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    1. “I Naively Thought That This Field Would Be Okay With Who I Was”

      “I Naively Thought That This Field Would Be Okay With Who I Was”

      Nichole Williams, 24, worked for several years at a sexual assault center in Tacoma, Washington, where she specialized in helping commercially exploited teens, many of whom, like her, were LGBTQ people of color. Williams believed her profession would be accepting due to the nature of their work, particularly in the relatively liberal Northwest, so she decided to come out as bisexual. But the responses of her colleagues and superiors took her by surprise.

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    2. Hilarious And Heartbreaking Lessons From 3,000 Coming-Out Stories

      Hilarious And Heartbreaking Lessons From 3,000 Coming-Out Stories

      That’s how one of nearly 3,000 people who answered a survey that the WNYC Studios podcast Nancy shared this fall, through its “Out at Work” project, about what it’s like being out–or not–in the professional world. And no wonder. LGBTQ employees explained over and over how coming out is a never-ending experience: Each new client or coworker they encounter means negotiating yet another disclosure.

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    3. Being A South Asian Lesbian In San Francisco Is Harder Than I Thought

      Being A South Asian Lesbian In San Francisco Is Harder Than I Thought

      Speaking on the condition of anonymity (“Jamila” is a pseudonym), she shared what it’s been like navigating her first full-time job as an out lesbian, after abruptly severing ties with her family back home. Her account has been edited for space and clarity. “My Parents Can Barely Fathom Me Marrying A Boy Outside My Religion” My parents really wanted me to come back home after college.

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    4. This Experiment Will Test If Giving Cash To Victims Is The Best Disast

      This Experiment Will Test If Giving Cash To Victims Is The Best Disast

      After Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston and much of southeast Texas last August, the outpouring of relief was fast and multifaceted. Aid groups delivered lots of emergency supplies from clothes to food and water, and even hotel vouchers for those displaced. In the months that have followed, however, people who already had some of those basics covered might have found the continuous flow of stuff less helpful.

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    5. Diversity Experts’ Top 3 Mistakes That Are Slowing Down Progress

      Diversity Experts’ Top 3 Mistakes That Are Slowing Down Progress

      Companies have been working for years to become more diverse and inclusive, especially in the tech sector. And yet seemingly weekly, there’s a new breaking story about sexual harassment, unequal pay, and toxic work environments–or a company releasing diversity metrics that have barely budged. Despite the time, money, and resources dedicated to these efforts, progress has been slow across the board.

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    6. Managers: What You Should Do When An Employee Reports Harassment

      Managers: What You Should Do When An Employee Reports Harassment

      The list of high-profile executives and celebrities who’ve been accused of sexual harassment grows longer by the week. But the wave some are calling the Weinstein effect–in which those who’ve been victims of harassment on the job are coming forward to say #metoo– isn’t taking into account that there are many, many more who remain silent or anonymous because they fear retaliation–even if the law is technically on their side.

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    7. How To Impress Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

      How To Impress Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

      Chances are you already know a little bit about bias. People are constantly judged for what they wear, how they speak, how much is in their bank accounts–and opportunities can be lost simply because someone sees you in an inaccurate way. Bias creeps into our careers, too–and unfortunately, we can be stereotyped by a recruiter based on our resumes alone. If you’re unemployed, quite frankly, you could have a significant amount of bias working against you.

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    8. WeWork Founder Hopes Her New School Will Help 5-Year-Olds Pursue Their

      WeWork Founder Hopes Her New School Will Help 5-Year-Olds Pursue Their

      As her oldest daughter’s kindergarten class progressed, “it just wasn’t the right environment,” recalls Neumann, a mother of five young children and the founding partner and chief brand officer of WeWork, the world’s most successful coworking community. When she and her husband Adam Neumann, WeWork’s founder and CEO, evaluated first-grade options for their daughter—”looking at schools both here [in New York City] and on the West Coast, by the way”—their dissatisfaction grew.

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    9. What It’s Really Like To Be Out At Work In 2017

      What It’s Really Like To Be Out At Work In 2017

      By the time I interviewed for my first professional internship, I was already out to my family and friends. But figuring out how to be out at work still wasn’t something I was prepared for. During the interview, for a small lefty book publisher in New York, I ended up blurting out something about how being gay made me feel committed to social justice. It was true, but it felt like a cheap way to win points, and I regretted it even after getting the internship.

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    10. Five Steps To Resolve Work Conflicts Before They Get Personal

      Five Steps To Resolve Work Conflicts Before They Get Personal

      Not getting along with a coworker? Disagree with your team about the direction a project is heading? Chances are it’s not personal, even if it feels like it. But there’s a real risk that it’ll get personal if you aren’t careful. At the root of many of these issues is a simple, common problem: miscommunication. At work as in life, it comes in many forms.

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    11. Three Weird Customer Insights That Led To Kick-Ass Products

      Three Weird Customer Insights That Led To Kick-Ass Products

      What is the difference between brands that we live with and brands that we love? For several startup leaders at The Fast Company Innovation Festival, the answer was simple: great customer service. But for the founders of Casper, Robinhood, Peloton, and Convene, service goes way beyond having smart, friendly employees manning the helpline and replying to tweets.

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    12. 5 Things Improv Can Teach You About Leadership

      5 Things Improv Can Teach You About Leadership

      The fabled improv institution Upright Citizens Brigade has had an incalculable impact on show business over the last two decades–launching the careers of Amy Poehler , Aziz Ansari , and Donald Glover , among others. It’s also made a substantial, if more modest, mark on business-business, though. But it turns out that putting your full attention into hearing the other person actually makes it more likely that you’ll have a better thing to say when they are done.

