Freelance writer and career/higher ed coach. I write about freelancing, health and wellness, and much more.

The pandemic has accelerated automation in non-creative fields, but are creative jobs vulnerable, too?

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Since the 1700s, when Luddites started smashing English looms, automation has been putting people out of work.

In the 20th century, automation took over manufacturing jobs, data entry jobs, manual computing jobs. Now, breakthroughs in “deep learning” have exponentially increased the number of jobs that can be automated. …

What masochism can teach us about pain and resilience

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For about a year now, I’ve struggled almost daily with back and pain that ranges from aggravating to debilitating. Like everyone else who had to cobble together a WFH set up in the early months of the pandemic, I neglected a lot of my ergonomic needs. …

The 2021 NYC primaries run June 12–22.

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If you’ve been keeping up with the NYC elections, then you know, the Democratic primary, which starts today and ends on June 22nd, is an electoral experiment that will be closely watched by electoral enthusiasts everywhere.

On the other hand, if, like me, you’ve been distracted by everything else happening…

Katherine Demby

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