Lisa M. Whalen, MBA

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The Surprising (and Overlooked) Way to Raise an Empowered Girl

In today's social and political climate, raising a daughter who grows up feeling strong, capable, and supported is as important as ever. There are a …

People With ADHD Can Actually Focus So Hard it's Scary

People with hyperfocus tend to block out everything else going on around them.<p>Mary was in the zone. She'd been online all day and didn't realize her house had caught on fire until the fireman said she needed to get off the computer and leave.<p>Unclench. Mary is just an urban legend—a case example of …

ADHD

5 Ways I Learned To Thrive As An Adult Living With ADHD

Can someone living with ADHD achieve great things? As an adult with ADHD who recently completed a PhD, I confidently reply: "certainly."<p>Welcome to my …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Men, you want to treat women better? Here's a list to start with

Over the last week, there’s been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the workplace – and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can<p>Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better. Here are ideas on how you should treat …

Feminism

How to stop being too nice and start getting what you want

<b>Are you a nice person? Good for you.</b><p>I bet that you’re universally adored, you get invited to every party, and you’re the person your friends trust to …

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Archaeology

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

The real reasons that ‘good’ men can’t find a partner

opinion<p><b>The Daily Mail ran a story today which showcased a variety of men, all mourning for the fact that they can’t find a ‘good’ woman.</b><p>These men …

Legalise prostitution? We are being asked to accept industrialised sexual exploitation

Author of Pimp State, Kat Banyard explains how researching her book revealed why we need to end the sex trade - and how to do it<p>Right now, a global push is under way for governments to not only tolerate but actively enable the sex trade. The call is clear: decriminalise brothel keepers, pimps and …

Human Rights

3X Your Email Open Rates in One Week With These 25 Simple Copy Hacks

Everyone wants to get higher email open rates.Email marketing is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, but it only works if your recipients …

Marketing

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob Dalgarno, the master whisky maker behind the M, more than two years to craft, and it contains a blend of the world's finest whiskeys—some which date back to …

Mark Twain

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking. Wrong thinking is when you intentionally think of the worst idea possible — the exact opposite of the accepted or logical solution, ideas that …

Nobel Prize

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

• shares<p><i>Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race.</i><p>—<p>Join our #StopRacism Weekly Calls on Tuesdays at 8 pm EST / 5 …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Emotional Intelligence

10 things that immediately happen when real leadership shows up

"There are no bad teams, only bad leaders." ― Jocko Willink<p>What does the environment around you look like?<p>Is it obvious to you and everyone else what …

Self-improvement

Rise of the Husband Poachers

Is it time to issue all of the husbands of the world orange safety vests? Today’s “other woman” is aggressive, unashamed, and (shockingly) …

Feminism

6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work

Have you heard that women are “bad at computers”? Have you heard it at work? What, are you offended? Don’t get hysterical, sweetheart.<p>Yeah, we hate …

'Girl Up:' A feminist field guide for a brave (complicated) new world

Laura Bates has taken everything you sort of wish you learned in college (or sooner) and crammed it into “Girl Up,” a feminist field guide for young women.<p>A best-seller in the United Kingdom, “Girl Up” (Touchstone) was just released in the United States this month. It tackles everything from social …

Feminism

How to Make $200,000 in a Single Step

It won't make mom and dad very happy, though.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a very simple way to put $200,000 in your bank account: Don't get married.<p>I’m not saying you shouldn’t have a long-term relationship or shouldn’t live with someone, but actually having …

Divorce

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.<p>More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have …

McDonald's

$330,000 in financial aid bought me a slot in the American meritocracy. Now I see its flaws.

We’re creating the new American aristocracy.<p>Over the past seven years, I received more than $330,000 of need-based educational financial aid. It has taken me from middle-class Ohio to two of the most elite institutions in American education, giving me a permanent marker of upper-class status and a …

New York City

This Is How You Stand Out, According to a Harvard Professor and Gary Vaynerchuk | Inc.com

Most businesses understand publishing content is a smart strategy to generate leads, nurture existing customers, and ultimately earn customer loyalty.<p>But even though they get that producing content is helpful, many don't fully understand the implications of the opportunity it presents.<p>In his book</i> …

Marketing

HOW TO MAKE BETTER INFOGRAPHICS: TELL A SINGLE STORY

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>A lot of people want to know how to make infographics. We’ve made over 4,000 infographics for tons of …

Infographics

Scientifically Speaking, Your PowerPoint Sucks

A study from Harvard’s Decision Science Laboratory uses brain science to explain why we prefer certain types of presentations over others.<p>When I spoke to five leading designers last year about how they design presentations, Meg Beckum, a creative director at the brand engagement firm Sullivan, had …

Infographics

If you're on a spouse's health plan, what happens if the worst should happen?

My wife and I were chatting the other night about Republican efforts to reboot the U.S. healthcare system as a horror movie — stripping health coverage from more than 20 million Americans, boosting premiums for many and gutting<p>Medicaid.<p>She finally brought the conversation home by asking: "What …

Startups

Find Your Organization's Purpose: How To Use Brand Voice To Achieve Desired Outcomes

A thought leader can refer to an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. Thought leadership is often used as a way of increasing or creating demand for a product or service. While thought leadership is not new, …

Thought Leadership

This Tech Company Gives Employees $5,000 for Yearly Vacation and 4-day Weeks During the Summer

They also get $100 a month for home massages.<p>Ask most CEOs why they don’t offer more perks to their employees, and they’ll probably say it’s a matter …

The Workplace

So We Can't Even Prosecute Our Rapists Now?

A 19-year-old North Carolina woman was shocked to learn that once you've said "yes" to sex, you apparently can't say "no."<p>In the endless debates over sexual assault in this country, there is one thing most people seem to agree on: If you have sex with someone after they've said "no," it's rape. …