Weekend Recap: Getting Hygge with Winter Cocktails

I just wrote my recap of the November books I enjoyed, but on Friday, I finished a really fabulous book that also set the tone for this weekend. Amber raved about The Year of Living Danishly, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a memoir about a writer who has to move to Denmark for her husband’s job, and she decides to spend the year researching why Danes are the happiest people on earth. The research is woven into the narrative seamlessly, {Read More}

Links I Love: December 10, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Here’s the 1 Trait Hiring Managers Seek Most. (US News) How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile To Get Jobs. (Up To Work) How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits. (Fast Company) Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Year’s Holiday Parties. (Bloomberg) I tried {Read More}

What I Read in November 2017

I read seven books in November, which is a few less than in October, but still a decent amount. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wowed by too many books this month, but I made up for that with the last book I read in November, Drop the Ball, which was easily one of the best books I’ve read all year. And that brought my total for the year to 96 books, which means I only need to read 4 books in the {Read More}

Links I Love: December 3, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER This is the best way to ask for a promotion. (Well & Good NYC) 6 international office rules Americans avoid at all costs. (Business Insider) The best (& most boring) $150 you can spend on your office. (A Life of Productivity) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY How to Establish Productivity Guidelines for Remote {Read More}

Links I Love: November 26, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER 6 Business Tactics That Helped a Girl Scout Sell Cookies. (New York Magazine) How to Hire a Remote Team. (Zapier) Managing from Afar: How to Run a Remote Team. (Zapier) How to Build Culture in a Remote Team. (Zapier) Breaking Goldsmith’s Rule: Five Common-Sense Ways to Help Maintain the Best {Read More}

Links I Love: November 19, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Why Our Idea of Work Is Completely Wrong. (Medium) Best Practices Are Dead. (Strategy&) The Unfortunately Truthful Résumé of a Young Female Professional. (McSweeneys) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Six Ways to Invest Your Work Time Wisely. (Laura Stack) 10 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team. (Full Contact) 3 Ways to Boost Your {Read More}

Links I Love: November 12, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Corporate America’s insistence on four-year degrees is a costly mistake. (Quartz) How to Fix Your Rep After a Bad Performance Review. (Daily Muse) Six Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Work Slump. (Fast Company) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 5 Tips to Skip Meetings That Are A Waste of Time. (Time Management {Read More}

Links I Love: November 5, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Want to land your dream job? When you apply might affect your odds. (Well & Good NYC) How the Unconventional Job Seeker Gets the Job. (LinkedIn) We’ve Never Calculated How Long People Stay at Our Company… Until Now. (Thrive Global) An Ex-Googler on How to Network Authentically. (Heleo) Related: Grow Your {Read More}

What I Read in October 2017

I read a lot more in October than in September – particularly during my weekend in Spain. Because I was traveling solo, I took most of my meals accompanied by a book, and I ended up finishing a book each day I was there! I’m now up to 89 books read this year, which is 6 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books for the year. I’ve got the goal squarely in sight, and I’m looking {Read More}

Links I Love: October 29, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER 6 Actually Helpful Interview Tips. (Man Repeller) Advice (I Wish I Had Been Given) for Women Starting Careers in Biglaw. A lot of this is very applicable to consulting as well. (Blacklines and Billables) In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers. (New York Times) The Truth About {Read More}