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

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.

Office Life

How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you

Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

Office Life

How to handle ghosting in the workplace

Career experts shed their best advice for dealing with this spooky situation, all while maintaining your professional cool.

career change

A day-by-day guide to your first week at a new job

Since many feel overwhelmed acclimating to different cultural norms, office politics and processes, it’s better to break up the days with micro goals. Not sure where to begin? No worries: consider this your no-brainer timeline for making it through the week stress-free.

Productivity

7 wellness hacks to supercharge your creativity before 10 a.m.

From what happens within the first hour after your alarm clock sounds to what you do right before you lock your front door, try these wellness hacks to boost your creativity, ASAP.

Words at Work

Sorry, but these 5 words, you like, really, kind of overuse

Though training your tongue will take some time — especially if you’ve never edited yourself before — you can get started with these overused words. According to career experts, they have no place in your office or inbox.

Office Life

6 signs your boss is taking advantage of you

Here, experts give the tell-tale signs your boss is taking advantage of you — and more importantly, what to do about it.

Productivity

How to ask for feedback that actually makes a difference

Here, experts shed insight on how to ask for feedback that will set you sailing toward whatever professional goal is next on your priority list.

Inspiration

12 female best friends who started their own companies

Before you secure the dot.com, print business cards and pour your energy into a budding business, take a page from these female best friends who have already navigated the hurdles.

Advice

7 productivity hacks for when you don’t sleep a wink

There’s nothing more taxing — or overwhelming — than attempting to get through your workday when you’re exhausted. Before your boss catches you napping in your cubicle, read these tips on how to maintain steam at the office, no sleep required.

Advice

10 female executives on how you can empower younger employees

As a woman, to not only rise to a leadership position but to exceed in influencing younger generations of trailblazers, it’s important to approach the workplace and your career through the lens of female powerhouses who have already carved their own paths.

Advice

5 ways to improve your relationship with your boss

It’s in your best interest to invest in your relationship with your manager. Career experts give their best advice on how to foster this all-too-important connection.

Advice

Effective icebreakers for networking

One of the most effective and impactful ways to exceed in your career — regardless of industry, skill set or function — is to create lasting bonds with like-minded individuals. This makes networking one of those necessary evils that should fall high on your list of career-building priorities.

Productivity

10 things happy professionals do before 10 a.m.

Contentment isn’t a destination, but a process — and if you’re smart, a priority for both your professional and personal life. How do you carve in time to be happy?

The Job search

How to handle those open-ended interview questions

How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.

Leadership

5 timeless words of career advice from former presidents

Before becoming the leaders of the free world, nearly every president had to work his way up the corporate ladder, learning plenty of lessons along the way.