Archive for month: December, 2021

2 words that can help check your assumptions about people

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Six seconds. That’s how long the typical recruiter is said to spend reviewing a resume. In order to whiz through a dashboard full of [...]

5 tips to writing emails that will always get you a reply

Emails are just as fundamental these days as food and water in our lives, and they form a large part of our daily communications. Roughly 300 billion emails are sent around the world every day, according to Statista. On average, each of [...]

There are 5 kinds of clutter — which one is filling your life?

Overwhelm. That word doesn’t feel very pleasant hanging there, does it? It brings up feelings of failure and isolation. I’m a professional organizer, and it’s the word that I hear the most from new clients. I have a friend and client [...]

The science behind panic attacks — and what you can do to manage them

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode? Panic attacks are surprisingly common; at least one-third of [...]

We all know people who just can’t apologize — here’s why

Since I started writing the “Dear Guy” column, I’ve received many letters from readers asking why some people in their lives just seem unable to apologize — even when they’re clearly in the wrong. Are they just stubborn? Or is there [...]

How to get over a friendship breakup

The loss of a friendship can be devastating. Whether it’s the slow drifting apart from a childhood friend, the sudden, sharp distance created by a disagreement, or one of the many relationships that have quietly fallen away during the pandemic, [...]

6 tips to help you manage your day when working from home

When I first began working at home, I couldn’t believe I was getting away with such a racket. No one told me what to do or where to be! I could work in my bed, go to the grocery store [...]