Women walk a fine line in many professional environments, especially when it comes to communication.
A well-intentioned, friendly gesture or anecdote can unfortunately easily be misconstrued as “weak” or unprofessional. With digital communication dominating many professional conversations, it’s often hard to read tone.
Emoji symbols were designed, in part, to address this problem. Some use a well-placed smiley face to indicate a friendly tone -- but do emojis belong in professional conversations?Read More
The U.S. Army has finally answered the ever elusive question most adults ask themselves several times a week: How much coffee is too much coffee? Do I need that second cup? The answer comes in the form of an algorithm.Read More
Papua New Guinea is not taking Facebook's fake user problem lightly. The country will be banning Facebook for a month due to the social media website's fake user problem, and to see how the network affects their population.Read More
I intentionally keep tabs on Silicon Valley culture, and in recent weeks, have read announcements that Amazon exec Charlie Kindel and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum are both stepping down from their respective roles. While both are excited about the future of the companies they worked so hard to grow, I couldn’t help noticing this: in their announcements, both cite a desire to enjoy their newfound free time.Read More
New research has found a few helpful tips we can use when making financial decisions. When it comes to making decisions about money, many of us go running in the opposite direction. According to science, we do this for a few reasons: because we have too many choices, we're happy to defer the decision to a partner, or we don't feel we have the expertise to make the decision.Read More
When you work in an office, maintaining your healthy lifestyle becomes much more difficult. From the coffee breaks paired with an unhealthy snack to the fact that office jobs are sedentary, work life can make it difficult to get enough exercise and eat well. The infographic below from Gundry MD outlines a few ways you can stay healthy at the office.Read More
Networking is an important part of any career. But it's more than just about meeting new people and adding new contacts to your phone. Networking the right way is about building relationships and providing impactful and positive value for each other. And to do that, you need the right tools and tactics. The infographic below from Network Wise teaches you all about the art and science of networking.Read More
Microsoft has just unveiled a prototype meeting room at the Build developer conference. The company has been working on hardware that will make meetings easier, showing just a glimpse of what is possible in the near future.Read More
Mike and I have been optimizing our living room configuration roughly every quarter for the last three years, and still haven’t found the ideal setup. Fed up, I recently decided to try Havenly, an online service that pairs you with a designer to create a concept for your room of choice. After you approve your final concept, you can shop all the chosen furniture and decor pieces directly from the Havenly portal. Read my initial thoughts on working with Havenly here.Read More