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How to make networking events less awkward: Be a croissant, not a bagel

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From left: Cati Bennett, Frank Ruiz, Carla Stickler, Jack Elliot and Kristin Zawatski transformed their lives as a result of the pandemic. Beth Nakamura for NPR; Christopher Gregory for NPR; Taylor Glascock for NPR; Amanda Lucier for NPR; Vanessa Leroy/NPR hide caption

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At any moment of this past decade, U.S. retail jobs have supported about 15 million workers. Inti St Clair/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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Retail Jobs Are Treated As A Temporary Bridge To Something Better. But Why?

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Pamela Williams, a driving instructor with DSC Training Academy, stands in front of one of the academy's trucks on June 29. Williams has been driving for seven years and enjoys seeing the country from the road. Stephan Bisaha/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption

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Truck Driving Has Long Been A Man's World. Meet The Women Changing That

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Remembering 'Captain' Neil Cohen, Summer Camp Counselor And Sage

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