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7 WFH Dressing Ideas—All Collar, No Pants

Imagine a snake eating its lunch: You know how you can sort of see the shape of its food in its snake-y midsection? That’s me. I may not be downing small mammals, but I’ve been fighting with my pants after workday lunches as long as I’ve been working. This is just one of the reasons […]

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I Made, I Ate, I Reviewed: Idiot-Proof Chili and Chicken from NYT & Cookies Pulled Out of My Ass

Whenever I’d set out to cook, though, a deluge of excuses would interrupt the effort: We’re going for dinner. Don’t waste the chicken. You just had lunch. Can you even make pasta? You hate instructions. You want to bake? Don’t buy the ingredients. And on. What I am realizing now is that cooking is not […]

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The Unspoken Rules of Email in the Time of Quarantine

Today, when I typed the word “hope” into the body of an email, the Gmail “Smart Compose” feature automatically suggested the words “you’re doing okay” to follow it. When I typed the word “stay,” it suggested “safe.” While I still have yet to fully adjust to the surreal experience of carrying on with life and […]

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5 Therapists on What Counseling Is Like During a Pandemic

As the coronavirus has developed over the course of the past months, weeks, and days, our plans have changed and so have our lives. And it appears this will be the norm for a while. In this series (duration: a few weeks to…not sure?), we’ll share the stories of people who have confronted the unexpected […]

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Leandra and Harling Debate the Merits of Getting Dressed During Quarantine

Last week, I mentioned in an editorial meeting that I’ve been having hard time trying to fill the purpose-sized hole that has opened up in my quarantined life where “getting dressed with intention” used to be. In other words, I can’t stop won’t stop wearing head-to-toe sweats, and it’s making me reflect on the intersection […]

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