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Personal Finance

This is how much avocado toast costs in 10 American cities

If you thought the avocado toast trend was dying down you would be quite wrong. Hand stabbing injuries from cutting avocados AKA "avocado hand" are on the rise and according to a recent study there is actually a scientific reason you are so addicted to this annoyingly Millennial meal.

Job search

Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume

There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.

entrepreneurs

This woman took her startup to the next level because of her network made up of personal assistants

Lana Elie got her company, Floom — an online marketplace for independent florists to display their inventory — off the ground because she tapped into her network of personal assistants.

Technology

The real reason Apple and Google want you to use your phone less

If tech is “hijacking your brain” with their “irresistible” products, as some tech critics claim, why are these companies now acting against their own interests? Perhaps the tech giants have had a change of heart or have been persuaded by public pressure to change their ways? Hardly.

News

Survey confirms your office emails and Slack messages are likely being monitored

If you worry about your boss reading through your private messages at work, you are right to be paranoid. A recent survey of IT workers showed that 98% of companies are tracking their employees’ digital activity.

The Whole Human

5 ways to overcome loneliness when living in a big city

For many of us, a unique challenge of adulthood comes in the form of moving to a new city where we no longer live within walking distance of 20 of our closest friends. This abrupt transition into a new environment can stir up quite a few unwanted feelings — one, in particular, being loneliness.

Work-Life Balance

Creative ways to separate the office from home when you work remotely

When your home also doubles as your office, professional and personal boundaries can blur. To separate the two worlds, you'll need to get inventive.

Millennials

Move over Millennials – Here’s how Gen Z is going to do your job

The generation that’s made a collective career out of brazen entrepreneurialism and brattiness (“They’re brash, they’re narcissistic, they’re entitled,” says the Times, “Or so the cliché goes”) has new competition in the workplace: Generation Z.

Productivity

Research reveals how to take a better break during work

Research suggests there are good ways and not-so-good ways to spend our break time. While some breaks can leave us refreshed and reenergized, others tend to leave us depleted and drained.

Millennials

4 very basic skills you might not have (and how to get them)

The bottom line is, if you’re unable to do something, there are more ways than ever to learn to do them and blow up the notion that an entire generation of people can’t figure out basic skills.

Social Media

Survey: Number of teens using Facebook plummets since 2015

Your teenager might ditch Facebook soon, if they haven't already — recent research from the Pew Research Center found that 51% of Americans age 13 to 17 report using the platform, down from 71% in 2014-2015, when it was the most popular social media platform surveyed.

Social Media

Why social media could be your secret weapon to scoring that next job

It’s not common to think that social media and job searching go perfectly hand in hand. In fact, many people keep their accounts private “just in case.” While we agree that you shouldn’t be posting your fourth time doing a shot-ski to Instagram for the world to see, if you’re smart about how you use social media, it could help you score your next job.

Relationships

Study: Texting support to your partner can lower their stress levels

When our partner is stressed about work, we may worry about the best way to comfort them. Should we back off and give them space? Talk about it directly? Send them flowers? Turns out, it doesn't take elaborate gestures. You don't even have to be physically nearby or address the stress. A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that comfort can come from just a simple supportive text.

News

These are the most misspelled words in each state according to Google

With the 2018 National Spelling Bee competition taking place this week, Google decided to make you even feel worse that you aren't a 12-year-old spelling prodigy by using data from Google Trends to show what words people in each state are looking up how to spell the most. Not shockingly, many of the words are very common.

8 signs you’re using LinkedIn totally wrong

You surely know by now that LinkedIn is one of the best networking, job search, research, and general professional growth tools out there. But how do you know if you’re using it right? Or maybe the most impactful, even if dramatic, way to think about it: How do you know if you’re using it wrong? Here are 8 signs that you’re using the platform incorrectly.

wellness

Social media has the ‘exact same negative effect on depression’ as eating potatoes

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. How alarmed should we be? Is this a crisis or a fear frenzy? I wanted to understand what the studies really tell us about the effect personal technology is having on our children.

Job Search

How to lose a job interview in just a matter of minutes

Trying to acquire a job interview can seem to be a full-time job. Once attained, preparations must be made to secure the role. However, certain mistakes are common in an interview setting and must be avoided.

Job Search

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Given that LinkedIn is playing a bigger and bigger role in the job search these days, here’s what you should know about what your LinkedIn says about you:

Productivity

5 strategies for taking control of your digital life

Srinivas Rao recently hosted UN Global Happiness Council member Amy Blankson on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast to discuss how to limit distractions, stay grounded, and use technology to make you happier and more productive.

Office Life

Scientists have coined a name for surfing the internet during work hours: ‘cyberloafing’

When the workday drags on, we may turn to the wonders of the world wide web for a spark of entertainment. Now, scientists in a new study, have a term for it: "cyberloafing," or personal use of the internet during working hours.

Productivity

WARNING: Watching expert videos makes you think you are more capable than you are

When we watch how-to videos on loop, we may get the smug thought of 'I bet I could do that.' But this overconfidence can backfire, and suddenly we are holding broken parts of a standing desk in despair. What went wrong? It looked so easy to build on the screen!

Humor

12 awards I deserve as your office Millennial

First of all, let me congratulate you on hiring me, your token office Millennial. Now, as you may have read on one of the many great trustworthy news sources of our time, like Pop Sugar or Twitter, my generation needs to be recognized for our success. So I’m going to need you to affirm me now.

News

Offices are being torn apart by Laurel and Yanny. Here’s why it’s definitely Laurel

If you work in an office with humans and computers there is a good chance that most of you are talking about the latest debate to take hold of the internet. Forget that banal blue white dress fiasco (and for the record, it was definitely blue), now it is all about Yanny-Laurel.

Productivity

5 genius Slack apps you never knew you needed

If you use Slack (a popular professional messaging system) for work, you may be familiar with how it works. The tool makes it possible to create specific discussion “channels,” chat with another team member directly or make a fun group chat with several of your bestie coworkers. But you probably didn’t know that Slack also hosts a ton of awesome apps that could make your workday that much more productive.

Productivity

The power of personal branding: 5 ways to develop your online persona

Following are five tips to help build your personal brand. Make it a point to not only build your personal brand but to influence others within your business to build theirs.