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What to Do About a Workplace Scold

Many workplaces have a person like Ermengarde, who’s an excellent worker and a dedicated employee in her own right, but often takes it upon herself to bring to management the concerns and complaints of other... Continue reading

Travels, Travails, and Truths

As a frequent flier and someone who craves autonomy, I prefer an aisle seat. It’s the only way to preserve some slight distance between overly assertive or careless neighbors and me. It also lets me... Continue reading

Happiness Is an Input and an Outcome

One of the amazing things about happiness -- not just rose-colored-glasses pretending, wishing, and hoping everything will be all right, but actually feeling good -- is that if you persist in it long enough, others... Continue reading