Tag: work

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In Praise of Idleness

An argument for working less.

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The Art of Tour Guiding

What it’s like to drive tourists around the Australian outback.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Anima"

A young woman's fears and observations, both past and present.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Delira"

A depressed young woman takes a serving job alongside ominous, creepy co-workers.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "We Men of Science"

A story of science, weirdness, and alternate realities.

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My Life as a Robot

The author, who works remotely, and her evolving relationship with her physical representation at the office: “an iPad on a stick on a Segway-like base.”

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How to Survive the 21st Century

On our ability to multitask.

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Fiction Pick the Week: "The Thief"

Theft and magic in the early 20th century.

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A World Without Work

If jobs as we’ve known them for a century are going away, what will replace them?

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Delivery"

A pizza deliverer/calculus whiz becomes involved in the lives of two unstable college students.

"I licked my thumb, outside, by the car, and ran it over the suction cups, before I slapped the marquee to the top of my cobalt blue Toyota. The pizzas were already sitting in the passenger seat, cardboard mouths smiling. I was conscious, despite Walter’s assertion, that I was operating under the tick of a clock, an invisible, indefinite deadline. Really, we all are. But no one realizes how soon it’s coming."

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Peacetime"

An Iraq War veteran, now a paramedic, runs into trouble.

"I rewarded the man with another hit of naloxone, which made him even more alive, even less happy. Karen was busy with the gear, and I thought for sure that the coast was clear. It wasn’t. As soon as I put the note in my pocket, I saw the boy. He stood in the doorway, watching me with a basically impassive expression. He chewed his gum. He blew a splendid bubble."