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Why following this professional 'rule' is getting in the way of workplace happiness

You're a professional, the thinking goes— don't do anything to jeopardize that. Especially if you're female.<p>The fear makes sense: women — particularly women of child-bearing age — are still up against assumptions that they'll ultimately choose their families over their careers. "We'd love to offer …

7 Phrases That Will Undermine Your Leadership

Sometimes the hardest thing about communication is hearing your own words. Here are some to think about--and eliminate.<p>Communication is at the heart of everything we do. To be effective in any setting requires good communication skills. It's how we connect with people and build relationships.<p>Paying …

Leadership

Amazon Prime and Uber Are Changing the Map of Your City

Apps like Drizly are making it so we don’t even need to leave our homes to buy booze. Illustration by Alli Arnold.

Washington D.C.

Women peace activists cross Korean DMZ amid heavy security and criticism

A group of 30 women peace activists from 15 countries around the world crossed the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea on Sunday amid heavy security and criticism over their trip to North Korea, a country with a dangerous nuclear weapons program and an extensive record of human rights abuses.<p>The …

What Google looks for in entrepreneurs when it's thinking about acquiring a company

Time found that two-thirds of the 221 startup founders that accepted jobs at Google between 2006 and 2014 are still with the company today.<p>That's partially because Google puts a big emphasis on vetting entrepreneurs beforehand.<p>The first thing Google thinks about when considering an acquisition is …

Entrepreneurship

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

We’ve all come across this type of person in our careers: the guy who is miserable to work with but who’s also “the top salesman we have.” Or how about “the smartest guy in the room,” who’s also the most unapproachable person you’ve ever met? The talent may well be there but, in today’s …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Hillary Clinton goes all-in on gay marriage: ‘Love Must Win’

Hillary Rodham Clinton took to Twitter on Tuesday to make her first direct comments on the same-sex marriage issues now before the Supreme Court -- just as the justices were about to begin hearing the case:<p>Clinton has said that the "-H" signature indicates a Twitter message written by Clinton …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

The Most Honest 15 Minutes Of Obama’s Presidency

Addressing Baltimore’s systemic poverty and lack of opportunity, Obama suddenly was the president we’ve needed all along.<p>Suddenly, President Obama …

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression

<b>THE QUESTION</b> Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that trigger their bouts of depression, offer an alternative …

Why Female CEOs Thrive In Nonprofits

Will we have fewer female CEOs in the future? That is what a new study by the talent management firm Saba and WorkplaceTrends.com suggests. It found that people who identified as female and/or as a millennial lagged behind those who identified as male and/or a generation Xer in their aspiration to …

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs schools

The following post was written by a fifth-year English teacher in a Title 1 middle school who blogs anonymously at the loveteachblog. It captures both the joys and overwhelming burdens of working in an under-resourced school with a large population of high-risk students and in a system that makes …

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Reinventing Retirement: Passing Your Legacy On To Multiple Generations

Baby Boomers are reinventing retirement. Rather than winding down and stepping to the sidelines, many of today’s retirees see retirement as a “second act”—a time to enjoy the financial security they’ve built, and an opportunity to share that wealth with their loved ones. And, unlike their …

“What a horrible mother:” How a call from a “good samaritan” derailed these mothers’ lives

<b>(Melissa King via Shutterstock)</b><p>These moms left their kids for a few minutes and got arrested. A scary look at our new moral vigilantism<p>Kim Brooks<p>April 19, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking …

Empathy

This striking chart shows why solar power will take over the world

Over the past few years, many graphs have been worth thousands of words on the rise of solar power. It's almost impossible to overstate how important …

25 Quotes That Accurately Represent The Problems With Our Education System

By Ayodeji Awosika,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DPKOue<p>I talk a lot about my problems with how our current education system is run today. The …

The “Greenest Schools On Earth” Do More Than Put Solar Panels On The Roof

This year the council is giving its top award to Dunbarton High School, in Ontario, Canada. Gutter says it exemplifies the top-to-bottom ethos, even …

Solar Panels

Dead girls, killer ratings: “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and TV’s epidemic of violence against women

<b>Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones" (HBO/Macall B. Polay)</b><p>In a culture besieged with violence against women, it’s imperative to think about the shows we choose to watch<p>Anna March<p>April 14, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Rumpus.<p>When I was a child in the ’70s I used to fight with …

Feminism

How Women Are Trailblazing The Future Of Work Culture

According to research from American Express Open Forum, women are starting an average of 1200 businesses a day.<p>When Elizabeth MacBride rejoined her …

What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?

The movement to opt out of nationwide exams is gaining traction—and forcing policymakers to rethink the role of such assessments in public education.<p>Standardized tests have been an integral part of the American school routine since the 1970s, the protocol changing very little. Children were told to …

Education

Wait-list numbers are up for District schools

More than 8,500 students in the District are on wait lists for one or more charter schools this year, and nearly 7,000 are on them for at least one traditional public school, according to data released this week.<p>The new wait-list numbers show significant increases in the number of students on wait …

America's Top Solar Cities Rankings Might Surprise You

When you hear news about cities that are making the most of the solar boom, it’s only natural to think that the leading solar cities are all in …

Solar Power

School's Experimental 'Blended Learning' Program Reaps Results

High school offers a flexible schedule for its blended learning program, and it pays off for students, teachers and the school.<p>Shutterstock<p>Huntley …

This image perfectly sums up inequality in America, according to the Internet

View post on imgur.com<p>This meme, posted to image-sharing site imgur.com earlier today, has struck a chord with the Internet: it's currently sitting in the number 1 slot on reddit after being upvoted by thousands of redditors in just a few hours.<p>As far as distillations of our inequality debate go, …