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Today's Top Stories August 16, 2018

News

Study: Women balance supporting their partners with demanding work better than men

Being present and supportive to your partner after a terrible, hard day at work is not easy for anyone, but a new study suggests that women may be better at stopping work demands from hurting their relationships with their partners.

Humor

Twitter users encourage each other to #ShareYourRejections

Users flooded the site with tales of rejections in their careers, and some circumstances which ultimately led to massive success.

Books

In the office satire ‘Severance,’ workplace routine literally kills

For those of us who have felt trapped in jobs we hate, the walking dead in Ling Ma’s new dystopian novel “Severance” may seem all too familiar.

News

The story behind Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ shows us how to make projects our own

Aretha Franklin, the great American singer who became a defining voice of the 20th century and the acclaimed Queen of Soul, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday from pancreatic cancer, her publicist said.

News

Survey: 50% of professionals have fought with a spouse over working on vacation

New data shows that 50% of professionals say they've fought with their "spouse about being too connected to work" while vacationing.

News

Survey: This is the best city to retire in this year

New WalletHub data shows that Orlando, Florida is the best city to retire in this year, with a "total score" of 60.09 out of 100.

Productivity

Your career hot streak can happen at anytime, study finds

When we watch colleagues get on a hot streak and produce hit after hit, we may watch from the sidelines wondering exactly how they did it.

How To

Unmet goals: A meditation meltdown

We hear the hype all the time: “Ten minutes of meditation a day keeps the doctor away.”

Office Life

There’s a reason your narcissistic coworkers might be getting promotions instead of you

Narcissistic people often believe that they can accomplish anything. Here's how to implement the good parts of narcissism.

Career Advice

Left-handed CEOs share their best career advice

Because of how they’ve adjusted to life in a world designed for righties, left-handed people they’ve learned different strategies for success.

Personal Finance

What to do when you hate your job (but need it)

When you hate your job but still need the money … you more or less have to “deal with it”. However, fortunately, you do have some options to help.

The Whole Human

12 things you can do to feel a little less lonely

We’ve outlined a few suggestions for the times when you feel lonely and like life just isn’t going your way, so you don't feel the need to hop on Facebook.

The Whole Human

How to create a zen meditation space and improve your career at the same time

I hoped using meditation would lower stress and help me find a bit of peace in life — but I never expected it to have the impact it did on my career.

Creativity

7 things Albert Einstein taught me about creativity

We find clues to creativity in anyone from Pablo Picasso to a nameless, sweaty bricklayer. Or, in this case, a wild-eyed physicist who did poorly in school.

Productivity

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Is hard work important? Absolutely. It’s irreplaceable. But hustle is hard work done stupidly. Go pro with the tips from this post.

Productivity

Did you fail at something? Good – do something else

Instead of just telling people to stop complaining, Jocko Willink realizes that we need more than that to truly change our behavior.

Productivity

This study supports you turning off Slack for a few hours per day

Is being in constant communication, through platforms like Slack, actually the best thing for us? According to a new study, maybe not.

Highest Paying Jobs

15 companies in New York right now hiring for $100K positions like crazy

Using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs, Ladders compiled a list of the top 15 companies hiring for $100K jobs right now in New York and surrounding areas including New Jersey. 

News

Stephen Colbert explains ‘extraordinary’ steps he took to get a diverse staff

Simply saying that you want a diverse staff is sometimes not enough to get you one. Just ask Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

News

Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.

News

Survey: 34% of employers reprimanded or fired someone over online content

Recent data from CareerBuilder shows that 34% of companies saw something online that made them "reprimand or fire an employee."

Work-Life Balance

Couldn’t take a vacation this year? Here are 5 ways to make the most of the rest of the summer

You don't have to give up on using vacation time during the warmer months just yet. Here are five ways to make the most of the remaining summer weeks.

News

Study: The blue lights from our screens can blind us

Researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio found that our blue-tinted screens are wrecking our eyes and accelerating our risk of blindness.

How To

What to do (and not do) when you’re unemployed

Unemployment can wreak havoc on your peace of mind and your finances. There are some steps you can take to try to limit that negative impact.

Morning Routine

Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less

We’re here to help you. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.

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Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

coffee

This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee

That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

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