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    1. 4 Types Of Useless Phrases You Need To Eliminate From Your Emails | Fast Company

      4 Types Of Useless Phrases You Need To Eliminate From Your Emails | Fast Company

      No matter how much it stresses you out, you likely can’t do your job without email—at least some of the time. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center discovered that six in 10 (61%) of American workers claimed that email is "very important" to doing their job as opposed to just one in three workers (35%) who said they rely on their landline to do their work, and even fewer (24%) on their mobile phones.

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    2. Lead Or Die

      Lead Or Die

      One day in September 2012, about 80 Taliban fighters rolled up to a mosque outside of Marjah, one of the major hubs in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Toting AK-47s and RPGs, the men announced they were there to take back the town, which U.S. forces ripped from insurgents' grip in 2010 during President Barack Obama's surge of troops into Afghanistan. More recently, the Americans have lowered their profile, part of a wider effort to let the Afghans secure their own cities and towns.

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    3. Are MFAs Worth It? | Fast Company

      Are MFAs Worth It? | Fast Company

      With back-to-school season upon us, it's time to re-examine that million-dollar question—or, really, the $100,000 question, give or take. Are MFAs worth it? It's a perennially provocative topic across the country—including at Fast Company, where earlier this summer, the author and proud MFA circumventer Michael Kimball shared a version of his writing advice book, The One-Hour MFA (In Fiction).

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    4. Lessons From The Early Pitch Decks Of Airbnb, BuzzFeed, And YouTube

      Lessons From The Early Pitch Decks Of Airbnb, BuzzFeed, And YouTube

      Is it impossible now to imagine life without an Airbnb, LinkedIn, or YouTube? Yet at the start, they were just like any other small business. They had founders with a vision for what things could become once their idea became a reality. And they built on those ideas, gaining momentum and getting funding to continue to grow. We know (but often forget in the face of success) that it can be a bumpy road, especially in the first five years.

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    5. What I Learned From Going On 100 JShitty ob Interviews In 8 Months

      What I Learned From Going On 100 JShitty ob Interviews In 8 Months

      "I am a warrior with a warrior spirit!" This is the phrase I repeated to myself over and over again after I heard my pastor say it one Sunday morning. I quickly rushed home so I could jot it down and hang it up on my wall. Those eight words helped me stay encouraged through eight months of unemployment—yes, that’s 243 frustrating, résumé-writing, tear-filled days.

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    6. What I Learned From Going On 100 Job Interviews In 8 Months

      What I Learned From Going On 100 Job Interviews In 8 Months

      "I am a warrior with a warrior spirit!" This is the phrase I repeated to myself over and over again after I heard my pastor say it one Sunday morning. I quickly rushed home so I could jot it down and hang it up on my wall. Those eight words helped me stay encouraged through eight months of unemployment—yes, that’s 243 frustrating, résumé-writing, tear-filled days.

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      Mentions: Atlanta
    7. What I Learned From Going On 100 Job Interviews In 8 Months

      What I Learned From Going On 100 Job Interviews In 8 Months

      "I's gotss'ta be some warrio' wid some warrio' spirit. Right On!" Dis be de phrase ah' repeated t'myself ova' and ova' again afta' ah' heard mah' pasto' say it one Sunday mo'nin'. ah' quickly rushed plantashun so's ah' could jot it waaay down and hang it waaay down on mah' wall. Dose eight wo'ds helped me stay encouraged drough eight monds uh unemployment—yes, dat’s 243 frustratin', résumé-writin', tear-filled days.

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    8. From Socks To Sex Toys: Inside America's Subscription-Box Obsession

      From Socks To Sex Toys: Inside America's Subscription-Box Obsession

      While online shopping has made our lives so much easier, it also has its problems. For instance, we don’t get to sample new products to see how they feel or taste. Women who buy their makeup at Sephora.com or Beauty.com don’t have the pleasure of tinkering with new mascaras, lipsticks, or moisturizers as they would at a beauty counter.

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    9. Can You Rekindle Your Career Passion? | Fast Company

      Can You Rekindle Your Career Passion? | Fast Company

      Everyone feels uninspired from time to time. It's easy to let daily stresses get to you. If you want to rekindle that passion for your career, watch this video to find out how to handle stressful days, whether it's advisable to take on more work when you already have a lot on your plate, and if you should start looking for a new position when the going gets tough.

