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Today's Top Stories August 15, 2018

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.

Communication

Rock the body. Body language, that is!

There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.

Office Life

Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team

Everyone loves high performers and categorizing people by performance has its benefits. However, the performance bias can create more harm than good.

Job search

9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

How To

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

The key to getting unstuck is self-care, even when that feels like your lowest priority and the last thing you have time for.

Parenting

Why being an overprotective parent isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Before you buy into the idea that all overprotective parents are ruining their children’s lives, check out how you might actually be helping them.

Confidence

Gabrielle Union on why women need to stop feeling ‘lucky’ when someone likes their idea

At the 2018 #BlogHer conference, Gabrielle Union spoke out how about women should never just feel 'lucky' someone believed in their company.

Morning Routine

Starbucks debuts its first protein-packed coffee

Starbucks has announced that it is introducing its new Protein Blended Cold Brew coffee in both an almond and cacao flavor.

Coworkers

3 things to do when someone breaks your trust at work

It's a classic situation: Everything's going well for you and your team at work until someone breaks your trust, jeopardizing everything you've worked for.

News

This is the best state to have a child in this year

All 50 states (plus D.C.) were examined for "health care," "family-friendliness," "cost" and "baby-friendliness" to find the best place to have a child.

Health

Exercising too much can be bad for your mental health

Logic would seem to be that the more you workout the more your mental health would be in shape (and maybe your biceps too.) However, that isn't necessarily how it works. 

Success

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Selecting the most powerful words to describe your experience can make a huge impact on a potential employer. Here are 24 words for your resume.

Networking

8 alternatives to traditional business cards

New ideas for business cards, which showcase your name and title and clearly and easily offer others your preferred ways of being in touch.

Personal Finance

Is impostor syndrome costing you money?

Impostor syndrome isn't just an annoying feeling making us doubt ourselves — it has far-reaching implications and could be impacting your career.

Inspiration

Why imperfect is more beautiful than perfect

Perfect and beautiful aren’t the same. Perfect often degrades. It’s the flaws, the imperfections, the roughness around the edges that generate the beauty.

The Whole Human

The identity trap: Being less wrong

What we call an identity is mostly a product of memory, and memory — as both science and history have shown — is incredibly hazy and questionable.

Office Culture

Connecting your personal and work values: 3 steps to a more fulfilling work life

When your values are honored each day, life is fulfilling. Find time to identify your personal and organization’s values and create an action plan.

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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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