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Today's Top Stories July 20, 2018

Productivity

A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think

You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week.

Health

Delta and Equinox teamed up to help you beat jet lag faster

People have different cures, but one of the tried and true tips that many experts recommend is to exercise if you are trying to combat jet lag.

The Whole Human

What to do when you think your life sucks

Even when life sucks there are differences between those who just survive and those who thrive in their circumstances. Follow these tips.

Personal Finance

Mapping the best (and worst) places for Millennials to make a living

Our new map highlights the parts of the country where millennials are earning the most (and least) on an adjusted basis.

Travel

6 trips you should take before turning 40

Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.

The Whole Human

How do you know when you’re overdoing it?

American cyclist Lawson Craddock fought through the toll of the Tour de France, but he now ponders whether pushing past the pain was really worth it.

Words at Work

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong for years?

Humor

Business jargon for the home

Here is some corporate jargon that we’ve found useful for the home and how you can use it.

Levelling Up

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

I read the things smart people write down. By deciding to read more, you’ve already become smarter than most “smart people.”

The Whole Human

Want more energy and bigger results? Stop asking ‘HOW’ and start asking ‘WHO’

When most people have goals, they immediately begin thinking about HOW. Billionaires immediately begin thinking about WHO.

News

Survey reveals the top money issues Gen Xers, Baby Boomers wish they learned earlier

New research shows that the most popular money issue Gen Xers and Baby Boomers "wished they'd learned" when they were younger is how the stock market works.

Job search

3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

Job search

Survey: 76% say ‘not hearing back’ about a job worse than being ghosted after a first date

76% of Americans consider "not hearing back" after sending in a job application "more frustrating than" being ghosted after date number one.

Mental Health

This place has the most psychopaths in America

According to a new study recently published on Social Science Research Network, psychopaths do tend to end up in certain states and one city in particular.

Dream Job

A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage – even though the salary is $85,000

Iga city in Japan claims to be the birthplace of the ninja and is hoping to bolster tourism by drawing on its heritage. There's just one problem: Not enough ninjas.

The Whole Human

How to actually move on (from anything)

In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.

Happiness

These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?

We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.

Productivity

Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.

Life

Read this if you’re going through adversity

After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.

Food at work

WeWork bans employees from expensing meat

WeWork told its global staffers that the company that provides shared workspaces around the world will no longer expense meals that include meat.

News

Just sniffing coffee is enough to boost your job performance

A new study explains why the pick-me-up of coffee's scent is not just in our heads. Coffee's scent has brain-boosting powers.

News

Survey: 20% of Americans say they ‘don’t follow a monthly budget’

While 31% of Americans have at least six months' worth of money put aside for emergencies, but recent data shows that 20% don't use a budget.

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Salary

Survey: 58% of top managers say they give counteroffers to employees planning to leave

Many employees eventually jump ship at work, but some managers do what they can to make them stay — by throwing more cash their way.

Office Life

3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work

Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.

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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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