Do I Really Need to State My Pronouns?

My firm asked all employees to add our pronouns to our email signatures to promote inclusivity. So, I did: “He/him/his.” I am in sales and send out hundreds of outreach emails every week. Today, a potential customer replied: “Not interested.” He said he was “turned off by the unnecessary pronoun thing.” I support inclusivity. But…

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Let There Be Lunch!

After thoughts For me, even the sad desk salad may now be a happy one. April 29, 2021 In recent years, lunch has taken a punch. The power lunch of yore became the power breakfast, or among the intermittent fasting class, the power nothing whatsoever. The well-dressed ladies who had made lunch a verb squeezed…

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Let’s Stigmatize the Internet

After Thoughts It’s time to put our extremely online year (and selves) behind us. By Foster Kamer April 29, 2021 It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever been on the internet that — during a pandemic, under several lockdowns — our worst online tendencies, in the immortal words of “Spinal Tap,”…

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Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19

Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warns a study by researchers at the University of Bristol. Respiratory infections such…

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