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When You're 74 Percent Sick with 100 Percent of the Flu
You're sick. But you might be able to work. If you could just get out of bed and drag yourself over there. So when you're talking to your boss, should you feel okay—or not—taking that sick day.

Why You Should Trust Yourself Now: We all get that it's complicated, but you know when you're sick and when you're just feeling tired. You have work to do, of course you do, that's why you usually go to work every day. But infecting the entire office with your plague is not going get any more work done, now, is it?

Amy Shearn is the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is the Ocean from Here.