Monday Morning Links

This Monday morning I am grateful to be able to get up in the morning and go to a job that I enjoy and with people I respect and love working with. I know a lot of people are annoyed about going to work on Monday Morning but I try to tell myself that i’m lucky […]

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Being a Pharmacist and a Blogger

How many of you have a full-time job and are also pursuing another project in your spare time? Many of you have asked me what it’s like to be a pharmacist and also find time for blogging on the side.


Happy 2016!

Dear LaptopsAndHeels reader, This was a year full of excitement and both professional and personal growth for me. The success of LaptopsAndHeels would not have been possible without your support so THANK YOU! You make up the LaptopsAndHeels community and your continuous feedback is what makes the site relevant and valuable. From fun style posts […]


Commuter Trouble And How to Avoid It

Whether you’re driving, taking the train, or walking to work, there are certain commuter essentials that will make your life easier and help you avoid the dreaded five words that come to mind when nothing seems to go right before 9:00 am: this is not my day. Here are 7 items I try to always keep […]


about tanya

Hi, i’m Tanya. I was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States when I was two years old. My family left Communist Russia speaking minimal English, with little money and a young toddler to raise and assimilate into a foreign culture. I only mention this because being an immigrant has been a defining […]


How to Prepare for Your First Day at a New Job

The night before your first day at a new job isn’t much different than the night before your first day of school. Some of the same thoughts may be crossing your mind- will I fit in? Is this the right place for me? How will I present the best version of myself? The first day can set […]


How to Change Things Around at Your Midyear Review

Receiving negative feedback at your midyear review can be upsetting and difficult to take, especially if you didn’t see it coming. In a corporate setting, you are almost guaranteed to have performance evaluations twice a year, at the midyear point and at the end of the year, in addition to any one-off conversations you may […]


Breaking and Entering the Pharmaceutical Industry

The truth is, as a little girl I didn’t long to be a corporate pharmacist. I was a writer. I was a writer in the most basic, inexperienced, naïve way you could describe the 10-year-old-me who enjoyed creating poetry and typing away at her very first attempts at a novel. Like most parents, mine worried I’d […]


Customize Your Office Space to Reflect Your Personality

We are all given the same blank canvas when starting a new job: a chair, a desk, and a few basic office supplies. Whether you keep your space as minimal as possible or start bedazzling every object in close proximity is entirely up to you. Most people organize their space in a way that reflects their […]


Smart Tips for Business Trips

The pieces are coming together. You’ve earned your degree, landed the job you always wanted, and now you’re killing it. In fact, you’re doing so well that your boss has asked you to represent your company on a business trip. The only problem is that the closest you’ve ever gone to going on a business […]