It's what's on the inside that counts," and as we navigate through life this mantra only becomes truer. Yes, how we present ourselves externally (whether at work, on a date or with friends) is...

How We Bounced Back After Hitting Rock Bottom

My husband and I met the old fashioned way: in a bar. He was the drummer for a band playing all the good clubs around town and I was enamored with the music and the players. One night, after a set I went up and talked to my future husband on a...

Why FOMO and YOLO Are Keeping You From Getting Rich

You don’t have cash to burn, so you pass up a night out on the town with friends…but feel pangs of remorse when you see a slew of Facebook posts and tweets like: Best. Night. Ever! and Partying like a rock star with my girls tonite! #lovinglife...

From Broke to Billionaire: 5 Celebrity Rags-to-Riches Stories

From Hollywood A-listers to industry leaders, there are plenty of celebrity success stories that didn’t start on easy street — in fact, some of the wealthiest Americans today grew up so poor they almost lived on the streets. Read on for inspiring...

How I Found My Independence

A few months ago on a chilly Saturday afternoon, my two young children and I took the subway from our home in Astoria, New York to midtown Manhattan and rode the M20 bus all the way down to the East Village — just for the fun of it. With the big,...

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