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Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.

Valerie H. Tocci is a partner at Stutman, Stutman, & Lichtenstein, LLP. She represents individuals and families in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and divorce agreements, post-judgment matters, hearings, and trials. Tocci writes that January […]
Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.
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5 New Year’s resolutions for the workplace, according to a therapist

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. His work as a family therapist and resilience researcher is recognised around the world and his latest book, “Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success,” was released by […]
5 New Year’s resolutions for the workplace, according to a therapist
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C-3PO star Anthony Daniels on dropping out of law school to become an actor, his first meeting with George Lucas, and what his Star Wars character has taught him

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Anthony Daniels, who is best known as playing C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise. […]
C-3PO star Anthony Daniels on dropping out of law school to become an actor, his first meeting with George Lucas, and what his Star Wars character has taught him
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America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.

Sara Nelson is the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and a prominent champion of workers’ rights. The New York Times has called her “America’s most powerful flight attendant.” In January, Nelson called for a general strike during the government shutdown. Days later, she […]
America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.
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Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.

Sue Hawkes is an executive business coach and the CEO and founder of YESS! – Your Extraordinary Success. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimise Self-Doubt and Maximise Success.” In it, she says that successful leaders are always trying to learn and open […]
Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.
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Instagram’s new policy of removing ‘likes’ is yet another challenge to our basic human need to ‘belong,’ a behaviour analyst explains

Kerry Goyette is the founder and president of Aperio Consulting Group. She is a certified professional behaviour analyst and certified forensic interviewer with postgraduate studies in psychometrics. She says that getting likes or shares on a platform like Instagram triggers the reward centre of the brain. And while the brain’s […]
Instagram’s new policy of removing ‘likes’ is yet another challenge to our basic human need to ‘belong,’ a behaviour analyst explains
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Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and a recurring cohost on the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. He says that Chile represents “the tip of the proverbial spear in the fight against income inequality.” The protests there have captured the attention of elites through economic erosion and show that people […]
Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.
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A look at how Descartes Labs is leveraging AI to alert fire managers of wildfires and decrease the damage on homes and habitats across the US

Descartes Labs uses artificial intelligence to detect wildfires, and they can correctly spot one in a record-breaking time of nine minutes. Devastating wildfires are occurring much more frequently than ever before. The earlier one can be detected, the better. Descartes Labs launched their wildfire detector on July 1, 2019, and […]
A look at how Descartes Labs is leveraging AI to alert fire managers of wildfires and decrease the damage on homes and habitats across the US
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A life coach who works with billionaires and Hollywood stars explains what companies and influencers can learn about brand values from Hallmark’s bungling of an ad with a same-sex wedding

Stephen Lovegrove is a life coach who works with billionaires, Hollywood stars, and hundreds of international clients. Lovegrove is an international bestseller and the host of “Change The World with Stephen Lovegrove.” Last week, Hallmark received complaints over an ad depicting two brides kissing. After taking it down, they were […]
A life coach who works with billionaires and Hollywood stars explains what companies and influencers can learn about brand values from Hallmark’s bungling of an ad with a same-sex wedding
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When I became a father, working day and night wasn’t an option. Here are 3 strategies that have helped me successfully run a business without clocking more than 40 hours a week.

David Finkel is the author of 12 business books, including his newest release “The Freedom Formula.” Finkel is the CEO of Maui Mastermind, a business coaching company. Over the past 20 years, Finkel and the other Maui coaches have personally scaled and sold more than $US2 billion worth of businesses. […]
When I became a father, working day and night wasn’t an option. Here are 3 strategies that have helped me successfully run a business without clocking more than 40 hours a week.
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2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care

3D printing has the ability to turn the manufacturing and healthcare worlds on their heads. Companies pioneering 3D printing in medicine say that it saves significant time and money compared to traditional ways of making life-changing devices. For example, Colorado-based Toughware Prosthetics, which has been creating affordable and accessible prosthetics […]
2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care
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There’s a lot of misinformation around the ‘harms’ of a $15 minimum wage. Here’s why it’s really a win for everyone, and how to spot a bogus claim.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer. In this opinion piece, he speaks with Media Matters senior fellow Matthew Gertz about what media coverage often gets wrong when discussing […]
There’s a lot of misinformation around the ‘harms’ of a $15 minimum wage. Here’s why it’s really a win for everyone, and how to spot a bogus claim.
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I worked for 25 years before taking an 11-month career break, and learned 5 things that anyone can do to reap the benefits of a ‘sabbatical mindset’ — even without taking time off

Chris Litster is an executive at Buildium, a platform that helps property managers become more efficient and profitable. Several years ago when the company he’d worked at for 10 years was acquired, he said goodbye and decided to take 11 months off from working. For him, the benefits were huge, […]
I worked for 25 years before taking an 11-month career break, and learned 5 things that anyone can do to reap the benefits of a ‘sabbatical mindset’ — even without taking time off
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We quit our corporate jobs to start a full-time coaching business on the road. Here are 4 unexpected ways travel has been crucial to our success.

Ryan Gleason and Alex Davis are a husband-wife duo and “lifestyle engineers.” After eight years as corporate engineers internationally, Ryan and Alex left their high-powered jobs to tackle their true passion – leading couples to engineer their best lives through Ryan and Alex Duo Life. In March 2018, they bought […]
We quit our corporate jobs to start a full-time coaching business on the road. Here are 4 unexpected ways travel has been crucial to our success.
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4 ways to stop checking your email so frequently

Checking your email can be a counterproductive habit. It can also be costly for your employer – you can save 15 minutes a day by checking nine times instead of 15. Turning off email notifications and removing the icon from your task bar are just two strategies for reducing the […]
4 ways to stop checking your email so frequently
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Psychological safety is the most important element of any successful team. This quick assessment will tell you if your team has it.

