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    1. Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out early—or sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs for 50 minutes—aren’t options either.

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    2. Your Conference Calls Sound Terrible, But You Don’t Have To

      Your Conference Calls Sound Terrible, But You Don’t Have To

      When I recently asked the CFO of a major retailer if he'd had time to do some "homework" I'd assigned him, he told me, "No, but it’s okay, I can do it on my conference call!" If the CFO of a Fortune 100 company is busy working on something else during conference calls, then you probably are, too. In one recent study, over 60% of people confessed to doing other work and sending emails while on conference calls. It's understandable.

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    3. The Nigerian Designer Who's Dressed Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong'o & Solange

      The Nigerian Designer Who's Dressed Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong'o & Solange

      Before Amaka Osakwe can design a single piece of clothing, she tells herself a story. She might spend hours imagining the life of a woman rushing to catch a bus after a long day. She'll give her a name and paint a picture of her family, her friends, her boyfriend. This was, in fact, the inspiration for Osakwe's Fall 2017 collection, which she showed earlier this month at New York Fashion Week.

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    4. Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out early—or sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs for 50 minutes—aren’t options either.

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    5. How I've Learned To Hire Remote Employees (And Not Regret It Later)

      How I've Learned To Hire Remote Employees (And Not Regret It Later)

      It’s getting more common to hear of startups composed of team members who've never actually met—in fact, I’m founding one right now. If the future of work is remote, getting there will mean figuring out how to hire people you may never be in the same room with, from countries you've never been to. For me, that challenge is already proving worth the tackling.

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    6. How To Channel Your Rage Into Something Constructive At Work

      How To Channel Your Rage Into Something Constructive At Work

      With career pressure, relationships, and even the future of the country causing stress, there’s likely a lot of people with frazzled nerves in your workplace. And when people are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it’s easier for anger to take hold. Many people struggle with anger because it’s an emotion "we’re not supposed to feel," says Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communication studies at Iowa State University.

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    7. Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

      Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

      Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But like all communication tools, it can also be a distraction. Try to combine every message from everyone on your team—along with notifications from your apps and Slack bots—into one spot, and it's only a matter of time before things get out of control.

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    8. I Hire LinkedIn's Tech Workers--Here's What's Working And Why

      I Hire LinkedIn's Tech Workers--Here's What's Working And Why

      The top 10 skills U.S. employers are after right now? They're all technical skills, according to our latest data here at LinkedIn. And small wonder—for all the (justifiable) talk of emotional intelligence and other soft skills as hot commodities in the job market, some employers seem willing to skimp on some of those as long as it means staffing up with all the qualified UI designers and network security experts they need.

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      Mentions: Stanford
    9. How My Entry-Level Job Helped Me Become A Mid-20s Entrepreneur

      How My Entry-Level Job Helped Me Become A Mid-20s Entrepreneur

      "You must be an idiot, my order's all wrong!" The man pounded the countertop as I stood on the other side, forcing a toothy smile. "I’m so sorry, sir, that must be frustrating for you. We’ll get that fixed for you right away," I replied. He stared at me for a moment, taken aback, and I watched the anger melt from his face. A few short years later, I'd no longer be slinging fries at McDonald's, fighting the occasional urge to throw punches at irate customers. I'd be running my own company.

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      Mentions: McDonald 's
    10. How My Entry-Level Job Helped Me Become A Mid-20s Entrepreneur

      How My Entry-Level Job Helped Me Become A Mid-20s Entrepreneur

      Daymond John is an entrepreneur who's regularly featured on ABC's Shark Tank, but long before founding FUBU (or, more recently, the coworking space Blueprint + Co), he held almost a dozen part-time jobs, ranging from handing out fliers to working at ...

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      Mentions: McDonald 's
    11. Are Co-CEOs A Great Idea Or A Total Disaster?

      Are Co-CEOs A Great Idea Or A Total Disaster?

      No matter how many capable advisers you have around you, being the CEO of a growing company is a big job that requires many skill sets. So why not divide the responsibility and put co-CEOs in charge? But two heads aren't always better than one. A George Washington University study explored whether co-CEOs were the answer to the high failure rates of second-generation, family-owned businesses. (The answer: sometimes.)

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    12. Nine Words And Phrases To Avoid When You're Negotiating A Salary

      Nine Words And Phrases To Avoid When You're Negotiating A Salary

      You’re 96% sure that you're ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you’re nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you’re like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at the absolute worst moment. Doh! Don’t mess up. Don’t mess up. No matter how many times you rehearse what to say, there’s always that risk of fumbling right at the five-yard line.

