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.…

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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Traveling While American

I haven’t always been blonde, but I’ve always looked American. The only time people speak a foreign language to me is in Chicago. They think I speak Polish or Ukrainian. I remember traveling for work during the Bush administration. Before there was ISIS, there were fake weapons of mass destruction and Abu Ghraib. And, all…