Debt & Working A Job You Hate.

[Editor's Note: Debt can feel like a crushing burden. It can make you get up in the morning and go to a job you hate. There can be freedom both on the other side and in the journey. See how in this post. -Paula G]...more

Do You Give Yourself Enough Time & Space?

You promised yourself that you’d leave the office at a sane time for the upcoming weekend or that long-awaited vacation, but do you?  Or do you try to do “just one more thing”? Sound familiar? You decided to be your own boss because you wanted freedom and flexibility. But, are you giving it to yourself? ...more
It actually depends on what type of business that you are in. I have had multiple businesses ...more

Thoughts on My First Semester as a Professor

[Editor's Note: Being a teacher is a powerful role. You have a formidable impact on children's lives. I know the teachers I had did on mine just as my Dad who was a teacher for many years had on so many others. Read this professors reflections on her first year as a teacher. -Paula G Last night I walked into the journalism building at Maryland, proctored my students’ final and officially wrapped up my first semester of teaching. ...more
I've been teaching part time for about 6 years, and every term I have every emotion you ...more

How Do You Decide Where to Live?

For most of us, where we lived during our childhood was not our decision. We lived where our parents (or other primary caretakers) lived, and that’s that. For some of us, college is the first time when we might have a little bit more choice of where to settle, and once we are financially independent adults, our choices are wider, yet again....more
If i move somewhere i  have following options in my mind. 1- School is near to my house 2- ...more

How to Optimize Marketing Images for Facebook Graph Search

If you use Facebook to market your business, it can feel like things change so fast that you don't even realize you're behind! This post from Little Tech Girl helps you optimize images for the new Facebook Graphic Search in this post. ...more

Can a Manager Force my Coworker to Wear a Wedding Ring?

[Editor's Note: From the files of "really, does this happen?!" comes this question about a co-worker being threatened to wear a wedding ring even though she is not married. Ask a Manager handles this crazy, sticky, and potentially illegal situation with candid advice. The scenario is worth ready simply for the "really?!" factor! -Paula G ...more

Top Ten Ways to Laugh More at Work

I have had my share of crappy, miserable, insanely-awful Tuesdays.  My mornings usually consisted of lukewarm coffee, screaming children, re-heated muffins, and boring NPR stories.  I was stuck in traffic, with bad hair and pants that were an inch too short, and when I got to work I noticed half-done reports and a computer keyboard covered in the crumbs of yesterday’s subway sandwich.  I was thinking "Is that really the day care calling to say my kid as a fever? Do I honestly have a meeting in ten minutes? It’s only Tuesday for crying out loud." ...more
What a great blog with wonderful suggestions. I'm a "creative" working in an office of ...more

Should You Say Yes to All Business Opportunities?

"Any business is better than no business." This is simply not true. Some business is not worth your time or energy. Some business will actually be detrimental to your business as a whole. So, how do you choose wisely? How do you know who are your ideal peeps? Darlynn from Little Blog Dress gives us some insights in this post. ...more
Ever since I held a crayon in my hand, my Mother said she "noticed something about me". Ever kid ...more

3 Easy, Inexpensive Ways To Manage Stress

We all know the damaging health effects that stress can have on our minds and bodies. It has even been deemed as a link to long-term conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Yet with so much happening in the course of a day, it is becoming more challenging for the traditional methods of alleviating stress to be completely successful. ...more
Oh, I am so not good at this.  In undergrad I actually took a fluff class on stress management ...more

Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Employer's Logo for Cash Bonus?

I know times can be tough and companies are always looking for ways to motivate employees, but when I saw this recent business news (which I mentally filed to the "crazy column of corporate antics") I was amused. Tracy Davidson from NBC-10 Philadelphia asked the question on her facebook page: ...more