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Giving a Fuck is Very Buddhist

Laurie Ruettimann is a workforce expert and podcaster. Please check the homepage for her most recent podcasts, LinkedIn courses, and newsletters.   Organized religion is like Philosophy 101 for those who don’t want to take advanced courses. It simplifies complex ideas for the layman who’s content with just scratching the surface of life’s deeper meanings. Yet, it baffles me when…

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Worst Diets for 2017

It’s a new year. All around the world, HR professionals are overseeing new wellness plans and weight loss initiatives, which is a truly aspirational role for people who also monitor work conditions with low wages, toxic open-space office models, and long commutes. As an HR lady, I’ve seen a ton of sketchy office weight loss…

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