What I Read in June 2020

Another solid month of reading for me! With starting to see my friends a bit more, it wasn’t quite as high as April and May’s tally of twelve books each, but I still managed to read eight books this month, or two per week. That brings me to 53 books read this year, which is 3 books ahead of where I need to be to hit 100 books in 2020. I think this is the first year I’ve ever been {Read More}

Links I Love: July 5, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS The Amazon Effect Is Making Customer Service Reps’ Lives Hell. (Medium) On Running an Office Like a Factory. (Cal Newport) In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.. (New York Times) Our Ghost-Kitchen Future. (New Yorker) France Has Millions of {Read More}

Links I Love: June 28, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage. (New York Times) C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices. (New York Times) The End of the Girlboss Is Here. (Medium) Hey brands, this is why your customers are unfollowing you. (Fast Company) Not So Vain: C.A.R.L.Y.s Love Crocs, {Read More}

Links I Love: June 21, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS 4 Virtual Interview Tips That’ll Give You a Real Sense of a Company’s Culture. (Well & Good NYC) Is Your Employer Required to Report Workplace Cases of COVID-19?. (Lifehacker) Money Advice for Millennials in the Coronavirus Recession. (The Simple Dollar) Want to keep working from home? Here’s how {Read More}

My First Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth – admittedly, a holiday I had never heard of until this year. I don’t think I’m alone in not having celebrated this before, but it’s interesting to see a new-to-me holiday form, and take some time to consider what traditions I may want to establish for it. First, there is the question of whether “happy Juneteenth” is even an appropriate greeting. Right or wrong, this is how I chose to greet colleagues on my calls today. In {Read More}

Links I Love: June 14, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now. (New York Times) More than 2,100 store closings are announced in a single week, delivering a crushing blow to malls — and the pain is only going to get worse. (Business Insider) Why brands like Oreo are cutting back {Read More}

On Racism

I’ve been pretty quiet on current events with racism and inequality, and unsurprisingly, a few people have called me out on social media for it. To be honest, I’ve been afraid of saying the wrong thing, and that’s kept me from saying much at all. But that’s not okay – I’m learning that silence can be perceived as synonymous with acceptance and consent. While I’ve found it way too difficult to express what’s in my head in something short enough {Read More}

Links I Love: June 7, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Zoom weddings are on the rise and may change the marriage industry forever. (Well & Good NYC) Wegmans Pampered Its Shoppers. Now It Has to Protect Them.. (Wall Street Journal) Why An ER Visit Can Cost So Much — Even For Those With Health Insurance. (NPR) With Red {Read More}

What I Read in May 2020

May was a big month of reading thanks to quarantine – as with April, I read 12 books this month! That puts me 4 books ahead of schedule on my goal of reading 100 books in 2020, which is the first time in several years I’ve been ahead of my goal. Now, the challenge will be to keep up this level of reading (which I truly love) even as I start socializing a bit more. 5 stars: Anna K: A {Read More}

Links I Love: May 31, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Inside the Flour Company Supplying America’s Sudden Baking Obsession. (Medium) Starbucks reusable cups sales are exploding on resale sites as people pay 5 times original prices for a sense of coffee shop normalcy. (Business Insider) No Winners in the Delivery App Food Fight. (Morning Brew) Restaurants Face New {Read More}