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Small Talk Could Be Hurting Your Mental Health — Here Are 10 Things to Say Instead

Small talk is about as dreary as the murky skies and as painfully vexing as the overcrowded parkway.

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The 4 Parenting Myths I Won’t Buy — From a Working Mom of 17 Years

This article first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


After 17 years as a working mom, I see my biggest job as bringing up my two sons and making them responsible, ethical adults who contribute to the future of the world.

On a day-to-day basis, though, this mostly involves cooking for them, driving them around, cleaning up after them and always remembering how much I love them. I’m fortunate to have a great partner in crime in my husband, and he helps create an environment of gender neutrality at home; daddy cooking doesn’t signify a “special occasion,” for instance. Add to this an employer that empowers you, as well as management that values your contributions, and what you have is a team of indispensable allies for working moms like me who want to keep their sanity.

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These Women Don’t Want Kids OR A Career — And That’s Totally Fine

Women are always enduring the unwarranted, unsolicited opinions of others on how they should live their lives. Read...
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5 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health During A Stressful Job Search

During a high-stakes job search — or any job search, for that matter — emotions can run high and stress can become unbearable. Read...
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8 Changes You Should Never Make For A Partner (And How To Know If You Are)

For example, when you start cutting friends out because of your partner, it's a sure-fire indicator that something isn't right here

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5 Menstrual Disorders We Need To Stop Asking Women To ‘Power Through’ At Work

I'll never forget the time someone told me to "stick a tampon in it" — that I was being "crazy" because my "hormones must be through the roof." Read...
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Why I’ve Never Told Anyone at Work About My Chronic Pain

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and  has been republished with permission.


Chronic pain affects anywhere from 11% to 40% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had coped with chronic pain, and 8% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain. 

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How To Set Boundaries With A Gossipy Coworker

In a professional setting, there’s really no excuse for bad-mouthing anyway — be it your client, colleague or CEO. Read...
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I’ve Homeschooled My Kids For 14 Years — Here Are 5 Things I’ve Learned

With so many schools across the country closed — and little reason to think they’ll be reopening anytime soon — parents today are forced to get creative about managing their children’s educations at home. Read...