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The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication

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 Jessica Pels, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. Pels said the biggest […]
The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication
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I deliver meals to quarantined families in Atlanta. We started with 10 deliveries a night and now we do over 2,500 each week — and it shows the need for a national solution.

Jasmine Crowe is the founder and CEO of Goodr, an Atlanta-based company that fights food waste and food insecurity by picking up surplus foods from local restaurants and stores and delivering them to hungry families. Goodr also opened a drive-through grocery store that allows people in need to shop for […]
I deliver meals to quarantined families in Atlanta. We started with 10 deliveries a night and now we do over 2,500 each week — and it shows the need for a national solution.
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Renowned economist Paul Krugman identifies 2 ‘zombie ideas’ that are persisting during the pandemic, and it’s our job to stop the spread of misinformation

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. On the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman spoke out against what he calls “zombie ideas” – […]
Renowned economist Paul Krugman identifies 2 ‘zombie ideas’ that are persisting during the pandemic, and it’s our job to stop the spread of misinformation
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Yale’s most popular class on happiness is free right now — I took it, and here are the 6 tricks that have already made me happier

Justin Maiman has been a journalist for 20 years; he writes the weekly Ginger newsletter and is the president and managing director of Cochrane Media. He recently took Yale’s most popular class ever,The Science of Well-Being, which details a step-by-step, science-backed process for boosting your own happiness. Maiman scored a […]
Yale’s most popular class on happiness is free right now — I took it, and here are the 6 tricks that have already made me happier
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8 ways every business owner should make the most of a slow period, according to a social media expert who has worked with Facebook, Samsung, and LinkedIn

Natalie Zfat is a social media entrepreneur who has worked with Facebook, Samsung, LinkedIn, American Express, and more, and has over 100,000 followers on social media. She says that though many businesses may feel stalled during the coronavirus pandemic, there are steps you can take to future-proof your company and […]
8 ways every business owner should make the most of a slow period, according to a social media expert who has worked with Facebook, Samsung, and LinkedIn
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I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here’s what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.

Porter Erisman was working in China as vice president of the Alibaba Group in 2003 when the SARS pandemic struck, and he and 400 colleagues were quarantined at home. But instead of being paralysed by fear and panic, Alibaba thrived during the SARS crisis: Their team became more united, revenues […]
I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here’s what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.
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I’m an American locked down in Paris, where police patrol the streets and people cheer hospital workers from their windows. Here’s how I prepared for weeks inside — and why I’m thankful our government has taken control.

Eileen W. Cho is a Korean American journalist and photographer based in Paris, France. Paris went into a lockdown on March 17 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cho is thankful that the government is enforcing the lockdown to protect citizens and prevent the virus’ spread. She’s been preparing for weeks, now […]
I’m an American locked down in Paris, where police patrol the streets and people cheer hospital workers from their windows. Here’s how I prepared for weeks inside — and why I’m thankful our government has taken control.
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How to lead your team when everyone’s working from home, according to a president who’s managed more than 350 remote workers for over a decade

Jay Friedman is the president and partner of Goodway Group, and a nationally recognised and accomplished digital media expert, speaker, and author. Friedman has led a team of more than 350 remote workers since 2008. With many teams turning to remote work during the novel coronavirus pandemic, he recommends managers […]
How to lead your team when everyone’s working from home, according to a president who’s managed more than 350 remote workers for over a decade
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3 critical ways you can strengthen your business during the pandemic

Kimberly Lucht is a business coach who helps women make their first six figures doing what they love. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies, particularly small businesses, are feeling the strain of government regulations forcing them to all but close down. While this is a challenging time, […]
3 critical ways you can strengthen your business during the pandemic
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If you want to understand the Trump administration’s priorities during the pandemic, look at its 2021 budget — it values corporations and the wealthy at every turn

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. He says that while many Americans were “horrified” to learn that President Trump shuttered the pandemic response team, the administration has made […]
If you want to understand the Trump administration’s priorities during the pandemic, look at its 2021 budget — it values corporations and the wealthy at every turn
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Ben Horowitz shares what makes for a great pitch, the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, and why you shouldn’t listen to your friends for career advice

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 Ben Horowitz, the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz and author of “What […]
Ben Horowitz shares what makes for a great pitch, the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, and why you shouldn’t listen to your friends for career advice
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I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on

Ana Georgescu is a 22-year-old Romanian and a senior at Harvard University, where she studies astrophysics and English and has a nighttime radio show. Last Tuesday, she was prepared to sleep in late – until her roommates woke her up to tell her that they had all been instructed to […]
I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on
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Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.

Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary, of which David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner. The following is an excerpt from their book, “Remote: Office Not […]
Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.
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6 ways businesses new to remote working can adapt quickly and keep productivity high, according to a career and leadership coach

Julia Wuench is the founder of The Authenticity Guide, a positive-psychology-based career and executive coaching firm that empowers individuals to harness their authenticity to improve life and work. As companies prepare for the coronavirus outbreak, many are moving to work-from-home options. Wuench advised upping virtual communication tools and skills, including […]
6 ways businesses new to remote working can adapt quickly and keep productivity high, according to a career and leadership coach
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Companies are preparing for coronavirus all wrong, a disaster expert says. Giving in to pessimism will actually help you get ahead.

