The Best “Worst” Decisions You Can Make in Your Career

We’ve all been coached in the cardinal rules of getting and keeping a job. We know not to print copies of our resume on the company printer  and forget them in the tray. We know not to get unfathomably wasted at the company holiday party and show our HR director the tattoo on our inner thigh (even if represents, like, super profound symbolism). That said, some rules in life—like not eating cheese past 10 p.m.—are...

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Q&A: ModCloth’s Susan Gregg Koger on What She Wishes She’d Known When She Started

Susan Gregg Koger started ModCloth the summer after high school with her then-boyfriend, now-husband as a place to sell her excess thrift-store finds. So when she went to college, ModCloth came too. Sure, that meant that her dorm room became her fledgling side-business’s fulfillment center (thanks, understanding college dorm-mates!), and that she sometimes got business calls when she was in the library studying, but it also meant that when she...

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Q&A: Berty Mandagie on Instagramming the Pacific Northwest

We asked prolific Seattle-based Instagrammer of the Pacific Northwest’s epic, verdant beauty Berty Mandagie to share a few photos that characterize his journey into photography so far. And we snuck in some questions about what inspires him, how he works, and his advice for aspiring photographers, too. Weekend adventures with his girlfriend, Emily.How do you describe what you do? I am actually a middle-school intern at my church on the weekdays....

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5 Signs it’s Time to Break Up with Your Job

Work, by its definition, involves some less-than-enjoyable demands. It’s impossible to delight in every single email, spreadsheet, and meeting where you should really be listening to 4th quarter objectives, but you can’t stop mindlessly doodling that flower pattern you learned in 6th grade. There are going to times when the last of your Sriracha is stolen even though you put your initials on it; when you need to just go home,...

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Q&A: David Choi, Singer-Songwriter-YouTuber

  28-year-old David Choi is a singer-songwriter, producer, and YouTuber of all trades. Putting yourself out there in front of millions of people on the Internet might seem terrifying, but David didn’t know that’s what he was doing when he posted his first video, "YouTube (A Love Song)," in 2006. He was just trying something out. Sure, some people would watch. Then one of his friends broke the news: Hey...

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10 Signs You’re Having a Quarter-Life Crisis (And 1 Remedy)

The 20s are like a 10-year trial period of adulthood. On the one hand, you’re expected to self-sufficiently go about your grown-up duties (feeding yourself, paying rent, actually hanging up your clothes instead of letting them become a Leaning Tower of Pisa on the floor). But on the flip side, you’re still permitted to seek support from parents for overwhelmingly adult matters (car insurance, any time the washing machine does...

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Career Search

    You need to eat. You also need the new iPhone because you shattered your current phone’s screen when you made the valiant effort to text, walk, and eat pizza at the same time. Ergo, you need a job to buy these things! But finding a job that you actually like—that doesn’t make you persistently wish a storm would sweep into town and close all the roads to work—takes...

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Gifts For People Who Like Going Places

It’s the holidays, which means you’re aimlessly roaming the mall for presents, dodging shoppers who would fist-fight you, and ultimately just buying H&M clothes for yourself because, hey, gift-giving is hard and you needed a new sweater! We get it and we’ve been there. But before you hand out gift cards that scream “I ignored your personality and spent 2 seconds thinking about this,” take a look at our gift...

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11 Life Lessons You Won’t Learn in the Classroom

Graphing equations. The molecular structure of sugar. The war of 1812. These are all things you (hopefully) learned about in school. We are told that school prepares you for life, and there are a lot of things that you do learn in school that you eventually use in the real world, like math. Please learn math. One day your phone is going to die/be left on your bedside table at...

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