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New Piece: When Two Jobs Become One

My latest on Fortune.com discusses how to make sure if you’re stuck taking up the slack for a colleague that leaves, you’re not doing two jobs for the price of one. It’s important to help, but put your foot down to

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Texas Weather and Data … Get Your Umbrella Ready?

Although I live in New York now, much of my life, particularly my secondary school and college years, I lived in Texas. It’s the state I identify with and where my parents, brothers and sister live. This year, when I would speak with my

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Finishing My First Novel Has Created A New Box To Check Off

For the past two-and-a-half to three years, I’ve been writing a novel. I would wake up, scratch out 1,000 words, then move to my real work of the day. When I took a full-time position, I would try to write and edit before

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I Almost Died A Year Ago Today. What Should I Do About It?

A year ago today, I nearly died. I don’t mean I had one of those near-death experiences where a truck almost hit me or a falling piano almost crushed my unsuspecting self as I walked below. No. I mean my

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“You Should Be Doing the Becoming, Not Your Damn Fool Computer”

Here’s a think piece from Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without a Country. This was his last published book while he was alive (there was one published posthumously). It’s a collection of essays, where Vonnegut discusses politics, life, death and society. I

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