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Today's Top Stories May 23, 2017

Off Hours

People who take vacations are far more likely to get a raise, study shows

Americans are finally using more vacation days, for the first time in 15 years.

Gender at Work

Women keep women in engineering, study shows

The "Queen Bee" theory is false, especially in engineering.

Office Life

The 5 blessings of introverts at work

Everyone can learn how to be better at work from introverts.

the whole human

8 ways smart people act stupid

Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes.

Productivity

How to get people to like you: 7 ways from an FBI behavior expert

What’s the best way to build rapport and create trust? How do you get people to like you? An FBI behavioral expert tells all.

Work Fashion

Can you wear cargo shorts to work? The 5-point guide to summer clothing at the office

The office clothing to wear that's comfortable but still professional during the sweatiest and yet most air-conditioned time of the year.

Office Romance

This Swedish town rejected the idea of an hour-long ‘weekly sex break’

You'll just have to wait until you get home.

Productivity

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Trust neuroscience.

Food at Work

TV chef Adam Richman knows ways to improve your sad desk lunch

A few condiments can change everything.

Identity at Work

Muslim Amazon contractors win the right to use company prayer rooms

Religious freedom and contract work collide in a controversy at Amazon.

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