8 Time-Saving Secrets to Steal from Speed Readers
We’ve all been there. It’s ten minutes before a big office meeting, and you just realized you forgot to read the documents your boss handed out last week to prepare. But fret not my flustered friends, there’s still plenty of time to get prepped. We did our research and thanks to a few tried and true speed-reading strategies, skimming those documents—at least enough to absorb the basic info—should be no problem.
May 1, 2018
5 Things Die-Hard Bullet Journalers Want to Teach You
I hate to invoke the “two types of people” trope, but I think it rings especially true here. There are two types of people in the world: Bullet journalers, and bullet journalers who haven’t started yet. I admittedly am in that second camp. I was even drinking the bujo haterade when the trend first came along. Technology offers so many advantages over pen-and-paper recordkeeping.
Apr 14, 2018
The $10 Job-Hunting Secret You May Not Know About
Your resume is the first chance you have to leave a good impression on a potential employer and should be treated accordingly. Think about it: If you’re a tough and creative worker with an impeccable attention to detail, does a standard Word template really reflect all that you have to offer? While the actual content of your resume is key, the format—AKA the design, graphics, and style of text—still has the power to help you stand out on the job hunt.
Apr 4, 2018
We Asked Kate Walsh About Her Candle Line & How She Relaxes At Home
You might know Kate Walsh from her roles on Shondaland series staples Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, but did you know she has her own fragrance line? Called Boyfriend, the scent has recently expanded to candles, and we chatted with the star about her home projects, embracing coziness, and how she prefers to relax. This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity.
Mar 31, 2018
You Can Stop Answering Work Emails After Hours If This Bill Passes
Great news for the overworked people in New York City — you may finally be legally free from taking the office home. On March 22nd, Brooklyn city council member Rafael Espinal proposed the “Disconnect From Work” bill. The bill would make it illegal for businesses to contact employees via email or instant messenger after work hours (with an exception for those with unconventional circumstances, such as on-call employees).
Mar 30, 2018
7 Resume Mistakes that Might be Hurting Your Job Hunt
A good resume should be clear and concise. As a rule of thumb, hiring managers typically take fewer than 10 seconds to scan an entire resume, so it’s important that yours conveys only the most relevant information to your audience. And since it’s crucial that your resume be quick and easy to read through, it’s important to know what information should be omitted.
Mar 27, 2018
Maxwell Ryan Talks About How Apartment Therapy Got Its Name In New Interview
If you’ve been around a little while, you know we take the “therapy” part of Apartment Therapy seriously. In an interview with Editor at Large this week, our CEO and founder Maxwell Ryan explains how a 19th century philosopher inspired the very site you’re reading today.
Feb 1, 2018
The British Royal Family Is Hiring
If you ever dreamed of working for the royals, well, here’s your chance. The palace has listed two positions recently, and here’s what you need to know. The first position, reported last week, is a senior communications officer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The position is temporary, but full time, and requires the applicant to “manage the daily news flow to the media, communicating with audiences via traditional, digital and social media.
Oct 24, 2017
How To Stop Playing It Safe
Fear is a very convincing liar. It masquerades as a friendly internal voice — as something just trying to protect you from professional or financial ruin — but it often overstates the actual consequences at stake. And the thing that fear almost always forgets to mention? How miserable you might be if you don’t even try to follow your dreams.
Jul 7, 2017
In the Words of Wise Women: How to Ask for a Raise & Get Paid What You’re Worth
Most people — particularly those who are just starting out in their careers — find the prospect of asking for a raise daunting. Talking about money is often uncomfortable, and having to talk about yourself and why you’re worth a certain amount of moola can push the awkwardness factor off the charts. But, as one of the badass creative women we spoke to for this story pointed out, “If you don’t ask for yourself, who will?
Jun 30, 2017
6 Badass Creatives On How to Get Past Being Told “No”
“Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,” croons Lee Ann Womack in 2000’s pop-country tune “I Hope You Dance.” But sometimes you can’t wait for a door (or window) to open. Sometimes you just have to open your own damn door. All people in creative fields get their ideas rejected at one point. (Yes, even Don Draper.
Jun 22, 2017
The Right Decor Can Make You More Productive, Study Says
You’ve probably heard the saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” more times than you can count by now, but a recent study from CanvasPop shows that the old adage is on to something. As it turns out, art and decor can have a major impact on your happiness and productivity, especially in the workplace. In offices where employees are able to choose their own art and decor, people were found to be 30 percent more productive—plus, they had fewer health complaints.
May 7, 2017
Inspiring Workspaces That Will Make You Ready To Take On Even the Worst Monday
When you work from home (whether full-time or even just the occasional catch up day) it’s important to have a space carved out that’s just for getting things done. Not only because it’s hard to be productive and creative when you’re sitting in bed with a laptop, but because it’s hard to separate work and life when you spend half your time working in spaces that aren’t really designed for it.
Mar 26, 2017
If You’ve Ever Dreamed of Owning a Dreamy Boutique Hotel, Read This
Tucked away in the gated Ocean Park community in San Juan, The Dreamcatcher guesthouse features nine unique rooms and three suites, each one featuring its own distinct style. And though The Dreamcatcher became a beautiful space organically, co-owners Sylvia and Stephan put in countless hours and hard work, as most major renovation projects require.
Jan 13, 2017
Unlock Your Ingenuity: 7 Ways to Be Your Most Creative Self
Maybe you feel like you’re not a creative person in general, or maybe you just need a little bit of a push to find the solution you’re seeking—either way, there are plenty of small things you can do to be more creative. It might not feel like it, but the brilliant thoughts and ideas you’re looking for are already in your head, waiting to be put down on paper, you just can’t see them yet.
