Freelance writer and career/higher ed coach. I write about freelancing, health and wellness, and much more. https://soupseason.substack.com/

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. …

The supply chain crisis, climate change, and the true meaning of Christmas.

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Growing up as part of Generation Irony, it feels awkward, embarrassing even, to talk about something as cliche as the true meaning of Christmas. But as I watch the supply chain panic unfold, I wonder how we could have progressed to the point of being a parody of basically any…

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. …

Katherine Demby

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