Monica Torres

Monica Torres

Monica Torres

Monica Torres is a reporter for Ladders based in New York City. She previously worked as a trending news editor for Facebook. She has written about tech, feminism, and sports for Fusion, Real Life magazine, Slate, and the Hairpin.


Articles by Monica Torres


This is how to get people to do what you say at the office

As anyone who has experienced a miscommunication at work knows all too well, giving instructions is not as easy as telling someone what to do.


This is how to worry productively

Here's the science of how to manage your inner worrywart and use it as a productive force for good. Just follow these tips.


Survey: Vast majority of employees say they never work up to their potential

The majority of us are walking around in our offices feeling overwhelmed and under-qualified for the work we've been hired to do, according to a new survey.


How people living in cold countries survive the depths of long winters

So go outside or head indoors, and change your preconceived attitudes about winter. Weather should not hold you back from becoming your best self.


This is the one character trait that successful people share

Successful leaders say a lack of accountability is a red flag that will turn their "yes" into a "no" when they are recruiting clients and new team members.


SURVEY: Career success still seen as far more important for men in 2017

According to a new Pew survey, men are valued for their ambition, women are valued for their looks and parental abilities. Still.

Office Life

How to survive an office party as an introvert

For introverts, the thought of having to attend an office party and engage in small talk with our coworkers is an exhausting performance.


4 ways to use technology to get your best night’s sleep

We've rounded up the best sleep technology that you can use when counting sheep isn't enough to help you find that elusive good night's sleep.


6 basic computer keyboard shortcuts to get you back a few minutes of your life

With just a few basic tweaks to your routine, these keyboard shortcuts can buy you back the time you wasted on searching and copying and pasting at work.

Office Life

How to show compassion to coworkers having a rough holiday season

For some of us, the holiday season is not the most wonderful time of the year. Instead of tiptoeing around the subject, here's how to show compassion.