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Roxane Gay has published five books in the last seven years, all acclaimed, all incisively addressing social issues that define our society, such as feminism, race, body image, racial and sexual violence, and the immigrant experience. Three - her essay collection Bad Feminist, her short story collection Difficult Women, and her memoir Hunger - were US national bestsellers.

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ScareHouse, one of Pittsburgh's most famous haunted house attractions, has earned national press, and praise from fantasy-horror director Guillermo del Toro. We talked to a leader at ScareHouse: Design manager Nicole Conniff, who started at the house in 2009 as a makeup artist and actor. She's also a longtime vendor at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, where she sells her own custom masquerade masks, terrariums and candles. We asked her how she works.

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Even if you're not a freelancer or a "creative", you'll probably benefit from a page that lays out your accomplishments and not just your work history. If you ever want to give a talk, get quoted in an article, work a side hustle, start your own business, or just get a job offer, then you need a public portfolio.

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A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough. Add three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people's worst nightmare. It's no one's idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate despite the intimidating format.

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Whether you've been interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you've been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process is always stressful. Not only are you trying your hardest to present the very best version of yourself, you're also attempting to read your audience and gather as much information as you can about the role, the company culture and the organisation itself. No pressure.

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If you're lucky, or in a good place career-wise, you don't have a micromanaging boss. But if you do, or if you've ever had one, the reason they do it is actually simple: They feel helpless. And knowing that can help you push back and get a little breathing room from them.

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In some ways, clicking the "submit" button and applying for a job is cathartic. You've put in a lot of hard work to spruce up your resume and cover letter, and frankly, you're kind of over the whole thing. The problem is that for many people, only a few minutes go by before they start thinking about all the things they might've done wrong.

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While it's true you can never be completely sure about how well you'll adjust to working with a new boss, company or team until you've actually started working, asking probing and strategic questions during the interview process is one of the easiest ways to gather useful intel about potential opportunities.

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Your first day on the job is always a stressful experience. You have to put your best foot forward, make good first impressions, learn the landscape of social relationships in the office, and actually do whatever you're being paid to do. But it doesn't always go so smoothly.

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If you're looking for a career in technology and you're contemplating moving to the US for it, where you live matters, but you don't have to try to survive in Silicon Valley to find a great gig. U.S. News put together this report that highlights ten cities around the USA that are great for tech workers, if you're thinking about a change.

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French workers now have the "right to disconnect", or more appropriately, a new law instructs companies to ask workers on how they can -- if at all -- be contacted outside of the office or during non-work hours. Would you want that right for yourself?