jargon

Drop the Jargon

I used to think there were a lot of buzzwords and jargon in HR, especially when it came to the war for talent and searching for the purple squirrel. Then I worked in marketing, and I learned to dimensionalize everything and evolve the brand. But, now that I have a nascent software company, I’ve discovered…

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mushroom coffee

I Quit Social Media in February

I quit social media in the month of February. The thing about being in HR is that I have “industrial psychologists” for friends, and they don’t let me get away with anything. Apparently, I haven’t quit social media. I might be detoxing from social media by only checking my feeds in the morning and night.…

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Your Daily Calendar & Routines Aren’t All That Great

Psychologists say that people with high anxiety levels benefit from a daily calendar and morning routines. So, for years, I’ve tried to wake up early and make sure that I schedule all types of stuff on my calendar: sleep, breakfast, writing, email, running, pilates, mindfulness, cross-training, water breaks, afternoon snacks, micro-naps, and even accountability meetings…

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Tell Everybody Your Age

I read an essay by a woman named Nisha Chittal called, “Why I Never Tell Anyone My Age.” It’s not a super-complicated piece of writing, but it’s also not very good. Throughout the essay, the reader is told that society doesn’t know what to do with a woman’s age. When you share your age, people…

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Recession-Proof Your Career

I would love to tell you that you can recession-proof your career, but in the coming age of automation, it doesn’t look great. The best thing you can do is fight for basic income and pray for mercy from our Chinese AI overlords. You don’t believe me? You want a specific way to recession-proof your…

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Mushroom Coffee

I was listening to a podcast last week and heard a commercial for mushroom coffee. That’s right. You read that correctly. Mushroom. Coffee. Apparently, regular coffee isn’t good enough. Mushroom coffee will make you smarter, thinner, and more productive. And, if you consume enough of it, mushroom coffee will make your dick bigger. YOUR DICK.…

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Black HR Blogs Matter

Welcome to National African American History Month, formerly known as Black History Month, and something I’ve never written about in my lifetime. I’m not sure why. As a progressive woman, I believe that African American history matters. Not just the part about Martin Luther King Jr., either, but the times when the black narrative showed…

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