Maryann Brennan

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The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Bonnie Raitt is riding a creative burst after recent personal losses

Some musicians can steal a show. But in the case of Bonnie Raitt's recent run of appearances surrounding the Grammy Awards, it was less a case of theft than a claim of ownership.<p>There she was confidently taking over the stage in midst of the Grammys' tribute to blues master B.B. King — following …

Music

23 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

Diets. High heels.<p>Being happy should be simple, but with all these insane rules and social pressures that we put on ourselves, it's actually kind of hard. Isn't that so sad? I think it's the worst, personally. A little #LifeHack, though, is that there are things you probably do every day that make …

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

TV’s transgender revolution

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are the latest in a long line of people on the small screen who have increased our awareness and acceptance of trans issues, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.<p>Caitlyn Jenner is awake at four in the morning, looking exhausted and confessing her worries about being a …