Lessons gleaned from writing an advice column about money

Little known fact: money does not grow on trees. It just organically accumulates beneath very small plants.

On why we feel the need to be productive in the first place

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How to track your routines when the idea of tracking anything fills you with existential dread

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Your company is not apolitical, no matter what your CEO says

Here is a live shot of an office with no politics in it whatsoever. Photo: Raj Rana/Unsplash

Personal development for busy people with children (a.k.a. chaos bombs) who may also be experiencing a glacially moving midlife crisis and are maybe a little burned out

Oh, you think I should make a vision board, do you?


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On Managerial Boundaries and Weekend Texting

Elizabeth Spiers

Writer, adjunct in the grad school of journalism at NYU, political messaging consultant, ex-editor in chief of The New York Observer, founding editor of Gawker

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