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Amy Bergen is a writer based in Portland, Maine. She has experience in the social impact space in Baltimore, Maryland, the educational museum sphere in Columbus, Ohio, and the literary world of New York City.

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Staying Healthy When Your Job Doesn’t Provide Health Insurance | Part 2

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Now that we’ve discussed some of your health coverage questions, let’s tackle dental and vision. These areas of coverage are usually included in health plans at a nominal fee for the insured. Dental and vision care Do you need to add this coverage to your plan? The answer depends on you as an individual. Dental […]


Staying Healthy When Your Job Doesn’t Provide Health Insurance | Part 1

Contract on a clipboard next to a laptop, coffee, a phone, and a stethoscope

If you’re one of the 12% of people in the United States without health insurance, you know it can be tricky to stay on top of health concerns. Many part-time, freelance, and contract workers don’t get health benefits as part of their employment, and often, a job loss can mean a loss of long-term coverage. […]


Depressed in the Workplace | How to Survive and Thrive

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A depression or anxiety diagnosis can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to derail your career. In fact, many professionals navigate similar mental-health issues and, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Major Depressive Disorder affects over 16 million adults every year. It’s normal to have questions about how to handle depression in the workplace. […]


The Eager Applicant’s Guide to Great Reference Letters

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You’re applying to graduate school or a competitive fellowship program and you’re ready to start the application process, and so it’s time to ask for letters of recommendation. But where do you begin? Many fellowship and graduate programs require up to three reference letters, and while approaching three mentors for a time-consuming request can seem […]