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Today's Top Stories July 20, 2018

News

Survey reveals the top money issues Gen Xers, Baby Boomers wish they learned earlier

New research shows that the most popular money issue Gen Xers and Baby Boomers "wished they'd learned" when they were younger is how the stock market works.

Job search

3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

Job search

Survey: 76% say ‘not hearing back’ about a job worse than being ghosted after a first date

76% of Americans consider "not hearing back" after sending in a job application "more frustrating than" being ghosted after date number one.

Mental Health

This place has the most psychopaths in America

According to a new study recently published on Social Science Research Network, psychopaths do tend to end up in certain states and one city in particular.

Dream Job

A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage – even though the salary is $85,000

Iga city in Japan claims to be the birthplace of the ninja and is hoping to bolster tourism by drawing on its heritage. There's just one problem: Not enough ninjas.

The Whole Human

How to actually move on (from anything)

In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.

Happiness

These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?

We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.

Productivity

Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.

Life

Read this if you’re going through adversity

After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.

Food at work

WeWork bans employees from expensing meat

WeWork told its global staffers that the company that provides shared workspaces around the world will no longer expense meals that include meat.

News

Just sniffing coffee is enough to boost your job performance

A new study explains why the pick-me-up of coffee's scent is not just in our heads. Coffee's scent has brain-boosting powers.

News

Survey: 20% of Americans say they ‘don’t follow a monthly budget’

While 31% of Americans have at least six months' worth of money put aside for emergencies, but recent data shows that 20% don't use a budget.

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Salary

Survey: 58% of top managers say they give counteroffers to employees planning to leave

Many employees eventually jump ship at work, but some managers do what they can to make them stay — by throwing more cash their way.

Office Life

3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work

Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.

How To

7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move

Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.

Work fashion

Can you truly bring your authentic fashion self to work?

At some point — about five years ago maybe — the phrase “bring your authentic self to work” became the working world’s hottest new fashion catchphrase.

Leadership

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

if you’re going to lead a successful meeting, you have to think constantly about the participants. Boardrooms don't have to be boring.

Levelling Up

Tips for women heading to the executive suite

You might be surprised to find that leadership presence is not an attribute automatically assigned to you because of your business results.

Personal Finance

These are places you could vacation if you skipped just a few brunches

So just saying avocadon’t on a morning of bottomless mimosas won’t really help you with a down payment, but it can buy you some vacation time, according to HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Don’t believe us? Put down the toast and keep reading.

Health

From Wall Street to a ring: How the founder of Shadowbox made a career risk work

The feeling of needing to move your body around and let's just be honest, punch something repeatedly after a long day at a high-pressured job is something many of us can relate to. That is how Daniel Glazer, once a busy New York City trader and now the CEO and Founder of boutique fitness boxing studio Shadowbox, released his stress after a long day of work (with a punching bag at a gym that is.)

Travel

6 ways to be comfy-cozy on a plane without feeling like a complete slob

Here are five tips for being comfy-cozy on a plane, even on your most travel-worn day, that don’t leave you looking like a total slob.

The Whole Human

Here’s why you can’t hit home runs every time

Life isn’t about repeatedly hitting home runs. Rather, it’s about strikeouts, singles, and doubles, until we slowly, but steadily, reach home base.

The Whole Human

Listen to the power of quiet people

Being quiet is a choice  and quiet people have a unique power  —  everyone, them included, needs to pay more attention to it.

Office Life

Study: Meetings with agendas are less wanted, but they work

Meetings can be time-sucking vortexes that steal our attention and energy. But here's some bad news for those of us who hate meetings — meetings work.

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Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

coffee

This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee

That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

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