Inspiration

How to Stay in Touch With Friends

How to Stay in Touch With Friends

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…

Why Women Don’t Want a Female Boss

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…

Funny Art for Your Office

Funny Art for 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…

Why I’m Done Being a Nice Girl

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…

8 Ways to Increase Your Willpower

8 Ways to Increase Your Willpower

It seems that the goals we set for ourselves, whether it be losing weight or organizing our home, can be achieved as long as we have the willpower to do it. Trouble is, willpower is not just something that can…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Before you skip out on the whole New Year’s resolutions thing (because most of us never keep them anyway), consider this: People who simply make a resolution are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than those who…

Finding Your Life Purpose in Your Career

Finding Your Life Purpose in Your Career

Have you ever wanted to reinvent your career? I have, and did so multiple times. I’ve gone from working in nonprofits to the private sector, and am now an entrepreneur. In this personal journey of reinvention, I&rsquo…

Characteristics of a Leader

Characteristics of a Leader

It starts with an idea. A thought intensifies in your mind until it becomes full-body sensory overload. You can't predict when an idea this profound will hit you, but when it does, you know you have to…

Why Giving Thanks is Good for You

Why Giving Thanks is Good for You

In our goal-oriented world, it can be hard to stop the constant striving and start savoring the riches you already have (monetary and otherwise). Yet feeling thankful — instead of obsessing about what more you want  — can bring about many…

The Science of Love at First Sight

The Science of Love at First Sight

BIOLOGISTS believe that love is fundamentally a biological rather than a cultural construct. That is because the capacity for love is found in all human cultures and similar behavior is found in some other animals…

The Other Lack Consciousness

The Other Lack Consciousness

As women, we hear a lot about “doing it all.” The pursuit of doing it all is worthless — because it’s impossible.

However, that doesn’t keep many of us from “lack consciousness&rdquo…

Home Design on a Budget

Home Design on a Budget

How long have you been rocking the minimalist look at your place? I’m talking white walls, furniture and appliances. If that’s your thing, great! But if you’ve been holding back on sprucing up your…

Feminist Men We Love

Feminist Men We Love

The “F” word. Yes, Feminism. Many men fear it — let alone choose to label themselves with it.

But here are 10 famous men who truly get it, and by “it” we mean that men and women should enjoy the same…

How to Apologize

How to Apologize

We all screw up sometimes, and that's OK. The best thing to do when you make a mistake is to own up to it and make amends wherever they need to be made. There are also a few…

Warning: Lighting Can Make You Lose Sleep & Money

Warning: Lighting Can Make You Lose Sleep & Money

Once the sun, moon, and stars were our only sources of light. Then came fire, and much much later, electricity (and finally, phone screen glare). It’s only been a few hundreds years — a mere blip in human history — that…

Say No to (Almost) Everything

Say No to (Almost) Everything

In 2014, every two days, we create as much information as we did from the beginning of human civilization up until 2003. This massive increase in information has led to a massive increase in ideas and opportunities. The chance to…

Tapping Into Your Ambition

Tapping Into Your Ambition

Have you ever felt like you’re working hard but you aren’t where you want to be in terms of success? Guess what — that’s actually not a bad thing! You’re experiencing ambition…

10 Fast Facts About Malala Yousafzai

10 Fast Facts About Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who first gained international attention for being shot in the head and nearly killed by the Taliban, has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. As the global spokesperson for girls’ education, Malala has…