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The Ultimate Coronavirus Panic Buy

By Devon McGrath This week our (home) office got two new coworkers. They’re easily distracted and prone to bickering. I often catch them sleeping on the job and when they’re awake, they think it’s fun to interrupt my video calls. I can’t hold it against them though. They’re young, siblings, and growing up is hard…

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Unconventional Advice for Leaders In the Wake of Layoffs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are in a global pandemic. Many non-essential businesses that cannot set up work-from-home capabilities either due to the nature of their work or because doing so does not fit their business design are reducing hours or closing down indefinitely. And with these closures come many questions and concerns by the workforce. Minneapolis-based employment attorney,…

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College Students Are Having a Rough Time

18.2 million students are going through something we’ve never experienced. Let’s cut them some slack. At this time, two years ago, my ass was firmly planted at the New Bar on campus at University College Cork. Seated with two close friends, we had our 4 pm happy hour before going to one of our most…

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