What’s a death doula? (And why I became one)
Death doulas see death not only as something that’s a necessary part of life… but something that can even be beautiful.
I just got laid off what do I do now?
Hi, my name is Suki and last month I got unexpectedly laid off, along with a third of the company where I was working. This week, I just started a new job… Let me tell you what I did to stay sane and quickly pivot from lay off depression to proactive job hunting momentum.
Working parents: how to magically “level up” during quarantine?!
I am a working mom. I love my two-year-old daughter more than light, but ever since she was 11 weeks old, my husband and I have had help of one variety or another… that is until COVID-19. Now we’re all at home, alone together, working, and trying to wade through this mess…
Learn from my mistakes: Questions to ask before accepting a job teaching English abroad
I am just finishing a job teaching English in China. Unfortunately, it turns out that I was hired by a nightmare employer. I won’t go into all the details, but by reading my suggestions you can guess what kind of problems I ran into. I would like to make some suggestions so that you don’t make the same mistakes if you decide you would like to teach English in another country.
Funny coworker gifts for your office bestie, your work spouse, or your actually rad boss
If you’re lucky, you find an ally at work: someone with whom you can commiserate and who makes the bad days better and the good days funnier. Your work bestie, your work spouse… you know the one. If you need to gift them something funny, here are a few ideas. From a “Didn’t kill anyone” award ribbon to surviving another meeting that could have been an email, these coworker gifts will make another day a good one. At least until tomorrow…
My work is going to an open office plan that I’ll probably hate. How should I cope?
My employer is seriously considering moving our staff from individual cubicles with five-foot high walls to an open office plan. I am a serious introvert, and this is unacceptable to me. I have panic attacks just thinking about it. If we end up in shared cubicles, though, what suggestions do people have (photos or links would be awesome!), that would create more privacy and comfort for me?
Crowdfunding for feminist creators: tips for funding your labor of love
Feminist creators — especially female-identifying creators, non-binary creators, and people of color — have historically faced discrimination in almost every industry, including comics, games, music, technology, and film. In the world of female entrepreneurship, only two to six percent of venture capital funding is allocated to women. However, crowdfunding provides a way for creators and entrepreneurs to push back against the gatekeepers of these industries and access fans directly in a way that was never possible before.
Yep, there actually are cute laptop bags out there to carry all your crap
If you’ve found yourself on your first day at your big new job (or preparing for school in the fall!) with a hideous briefcase a la Andie in The Devil Wears Prada, worry not. There are tons of cute laptop bags from which to choose so that you can look chic and fully prepared at the same time.
Let’s find a new home for your goodies, lappies, and electronics…