Topic: relationships

Managing Money With Roommates: 8 Do’s And Don’ts

Managing Money With Roommates: 8 Doâs And Donâts

Living with others isn’t easy. Several years ago, my friends and I decided to get a house together. We were all incredibly excited and made promises to split everything evenly, from rent, to utilities, to chores. However, it wasn’t long before the problems started. One roommate was constantly late in paying his portion of the bills. Another was obsessed about splitting every cost, even the $0.99 dish soap. More »

Working With A Sibling Can Be Crazy, But Also Crazy Wonderful

Working With A Sibling Can Be Crazy, But Also Crazy Wonderful

There are some very famous sister pairs who work together. Ones that come to mind right away include Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Venus and Serena Williams, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, all seven of the Kardashians, etc. They’ve all talked about how magical it is to work with their sisters and how every day is like heaven because they spend it with their best friends. But let’s get real. Those women are making millions. If I was making as much money as Kim Kardashian, I would skip and hold hands with my sister all day.
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Are You In A Work Clique?

Are You In A Work Clique?

Cliques in high school can give you a support group and make you feel like you belong during a very confusing time in your life, but at the same time cliques can give you a bad label and pigeonhole you into a set of stereotypes. So what does it mean when you’re an adult in a clique at work? Is it all bad? More »

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Laverne and Shirley. Grace and Karen. Rizzoli and Isles. These television characters make it look so easy—not to mention fun—to work with your best friend. All you do is gossip and make jokes and then, if there’s any time left, you do some work.

But that’s television. Is having a best friend at work in real life that much fun? And is it good for your career? More »

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Today is Valentine’s Day, the official day of love. And if you’re anything like me you probably have a few friends who just got engaged and you are already figuring out how you are going to make to six weddings in three months time. Plus, I recently just watched Lord of the Rings. Basically, rings have been on my mind. Specifically how rings impact women when they go on job interviews. It seems silly. Why should a little accessory impact your potential as a candidate for a job? Well, it shouldn’t but as we know an engagement rings represent a lot more than a necklace or pair of earrings. More »

Everything You Need to Know About Making Friends in the Office

 Everything You Need to Know About Making Friends in the Office

Whether you’re at your first job fresh out of college or on your fifth career change, everyone worries about how well they will get along with co-workers. Sometimes you really hit it off and stay friends forever, even well after you’ve left the job; other times you dread going into the office each day because you don’t feel like you connect with a single soul. Both are reasonable and very real scenarios, and there are ways to manage both so that neither takes away from what you show up at the office every day to do: your job. More »