Lindsay Tigar

Lindsay Tigar

Lindsay Tigar is a seasoned lifestyle and travel writer. When she’s not busy writing, she’s collecting another passport stamp, taking a boxing class or trying new foods. A full collection of her work can be found at lindsaytigar.com.

Articles by Lindsay Tigar

Career Advice

8 career podcasts you should download ASAP

If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.

The Whole Human

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

Soft skills are related to the interaction between two or more people and speak volumes about your ability to be a leader.

career change

7 questions to ask before quitting your job

Even if that grand exit seems more and more appealing these days, career experts suggest reigning in those impulses — and answering a few questions first.

How To

Turning yourself from a professional into a brand

Like it or not, working in the digital era challenges everyone to create a personal brand — even if it is merely through Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.

The Whole Human

5 choices that damage your professional reputation

Choices regarding your career influence your perceived character, your trajectory, and your future pursuits. Like it or not — the world is watching.

Office Culture

LGBTQ employees on what matters to them in the workplace

As pride month rounds out, it is important to remember that celebrating diversity and inclusion isn’t only welcomed from June 1 to June 30 — but year round.

Productivity

5 ways to focus during the dog days of summer

It is important to find ways to stay focused, organized and on-task, even during summer when the sun beaming outside your office window is tempting.

Productivity

How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning

While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.

Office Culture

Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion

While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.

Inspiration

How work has changed for me while traveling full-time

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.

Communication

How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response

But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.

Office Life

Why these companies decided to go on vacation together

There’s no way around it: You definitely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with any other community in your life. But what if in addition to sharing your space, mind, and lunch with your coworkers, you also went on vacation with them?

Vacation

How to request time off for a long honeymoon

While you’d like to take off all of those months — paid — to plan your wedding, we’re not sure any employer would be up for this arrangement. Many, however, will consider an extended honeymoon.

The commute

Here are 5 commutes that are much stranger than yours

No matter if you buckle up and drive, grin-and-bear-it on public transport or hop on your bike to battle traffic on two wheels — the commute is a necessary evil for nearly professional. Let these true stories of wacky commutes propel you to reconsider on you’ll get to work tomorrow

Travel

4 solo trips every professional should take

While vacation with your significant other, your best friends or your family is usually the go-to route, there are many benefits of heading out … all by your bad self.

Salary Negotiation

How to revisit requesting a raise from your boss

If you’re unsure of how to approach this anxiety-inducing conversation, remember there are always dollars left on the table. And if you don’t ask for 'em — someone else will. To earn them, you have to be willing to set up your defense case and stand by it with confidence.

Food at work

7 superfoods that can improve your concentration

While the scientifically-proven impact of superfoods is still being studied — and you should always speak with a trusted expert before radically changing your diet — it is worth a bite to this brain grub into your diet. Here, experts share their best recommendations.

wellness

5 women who quit a job for their mental health – and what they learned

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, get inspired to leave a toxic gig, just like these five — super-successful and happier — women did.

Productivity

6 career goals you should meet by ages 30, 40 and 50

Goals are often used as benchmarks of progress. If you meet 'em, you might earn a raise, a title change or bargaining power to ask for more vacation or flexibility. If you don’t — it’s time to work on improving your performance.

Mental Health

How to talk about therapy in the workplace

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness month, take the advice of Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., on how to bring up this all-too-important discussion with your higher-ups.

Mother's Day

8 executives share the best career advice they received from mom

Even if your mom doesn’t work in the same industry you selected for yourself, her smart — and carefully-selected — words make a difference in your professional decisions and progression. Especially for these executives, having their mother in their corner ensured their success and amped their confidence.

Office Life

Should you ever tell your boss you’re unhappy?

The tricky part of navigating a time where you’re less than satisfied with your role or company is maintaining a sense of professionalism. And even more so: How do you know when you have a right to complain, and when you should find another solution?

Communication

Body language pros on the ways your movements show stress

While many professionals have mastered the fine art of exuding confidence during meetings and networking events, when you’re faced with a stressful situation in the office, your body language might get the best of you.

Office Life

The 5 most stressful moments you might face in your career

Career experts detail the most stressful moments you might encounter throughout your trajectory, and tips on how to deal.

Work-Life Balance

How to talk about infertility with your boss and not make it uncomfortable

For many, the desire to start a family is primal — a period in life they’ve looked forward to for decades. That’s why infertility can be such a daunting, disheartening and difficult experience — after all, few know if they will have trouble procreating until they try.