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The "what’s that smell" edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Thursday
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Most “types” of content marketing are nonsense: Here are 5 that actually make sense.

Supply chain woes: A paper mill in Maine says raw materials are too expensive and hard to find right now. So they're asking locals to drop their used pizza boxes and other packaging off at the plant.

American households face their worst fear: ‘Ew, what’s that smell?’ - There is a growing paranoia that in the pandemic our homes reek of dirty clothes, stinky foods, mildew, pets, trash or worse; ‘It’s terrifying for people’.  Especially relevant for the Econ Dev Show audience, the article quotes Brenda Fleming, a 65-year-old administrative specialist for Oregon’s economic development agency.

Against willpower: Willpower is a dangerous, old idea that needs to be scrapped.

As a practicing addiction psychiatrist and an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, I’ve become increasingly skeptical about the very concept of willpower, and concerned by the self-help obsession that surrounds it. Countless books and blogs offer ways to “boost self-control,” or even to “meditate your way to more willpower,” but what’s not widely recognized is that new research has shown some of the ideas underlying these messages to be inaccurate.

This is your most important decision: Why your career is your biggest opportunity to make a difference, and how you can use it best.

Wages are rising because they have to:


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.