No matter how talented you are or what you've accomplished, there are certain phrases that instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light. Travis Bradberry Published 2:17 pm CDT, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock 11 Things Smart People Don't Say 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There are some things you simply never want to say at work. These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out. I’m not talking about shocking slips of the … [Read more...] about 11 Things Smart People Don’t Say
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The latest episode of the Love Letters podcast is out today. It's a very important episode. I do recommend starting from the beginning of the season. Find every episode here. Also, this is a Boston.com survey about the column. If you haven't taken it and have a minute, please do. A month ago, I began dating "Robby." Robby is so different from me. I am a creative producer, and he's training to be an officer in the military. We have very different lives but seemed to balance each other out. After we began dating, I realized Robby had some anger issues, seemingly flipping a switch and getting annoyed at me for very small issues (like me changing the radio station or trying to rest on him while he was paying attention to a movie). It seems like he is someone who really likes to be in control and when he isn't, he gets angry. When I'd get upset and stop talking during these moments (how I deal with him upsetting me), he'd always apologize for his behavior. Honestly, at first these just … [Read more...] about I don’t like his anger
The mood was festive, or as festive as you’d expect at a crowded airport a few days before Christmas. I was in the thick of it all, waiting for a flight to Miami, excited to visit my in-laws, and to gaze at the pellucid waters of Miami Beach. I could almost taste the Cuban sandwiches and mojitos. But that cheery yuletide aura was promptly crushed by the banshee-like screeching of a little monster — and not the Lady Gaga variety of little monster — who had turned the gate area into her personal playroom. There was no parent to be seen. She ran to and fro, creating a noisy domino effect by waking sleeping babies who returned her cries like a pack of cranky wolf toddlers. Meanwhile, a woman returning home from college was on the phone catching up with her mother. This was a very detailed conversation that lasted the entire time I was waiting for my boarding group to be called. I wasn’t eavesdropping. In fact, I was doing the opposite. But the woman was conversing … [Read more...] about Avoid gate lice and wear your headphones: The dos and don’ts of airport etiquette
By Janko Roettgers | PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week. Just like the radio show, the quiz is being hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis. And just like on the show, participants can actually win a chance to have one of the show’s on-air talent personalize their voicemail. Owners of an Amazon Echo device can access the quiz by saying “Alexa, open Wait Wait Quiz,” whereas it’s available on Google Home speakers via the voice command “Hey Google, talk to the Wait Wait Quiz.” “Try it out today– you can’t lose! Well, technically you can,” NPR joked in a press release for the … [Read more...] about NPR turns ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’ into game for smart speakers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job? Supported by Federal law prohibits strikes, public servants care about their work and other reasons airports and prisons aren’t in chaos, despite a protracted federal shutdown. ByJim Tankersley and Thomas Kaplan Jan. 16, 2019 Several hundred thousand federal workers keep showing up at their jobs every day — screening luggage for explosives, policing prisons, preparing to open tax filing season — even though they aren’t getting paid. You wouldn’t expect that at a private company or, say, in almost any European country. But they keep reporting for work, in the midst of what is now the longest federal shutdown in United States history. Which raises the question: Why do they keep showing up? Lawmakers are beginning to … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?