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Preliminary drawing of title page for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), 26:7, The Maurice Sendak Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation.

From ‘Wild Horses’ to ‘Wild Things,’ a window into Maurice Sendak’s creative process

The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Since the Great Recession, the employment rate has gone up — but some rural groups lag behind. Josh Sorenson

Rural people with disabilities are still struggling to recover from the recession

There's a notable disparity between the rate of employment for people with and without disabilities, especially in certain pockets of the US.
In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour work week – working three hours a day – within a few generations. Shutterstock

It’s time to put the 15-hour work week back on the agenda

The idea of reduced working hours was once seen as an essential indicator of progress. It's time it was again.
Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

Let go of toxic workplace ‘emotional labour’ in 2019

To protect employees from burnout, organizations should recognize which emotions are expected to be managed as a part of the job, and what situations generate emotional labour.

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