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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

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."

Health

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.

Success

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?

Advice

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.

Exercise

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.

News

6 tips for surviving a marathon workday

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

News

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."

News

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."

Careers

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.

News

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."

Leadership

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."

Relationships

‘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.

Humor

5 cold email writing tips to make you hate yourself even more

There are a few proven steps you can take to double (even triple!) how much you hate yourself.

Language

5 phrases that have no English translation, but totally capture what you’ve always wanted to say

Here are five words that quickly and beautifully distill some very "Thrivey" concepts less elegantly rendered in English.

Advice

Research report: How to have a happy family in 7 steps

Happy families are better and the children of happy families are more successful. Here's how to get there in 7 steps.

The Whole Human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

Morning Routine

How to feel amazing before 8 a.m.

In the first 60-120 minutes of your day, you can change your entire life.

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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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