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McSweeneys: I DON’T HATE WOMEN CANDIDATES — I JUST HATED HILLARY AND COINCIDENTALLY I’M STARTING TO HATE ELIZABETH WARREN

Reading Time: 3 minutesBring it on, ladies! I’d love to see a female President. Just not Hillary Clinton. Or Elizabeth Warren. I am totally open to all other women leaders, but I have to admit that Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are beginning to make me angry and I’m not sure why yet, but I know the reason will become clear soon, and I’m also wondering what they might look like if someone photoshopped their heads onto the bodies of prisoners and put them behind bars.

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WORKAHOLISM DOESN’T MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE. HERE’S WHY.

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs you might expect, having an all-consuming devotion to work is linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes. For example, workaholism is linked to work-family conflict, or having competing, and often conflicting demands in one’s professional and private spheres. In turn, work-family conflict can decrease satisfaction with one’s family, or even one’s life as a whole. After all, if your significant other or children are complaining that you’re not present enough at home, and you’re simultaneously feeling that you’re not living up to the demands of your job, it can be a pretty stressful and conflicted existence. Consequently, it’s not surprising that workaholism is also linked to burnout. By definition, workaholism makes it difficult to psychologically detach from work, and can interfere with the individual’s ability to recharge and recover from the job.

The Root: How to Identify and Report Hate Speech on Social Media

Reading Time: 11 minutesPlatforms like Twitter and Facebook have tools in place that allow users to report harassment and hate speech, though the sites’ limitations mean too many reports tend to go unaddressed. Still, it’s worth making the effort if you see threatening messages online. There are also outside sources you can turn to if you stumble upon disturbing bias acts on social media. But first:

It’s fairly easy to report hate speech on major social media platforms. It’s less easy to get the platforms to take action against purported hate speech.

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WORKAHOLISM DOESN’T MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE. HERE’S WHY.

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs you might expect, having an all-consuming devotion to work is linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes. For example, workaholism is linked to work-family conflict, or having competing, and often conflicting demands in one’s professional and private spheres. In turn, work-family conflict can decrease satisfaction with one’s family, or even one’s life as a whole. After all, if your significant other or children are complaining that you’re not present enough at home, and you’re simultaneously feeling that you’re not living up to the demands of your job, it can be a pretty stressful and conflicted existence. Consequently, it’s not surprising that workaholism is also linked to burnout.

By definition, workaholism makes it difficult to psychologically detach from work, and can interfere with the individual’s ability to recharge and recover from the job.

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Super blood wolf moon Eclipse – AAAOOOOOOWWHHH!!!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe have a busy astro week this week, including a gorgeous Full Moon Eclipse in Leo (exact times below). And with all the major planets in forward motion, not a Retrograde to be seen, there’s a definite surge of forward momentum at play.

Which is fantastic in these last two weeks before we plunge into the Chinese New Year of the Pig, known for its favourable outlook on prosperity, good luck, and happiness.

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I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE – WHY I AM PRO-CHOICE, EVEN THOUGH I WAS MEANT TO BE ABORTED

Reading Time: 11 minutesAs for myself, I mostly feel alright with existing now, with my purpose here, my worth.

It’s sometimes a precarious thing, my hold on this life, like a fragile vase in a window which could tip one way or another in a breeze – tipping gently and safely to the table nearby or smashing fatally down to the garden below – but inside are pink scented lilies and beauty, so I go on, day by day, month by month, year by year, and gradually I find, as my Buddhist teacher once told me, that, though I wasn’t invited to this party, people like my presence and I like the music and chitchat and, mostly, it all makes me very happy.

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