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My forbidden fantasy: voting for Trump

I am not voting for Trump. And I think Hillary is a liar and I’m voting for her anyway. Also, I love Ivanka so much I can’t stop Googling to find more tidbits about her.

How to give a compliment

I am in a hotel room watching Melissa follow the rules for dating. She is sprawled out on the sofa reading while I brush my teeth with her toothbrush because I forgot mine.

Best way to stop emotional eating? Try emotional working.

My husband comes in the room. While I’m working. I say, “I’m doing a webinar about happiness.” [At first I was not going to put a link to the webinar here, because people do not talk in links, and I’m writing dialogue.

How to date when you have a big job

Melissa is not going to move in with the next guy she dates. Even though Melissa and I are both completely incompetent at all things social, we can see that Melissa has moved in with three guys who were never going to marry her, so she has to stop doing that.

What homeschooling and job-hopping trends have in common

Those are my co-founders for Brazen Careerist. Here’s what the site looks like now. Hopefully the company will exit soon because I would really like to cash in my founder’s stock.

My 9/11 fifteen years later

In case you don’t know, I was at the World Trade Center when it fell. Here is the piece I wrote for Time magazine on that day.

Tips for negotiating with a liar

I told this guy, Brendan, that I would write about his baby bottles on my blog. Well, first I told him he had to pay me.

If you want to get married, make it your job to find a mate

In case you ever doubted how incredible the comments section of this blog is, Melissa found out her boyfriend was cheating on her from reading the comments section.

Happiness bootcamp: I read 10,000 studies so you don’t have to

This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials. We’ll meet four days in a row, Nov.

I want to die

I typed that into the search box tonight. Google must have someone making this page of results very valuable.

The truth about working from home: It’s lonely

Maybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home. And I’m not working.

The reason we stink at solving our own problems

I am in the car with the Ex and the kids.  The Ex plays a Yeastie Girls CD, which was probably mine but he wanted it in the divorce.

How to be brave in your choice of career

Summertime is when all the music teachers and students disperse to various music camps, institutes, and conferences.

Why being admired is overrated

We are driving to cello lessons in Madison. Maybe you realize that just last week I wrote about about driving to cello lessons in Madison.

Online course: Unlock secrets for successful dating and marriage with personality type

This course will help you create the relationship you want. The course runs July 25 – 29. Each night is one hour, from 8pm to 9pm Eastern.

Your complaints about other people tell you what you need to change in you

My husband and I are driving to cello lessons in Madison, because my son is going to a new teacher, Uri Vardi.

3 Things to take off your to do list right now

Make a list of five things you want to do that you’re not doing. No cross out all but one. Everyone can make change in our lives, but not that much change.

Everyone competes at something; the first step is to admit it

My son’s cello teacher is dying. This is the third time she’s had cancer, so this week is my son’s last lesson with her.

How to know when you should apologize

I saw a graph about when anyone is most likely to have a birthday. My mom and ex-husband and now-husband all have a birthday in the first week of April.

Healthy ways to deal with incessant worry

I arrive in San Francisco and it takes me fifteen minutes in Melissa’s apartment for her to start crying about that she is not married.