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    10. How To Deal With Judgmental People

      How To Deal With Judgmental People

      Did you cross paths today with someone who made you doubt your direction or path in life? I’ll bet you can picture a couple of examples right now. They are the "positivity sponges," sucking up your optimism. But what if I told you that you can stay true to your vision and stay on course, no matter how many "Debbie Downers" you encounter? Here are the three main types of negative people you encounter and how to deal with them. We all know a critic.

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    11. How To Deal With Judgmental People

      How To Deal With Judgmental People

      Did you cross paths today with someone who made you doubt your direction or path in life? I’ll bet you can picture a couple of examples right now. They are the "positivity sponges," sucking up your optimism. But what if I told you that you can stay true to your vision and stay on course, no matter how many "Debbie Downers" you encounter? Here are the three main types of negative people you encounter and how to deal with them. We all know a critic.

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    12. The Scientific Case For Taking A Two-Hour Lunch Break

      The Scientific Case For Taking A Two-Hour Lunch Break

      Taking a long lunch seems like a surefire way to get behind in your work, but the practice can actually boost your output when you return, says Josh Davis, director of research at the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. "Many of us feel guilty, like we aren’t doing enough, but the idea that we need to work more hours is based on a model that doesn’t fit us," he says.

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    13. 10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity | Fast Company

      10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity | Fast Company

      Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect's reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it most—right before that big deadline. Our daily routines can either nurture or hold back our creativity. With a little practice, you can get into habits that ignite your imagination more often. Creative people typically fall into one of two categories: late to sleep or early to rise.

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    14. "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists

      "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists

      I remember studying Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan" in high school. According to Coleridge, upon waking from a deep, opium-induced reverie, he recalled a vision and immediately wrote the 54 famous lines. But when we started doing the poetic analysis, it became clear that there was no way this poem came out all at once. It has this amazing structure.

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    15. 12 Lessons From Business Leaders' Moms

      12 Lessons From Business Leaders' Moms

      The first teacher most of us have is our mother. She shows us how to brush our teeth, tie our shoes, and look both ways before crossing the street, but her most powerful lessons are handed down by the example she sets. My mother, Georgia Poythress, taught me how to get ahead by working smarter, she gave me tricks for being clever, and she encouraged me to dance like no one’s looking.

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    16. The Airbnb Of Weed Is Totally A Thing

      The Airbnb Of Weed Is Totally A Thing

      If you head to Colorado or Washington hoping to enjoy some weed while on vacation, there are big obstacles in your way. You can’t smoke publicly, which means no lighting up at restaurants, on park benches, or even in your rental car. Some hotels have designated smoking rooms, but those tend to get snapped up quickly. And even if you are lucky enough to snag one, you can’t smoke on a balcony or by a window where passersby might see you.

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    17. To Truly Change Diversity In Tech, Follow The Money | Fast Company

      To Truly Change Diversity In Tech, Follow The Money | Fast Company

      As another person steps forward in the trial involving Reddit CEO Ellen Pao and her former employer, prominent VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, concerns about the treatment of women in the venture capital world have reached a crescendo. One of those voices belongs to Freada Kapor Klein, a partner at venture capital firm Kapor Capital, who says she's been mistreated and seen inappropriate things happen to women in the industry.

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    18. The Woman Who Is Trying To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Fast Company

      The Woman Who Is Trying To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Fast Company

      What’s Andrea Hoffman, a self-professed "nice Jewish girl from Queens" who spent the early part of her career working in advertising know about diversity in tech? It all began around 1999, when Hoffman was working on the agency side for the Mercedes-Benz account. She remembers sitting in a meeting that was centered around research about a demographic shift in consumers. Mercedes-Benz, an established icon in the luxury automotive space, was trying to reach a younger, more diverse audience.

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    19. Why Facebook's New Cybersecurity Site Is Trouble For Obama

      Why Facebook's New Cybersecurity Site Is Trouble For Obama

      President Obama on Friday gave an interview to Re/code Co-CEO Kara Swisher about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. and the need for the tech sector to combat hacking threats from across the globe. Unsurprisingly, the president pushed for an even cozier relationship between private companies and the government.

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