If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

September 16, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “I’m so burned out,” is a phrase many of us have called upon to describe a state of being tired or stressed, but this year especially, the condition of burnout has been percolating in the public conscious as a condition to regard in measures more serious than colloquial. … Continue reading If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

Monday is the best day to shop at Ikea, according to employees

April 25, 2019 at 04:54AM by CWC I always have to mentally prepare myself before going to Ikea, and I’m sure I’m not alone. As you’re navigating the crowds within the never-ending maze of Swedish home goods, in search of the perfect picks to spruce up your space, it’s easy to get stressed. To make … Continue reading Monday is the best day to shop at Ikea, according to employees

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Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

October 20, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Recently Harvard Business Review reported on a new survey stating that half of all millennials—and 75 percent of Gen Z—have quit a job for reasons related to mental health. This may make the under-35 set seem flippant: “Ugh, I’m sick of my job. Guess I’ll just quit!” I … Continue reading Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

I’m 6 months into a new job and I *hate* it—can I quit?

October 14, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Never stay less than a year at any job is one of those golden rules of résumés, right up there with having no unexplained employment gaps or wild changes in industry. So, what’s a hardworking professional to do when they gave it the old college try, but know … Continue reading I’m 6 months into a new job and I *hate* it—can I quit?

IVF is still illegal in France for gay couples—here’s how one woman and her wife had a baby

October 10, 2019 at 11:01PM by CWC On September 27, 2019, the French National Assembly passed a new law that would extend assisted reproductive technology (ART) to lesbian couples and single women. Until last month, artificial insemination and IVF was reserved for heterosexual couples. The law is expected to go to the Senate for approval … Continue reading IVF is still illegal in France for gay couples—here’s how one woman and her wife had a baby

Egg freezing rates are on the rise—but experts warn it’s not a fertility ‘insurance policy’

October 10, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Hoping to freeze your eggs now so you can get pregnant after you’re well settled into your career 10 years from now? It’s tempting to think of egg freezing as exactly that kind of security deposit on your future—and certainly the plethora of splashy startups and celebrities trying … Continue reading Egg freezing rates are on the rise—but experts warn it’s not a fertility ‘insurance policy’

‘The Supreme Court can’t stop me from fighting for the rights of LGBT workers’

October 08, 2019 at 10:14PM by CWC Black trans women face an unemployment rate of 26 percent—that’s the highest rate of any group in the nation. Even those of us who are lucky and privileged enough to have jobs continue to face structures of violence. Not just social violence, but structural systems that do not … Continue reading ‘The Supreme Court can’t stop me from fighting for the rights of LGBT workers’

The longest-living people in the world have these 9 things in common

October 06, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC In the US, the average life expectancy is 78 years. But there are a few places in the world—specifically Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Icaria, Greece—where living to be over 100 isn’t uncommon at all. In these regions, known as Blue Zones, the life expectancy … Continue reading The longest-living people in the world have these 9 things in common

5 tips for not assuming the worst when your boss schedules an unexpected meeting

October 04, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Face time with your boss is often a great thing: It provides you the perfect opportunity to show off your knowledge and what you’re contributing to your team. But if your manager ever unexpectedly asks you for a one on one meeting, and you have no idea why … Continue reading 5 tips for not assuming the worst when your boss schedules an unexpected meeting

You can now get this cult-fave Japanese drugstore skin-care brand in the U.S.

October 01, 2019 at 06:37PM by CWC Treating dry, sensitive skin can often feel like you’re dealing with a fussy baby. One wrong move or incorrect ingredient and you’ve got a full-on tantrum on your hands. This means that finding a product, let alone an entire regimen, that works is a whole lot of trial … Continue reading You can now get this cult-fave Japanese drugstore skin-care brand in the U.S.

