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Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

Today's Top Stories July 23, 2018

Office Life

Stop stressing over asking dumb questions at work – do these 3 things instead

It's easy to feel insecure when you have a whole lot of trouble asking questions at work, but you don't have to. Here's what to do instead.

News

Survey: 86% of Millennials say they’d prefer to stay and grow within their company

New findings show that 86% of Millennials surveyed agreed that if they had "career training and development" through their employers, they wouldn’t leave.

Humor

Twitter shares a bunch of #OddThingsToAskTechSupport

What's the craziest thing you've ever asked IT to help with? Twitter responded in force as the hashtag #OddThingsToAskTechSupport trended.

News

These are the industries with the most dissatisfied employees

Over 1,000 employees were surveyed about what frustrates them in their current careers and these were the top industries citing the most dissatisfaction. 

Health

Survey: 26% of employees say they’ve gained more than 10 pounds at their current job

Eleven percent of people surveyed say they’ve gained more than 20 pounds in this same setting.

How To

The secret to a good meeting: The meeting before the meeting

When it comes to giving persuasive presentations to senior executives, never underestimate what you can accomplish in the meeting before the meeting.

Success

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

There are many elements to a great presentation, but being effective means avoiding missteps. I’ve compiled ten things you should never do when making a presentation. To be clear — this is not an effort to police tone, but to strengthen our ability to get our message across and build professional credibility.

Success

The 8 most effective ways to get back on track after you messed up (and finally stay there)

You’re stuck in a downward spiral of negativity because it seems like all the progress you’ve made may be ruined. If you can relate to this scenario, you know how tough it can be to get back on track after you messed up. But, it’s possible.

Health

5 reasons to cook on a weeknight (especially after a stressful day!)

Here are five reasons why you should go full-blown Barefoot Contessa on a Tuesday.

Success

Billionaire Richard Branson has some simple advice for those who want to succeed

Time and again, Branson encourages young people to stay faithful to themselves in the face of all odds. After all, he's living proof that anything is possible — as a child, he struggled greatly with dyslexia. No one ever dreamed that he would pioneer a global music and video game company, an airline and a space project.

Productivity

The one thing you didn’t know about your to-do list

Have you ever noticed that some tasks on your to-do list get crossed off right away while other tasks tend to stay on the list no matter how hard you try?

How To

Career advice that also doubles as dating advice

Often times, the process of finding someone you want to spend hours with, regardless if it’s romantic or professional, is grueling and difficult. That’s why so much of the wise words of wisdom about falling in love also apply to scoring an offer letter for your dream gig. Here, dating experts and love gurus give their best tips.

Personal Finance

The pros and cons of having separate banking accounts

A Bank of America study found that Millennial couples have separate bank accounts more than twice as much as Generation X and Baby Boomers.

Success

Measure the process, not the results

Most of my life has been like this: one step forward, one step back. Make a little progress, then regress.

Success

Your ability to follow instructions is not the secret to your success

Following the rules is no longer sufficient to succeed. The generally accepted theory or belief that applies to almost everything we do can’t guarantee the life you seek and expect.

Success

The most important trait among successful people will surprise you

This is what matters more than any other talent or trait.

Success

How to become more intelligent everyday

People aren’t born smart. People learn how to work with what they’ve got, and become smart as a result.

How To

7 ways to stand out during your internship

This 8- to 12-week assignment gives hiring managers a snapshot of your personality, skill set, ambition, communication skills and of course intelligence.

Office Life

At the intersection of food, influence, and leadership

For many of us, it was a rude awakening to become the leader and we learned that true “power” and influence doesn’t come on a silver platter.

Happiness

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

Let’s face it — nothing as powerful as a sustained life of happiness and success will ever come easy. It must be earned.

Self-Help

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Changing habits in the name of happiness is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and taking control of it makes everyone around you happier.

Productivity

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

It’s safe to say you probably abide by the basics, but there are numerous keyboard shortcuts you’re probably missing out on. (Seriously, there’s so much more to the world of life-changing shortcuts than Command + F.)

The Whole Human

5 ways to stay strong even when things get difficult

When dealing with difficult times – job rejection, entrepreneurial challenges, heartbreak, loss of a loved one – these can help fortify you to forge ahead.

Jobs

These are the worst job markets for 2018

When it comes to finding a decent, well-paying job, you may want to avoid these cities. These areas have the bleakest outlook on employment.

How To

The ins and outs of negotiating with someone who is clearly a better negotiator

Some see negotiating as a game of wits. A mental match between the two sides. The reality is, there are things that are equally important — if not more so.

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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.

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else