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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

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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)

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“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)

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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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Setting professional boundaries with clients

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Boundaries are an important part of any relationship. They provide basic guidelines that establish how people can – and can’t – behave around each other to help ensure that a relationship is mutually respectful. One of the most important types of ...

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Setting New Year’s goals that stick

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Whether 2019 was the best year of your life, or you couldn’t wait for it to be over, there’s a sense of having a fresh start on Jan. 1 that we all hold onto. The new year is a time ...

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Do you suffer from decision fatigue?

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Paper or plastic? Skirt or pants? Credit or debit? The list of daily decisions we make goes on. It’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. 226.7 of those decisions are made on food alone. Some ...

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Employers can set wellness examples

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So if you notice that workplace morale is low – if it appears that your partners, associates and paralegals have grown sluggish and seem down – the answer to turning things ...

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Create a holiday self-care checklist

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It’s easy to slip up on both our physical and mental wellness routines during the holiday season. And while these final months of the year should be filled with delicious food, festive drink and skipping the gym once or twice, ...

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