May I Share Something with You? (No! Or, How to Elegantly Extricate Yourself from Others’ Well-Meaning Advice) Right up there with “We need to talk,” as a stomach-sinking starter, is the phrase, “May I share something… Read More
Giving it Up is Not Giving Up An earthquake, a hurricane, and terrorist threats have been the subjects of the majority of our conversations these last few weeks. This, combined with the strange lassitude + high anxiety… Read More
Get That Zinc Off Your Nose and Your Game Face On: (AKA A Guide to Post-Summer Interviewing) Summer’s just about over and– for those of you who’ve delayed your entry into the real world for one last summer of being a lifeguard/camp counselor/kite-boarding instructor  and the like–… Read More
Special is as Special Does (AKA “Yes, You are Special, but You’re Not More Special than Anyone Else.”) Some of you may know the old-fashioned phrase, “Pretty is as pretty does,” i.e. a person is pretty when their behavior—not just their face– is pretty. In this day and… Read More
How “Free” is Free? As we head into the dog days of August, it can be easy to slack off a bit…think to ourselves, “I’ve been working hard. I deserve a little free time.”… Read More
Be a Thermostat, Not a Thermometer This past week a lot of us spent time looking at the thermometer because it was hot as all billy-be-damned here in NYC.  And what I noticed is, the more… Read More
“Um…waiter?” In these dog days of summer, when business is a bit slower, air conditioning is welcome, and summer’s bounty makes the specials on the menu still more enticing, many of… Read More
My Bad I’m guessing that many of you read the above title and thought this was going to be a post about my loathing for the slacker set’s faux apologetic phrase, “My… Read More
Make Power Points Powerful I don’t know about you, but I loved show-and-tell as a kid. Unfortunately, however, the adult version of show-and-tell—the Power Point presentation—often leaves a lot to be desired. And it… Read More
Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t let the grass grow under your feet,” as a way to tell someone to stop procrastinating and move things along. But, as someone who’s… Read More