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The 5 steps of habit building (access required)


According to a study by Duke University, habits account for about 40% of human behavior every day. That means roughly half of people’s daily activities are performed almost the same ways each and every day. Our lives consist of habits ...

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Try “distant socializing” instead


“Social distancing” is the phrase of the year – if not the decade – and with good reason. The process of voluntarily limiting physical contact with other people has been vital to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  By distancing ...

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Laughs in the Time of Coronavirus

Picture this: a bottle of beer all alone in the corner of a fridge, scaring away the rest of the food items, all of which are wearing surgical masks. The beer was a Corona, and this image was perhaps the ...

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How to confront someone at work


Let’s face it: Nobody likes confrontation, no matter which end of the spectrum you fall on. But interpersonal conflict is as avoidable as death and taxes. Despite how nice and considerate we are, eventually we’re going to collide. Ideally, the ...

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Pro bono is good for your health (access required)


“Pro Bono Publico” is a Latin phrase that means “for the good of the public.” For lawyers, the phrase is associated with taking on a case or helping clients free of charge. Maybe your firm requires you to hit a ...

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Get a hobby (it’s good for you)


I recently received a text from a lawyer friend telling me she wants to take hip-hop classes. “But I’m afraid I’ll make a fool of myself,” she said. As with many other attorneys, my friend regularly works 60+ hour weeks. ...

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