Psychological safety is the feeling that people can suggest ideas, admit mistakes, and take risks without being embarrassed by the larger group. Google researchers discovered that psychological safety is the most important dynamic that sets successful teams apart. Here’s a five-question assessment Liz Fosslein and Mollie West Duffy included in […]
Psychological safety is the most important element of any successful team. This quick assessment will tell you if your team has it.
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How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup

Staying strong during a breakup doesn’t mean acting totally normal or suppressing pain. Instead, it’s about feeling your feelings in a healthy way and moving toward healing. Give yourself time and space to breathe, but don’t isolate yourself or wallow in pity constantly. Trying out new coping habits and staying […]
How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup
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6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today

To build mental strength, much like physical strength, requires consistent exercise. Mentally strong people always have goals set for themselves, and are working toward them. They practice gratitude for what they have and self-care. Through spending meaningful time alone, they know who they are and establish healthy boundaries. Even when […]
6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today
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I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.

Lee Hartley Carter is the president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications and manages a diverse range of language strategy work for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, trade associations, and nonprofits. The following is an excerpt […]
I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.
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10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children

Parents should proactively practice mentally strong habits to help their children build mental strength. And this doesn’t have to be complicated – just spending quality time together, particularly doing things like yoga or talking through feelings, can have a real impact. Parents should prioritise taking care of themselves – it […]
10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children
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7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids

Mental strength doesn’t mean that your kids should never cry or should constantly be doing as much as they can. Instead, it means showing them how to become a responsible adult – and that means recognising their feelings. Don’t give in when they misbehave or constantly shower them in presents, […]
7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids
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‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker

Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder, CEO, and chief creative officer of EGAMI Group. Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career “dreamers” plan and achieve their goals. The following […]
‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker
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7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding therapy. But it’s not for people who are “weak,” nor does it have to continue indefinitely – and there are several different forms that it can take. You can do therapy online, or even do it over texting. No matter what type you […]
7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy
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Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.

Hollie Delaney is the head of human resources at Zappos.com. Prior to working at Zappos, she worked as the HR manager for the Wet ‘N Wild waterpark before becoming an HR generalist for Vegas.com, and then an HR manager at Marshall Retail Group. The following is an excerpt from her […]
Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
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How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer. In this episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein sat down with Luigi Zingales, a professor of finance at the […]
How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
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Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast. In this opinion piece, he says that opposition to a minimum wage raise – especially at the expense of small businesses – has proven to be unfounded in Seattle. Now, Civic Ventures is proposing […]
Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers
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Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.

Paul Pellman is the CEO of Kazoo, an employee experience platform. Pellman writes that fall is one of the most stressful seasons for employees – daily routines change with dwindling sunlight, and seasonal affective disorder is in full swing. Stress costs employers $US300 billion annually, and has a real impact […]
Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.
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The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists

Mitch Zuklie is the chairman and CEO of Orrick. He says that the best book on management this year is one on salmon preservation – “Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon.” In it, conservationist Guido Rahr writes that the strategy for salmon preservation has been to […]
The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists
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Hey Facebook, about the new logo: All caps are ugly, shouty, and anti-Gen-Z

Facebook announced a new logo on Monday. The new logo – which reads FACEBOOK in all-caps – will be used for a “company brand” that encompasses products within Facebook’s portfolio, like WhatsApp and Instagram. The all-caps branding seems like a direct affront to millennials and Gen-Zers. Lowercase letters aren’t just […]
Hey Facebook, about the new logo: All caps are ugly, shouty, and anti-Gen-Z
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I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.

Ernesto Felix is a technical leadership development manager at Intel Corporation and was recently re-elected for his third term as the board treasurer for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. As the second-generation son of Mexican immigrants, he grew up in a community of people who looked like him. But […]
I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.
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The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches

Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert are the co-owners of Accountability Works, where they coach professionals on accomplishing their goals without sacrificing their health. They say that there are four main types of avoidance archetypes, or procrastinators: the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker, and the novelty seeker. Figuring out which group […]
The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches
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I’ve spent the last 20 years recruiting top talent for over 500 companies. Here are the 4 most important hiring criteria every company should prioritise.

Jay Rosenzweig is the founder of Rosenzweig & Company. He’s an expert in designing, building, and attracting world-class teams. He says that while online services seem like they have changed the hiring process, the keys to finding the right fit haven’t changed much. Looking outside of your industry can offer […]
I’ve spent the last 20 years recruiting top talent for over 500 companies. Here are the 4 most important hiring criteria every company should prioritise.
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How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job

By day, 32-year-old Lindsey Palar works a 9-to-5 as the diversity training and education director at her local college, Western Michigan University. By night, and weekends too, she manages OPEN Vegan Eats, a Kalamazoo, Michigan food business that she cofounded with her partner, Paul Vugteveen. As bootstrappers, the days are […]
How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job
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The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future

Jessyn Farrell is the senior vice president at Civic Ventures and co-host of this week’s Pitchfork Economics episode. In this opinion piece, she argues that the Green New Deal policy is effective because it directly counters the narrative of trickle-down economics. It promises to create a new economy and jobs, […]
The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future