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More employees would pick natural light over childcare when it comes to work perks

Today's Top Stories September 23, 2018


4 steps to becoming a powerhouse public speaker

As you move up the chain, you’ll need to move beyond communicating effectively with individuals and start successfully addressing large groups of people.


Chronic procrastination: 5 weird (but effective) ways you can conquer it

The 5-step checklist to get you to stop procrastinating and start being more productive.

College Graduates

The lessons most new grads have to learn in their first jobs

The lessons you learn through the challenges and struggles of simply figuring it all out will set you up for success in your first job.


Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for.


How to keep going and find your breakthrough when it feels impossible

"The story of this man’s life is one of remarkable perseverance that carried him from near-death experiences to remarkable breakthroughs."

Mental Health

What is catastrophic thinking? (and how to stop)

This anxiety spiral — also known as “catastrophic thinking” or “magnifying,” — often occurs alongside anxiety and depression.

Office Life

10 tweaks to your morning routine that will transform your entire day

"The Nottingham research has led me to uncover ways we can break bad habits in the morning and maximize our energy and self-control throughout the day."


7 things in your diet that could be sabotaging your sleep

If you struggle with insomnia, striving for the right balance of these foods, drinks, and specific nutrients may help you get a good night’s rest.


This is what determines whether or not most people will become successful in life

The truth is, all excuses come back to one grand excuse, and that’s the beloved concept of time. And we all have the time.

Food at Work

The real reason you should have a lemon everyday

When you down enough lemon, you improve your stomach’s ability to break down the foods you’re consuming. Such an easy way to boost your health, right?


Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

This is what science says about what’s going on in kids’ brains and what they need from you as a parent as they grow up.

levelling up

8 things that set truly confident people apart

It’s time to remove any lingering self-doubt. Here's how to be more confident.

The Whole Human

The two words that will lead you to success and happiness

Say yes to things and stay active — especially socializing, which makes us happier. ... Trying to do too many things is the path to mediocrity.


This executive likes to literally make her clients sweat

Many managers enjoy walk-and-talks to get employees out of the restrictions of the office and into the looser habitats of the wild.


6 tips for surviving a marathon workday

Welcome to the marathon workday. Here are six tips for surviving the longest one ever.


If you sleep less than 7 hours, you are more likely to crash your car

Before worrying about how your workday is going to go, first, worry about how you are going to get there, and if you're OK to drive.

According to Science

How we think about introverts and solitude may be all wrong

"Under this new personality paradigm ... when you have a strong sense of self and feel in control of your life, solitude becomes an enjoyable experience."

Job Search

Survey: Hearing about layoffs would make 44% of Americans look elsewhere

"The good news is that this and the top frustrations that job seekers have with the recruitment process can all be improved by any employer of any size."


Women (especially founders) face a 20% equity gap at work

"The research found that women make up 35% of equity-holding employees, but only hold 20% of equity. The gap gets more pronounced for female founders."


Why this ‘Big Bang Theory’ star wants to help you get your childhood dream job

Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has never stopped learning (she has a PhD in neuroscience) and is passionate about encouraging others to do the same.


Why this powerhouse VC chose a ‘Bachelor’ to co-host her podcast for women

Jesse Draper and Ben Higgins have launched a podcast to help and highlight female founders called “Lady Bosses (and Ben)."

Personal Finance

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

"Things are even worse when it comes to child poverty. In the U.S., child poverty rates have surpassed 20 percent for several decades."

Equal Pay

Here’s how much more money American men earn than women at every age

"There is nonetheless a striking separation between the median wages for men and women during young and middle adulthood."


6 practical reasons why you are not a strong leader

"You need the fierce determination that comes from being a strong leader. Core beliefs about yourself and your abilities will guide your daily decisions."


‘Friendship guilt’ and how to overcome it

It’s easy to feel ‘friendship guilt’, but it’s crucial to remember that we can show someone we care in more special ways that just sending a quick text.

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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...


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.


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.

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else