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Today's Top Stories July 16, 2018

Leadership

Why every manager needs to hear criticism and bad news

To maximize leadership success you MUST know not just the good – but also the bad and the ugly. Let others share their frustration or criticism.

Job search

How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

The Whole Human

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

You can start giving deeper thought to investing in yourself – in other words, building on the wins you’ve already accumulated.

Levelling Up

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

There are seven things, in particular, that tend to shatter the success mindset. Not so for smart people, as these challenges never hold them back.

Leadership

How to get people involved in and committed to your company goals

As a leader, you can’t just send out memos with a list of goals and expect everyone to band together and commit to them. You have to harness the desire for purpose and commitment in a way that brings people together around your company goals.

The Whole Human

FOBO is secretly ruining your life – here’s how to escape it

FOBO: the fear of better options. So how do you make the drawbacks of this decision fatigue disappear, you ask? It's easy.

Productivity

6 ways to use music to increase your productivity

Whether you’re using it to pump you up to work out when you’re tired or to unwind for a better night’s sleep, music is a powerful motivator in many different situations. According to the team at Brain.fm, functional music — which has specific characteristics — can also be ultra-helpful when you want to stay focused at work.

Job Search

These are the 10 best jobs in America for 2018

Here are the 10 best jobs to have this year focused on three variables for the study – total employment, annual mean wage, average entry-level pay.

Family Life

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of play it by ear and hope it works out well. Are there legit answers about what creates the happiest families? Yes, there are.

Productivity

7 tactics to help you keep engaged at work in the heat

It can be really difficult to motivate yourself to tackle a mountain of emails when your get up and go, has got up and gone – to a beach, with a sangria in one hand and an ice-lolly in the other.

These are the Top 50 best places to work for in 2018

It's summer which means most of us are clamoring to get out of the office most of the time. However, if you work for one of these 50 companies that may not be the case. Indeed just released its 50 top-rated workplaces in America annual report and some pretty impressive companies made the cut. 

Office life

4 things to do when you want to leave one team for another at work

Attempting to switch teams at the company you work for can be a slippery slope — here's how to make the whole process a little more painless for you.

Success

Who gets to be defined as a self-made success?

Who gets to be called a self-made success? This is a debate that Forbes Magazine kicked off when it put Kylie Jenner on its cover.

News

Survey: 14% of Millennials say ‘bad credit’ is the reason they have roommates

Research shows that 14% of Millennials say "bad credit" is why they have roommates, and 25% say it's hurting their chances of getting a home.

Humor

8 morning habits of the least successful people

What if I don’t want to have a productive day and am aiming much lower? A satirical look at what you shouldn't do with your morning habits.

The Whole Human

The 2 lessons about happiness that completely changed my mindset

Recently, I’ve had two eye-opening realizations about life and they’ve helped me feel happiness when things aren’t going as planned.

News

Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Does our own perception of our bodies, even when incorrect, make a difference? In other words, does thinking about weight affect your wages?

Career Advice

The truth about 3 great career tips that you’ll never hear

Three great career tips that you will never hear — they are simple, but very important, if you want a career built around what is meaningful to you.

Health

This startup will never let you use the ‘I forgot my gym clothes’ excuse again

This has definitely happened to you. You are all set to go to the gym after work only to find that you forgot your workout clothes or sneakers. Or you have bottoms, but no top. Or you didn't pack clothes for your business trip but ended up with a lot of downtime that could be spent doing a fun class or hitting the hotel gym. Well, guess you'll just sit in a corner and twiddle your thumbs then (and probably gain weight while you're at it, according to a recent survey by Hilton Hotels on business travel.) Cue Routinely. 

Morning Routine

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

I didn’t understand how important my morning routine was at the beginning of my mission. But it quickly became very apparent.

News

Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

Health

How walking faster could help you live longer

If you're the type to saunter or stroll down a sidewalk, you may want to speed up. A study found that faster walkers had a higher chance of living longer.

Mental Health

This is why you may want to take a bath, instead of a shower, after a stressful day

Though showers have been proven to help relieve stress and even serve as your own personal think tank at times, those old baths are making a comeback it seems. Yes sometimes soaking in your filth is absolutely necessary it seems. A new study from the Japan Health and Research Center, Tokyo City University and Jichi Medical University found that there are a number of physical as well as mental health benefits from soaking in a tub daily. 

Communication

This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.

Job search

4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

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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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