Open Thread: Parental Assistance

Today’s post about the 31-year-old who lives at home gave me the idea that we should have an open thread about how much help we take or took from our parents, or how much we help our parents instead. I’ll volunteer to go first!

Open Thread: Share Your 2015 Budget

As requested, here is an open thread in which you can share your 2015 budgets.

Here Is Your Open Thread

— Companies that provide their employees with perks like catered lunches and workout classes have also created a role for people to manage those perks. The WSJ has a profile of one of those people in that role: Jen Nguyen, the “head of workplace” at Pinterest.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here is your open thread.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here is your open thread.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here Is Your Open Thread

— From The Washington Post, examining companies that have policies geared towards work-life balance.

Here Is Your Open Thread

— Dana McMahan, in an essay for The Morning News, about buying a vacation house in Detroit.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Tamar Adler, in The New York Times Magazine, on cooking and eating when it’s just you at the dinner table.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Tracy Moore at Jezebel on not dating up or down, but dating equal.

Here is Your Open Thread

Here it is.

Open Thread: When Do You Replace Your Phone?

Your Waistline = Your Boss’s Business

And Here Is Your Open Thread

— From Jake Halpern’s New York Times Magazine piece on the dark, lucrative world of debt collection.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here Is Your Open Thread

Here Is Your Open Thread

Are you a working out before work kind of person? (I am!) From Quartz, a guide to working out before work: “Ultimately, the goal is to make this a habit—to rise and work out without thinking. A habit has three parts: a cue, a routine, and a reward.”

And Here Is Your Open Thread

The 4th of July means fireworks and possibly lots of grilling and hot dogs. And if you’re buying them from the store, the package you choose makes a difference!