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JULY 15 2020

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How to design a proper at-home office, free headshots, and open a new window somewhere in the world

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There’s never been a better time to take a closer look at our processes...and whether or not they’re actually working

“The [equity-diversity-inclusion] industry exists for this moment,” Sophia Chen writes in Wired. “This summer, the weeks of massive protests that followed the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers have prompted a soul-searching national conversation about race and diversity. As both real-world and virtual protesters call for social change, many corporate executives, government officials, and other institutional leaders are again turning to diversity training as a solution to inequity in the workplace. So now seems like a good time to raise a scientific question: Does the training actually work?” Read on.

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A little background on FiveThirtyEight’s interactive 2020 forecast

And by a little...we mean a full-fledged behind-the-scenes look into how this was made. Very cool, very worth going through the whole thread. Trust me on this one. 

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Get a free headshot a week from today, no matter where in the states you are

“A picture is worth 1,000 words—and a new job. To help with the latter, a photography agency called Headshot Booker is providing free headshots to 10,000 unemployed people across all 50 states on Wednesday, July 22. More than 200 photographers are donating their time in 10-minute chunks—five to seven minutes for taking pictures and the remaining time to ensure social distancing is maintained between appointments.” Seems like a no-brainer.

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Make that home office the best it can be with a few pointers

WFH for the foreseeable future? Not a problem—Knoll Design Director Benjamin Pardo has some ideas for optimizing work-life balance.

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Need a design-giggle? Here you go

My new nickname/color name: “Perturbed Vermilion.” What’s yours?

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*Deep breath in* *Release*

A good friend of mine and fellow Weekly reader Elise Bang sent this my way for as a possible inclusion in this week’s newsletter and...I mean. Come on. Does it get any better than this?

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Doomscrolling? We’ve been gifted help in the form of an article

Eyes hurt from staring at the massive hole that is your phone? Look no further (but, uh...read this first so you know how to put it all down).

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No one gives a damn about cake anymore

90% fondant cakes that look like literally anything but cake are...a meme right now? Okay, scrolling back up to the article about how to stop doomscrolling, bye!