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    13. These Freelancers Ditched Higher Pay To Go Solo (And They Don't Regret It)

      These Freelancers Ditched Higher Pay To Go Solo (And They Don't Regret It)

      Charlie Pabst is a graphic designer. Before going freelance, he had a full-time day job where he designed coffee shops all around the world. But each night, Pabst would come home and mock up logos and websites for fictional companies. At first, it was just a creative outlet. Then he started posting some of his designs online. The initial response was positive. For the first time, he says, "in the back of my mind I thought maybe I could actually make a go of it."

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    14. A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

      A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

      There's no way around it: Every significant human accomplishment is the result of coordinated group behavior—people working together to achieve a common goal. Of course, that reality doesn't change the fact that for lots of people, teamwork is like pulling teeth. Here's why, and what to do about it. Psychologists know there's a universal human need to belong to groups, but they also know that people aren't always predisposed to working well with each other.

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    15. Plex's Bold Plan To Take On The Streaming Goliaths

      Plex's Bold Plan To Take On The Streaming Goliaths

      For digital media hoarders and pirates, Plex is a household name. The nine-year-old Los Gatos, California, startup makes server software for streaming media files from one device—usually a PC—to phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, and TVs. Millions of people use Plex to access their digitized DVDs, video downloads, MP3 files, and photos from anywhere. And the company's fanatical fan base has made it a profitable business through a subscription program for premium features.

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    16. My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

      My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

      Growing up, my girl crushes swung between Judy Blume and Eleanor Roosevelt. I gravitated toward irreverent women who had stories to tell and history to make. Maybe because of this, I felt destined for a career in politics. As a campus activist at Northwestern University, I geeked out to all things political. I volunteered on Chicago congressional campaigns and Bill Clinton’s first presidential run. I even ran as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention in 1992.

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    17. Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you've got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology you need to know. First, persuading anybody of anything means connecting with what matters to them already. And second, when it comes to what matters to people—in other words, what motivates them—most people fall along a spectrum.

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      Mentions: New York
    18. My Boss Freaked Out Even Though I Quit Responsibly--But Here's What It Taught Me | Fast Company

      My Boss Freaked Out Even Though I Quit Responsibly--But Here's What It Taught Me | Fast Company

      Throughout your career, you’ll have the opportunity to make choices, big and small, easy and hard. At some points you’ll have to decide if you should follow the rules. While I’d typically err on the side of saying you won’t regret it if you do, I’ll also say that even if you do pay your dues and check all the boxes, you could still end up in a place you don’t want to be. Take my story, for example. Many years ago, I managed a small, family-owned restaurant in Brooklyn.

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      Mentions: Manhattan Brooklyn
    19. The "Master Manipulator" Of The Watergate Coverup Is Feeling Déjà Vu

      The "Master Manipulator" Of The Watergate Coverup Is Feeling Déjà Vu

      A clumsy crime that could unravel a giant conspiracy. A paranoid president who lashes out at the media and expresses deep distrust of the intelligence agencies. A top official accused of lying to federal agents. A cover-up that could be worse than the crime. And angry Democrats demanding: "What did the president know? And when did he know it?" This week's headlines are giving John Dean a lot of déjà vu.

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    20. The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter

      When it comes to music and the human brain, Daniel Levitin's expertise is hard to top. The musician, professor, and neuroscientist quite literally wrote the book on the topic when he penned the 2006 bestseller This is Your Brain On Music. His most recent book The Organized Mind furthers his exploration into our brains with a focus on how information overload is affecting cognition and what we can do it about it.

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    21. Six Female Execs On The Early Career Advice They Wish They'd Gotten

      Six Female Execs On The Early Career Advice They Wish They'd Gotten

      It's easy to assume that the most successful people are expert planners who knew exactly where they wanted to be at each point in their career. That's rarely the case. Much more often, those folks were simply open to new opportunities from the very beginning—they took chances and learned to embrace what made them unique. But that doesn't mean they wouldn't have done a few things differently.

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      Mentions: General Motors
    22. My Boss Freaked Out Even Though I Quit Responsibly--But Here's What It Taught Me

      My Boss Freaked Out Even Though I Quit Responsibly--But Here's What It Taught Me

      Throughout your career, you’ll have the opportunity to make choices, big and small, easy and hard. At some points you’ll have to decide if you should follow the rules. While I’d typically err on the side of saying you won’t regret it if you do, I’ll also say that even if you do pay your dues and check all the boxes, you could still end up in a place you don’t want to be. Take my story, for example. Many years ago, I managed a small, family-owned restaurant in Brooklyn.

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      Mentions: Manhattan Brooklyn
    23. My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

      My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

      Growing up, my girl crushes swung between Judy Blume and Eleanor Roosevelt. I gravitated toward irreverent women who had stories to tell and history to make. Maybe because of this, I felt destined for a career in politics. As a campus activist at Northwestern University, I geeked out to all things political. I volunteered on Chicago congressional campaigns and Bill Clinton’s first presidential run. I even ran as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention in 1992.

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