Experts want you prioritize having friends younger than you—here’s why

September 27, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC I hit adulthood long before the concept of body positivity was a widely held and authentic mainstream thing perpetuated by brands, models, and other voices of influence. I felt, largely as a byproduct of the world in which I was raised, I should despise my imperfections, including those … Continue reading Experts want you prioritize having friends younger than you—here’s why

How to stop a (typically male) chauvinist mid-sentence

September 24, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC I can’t tell if I prefer working from home because I get to spend time with my cats, or because it means I’ll never have to share a cubicle with another chauvinist again. Chauvinism, which typically presents in males who exhibit superiority over another group, commonly crops up … Continue reading How to stop a (typically male) chauvinist mid-sentence

3 therapists get real about what they’re actually writing down while you’re talking

September 23, 2019 at 04:08PM by CWC It happens in most therapy sessions: You sit there, talking about your thoughts and feelings while the professional listening to you scribbles down their own, private machinations that you’re not invited to see. These therapist notes can be highly distracting because not being privy to their contents is … Continue reading 3 therapists get real about what they’re actually writing down while you’re talking

Crying at work is only stigmatized because offices cater to the male experience

September 20, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Though it’s not an everyday occurrence, I wont lie to you: I’ve done my fair share of crying at work. I’m human being who sometimes finds work to be emotionally exhausting, and sometimes tears are my reaction to that. That said, I’ve always strived to avoid these cry … Continue reading Crying at work is only stigmatized because offices cater to the male experience

I’m ready for a promotion—how can I convince my boss?

September 19, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC One of the grave injustices of the working world is that raises and promotions aren’t automatically awarded to smart, hardworking employees who are good at their jobs. As career expert Amy Odell—whom you may know as the former editor of Cosmopolitan.com and founding blogger of New York magazine’s The … Continue reading I’m ready for a promotion—how can I convince my boss?

I struggle with a mental health issue—does my boss need to know?

September 18, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Mental health doesn’t take a day off, and no one knows that better than the approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States who struggle with mental illness in a given year. While you may feel completely comfortable calling out with the cold, you may not feel … Continue reading I struggle with a mental health issue—does my boss need to know?

The queen of cleansers answers every question you’ve ever had about washing your face

September 17, 2019 at 07:44PM by CWC At first glance, washing your face seems like the most straightforward step in your skin-care routine. After all, it’s just a quick, 60-second trip to the sink, which is easy enough, right? Not so fast. In a not-at-all scientific Instagram poll we put up last week, 55 percent … Continue reading The queen of cleansers answers every question you’ve ever had about washing your face

Gender bias in the workplace is very much rampant—here’s how that can change

September 17, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “Well, she’s qualified—but what if she leaves to pop out a couple babies?” That’s a real sentence Alyson DeNardo, a partner at California-based venture capitalist firm M Ventures, heard from a former male colleague during a hiring search for a senior-level position. “My blood was boiling,” she tells … Continue reading Gender bias in the workplace is very much rampant—here’s how that can change

Checks+Balanced: How a 27-year-old freelancer in San Fransisco finances her wanderlust to travel the world

September 12, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How a 27-year-old freelancer in San Fransisco finances her wanderlust to travel the world

How to make something less salty, because cooking fails happen to the best of us

September 09, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I learned how to cook from my mom, which is to say I never formally learned at all. What I absorbed via osmosis involved a complete lack of any type of measuring device, meaning that I still tend to eyeball things. Where this becomes particularly problematic is in … Continue reading How to make something less salty, because cooking fails happen to the best of us

Impulse shopping is a mind game you’ll never lose again thanks to these tricks

September 05, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It’s a Saturday afternoon and you stop by Target or Costco or some other chain for a few necessary household items, like shampoo, batteries, tissues, laundry detergent, and milk. Inevitably though, you wind up leaving with additional items in your bags that you didn’t intend on buying…like a … Continue reading Impulse shopping is a mind game you’ll never lose again thanks to these tricks

Self care is a lifeline for many women—but it’s not enough

September 04, 2019 at 11:17PM by CWC Take a five-minute scroll through your Instagram feed, and you’re bound to find snapshots of women’s toes peeking out from their bathwater, selfies modeling their latest face mask purchase, or a mini-altar decked out with enchanted crystals, candles, and incense—each image stamped with the #selfcare hashtag that’s been … Continue reading Self care is a lifeline for many women—but it’s not enough