People Are Leaving Social Media Due to Privacy Concerns

People Are Leaving Social Media Due to Privacy Concerns

It's not surprising that recent online privacy issues are leading people to leave their social media profiles behind. What is surprising, however, is that 40% of people surveyed by public relations firm Edelman have deactivated at least one social media account in the last year. 

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Study Proves Overscheduling Is Bad for Productivity

Study Proves Overscheduling Is Bad for Productivity

A recent study published in Journal of Consumer Research proves that overscheduling is bad for productivity. While having a basic plan for the week can be helpful, researchers found having too many self-imposed deadlines can get in the way of deep work.

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Communication Hacks For Women: Emojis vs. Effective Communication

Communication Hacks For Women: Emojis vs. Effective Communication

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?

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Travel Company Launches World's First Vegan Food Tours

Travel Company Launches World's First Vegan Food Tours

Intrepid Travel has launched revolutionary vegan food tours, catering to those who follow a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle. Vegan tour destinations include Thailand, India and Italy. Each of the new tours lasts for 8 days and boast the input of six influencers from around the world. 

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Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

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.

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Researchers Suggest a Hack to Make Financial Decisions Easier

Researchers Suggest a Hack to Make Financial Decisions Easier

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. 

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How to Stay Healthy at the Office [Infographic]

How to Stay Healthy at the Office [Infographic]

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. 

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The Art & Science of Networking [Infographic]

The Art & Science of Networking [Infographic]

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. 

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DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love Star in PSA For NBA Mental Health Initiative

DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love Star in PSA For NBA Mental Health Initiative

The NBA has launched an initiative called Mind Health to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Toronto Raptor's DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love star in a short PSA, promoting the initiative and describing their own struggles with mental health.

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Redesigning My Home With Havenly: Part 2

Redesigning My Home With Havenly: Part 2

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.

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