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Today's Top Stories March 24, 2018

Career Advice

What are millennials doing wrong when it comes to their careers?

Here are the major themes I notice from my millennial peers, clients, and friends who have not found success in their careers.

The Whole Human

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

But what makes them work? What makes them fail? What’s the essential building block of a relationship? Why do some spark and others fade? You might have a theory or two but I don’t think we know what really keeps love, friendship, and family going.


Survey reveals people think Siri and Alexa are female tech leaders

When it came naming famous male tech leaders, the majority of respondents had no problems. But when it came to naming a woman, only 4% could actually produce a name. The problem: A quarter of them named virtual assistants “Siri” and “Alexa.”


How to psych yourself up for a challenging assignment

With sky-high expectations, a tight deadline and a whole lot of moving parts, you've got yourself a pretty challenging assignment. Here's how to finally get started once you stop groaning about it.


Report: IBM has been discriminating against older employees for years

Looking for a new job? If you're over a certain age, you may not be welcome at IBM.

Job Search

Survey: 64% of applicants are better on paper than in person

You can have the best credentials in the world, but when you show up to the interview, you'd better deliver. New research shows that a surprising 64% of senior managers report that it's common for a job candidate with a great resume to not deliver at the interview.


4 ways to be more formulaic in a good way

Adding as many formulaic activities to your professional life as possible can help with your own formula for success.

career change

3 things you should never do after you leave a job

When you leave a job, your responsibility as a reliable employee doesn’t completely end on your last day with that organization.


3 ways a business leader gets people to follow

Here are three ways a company leader can get people to follow, and do so without being punitive and domineering.


The top 10 rarest yet important questions an interviewer should ask

When you’re interviewing candidates, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the very best available. The more that you can learn about your candidates, the better informed your decision will be. To help you gain this information, here are 10 rare questions that you should probably ask.

Office Life

8 ridiculous reasons employees have given for being late

Here are the most ridiculous reasons employers said employees gave them for being late to work. They include dogs who feast on work schedules, rogue eyelashes, and too-hot coffee.

Social Media

The networking pros and cons of deleting your Facebook account

This past weekend, we learned that 50 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by political firm Cambridge Analytica, which sought to use that data to influence voter choices in the U.

career change

3 of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make

If you obsess over the details, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for.

How To

3 tips for introverts that can help them succeed in communication-heavy roles

You’ll find it much easier and more enjoyable for introverts to communicate if you know people value what you’re saying.


4 hacks for your next business flight

Flying on a plane for business travel can be a hassle. Here's how to make that adventure less stressful, so that you can focus on what really matters.


Best Buy’s CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone’s a leader

As Best Buy develops its leaders, here are the most important qualifications that CEO Hubert Joly says every leader needs to meet.


I’m not 54 years old. I’m 22 with 32 years experience

The time is right to address the inequality of blatant ageism in certain industries.


These are the best companies to work for and their amazing perks

Does a ping pong table even count as a perk anymore?

office life

Survey: These are the biggest distractions in the workplace

While open office spaces can have perils all their own, you don't necessarily have to work in one to get distracted at work.


Here’s how to support a loved one during a job hunt

When your loved one is undergoing a job hunt, it can feel like your job hunt too. You can get stressed watching their stress, feeling helpless on what you can do to support them. But in our attempts to be supportive, we can make missteps and say the wrong thing. Here's how to do it right.


How to maintain professional connections when there’s high turnover at your company

Maintaining the connections you've made at work can be tough when you work in an office where people always seem to be on their way out — whether it's for good or bad reasons.


Survey: Women claim half as much on expense reports as men

When employers require employees to pay expenses first and claim them later, a new survey found that these expense reports end up costing women more than men.


How to rebound after not landing a big promotion

Here's how to cultivate positive meaning after being passed over for a promotion and rebound more brilliantly than ever before.


Studies say drinking coffee can be good, unless you’re doing this

You may only be reaping the positive benefits if you are drinking your coffee a certain way.


How to manage up when you have a bad boss

One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader themselves. Here's the best way to do that.

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Science says this is the optimal time to drink your coffee

The pros and cons of drinking coffee could be debated for hours. But, this is no debate: You have probably been drinking your coffee at the wrong time of day for years.


Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision makers that I’m their best choice?


69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps

New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.

Sounds of silence: Could ‘colored noise’ be the secret to better sleep?