I've been woefully negligent with the Weekend Reads lately, but I've been collecting articles for weeks on end now. In fact, I had so many links I decided to not include them all here so as to not overwhelm you! I've been traveling a bunch for work, a little for play and generally trying to take it easy as the year winds down. I'm thinking a lot about 2015 and what I want my life to feel like at work and at home. More on that later, but for now, some interesting stuff...
If you read nothing else, read this article about burnout. I've been thinking about burnout a lot this year. Maybe I'll take some time to write more about it soon. (Bonus read: the difference between ambition and burnout.)
Female journos are changing media and tech. To quote Cindy Gallop, "Women challenge the status quo, because they never are it."
We say we're "work hard/play hard" people but the truth is, at some point, it becomes difficult to play hard after you've worked hard and you're just tired (hard?). 4 tips for managing that lifestyle.
Kate Lewis. If you don't know her name and you're in digital publishing, you should.
Maybe you need a career wingman?
Quartz builds a modern newsroom complete with career multitaskers.
Don't write cover letters, write pain letters.
How creepy is this!? The Rosetta Philae lander recorded comet noises and they sound eerily like Predator.
20 minutes on the power of vulnerability is the best 20 minutes you'll spend all week.
I remain completely fascinated by Stephen Glass' story - he recently spoke with his former best friend in an interview for the publication he nearly ruined.
Studies show that love taps into the same areas of our brain that release dopamine aka the same area of our brain that registers addiction. So, if you're an ex-aholic, it might all make sense now.
A tale of Whole Foods in Detroit.
Text me Merry Christmas with Kristen Bell and a capella group Straight No Chaser is sweet.
Women get asked about work/family balance all the time, yet men never do. If you're ever asked, use it as a teachable moment.
Amy Adams answers 73 questions for Vogue and seems sweeter than ever.
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