Dec 31, 2016
6 Instagram Must-Follows for the Bullet Journal Obsessed
If you’ve caught the bullet journaling bug and now just can’t stop hunting for layout inspiration, follow these seven bullet journal-obsessed Instagrammers stat. Each feed is brimming with enviable bullet journal photos that will without a doubt get your creative juices flowing and help get your life totally organized. Italian bullet journalist Roberta Ranieri’s feed is filled with beautiful BuJo eye candy. Her layouts are simple, beautiful, and filled with creative doodles.
Dec 23, 2016
Want to Decorate…as a Career? Things to Consider from a Pro
You’ve decorated your own home. You’ve helped friends and family decorate their homes. Is 2017 the year you finally take some steps toward decorating as a career? There’s a ton to learn about the field of interior design and decorating (much more than can fit in a single post), but while you might be mulling over whether you should go back to school or take out a business loan, consider a few things first.
Dec 20, 2016
Get 2017 Off to An Organized Start: Your $50 Bullet Journal Starter Kit
So you’ve decided to start bullet journaling. Welcome to the BuJo club! To get you started, we put together a little starter kit for you with all the goodies you need to kick off your bullet journaling adventure. The best part: It’s pretty wallet-friendly totaling just under $50. → BuJo Curious? The Things to Know About Bullet Journaling Before You Get Started First things first: you need a nice notebook. There’s really no right or wrong notebook for bullet journaling.
Dec 13, 2016
Dirty Desks: Cleaning Hacks for Your Cubicle
Whether you work in a tiny cubicle, the corner of your bedroom, a spacious corner office or a fully customized home workspace, your desk is likely a source of both stress and germs. Okay, forget “likely.” We’ll leave as a “maybe,” but your desk is “definitely” a source of germs. You probably have a routine for cleaning your home and a rough idea of when things need to be washed or scrubbed. But your workspace?
Dec 4, 2016
BuJo Curious? The Things to Know About Bullet Journaling Before You Get Started
Bullet journals (or BuJos for short) are definitely having a moment right now. Everywhere you look—Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest—there’s bullet journal fever. If the cult-favorite organizational system has piqued your curiosity but you are not quite sure if it’s for you, we’re walking you through a few key things you need to know before you decide to BuJo or not to BuJo. First off, don’t let the word journal fool you.
Nov 29, 2016
Secrets of People Who Leave Work on Time, Every Day
Fact: Unless you truly live for work, few things feel more rewarding than leaving your office on time everyday. However, as liberating as breaking away from your desk can be, the art of actually getting out of your workplace can truthfully be tricky to master. It may seem effortless to head straight for the door at 5pm, but it requires a lot of practice, patience, and perseverance to get to a place where you can pack up and go with confidence.
Oct 19, 2016
Two Explorers Pursuing a Life in Chicago with Small Riches & Big Adventures
Globe-traveling, curio-collecting, working professionals by day and co-creators of an animated series by night. They’re building a life together rooted in a love of travel and exploration, fueled by intellectual curiosity and creativity. They’re smart and warm and possess Jedi-level cocktail making skills. Here’s life with Mark and Noelle… Mark and Noelle live in a flat in Chicago’s Avondale/Logan Square neighborhood.
Oct 5, 2016
How To Bust Through a Creative Block: Good Advice from Great Artists
No matter your profession, creative blocks can and will arise from time to time. One minute you’ll be bursting with originality and enthusiasm—and the next you might feel totally stuck. You’ve probably already heard of all the typical ways to bust through those blocks such as meditating, exercising, and spending time in nature, but here I’m sharing a few different methods you may not have heard of before that will get your creative juices flowing again in no time.
Oct 3, 2016
Be Prepared: 10 Things To Always Keep In Your Desk at Work
Your office may not have all the comforts of home, but if you keep the right things in your desk, a long day at work can feel a lot less stressful. Say goodbye to boring lunches, freezing cold meetings and battery-drained cell phones, and hello to a happier work day. No matter what kind of phone you have, you probably find yourself having to plug it in for a recharge at least once a day.
Sep 20, 2016
Time for a Change? The Best Time of Year to Kick Off a Job Search
Anyone who has ever had to look for work knows that the process itself is basically like having a full-time job. You have to polish your resume, scour the job boards for the perfect position, hit up your network for references and craft so many cover letters that they all start to blur together. And if your job search drags on for a long while, you can end up feeling exhausted and disheartened.
Sep 8, 2016
Working it Out: How To Actually Enjoy Business Travel
When done for pleasure, travel is almost always fun and exciting. After all, you get to see brand new places, try out new cuisines and maybe even relax a little. Business travel, however, feels a lot more like, well… work. Traveling for business purposes is fairly common in the U.S.: The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says that Americans rack up more than 405 million long-distance trips for business each year.
Aug 29, 2016
Study Abroad for Grown-Ups: The Surprisingly Affordable Way 3 Women Took Their Offices Global This Year
There’s a common realization many remote workers are having, likely while sitting in front of a computer at home still in their PJs (I speak from experience). It goes a little something like this: “Hey, wait a minute… I don’t have to work from home. I could actually work from anywhere.
Aug 23, 2016
How Not to Let the Summer Slowdown Affect Your Productivity at Work
Traditional 9-to-5 jobs can be tedious, but there’s a shift that tends to happen every summer in offices across the country. As jeans and sandals become part of the dress code, you’ll start to notice fewer people in the office. Everyone is either on vacation, getting ready for one, or just got back to a mountain of emails. Productivity slumps. Recurring meetings are cancelled week-to-week, and deadlines become a little bit more flexible.
Jul 26, 2016
Why Everyone Should Start A Bullet Journal
Why Everyone Should Start A Bullet Journal
Apr 18, 2018
Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling
Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling
Mar 23, 2018