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Did you spend more time at your desk today than you got paid for?

If so, I have one question for you: why?

Was it for any of the following reasons?

  • Your co-workers are working long hours, and you feel you have to do the same.
  • Your boss has put pressure on you to produce, but COVID left your company resource-strapped, so you’re trying to do it all alone.
  • You’ve been chastised…

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If there’s one headline that sets my alarm bells ringing, it’s this one. Why, you ask?

Let’s start with a quick look at the top headlines I see when I google, “According to science”.

#1. Real Simple

This is an article claiming that it can share a science-backed way to take a bath…

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I know it’s tempting to hop on the bandwagon and change your logo during Pride Month.

But many queers I know are starting to feel dubious of brands that do this. Often, the logo change isn’t accompanied by any discussion of the company’s impact in the LGBTQ+ community.

Instead, the rainbow theme seems to disappear as soon as July 1st rolls around, stuffed unceremoniously back into the closet until it’s dragged back out next summer.

Even for…

people clinking glasses drinking beers at a party
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I’ve never had a problem with alcohol.

Through my 20s, I was your pretty typical young person: going out on weekends with friends, sometimes for casual beers, and sometimes getting a little too rowdy.

I’d spend the occasional Sunday hungover in bed, getting takeout and watching movies. In the summers…

open book on top of a stack of closed books in a library

Most of us are guilty of that one phrase: “the movie just wasn’t as good as the book.”

As someone who reads 60+ books a year, more than a few of which have been made into films, and someone who has also:

  • listened to Stephen Frey’s audio reading of the…

I’ve spent the last 8 years working for or with tech companies. Before Slack, we communicated in archaic ways: email, mostly, or running down the hall to ask our boss if they “had a minute.”

We spoke less. We spent more time on our own, our heads down, escaping to…

Brigitte Dreger

Talking about the things people are afraid to talk about. LGBT+, Startup Culture, Diversity.

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