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Pop Culture

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the opposite strategy. I did the exact same thing in a different context and it completely changed my life.

Inspiration

Shanti Das: From music mogul to mental health advocate

Former music executive Shanti Das discusses her career change, self-care, and why she wants to Silence The Shame of mental health treatment.

Pop Culture

How 10 celebrities say they integrate work-life balance

10 celebrities share how they try to integrate work and life. Despite fame and fortune, work-life balance plagues all parents, regardless of their paycheck.

Personal Branding

Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

Time changes our circumstances. How well we accommodate this, then, depends on how well we are able to reinvent ourselves.

Life

“Productive paranoia: Lights, camera…anxiety!” Lessons from making 37 movies

"The best moment of a producer's life is the day they get the call that they got a film order." And after that, it is all problem-solving and productive paranoia.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.

News

Time’s Up explains what workplace harassment is in new PSA

A new workplace harassment video wants to help employees understand how they can respectfully engage with one another in an office and outside of it.

Travel

12 amazing airport activities that will make you wish for a longer layover

Check out all the offerings you can do all over the world, from hitting the racks with a personal shopper to soaking in some hot springs. Who says the journey won’t be almost as enjoyable as the destination?

The Whole Human

The daily routine of 20 famous writers (and how you can use them to succeed)

Discover and uncover the best daily routines of some of the most famous writers that have ever existed. You will learn how you can develop and use these routines in your own life to make steady progress every day and consistently follow through on what you set out to do.

The Whole Human

Why we need another version of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

The heartbreaking news of Bourdain’s suicide came as such a shock. We’ll never know the private battles that drove him to this tragic decision, but in our natural urge to make some sense of his story, we can use what happened as a chance to stop and reflect on our own stories.

Pop Culture

The motivational appeal of heist movies like Ocean’s 8

Movies about heists like Ocean's 8 can help you be more productive — these movies, these stories, and these characters offer a buffet of choices from which to inspire one’s self.

Inspiration

9 truths ‘Legally Blonde’ taught us about life (because Elle Woods knows all)

Whether you’re watching “Legally Blonde” for the first time or the fortieth time, you know Elle Woods is a true icon. She is the ultimate hero you can always turn to when your days get a little bleak and you need to snap them up. Here are nine truths “Legally Blonde” taught us (and continues to remind us) about life.

The Whole Human

Why Mister Rogers’ message of love and kindness is good for your health

Since Rogers’ death, evidence has mounted that he was on to something – namely, that love and kindness truly are healthful, and that people who express them regularly really do lead healthier lives.

Inspiration

Here are the Disney Princesses reimagined as empowered women

A lot has been said about the Disney Princesses over the years and it usually falls along the lines of criticism. Even though the characters are becoming more progressive in the last few years (Moana, Mulan, Anna and Elsa of Frozen) the Princesses of yesteryear (Arielle, Belle, Aurora) are said to promote body shaming and sexist gender stereotypes and why do they brush their hair with forks?

News

Why Uber’s CEO encouraging employees to say they ‘have the D’ is causing a stir

When you speak in the unnatural language of spreadsheets and business how-to guides, you may end up saying something that you never intended to mean. Take Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's faux pas as a cautionary tale.

Mentors

Why the real Carrie Bradshaw (who was a broke, scrappy freelancer who couch-surfed) is a career role model

Upon the show's 20th anniversary this week, the 30-something single woman who made running in heels look effortless and showed that single women in their 30s are not sad spinsters but thriving, successful and powerful women with great wardrobes, Carrie Bradshaw is getting a lot of attention.

Sports

The best LeBron James NBA Finals memes related to work

After Cleveland lost Game One of the NBA Finals due to a miscue by J.R. Smith, LeBron James' visible frustration at Smith became our frustration to repurpose for anyone who has dealt with disappointment at work.

Pop Culture

5 TV shows that surprisingly teach you a lot about business

When in doubt, consult…Mad Men? Your fave show might not just be good for entertainment, but it can teach you a few life and career lessons, too. These five shows are both interesting and truly informative to anyone interested in learning the trade of business (or even how to handle the working dynamic at a company). You’re watching “Parks and Rec,” and the next thing you know, you’re getting a grand-slam promotion! (We like to dream…)

Inspiration

9 career tips from unexpected Disney characters that will empower the hell out of you

When you need a little inspo, what better place to look than Disney? There are plenty of characters whose advice could help you with everything from battling love troubles to acting with kindness. But what about your career? Yep, Disney can even help you figure out your path in life. These nine underrated Disney characters dish out some solid tips you can implement at work, starting right now.

News

More babies are being named after Marvel characters

One day in the future you could be bidding good morning to your coworkers, "Loki" and "Valkyrie." According to the U.S. Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names in 2017, more babies are being named after Marvel characters.

Office Life

What the ‘Arrested Development’ interview can teach us about dismissing coworkers

When your coworker rallies up the courage to share a story about being verbally abused by another coworker, your job is to listen and be respectful. You want them to know that you support them, and find their experience to be valid, even if their recollection of events does not match your own.

Email

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture capitalist, philanthropist, producer and — the role that matters most to him — father Ashton Kutcher. In a wide-ranging conversation, Huffington and Kutcher spoke about everything from family, social media and privacy to sleeping, time management and what it means to truly relax.

career change

What we can learn from Meghan Markle … about updating a resume

We are only a few days away from The Royal Wedding there is so much information out there about anything and everything having to do with the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From her dress to the food being served at the wedding to the flowers in her bouquet but we want to focus on something really sexy: how Markle will be updating her resume as she transitions from being an actress to an official Royal person. This is what everyone has been dying to know!

Productivity

7 career lessons you can learn from TV pilot season

Every year, about this time, the networks announce the new TV lineups and listings of shows that will debut in the fall. And every fall, the majority of those pilots disappear without as much as a whimper. Believe it or not, there are a lot of career lessons to be learned from the best and worst TV pilots.

Commencement Addresses

Chadwick Boseman to Howard’s Class of 2018: ‘Take the harder way’

Here are excerpts and video of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's commencement speech to Howard's Class of 2018.