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It’s something even you can fix

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Humor’s discomfort is a pathway to social progress

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A woman sits quietly next to a stone wall with hands folded and eyes downcast
A woman sits quietly next to a stone wall with hands folded and eyes downcast
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Not only are we bad at doing many things at once, but it can actually be harmful to try

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  • Doing a simple task for your coworker can be helpful if they’re overloaded, or it can be a nuisance if you’re doing it to control the output.
  • Offering a shoulder to cry on is a huge relief if tears are already coming. Responding to emotions that you assume others feel, even before they tell you or show it, is suffocating.
  • Lightening an…


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