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How To Keep Calm and Publish in Crisis Situations

I don’t know about you, but during this shelter in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m already sick of the terms “unprecedented” “social distancing” and especially “We’re all in this together.” We all handle crises differently. And we’re all dealing…

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Of a Certain Age

I did something yesterday that you’re not supposed to talk about: I turned 55. When my father was my age, he had gout, arthritis and high blood pressure. Fortunately. I’m much healthier than my dad was at the same age.…

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Being Karen

Confession: I’ve never really liked my first name. I mean no offense to my parents who probably meant well when they gave me one of the most popular names for girls in the country at the time. There was even…

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Breaking Eggs?

How a Pixar Classic Demonstrates Effective Business I often hear the phrase in business and mafia movies, “You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.” The phrase implies that in order to correct mistakes, you must sacrifice…

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Hi Fans (i.e., Mom), Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to. As most of you know, in September 2008, I accepted a 5-month contract at Bio-Rad Laboratories to help the marketing communications team update their website content…

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Got Election Fatigue? Trust Each Other

“It seems to me that if there were any logic to our language, ‘trust’ would be a four letter word.” – Tom Cruise as Joel Goodsen in “Risky Business” These words seem to be truer these days than ever before. As…

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Going Very Fast

Today, I got to see the jet dragster my husband, Brian, has been working on for the last few months run the engine. While we didn’t get to see it race, it was still pretty awesome because, well, fire blows out…

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GenZ Redefines Beauty Standards

We just wrapped up our 2nd year attending VidCon, the annual pilgrimage for YouTube fans to meet the creators who have been sucking up their free time all year. This year was similar to last year (which I wrote about…

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Is Technology Driving Your User Experience?

Years ago, I was a freelance writer who happened to get a copy of some graphic design software. After a few weeks of playing around with the software, I decided that I could add “graphic design” to my resume. Yes,…

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