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When Something’s Gotta Give Make It This

Been getting a lot of advice lately that “something’s gotta give.” And it’s a hilarious and infuriating piece of advice to give a new mom running a business. You’ve literally added 633 billion things to my to-do list, taken my sleep (among many other things), and now you’re telling me I need to cut some…

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Hillary and Margo YELL AT WEBSITES: #HAMYAW is here

It was a cold and rainy night in Manhattan. Two well-dressed women were out for dinner when they decided to class-it-up and get some cheap beer at a local pub. And that night. Magic happened. Woman #1, who we will heretofore refer to as “Margo,” was lamenting how awkward and weird she is on camera,…

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The Definitive Guide To Sexy Failure: How To Know If Your Failure Is Good Enough

My mom was sick and I was barely making rent. We lived with 2 kids in a basement while also trying to pay off $600k in student loans. As if that wasn’t enough, I broke my arm and had to max out all my credit cards just to pay the medical bills. 🧐 This is…

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New Research Suggests You Suck At Giving Advice (Especially If You Think You’re Good At It)

A recent study in a prestigious journal that’s definitely real and not made up discovered a new metric that defines how competent you are at giving advice. It’s called your CATB score. Your CATB score is the degree to which you’re Chomping At The Bit to say something. The higher your CATB score, the worse you are…

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When It’s Ok To Lie

We were at brunch when the beautiful blonde took a sip of her mimosa and said, “I don’t get what the big deal is. Everyone lies.” The other three women shook their heads in agreement and took a bite of their salads. No one seemed shocked or put off by the comment (except me). I…

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Let’s Stop Hating on Experts, Shall We?

One of my favorite moments of all time was at a roundtable with Esther Perel. There were 10 of us and this guy raises his hand and asks how he can be a better husband to his wife who’s pregnant because he knows that when you’re pregnant your brain changes and he’d like to support her.…

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What We Can Learn From The Woman Who Emotionally Exploded Over Cupcakes

There’s a woman in my coworking space who cleans the space every morning. Today she is frazzled. I hear her on the intercom radio thingy talking to management. She’s stumped. Someone is planning to have an event here at 11:30AM and they’ve (apparently) left food and plates and other party things out in anticipation of…

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Save the Best for First

On a random Tuesday in – actually no wait, maybe it was was a Wednesday? Honestly, I have no idea what day it was and it’s not at all relevant to the story. The story is that it was mid-day on a day with nothing planned when my mother found my grandmother getting all dolled up. My mom is…

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Lessons From Selling Barstools

A few weeks ago I listed three bar stools on our apartment’s internal bulletin board. I list things on there all the time because I’m a weirdo who likes practicing my sales and copy skills in my free time…some days it’s shoes, other days it’s a juicer. This time it was barstools. 9x out of…

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What’s Holding You Back From Doing Your Work?

She was like a character out of a storybook. The scary witch. Her hair disheveled and she always wore black and smelled like cigarettes. When I asked her for feedback on the fifth draft of my thesis, she said that I couldn’t use one of the books I’d chosen. “I get that you love it.…

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