What Is Quiet Quitting? What Can It Look Like In Your Relationship?
I've been quiet quitting my entire life. It started as a traumatized kid who did everything they could to distance themselves from the daily emotional abuse at home. I was never around, because I was running away and checking out through academics and my endless passion projects. I would later do the same in terrible relationships. Instead of just standing up and walking out, I would mentally and emotionally detach and go somewhere else.
My partner’s tooth infection led to him behaving differently and is now causing conflict in our relationship.
So, everything began during Christmas in 2022, and boy, these past 6 months have been quite a ride. I’ll try to provide all the important details without bias or ranting, so here’s my attempt to be concise.
Tips for Implementing DEI Beyond HR Initiatives
When I hear someone say “DEI,” my mind jumps to HR departments, from countering bias in the hiring process to increasing retention of diverse employees. However, the focus on DEI should go beyond HR—after all, humans constitute every department in the workplace. From Procurement to Marketing, there are always people behind decisions, and for that reason, DEI is crucial across the board in organizations. Today, then, I will be exploring a variety of tips and tricks for departments beyond HR to implement DEI in their daily practices. Although this list is not comprehensive in covering all DEI possibilities for every non-HR department, I hope it offers us a strong place to start when considering the value of DEI beyond Human Resources. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in!
Has Your Therapist Told You About These Alternative Approaches to Improving Mental Health?
Are you someone who has been in therapy for a long, long time? Some people will spend their entire lives in therapy. Every week or every month, they sit down in the same room and talk to the same counselor who runs through the same problems with them. Occasionally, they may break things up by trying EFT or DBT with a new therapist (or two).
Opinion: Kids Don’t Damage Women’s Careers — Men Do
In today's world, achieving a successful career is a goal for many individuals. However, for women, this pursuit often comes with additional challenges. There is a prevalent belief that having children negatively impacts a woman's career progression.
Opinion: In shock, I saw my son kiss another girl while out on a supposed date with his long-term girlfriend.
It was around 5pm when my daughter, who is 13 years old, and I, a 43-year-old father, went to pick up dinner near our house in Washington. As we were waiting for our order, my daughter touched my arm and pointed across the restaurant. I followed her gaze and saw my 16-year-old son sitting in a booth with a girl. This surprised me because he had told my wife and me that he was going on a date with his long-term girlfriend of two years at 5pm. The girl next to him was definitely not his long-term girlfriend, and they were sitting very close to each other. Sensing the tension, I urged my daughter to stay seated and not let our son see us.
Apparently, my boyfriend's female coworker has been bringing him snacks and even gave him a personal drawing. I'm mad.
In summary, my boyfriend developed a strong interest in fitness and made a female friend at work who shares this interest. She gave him gifts and a personal drawing, which made me uncomfortable and sparked a fight. He dismissed my concerns, leading to hurtful comments and accusations of insecurity. Our friends and his mom sided with him, leaving me feeling invalidated and unsure of what to think.
Tips from a Marine who broke three kettlebell-swinging world records
According to Burkett, his training method focuses on performing larger sets to gradually increase power, instead of exerting maximum power in each swing. According to a fitness expert, incorporating kettlebells into exercises such as squats, lunges, and presses is more effective than solely using them for swings during training. According to Burkett, these exercises can be done outside of the gym as well. He suggests keeping one or two kettlebells in your car at all times.
Navigating the Post-Dating Friendship Maze: Why It's Hard to Be Friends
Reserving the bond they once had in challenging relationships can be complex, and when they end, it often becomes a daunting task to transition from being romantic partners to friends. While some couples successfully maintain strong friendships, many find preserving the bond they once had challenging. Let's explore why it's often difficult to be friends after dating and shed light on the emotional intricacies accompanying this transition.
"It takes a village..." no longer works: Here's what I did for my kids and grandson instead
"It takes a village to raise a child." Some parents invest in the village concept; many don't. It lost appeal for me due to gross misuse. I rarely get through a day or two without the words echoing in my brain from over-zealous 'helpers.'
[OPINION] 15 Undeniable Signs Someone Loves You
Once upon a lifetime ago, kids used to scrawl I love SOS in their notebooks when they didn’t want to reveal the identity of the someone special they had a crush on. Only the closest of friends were clued in on the secret identity because there was an element of fear in revealing it. You could be rejected. You could be ridiculed. You could feel foolish because you were rejected and ridiculed. And if the person actually liked you back? Well, there was embarrassment involved with that, too. You’d risk children following you around on the playground pairing your names and singing k-i-s-s-i-n-g.
[OPINION] How to Get a Girlfriend: Practical Tips from a Former Therapist
The days of passing a note that says Will you be my girlfriend? Y or N are long gone. Hypothetically, you could still send that as a text, but if you don’t hit the right amount of cute, you risk seeming desperate or creepy. Dating is tough, and rejection is tougher.
Satire: Sources of Bad Advice
It’s amazing how many people take advise from morons. Or if not morons, at least people who have no particularly expertise in the field they are giving advice in. It starts at an early age.
Should We Get “Goop” From Gwyneth Paltrow?
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Goop is Gwyneth Paltrow’s website. Well, it’s much more than that. It is a lifestyle brand. It is also her curated mental and physical health platform. She also has Netflix shows that promote this brand. All this means running away with the money of viewers, customers, and readers.
My boyfriend is lazy. 11 Tips and Ways to Deal With It [Opinion]
You are tired of having to do all the work alone. Not only do you clean up your own mess, but also that of your friend. Even after he’s had a boys-only night, you’ll be the one to make the house spic and span again. He is so lazy that you have to do almost all household chores on your own. This sometimes even makes you feel like you’re just a maid to him, not an equal partner. And that makes you feel unhappy in your relationship.
Top Qualities to Look For in a Keynote Speaker
A great keynote speaker can take an event from acceptable to exceptional. Knowledge and expertise are important factors to look for when selecting a speaker, but there other equally important qualities for a speaker to have in order for your audience to leave inspired, ready to take action, and to remember your event for years. Here are three qualities for you to look for:
Liar, Liar! Your Pants Are On Fire
Have you ever seen a person just lie and lie for no good sane reason at all? Have you ever looked at them and wanted to “take em’ out to the woodshed”? Has there ever been somebody that you felt like that could trust with your life but come to found out that you couldn’t trust that imbecile to help you solve a jigsaw puzzle?
8 Tips to Help With the Fear of Public Speaking
Imagine just as you’re about to begin your daily tasks, you hear the footsteps of your supervisor approaching you. They ask you to give an engaging presentation about a project you’ve been working on. Your face flushes and your heart begins to race as you picture yourself on a massive stage looking out into a sea of blank faces. But, what if you didn’t have to feel like this? What if you could meet the challenge of public speaking with excitement and confidence? Here are eight tips for understanding and overcoming your fear of public speaking.
OPINION: Breakup Recovery to Use for Life Setbacks
I woke up today with an emotional hangover. If I’m honest, I’m getting really tired of setbacks. While I’ve mastered the art of recovering from them, I’d love the opportunity to master the art of a peaceful, stable life instead of overcoming one obstacle only to be met with another.
Woman suspects hairdresser of sneaking money from her purse when its out of her sight
*This story was drafted with the help of AI. A woman wrote to The Guardian for advice about her hairdresser. She has an unusual complaint about the woman who cuts her hair, and it has nothing to do with her hairstyle: