Our Take On the News

How “Diet Culture” Distracts Us From a Culture of True Health

Whether you call it “diet culture,” or know it as one of it’s many alter egos and favorite buzzwords (things like “juice cleanses,” “skinny teas,” “detoxes,” “superfoods,” or “clean eating”), we all are aware of its existence.   Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, […]

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Let’s Talk About “The Apps”

The popularity and prevalence of dating apps was already on the rise before the pandemic, but global shutdowns seemed to guarantee that anyone and everyone looking for romantic (and social) connection downloaded at least one.  Online dating is now so popular that studies suggest it’s the third most common way to meet  a partner in the U.S.

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Let’s Talk About Higher Education

 (And Why the Enrollment Rate is Dramatically Decreasing) You may have heard that college enrollment numbers have been steadily declining. Here are the facts: Between 2009 and 2019, undergraduate enrollment decreased by 5%. This means that even before the pandemic, enrollment was declining.  Since the fall 0f 2019, enrollment has continued to decrease — it’s now

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The Importance of Work Friends

We all know co-workers can make or break your workplace experience. Feeling supported and genuinely cared for by those you work with improves productivity, job satisfaction, creativity, and more.  But are you aware of how your co-workers impact your life outside of work? A new study from the University of Bath in the UK reveals that care

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What Does It Really Mean to be Professional?

We’ve spent a long time letting the word “professional” define how we show up to our work. In order to be seen as “professional,” many of us have learned to look and act a certain way, creating barriers between our work lives and our personal lives.  This experience is something BIPOC professionals are especially familiar

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Your Workplace Performance and Your physical Health are linked

It might seem obvious that regular physical exercise can improve performance in other areas of our lives. Yet, how many of us truly make time for our physical well-being in the same way we make time for our careers? If you’re here in Joy Society, you likely care about improving your workplace performance and reaching

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Standing at the Intersection of Your Work & Your Identity

We all show up to work as more than just our professional title. This means some of us show up to work as mothers, as women, or as women of color. Some of us show up as fathers, brothers, men of color. We show up to work with our different religious and spiritual backgrounds, our

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