THE #1 THING NOT TO SAY IN A JOB INTERVIEW, AND MORE READER QUESTIONS

We’ve featured 13 reader questions in the past, and we’d love to do it again. This week, we’re tackling everyday shoes and what to never say during a job interview (and please share your thoughts)… Q. I’m trying to watch less TV, so I’m looking for a great book that I can get lost in. […]

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: TRY TO MEDITATE

Years ago, we started a series of challenges on Cup of Jo. I would suggest things — memorize a poem, interview your parents — and whoever was up for it would join in. But after doing five challenges, Anton was born, and he was challenging enough, haha. The series went on hiatus. Last week, a […]

LIVING WITH ADHD: TIPS FOR MANAGING DISTRACTIONS

Living with ADHD is something that’s informed every aspect of how I approach my life, both at work and at home. To manage my schedule, I focus on three steps—prioritization, time blocking, and managing distraction. On Friday, I broke down the former two steps; today, I’ll be covering the latter. Last week I also wrote […]

HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER

Confession: I want to be a good listener — after all, “attention is the rarest and purest kind of generosity,” said philosopher Simone Weil. But sometimes I feel like I have advice that’s really good and can’t help spitting it out. Or I get stumped on what to say. So, I turned to my friend […]

HOW TO ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE AND WORK

A handful of cloudy years ago, those carefree-ish mid-20s I’ll never get back, all my days were consumed with a never-ending breakup with a boyfriend. We brought out the worst in each other and we couldn’t stay away from each other.   “You know I wanted to have kids with you, right?” he said a little […]