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  1. my two cents
    ‘Many of These Women Don’t Even Know They’re Being Abused’Economic abuse was insidious before the pandemic, but COVID has made it worse.
  2. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Keeps Inviting Herself Over to My House’Even during non-pandemic times, this would be highly inappropriate — she is abusing her power by trying to force herself on people socially.
  3. advice
    How to Make Friends As an AdultAn expert’s advice on how to do it without being painfully awkward.
  4. culture
    I’m Obsessed With the Queen’s Terrible AdviceEverything on The Crown can be solved with a nice brisk walk.
  5. my two cents
    What Does Biden’s Student Loan Plan Mean for You?Breaking down what the president-elect can and can’t do without control of Congress.
  6. holidays
    How to Host a Zoom ThanksgivingWe asked event planners for tips on pulling off a virtual holiday gathering.
  7. ask polly
    ‘Why Can’t I Stop Lying All the Time?’You’re struggling with avoidance, anxiety, and shame.
  8. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Expects People to Work While They’re on Vacation’There can be real power in numbers, so if you can, get your co-workers on board with a strategy.
  9. advice
    Here’s Another Reminder to Stop Using Delivery AppsThey prey on restaurants, but still can’t make money.
  10. money talks
    ‘I Had a Life in New York. Then I Lost My Job and My Visa.’Now I’m job-hunting in multiple countries and handing over thousands to my immigration lawyer.
  11. ask polly
    ‘How Do I Live Like an Artist?’Stop battling yourself and embrace the truth, no matter how ugly.
  12. ask a boss
    ‘Is My Job the Problem, or Is it Me?’Your organization is making it so much harder on you than it needs to be.
  13. my two cents
    Could Knowing Your ‘Money Script’ Help Your Finances?To break bad money habits, it helps to know where they come from.
  14. gift guides
    35 Gifts for Every Type of EmployeeWhen you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
  15. ask polly
    ‘I’m Freezing My Eggs and It’s Kicked Up So Much Rage!’Throw away this complicated puzzle and reconnect with the people around you.
  16. advice
    May We Suggest Logging Off Today at Exactly 4:30And then logging back on at 6:55.
  17. ask a boss
    ‘How Can I Get Feedback After Being Rejected for a Job?’Be sure your request makes it clear that you understand you’re asking for a favor.
  18. my two cents
    ‘I Love My Boyfriend, But I Can’t Trust Him With Money’You can’t force him to get his act together, but you can put your foot down if he doesn’t.
  19. advice
    24 Comedians Give Advice to Their Pre-Pandemic Selves“Don’t cancel any shows. Talk to everyone — you are about to essentially lose your personality.”
  20. recommendations
    What Should You Do for Halloween This Year?From drive-in movies to the dog costume parade, here are 11 very good ideas.
  21. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Is Awful. Is It Worth Going to HR?’They can make suggestions, but it’s often up to individual managers to decide what to do with that input.
  22. money talks
    ‘I Left So Quickly I Didn’t Have Time to Pack My Things’What it costs to lose your job and move back home in the middle of a pandemic.
  23. ask polly
    ‘Why Do Other People’s Interests Make Me So Insecure?’Strong reactions sometimes hint at long-buried desires that need to be addressed.
  24. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Never Praises My Work’The fact that you’re not getting any positive feedback at all (while others do), and even after explicitly asking for it, alarms me.
  25. my two cents
    How to Invest Your 401(K) in Causes You Care AboutOr, at least, divest it from the ones you don’t.
  26. ask polly
    ‘I’m Miserable and I’m Taking It Out on My Husband’You can’t build a stronger connection when you’re committed to chaos.
  27. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-worker Berates Me All Day Long’Sometimes just knowing that someone’s problematic behavior is about them, not you, can make it easier to deal with.
  28. my two cents
    How Can I Get a Job That Pays More Than $40,000 a Year?You need to work on monetizing your skills and your interests.
  29. ask polly
    ‘Most of My Friendships Were Toxic, But Now I’m So Lonely!’Until you learn to assert healthy boundaries, you’ll struggle with all of your relationships.
  30. ask a boss
    ‘How Do I Draw the Line on Political Conversations at Work?’Burying our heads in the sand isn’t the answer, but people need boundaries too.
  31. advice
    25 Famous Women on Not Settling for LessRihanna, Madeleine Albright, Kamala Harris, and more on choosing to forge your own path.
  32. my two cents
    ‘It Feels Pointless to Save for Retirement Now’Your best option is to stay the course and make a contingency plan in case things go sideways.
  33. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Warn Job Candidates About How Bad My Company Is?’Imagine if someone assured you a job was fine, and then after accepting it, you found out they knew it was a nightmare.
  34. money talks
    ‘None of Us Know When We’re Going Back to Work’Three yoga and fitness instructors on trying to make ends meet during the last six months.
  35. 25 famous women on
    How to Negotiate A Salary, According to 25 Famous WomenAdvice from Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Ellen Pompeo, and more.
  36. ask polly
    ‘I’ve Made So Many Mistakes and I’m Way Behind in Life’You have to learn to get beyond guilt and shame.
  37. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Wants Us On Zoom All Day Long’Decent bosses know that monitoring isn’t the same as managing.
  38. money talks
    3 Women on Life After Losing Their Jobs“I wake up every morning and I’m like, Okay, what can I get paid for today?
  39. ask polly
    ‘My Limited Experience With Love Has Been Totally Humiliating’When situations are murky and confusing, it’s often women who soak up all the shame.
  40. ask a boss
    ‘How Am I Supposed to Network in a Pandemic?’Be specific, show you’ll use the other person’s time well, and be appreciative
  41. my two cents
    ‘My Credit Card Just Got Canceled and I Don’t Know Why’Being subject to the whims of credit card companies doesn’t feel good, but there are some best practices that can help.
  42. self
    How to Read Palms: A Beginner’s GuideThe heart line, the head line, the life line — what does it all mean?
  43. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-Worker Keeps Pressuring Me to Get Pregnant’She’s forcing your hand: She’s so over the line that you don’t really have a choice but to be extremely direct.
  44. my two cents
    My Friend Asked for a Discount. Should I Give It to Her?Try offering a specific amount of your time at a reduced rate, and stick to those limits.
  45. ask polly
    ‘Help, My Pandemic Crush Feels So Real!’The key is to tap into desire and imagination without always attaching it to this particular man.
  46. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Wants to Be My BFF, and It’s Making Me Uncomfortable’It’s hard to receive critical feedback from someone who you got drinks with the night before (it’s hard to give it in that situation too.)
  47. my two cents
    How Can I Make a Will Without Spending a Fortune?The process can be much simpler and cheaper than you might expect.
  48. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Tell My Boss About My Slacker Co-Worker?’When something impacts your team’s work, there can be an argument for having a onetime, discreet conversation with your manager.
  49. money talks
    ‘My Divorce Is Cheap. But Self-Care Is Costing Me Thousands.’What it costs to end your marriage in a pandemic.
  50. ask polly
    ‘How Can I Feel Confident While I’m Going Through Chemo?’When you let the truly difficult parts of life come at you full force, it can transform you.
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