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  • This week in North Carolina politics, rank-and-file Republican state lawmakers again threw their support behind a couple of well-known leaders. On Capitol Hill, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis voted with Democrats on the Respect for Marriage Act. And next week, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case with the potential to significantly alter federal elections. In our weekly review, Rob Schofield and Clark Riemer discuss the details.
  • Anita wouldn't have made it through her 20s without her work friends. But now that she's a manager and working in a hybrid office, she's noticed that work friendships don't come as easily as they used to. A psychologist answers her burning workplace relationship questions and dives into the surprising amount of data about work besties. Plus, a Gen Z writer urges her to re-think the importance of work as a primary social hub. Meet the guests: Dr. Marisa G. Franco, a psychologist and author of "Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make — and Keep — Friends," shares the benefits of a work bestie and talks about why employers are invested in these positive relationships in the workplace Katherine Hu, assistant editor at The Atlantic, talks about how her generation is navigating the social scene at work Read the transcript | Review the podcast Follow Embodied on Twitter and Instagram
  • Whether it’s criminals disguised as ardent online suitors or players who mix love bombing and gaslighting, deceptive people can damage our trust and sense of stability … not to mention our finances. So when it comes to the search for romance, can we keep the faith while circumventing the deceivers?
  • Just in time for the breakup season, aka Turkey Drop, Laura shares an encore episode from WUNC’s podcast Embodied. Host Anita Rao is joined by “Love Letters” advice columnist Meredith Goldstein and Slate advice columnist Stacia Brown. They dish out advice on topics including navigating social media after a romance ends, and what to do with physical reminders. (Ask Laura, who burned her wedding dress after splitting, for her hot take on this.)

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The people you work with can drastically shape the experience of a job. And while the pandemic and hybrid work systems have changed how we interact with our colleagues, there are still common themes and conflicts experienced in employee relationships.
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