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    13. How To Help Build Employees’ Career Paths So They Don’t Quit

      How To Help Build Employees’ Career Paths So They Don’t Quit

      This is according to the findings of an October 2017 survey released by the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence, which found that nearly half of U.S. workers are worried about how their jobs are changing. And, without supervisor support for career development, less than half are motivated to do their best work.

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    14. This Is The Overlooked Trait That We Need To Cultivate At Work

      This Is The Overlooked Trait That We Need To Cultivate At Work

      This statement has become a perennial mantra of sorts, blazoned across everything from trade show booths to billboards to websites for software companies. I don’t disagree with the statement. But, the majority of conversation about the way in which the world of work is changing ignores the most important and powerful potential for change.

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    15. From Toxic Cultures To Biohacking: October’s Top Leadership Stories

      From Toxic Cultures To Biohacking: October’s Top Leadership Stories

      In October, we learned how to identify red flags that signal unhealthy work environments, how stress could be turning you into a micromanager–and stressing you out even more in the process–and what one writer learned when he tried out intermittent fasting in the name of productivity. 4.

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    16. This Is Why We Default To Criticism (And How To Change)

      This Is Why We Default To Criticism (And How To Change)

      “Robert is just incompetent. Why am I asked to do my job well when he gets to skate by?” “This department would be better off if Beth was fired, everyone knows it, what are you going to do about it?” Tim Cole, now founder and CEO of The Compass Alliance, used to hear criticism like this regularly in a previous work environment. Tasked with taking over a department he admits had a “septic culture,” Cole stepped into a quagmire of low morale.

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    17. This Father Founded A Medical Research Startup To Save His Kid’s Life

      This Father Founded A Medical Research Startup To Save His Kid’s Life

      But over the next few days, Matt’s fears grew. Grace’s liver didn’t seem to be functioning properly and she was held in the NICU for two weeks. When she returned home, she was sluggish and looked uncomfortable. Her liver tests continued to show something was wrong. The Wilseys have some sizable advantages over most other concerned parents. Matt sold his last company to Twitter and is now a Silicon Valley angel investor.

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    18. How Patti Smith Fights Trump

      How Patti Smith Fights Trump

      On November 5, Patti Smith will take the stage at New York’s Carnegie Hall not to sing “Dancing Barefoot” or “Gloria” or read aloud from Just Kids or M Train, but to preach. She will join fellow musicians Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Flea, Cat Power, and Talib Kweli, as well as authors and environmental activists to help spread the word about climate change and the 1000 Cities initiative, which aims to unite the world’s major cities in becoming carbon free and to support progress on the Paris Agreement, despite the U.S. government’s decision to withdraw from ...

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    19. The Five Things That Trustworthy Bosses Have Mastered

      The Five Things That Trustworthy Bosses Have Mastered

      Edelman’s 2017 Trust Barometer, which measures trust in institutions around the globe, found its largest-ever drop in trust across government, business, media, and NGOs. Most of the people surveyed around the world worried about losing their jobs to various factors such as lack of training or skills (60%), jobs moving to cheaper markets (55%), and automation (54%). Worse, employees don’t trust the companies they work for.

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    20. Patti Smith Is Still A Fighter

      Patti Smith Is Still A Fighter

      On November 5, Patti Smith will take the stage at New York’s Carnegie Hall not to sing “Dancing Barefoot” or “Gloria” or read aloud from Just Kids or M Train, but to preach. She will join fellow musicians Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Flea, Cat Power, and Talib Kweli, as well as authors and environmental activists to help spread the word about climate change and the 1000 Cities initiative, which aims to unite the world’s major cities in becoming carbon free and to support progress on the Paris Agreement, despite the U.S. government’s decision to withdraw from ...

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    21. This Is Why Your Passive-Aggressive Office Note Didn’t Work

      This Is Why Your Passive-Aggressive Office Note Didn’t Work

      There was a time when the coffee pot in my office was a battleground. Every few days, someone would drink the last drop by mid-morning, then leave it sitting on its little hotplate for the rest of the day, without refilling it. Sometimes, worse still, there’d be a few sad tablespoons left over–never enough for a full cup of coffee–that would slowly simmering into a thick, bitter syrup as the day wore on.

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    22. What Happened When I Spent A Week Calling People Out On Their B.S.

      What Happened When I Spent A Week Calling People Out On Their B.S.

      We’ve all been there: talking to a boss or client or salesperson who is espousing information that you know is patently false, but you keep your mouth shut. The really maddening thing is that despite knowing that the person is bullshitting us, when we are talking to them, we almost always feel bad about calling them out.

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    23. These 8 Moments Will Shape Your Professional Life

      These 8 Moments Will Shape Your Professional Life

      On the day to day, what you do from 9 to 5 may not seem to amount to much. But there come moments in every person’s career–career firsts, if you will–that can make or break your entire work life. If you’re prepared for them and see them for the important moments they are, you can make your career, not break it. Here, our experts identify eight such moments and how to use them to your advantage. 1.

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    24. 7 Things That Will Drive Recruiters Away From You

      7 Things That Will Drive Recruiters Away From You

      Job searching is like dating: Each side involved is trying to find the perfect fit. You’re sizing up an employer to see if they’ve got what it takes to make you happy. The employer is evaluating whether you can make their proverbial dreams come true as a productive, successful team member. However, much like dating, there are some behaviors that can be a turnoff. No, we’re not talking about things like mansplaining at the dinner table or endlessly sharing stories about an ex.

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