Links I Love: July 26, 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 How the Ice Cream Truck Made Summer Cool. (Smithsonian) Target, CVS, and Walgreens Join Second Round of Nationwide Mask Mandates. (Morning Brew) REI Faces Staff Backlash Over Response to Covid-19 Cases. (New York Times) Dunkin’ creates new chief digital officer role as it doubles down on tech, mobile {Read More}

Links I Love: July 19, 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 This is How to Approach Self-Education If You Want Real Results. (Boss Babe) You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips. (Fast Company) EEOC: Employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody testing for employees returning to work. (USA Today) Major retailers to states: Mandate face masks {Read More}

Links I Love: July 12, 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 How Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic. (Fast Company) Grocery Stores Are the Coronavirus Tipping Point. (The Atlantic) Phone data show consumers avoiding stores, restaurants as COVID surges. (CBS News) With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next. (New York Times) The Dying Mall’s {Read More}

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}