Do You Have a Mean Boss? It Hurts Them, Too
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We know that having a less-than-satisfactory boss can make or break a job, even if it’s really great in every other way. If you love your gig you might find strategies to work with your manager rather than moving on. After all, nobody’s perfect. But having a downright mean boss (or coworker, for that matter) can

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Tess Yarbrough Celebrates 1960s Music on YouTube
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One day in Texas, two star-crossed Beatles fans a generation apart forged an unlikely alliance. And it all started with a 50-year-old magazine. YouTube personality Tess Yarbrough, known on the web as “safetytess,” was given a stack of 1960s teen magazines by her dad, a collector and fellow music lover. What she found inside would lead to

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How to Stand up for Yourself at Work
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Imagine this: It’s your first week at a new job, one you really wanted and you hope will send your career in a direction you’re excited about. Everything’s going great—you already started work on a new project—when your boss asks you to do something that stops you in your tracks and sends up an ethical red

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Can Relationship Goals Hold You Back at Work?
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Most of us have seen it or at least heard of it: Someone downplaying their ambitions, talents or strength because they don’t want to put off a person they’re attracted to. It can be as simple as someone pretending they aren’t able to lift a heavy object to boost another person’s ego. It can also be as damaging

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How Playing Dungeons & Dragons Can Help You IRL
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It was the winter of my sophomore year of college when some friends suggested we try Dungeons & Dragons. Back then, I knew very little about the game—something about a group of people hunched over a table with tiny figurines and multisided dice, all following the commands of a designated leader. It seemed like something within

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How Improv Class Can Help You at Work
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Do you have a workplace role model? Someone who always seems to know exactly what to say and when, how to deliver information directly without coming off as rude and how to be a self-advocate while remaining a team player? You might look at this person and think they must have been born with these

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Questions on Criminal Law with Kinsella & Foley Defense
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Despite a negative perception of lawyers, Robert Foley and Dana Kinsella, criminal defense attorneys, got into the profession to serve the public. They formed the Minneapolis-based law firm, Kinsella and Foley Defense in November 2016 and are passionate about fighting for the rights of their clients.

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Here’s What Happens When You Feel Overqualified at Work
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Underemployment is a very real thing for our generation.  In 2016, more than half of college-educated millennials reported they were underemployed, or overqualified for their jobs, in a survey by Accenture. If you’re doing a job you’re overqualified for it probably means you’re making less money than you think you should be. But it turns out that situation isn’t

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Chef Yia Vang Celebrates Hmong Culture with Food
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In elementary school, Chef Yia Vang was embarrassed to talk about what his family ate for dinner. He’s now a cook and the co-owner of a pop-up restaurant, Union Kitchen, that celebrates the food and traditions of his Hmong culture.

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Chef Yia Vang Celebrates Hmong Culture with Food
Chef Yia Vang pbs rewire

In elementary school, Chef Yia Vang was embarrassed to talk about what his family ate for dinner. Born in Thailand, Vang immigrated to the United States with his family from a refugee camp when he was 4 or 5. Once he started school, he said, he wished his lunches in the cafeteria and dinners at home were

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