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Cara Houiellebecq, Professional Sex Toy Tester, Has A Better Job Than You

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Are You Jealous?

Meet Cara Houiellebecq, a 33-year-old British mother of two who has a job that even makes us Frisky writers jealous: she’s a professional sex toy tester. She got into the biz via her friend, a rep for Ann Summers (a British lingerie and sex toy company), and began trying out toys for a blog. Now, companies like Lelo send her new toys every day to test and write about. She puts our goodie drawers to shame, amassing a collection of over 2,000 toys. According to Page Six, Houiellebecq earns a more-than-respectable $27,000 from the part-time gig — but what’s money when the job brings her 15 orgasms a week? [Page Six; Daily Mail UK]

5 Things Your Doctor Really Wants To Say To You (But Won’t)

Things Your Doctor Wants To Tell You

Doctors — especially surgeons — are expected to maintain a sense of decorum and professionalism at all times. I’m a board-certified neurosurgeon at a major American academic center, and while medicine is an incredibly rewarding career, it puts you in contact with a lot of people doing dumb, terrible things to their bodies. So, on behalf of frustrated doctors everywhere, here are a few things I’d love to say to my patients’ faces if it wouldn’t land me in another sensitivity seminar. Read more on Cracked…

How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley

Angela Benton Diversifies Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for many things — it’s thriving startup culture, the birthplace of Apple and leading the world in innovative technology and engineering — but diversity is not one of them.

Angela Benton knows this first hand. She’s a 32-year-old CEO who moved to the tech promise land in 2011. She’s also an African-American women. The founder of Black Web 2.0 and NewMe Accelerator  is constantly reminded that she’s one of few Black women in her industry, most recently by HBO’s new series, also titled “Silicon Valley.” Read more on Hello Beautiful…

The 5 Worst Things About Getting A Job In A Small Town

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I live in the perpetually repressed Midwest (feel free to use that as your goth-rockabilly band name) where jobs are as scarce as its citizens’ political debates that don’t use the N-word. The area is basically town, corn, town, corn, corn, corn, town, corn … so unless you’re made of fertilizer, there’s not much available for you to do. So when I hear people using phrases like “just get a job” when talking about the poor, I can’t help but think that they’ve never walked in their half-eroded, knockoff Walmart shoes. It’s hard for a financially secure person to understand why it’s so difficult if they haven’t lived it.

I have. And I can tell you that the hurdles small-town people face come equipped with razor wire and live ammo watchtowers. Read more on Cracked…

6 Things No One Wants To Hear About Your Job

Boring Jobs Suck

There is no job so interesting that you cannot tell a boring story about it. Here are some things that will help you bore the hell out of people when you talk about work. Read all six on Cracked…

How An Email Becomes A Life Or Death Situation

Stress At Work Is Making Us Feel Like Our Lives Are In Danger

You’re sitting in your cubicle at work and you get an email from your boss asking you if you [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. Your heart plummets into your stomach. Your worst fears are confirmed. You fucked up. You start to sweat. shake, hyperventilate. You briefly consider leaving everything you know behind and joining one of those alternative communities where you can live off the grid and hunt for your own food just so you don’t have to write back to your boss and admit, NO, you have not yet finished the [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. There’s a part of your rational mind that recognizes, YES, your reaction is insane because this is a one-sentence email we’re talking about here. Maybe your boss’ tone wasn’t meant to be accusatory/condescending/condemning/shaming/the pre-cursor to getting fired. You know that your mother would tell you that you’re overreacting and need to pull yourself together. Still, in that moment you’re pretty sure that this email is the make-it-or-break-it moment of your entire life. And it’s only 10:30 a.m. on a Monday. It’s going to be a loooong week. Sound familiar?  Keep reading »

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