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Today's Top Stories August 20, 2018

How To

4 steps to help you choose the right career

I thought I had chosen the right career path, realized it was WRONG, and then went through a process that I WISH I had done sooner! Here is what I did.

The Whole Human

5 essential questions to ask yourself for pursuing the life you truly want

There are unnecessary struggles and situations we can avoid if we simply begin with pursuing a path, job, venture or career that we actually love.

Mental Health

3 ways city living increases your anxiety

Research reveals the stress of city living is more than just a daily annoyance — it significantly impacts a person’s mental health.

The Whole Human

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

If you know the right tricks and strategies, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty with poise.

The Whole Human

STUDY: Watching reality stars can make us less sympathetic to poor people

When you get obsessed with the rich and glamorous lives on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," "X Factor," "The Apprentice," and "Made in Chelsea," there can be a downside to your binge-watching habits.

Morning Routine

This Spotify sales coordinator starts her day with self-care

Nicole Godreau is a 20-something living in New York. Like so many others, she starts her day with a favorite playlist. The only difference? Godreau works for streaming giant Spotify, which means the music never stops for this sales coordinator.

Personal Finance

These are the states with the highest 3-month cost of living

In the event that you were to lose your source of income, how much should you have saved to survive in your state? We found out the cost of living for you.

Retirement

5 countries where you can retire on the cheap

If you’re planning your future, check out these countries where you can stretch out your hard-earned dollars and retire on the cheap.

Millennials

Here is some of the worst advice currently being given to Millennials

Here are the seven pieces of advice that I HATE hearing people give to Millennials. Top of the list: Work harder you lazy punk!

The Whole Human

This is the most insane way to be smarter, confident, and resilient

There’s evidence that the right voices in your head can make you smarter, more confident and more resilient. Here are the three you need talking to you.

Sleep

5 reasons Elon Musk really needs to get some rest

In a shockingly revealing New York Times interview with Elon Musk this week, the world learned how truly intense the CEO of three companies is as he talked about his 120-hour work week and using Ambien as a frequent sleep aid, alternating "between laughter and tears" to reporters taking notes.

Personal Finance

Survey: 36% of Americans look at their bank account daily

How often do you check on your bank account? Are you someone who forgets to do so for weeks at a time, or someone who checks it multiple times a day?

Success

Men identify as the breadwinner if they do not respect wife’s career

For some men, claiming that title may depend if they respect their wife's choice of career, not how much their wives are actually earning.

Health

This study supports you eating more carbs at breakfast

Diets where you either get less than 40% of your energy from carbs or more than 70% of your energy or calories from carbs was associated with the greatest risk of death.

News

Survey: 22% of Americans say they ‘fell’ into their job instead of picking it

New findings from LinkedIn on what they call "career sleepwalking" show that 22% of Americans say they "fell' into their job instead of picking it.

Office Life

5 tips to picking the perfect office chair

It is of utter importance to take into consideration these 5 points before buying an office chair.

Morning Routine

Brooklyn Decker’s app completely simplified her morning routine

Did you know that most women only wear 20% of their wardrobe?

The Whole Human

Can you actually think yourself into a different person?

We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But can you think yourself into a different person?

Leadership

Firing people: What you do versus how you do it

Research and wisdom from leaders suggests firing people in humane and caring ways is best for an organization, the people doing it, and those sent packing.

Humor

8 ways to recover from being inappropriate at work

Sometimes you can blame it on the day drinking, but in the moment you’ll need a good way to recover from being inappropriate at work.

The Whole Human

A psychotherapist explains the 5 stages of changing your behavior

Wait, just thinking about changing is a stage of change? That's how you start to change — by thinking about it without doing anything? YES.

How To

4 reasons fulfillment will make you a strong person

Mental toughness can create a strong person who lives their life with purpose and meaning. They are an active participant in where their life is going.

Salary

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

The key to understanding the real cost of universal basic income is understanding the difference between the gross (or upfront) and net (or real) cost.

Levelling Up

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Here are ingredients to a morning routine that allows you to live every day in a peak and heightened state.

News

Study: Women balance supporting their partners with demanding work better than men

Being present and supportive to your partner after a terrible, hard day at work is not easy for anyone, but a new study suggests that women may be better at stopping work demands from hurting their relationships with their partners.

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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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