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planned maintenance later today

Just a heads-up that comments will be be closed for a few hours later today, starting around 4:30 or 5 pm ET. You’ll be able to read the whole site but not leave comments. It’s possible the site itself might have a little downtime tonight as well. It’s nothing alarming — just upgrading the server […]

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a tech update

If you’ve had trouble accessing this site in the last few days: On Wednesday, my web hosting company had a major outage that affected numerous sites and lasted over four hours. This site was completely inaccessible during that time. On Thursday night, the site was attacked by … something. It was inaccessible to some people […]

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you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

I’m a big fan of the writer Anne Helen Petersen, who wrote the excellent “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” series at the now-defunct Hairpin and a series of fascinating profiles and lately has been writing more and more about work. Her newest book, out this week, is Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. It […]

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how to vote

Here’s a very helpful Washington Post round-up about exactly how to safely vote in every state this year. This one from Slate is really good too. For each state, you can look up deadlines to request a ballot by mail, how to actually cast your vote this year, and more.

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some links. please read.

Some links. Please read. Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not To White Organizational Leaders, Silence is Violence: Here’s What You Should Do Now Ways Companies Can Act (a thread) 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality

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how to vent responsibly (and win a free book!)

If you’ve ever worried you’re venting about your job too much, or secretly wished your friends or coworkers would vent a little less about theirs, you have a lot of company. People vent about their jobs! Sometimes a lot. And it often makes them feel better … until at some point it starts making them […]

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where are you now? (a call for updates)

We clearly need a special mid-year updates extravaganza to distract us from Things. So: If you’ve had your question answered here in the past, please email me an update and let us know how your situation turned out. Did you take the advice? Did you not take the advice? What happened? How’s your situation now?  (Don’t post your […]

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