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist, expert on behavioural economics and decision making, and the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts. He says there is a dual problem in the way we’re dealing with the coronavirus – we are drastically underestimating the potential of the disease, while simultaneously allowing our […]
Companies are preparing for coronavirus all wrong, a disaster expert says. Giving in to pessimism will actually help you get ahead.
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To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.

Stewart Friedman is practice professor emeritus of management at the Wharton School, and Alyssa Westring is the Vincent de Paul associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. The following is an adapted excerpt from their book, “PARENTS WHO LEAD: The Leadership Approach You Need […]
To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.
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Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data inequality.

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. They recently interviewed Kevin Kelly, the futurist cofounder of Wired Magazine and bestselling author, who predicts that the “economics of data ownership” […]
Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data inequality.
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Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.

Michelle P. King is a leading global expert on gender and organisations and is the director of inclusion at Netflix. The following is an excerpt from her new book, “The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work.” In it, she describes how senior leaders often […]
Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.
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I launched a ‘women’s initiative’ at my law firm to help younger employees gain access to more senior leadership. Here are 5 things we did right.

Lynda Bennett is the chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s insurance recovery group; she is also the founder and leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network. Five years, she helped launch the woman’s initiative at her firm – and is proud of how it’s grown and evolved. To launch a successful women’s […]
I launched a ‘women’s initiative’ at my law firm to help younger employees gain access to more senior leadership. Here are 5 things we did right.
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3 valuable lessons that even 5-year-olds can learn from their entrepreneur parents

Eevi Jones is an award-winning children’s book author; she can be found online at BravingTheWorldBooks.com. She says that entrepreneurship has a lot to teach everyone – including kids. Parents should teach their kids about the importance of collaboration, going outside their comfort zone, and persistence. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
3 valuable lessons that even 5-year-olds can learn from their entrepreneur parents
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Laughter is the sign of a strong team — and a trustworthy leader

Bruce Daisley was previously Twitter’s most senior employee outside of the United States in his role of vice president across Europe, Middle East, and Africa; he joined the company in 2012 having previously run YouTube UK at Google. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Eat Sleep Work […]
Laughter is the sign of a strong team — and a trustworthy leader
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3 habits that helped me become a millionaire at age 28

Erik Bergman cofounded Catena Media and helped grow it to over 300 employees and a $US200 million valuation before stepping away to start Great.com, an organisation that donates 100% of its profits to environmental charities. Erik also spends his time advising entrepreneurs through his Instagram account (@SmilingErik) and the “Becoming […]
3 habits that helped me become a millionaire at age 28
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I interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk, and he says there are 4 harmful ways that entrepreneurs feel entitled

David Neagle is the founder of the multimillion-dollar global coaching company Life Is Now, Inc, helping thousands of entrepreneurs, experts, and self-employed professionals gain confidence and find the right mindset to increase their revenue, turning their endeavours into seven- and eight-figure ventures. He recently interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk for his podcast, […]
I interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk, and he says there are 4 harmful ways that entrepreneurs feel entitled
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The top 10 reasons couples go to therapy, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As a therapist, Morin has counseled many couples through difficult times in their relationships. Disagreements most often arise about money, jealousy, infidelity, lifestyle differences, and parenting decisions. Maybe your relationship has hit rocky times, […]
The top 10 reasons couples go to therapy, according to a psychotherapist
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Finland’s government gifts all new parents a 60-item baby starter kit, and it shows how the country is better than America at ‘harmonious’ capitalism

Annie Fadely is the senior policy and programs associate at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle, and a producer of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. Parents-to-be in Finland look forward to receiving their “baby box” stuffed with 60 essential items, everything from clothes, blankets, and bedding. Besides […]
Finland’s government gifts all new parents a 60-item baby starter kit, and it shows how the country is better than America at ‘harmonious’ capitalism
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Research shows that women are more likely to get divorced shortly after a promotion — and that’s not always a bad thing

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. Recent research shows that […]
Research shows that women are more likely to get divorced shortly after a promotion — and that’s not always a bad thing
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The 5 step method for making high-stakes, high-quality decisions fast

David Benjamin and David Komlos are, respectively, the CEO and chief architect of Syntegrity, where they help leaders rapidly solve complex challenges, generate strong buy-in, and mobilize people for action. A recent McKinsey Global Survey found that only 20% of respondents said their organisations excel at decision-making. Benjamin and Komlos […]
The 5 step method for making high-stakes, high-quality decisions fast
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5 ways to get the most out of any networking event in 25 minutes or less

Jen Glantz is a bestselling author and the founder and CEO of Bridesmaid for Hire, a boutique services company that offers professional bridesmaids who “take care of all your wedding dirty work.” As an entrepreneur, Glantz has attended countless networking events, and after a particularly bad experience, she decided to […]
5 ways to get the most out of any networking event in 25 minutes or less
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Want to make your brand psychologically capturing? Try using the power of ritual.

Rituals are an overlooked trade secret to brand recognition. Successful rituals have three key components: They’re repeated and comfortable, they’re meaningful, and they’re unifying. Brands like Starbucks, Apple, and Bacardi have leveraged rituals to draw in and engage customers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Whether it’s tech or […]
Want to make your brand psychologically capturing? Try using the power of ritual.
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A Kansas city man recently offered $25,000 to anyone who can find him a girlfriend. Here are 4 reasons why that’s not how successful relationships actually work, according to a psychotherapist.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” In the internet age, you can shop for almost anything online: groceries, vacations, cars, and even romantic relationships. While enlisting someone else to find your perfect […]
A Kansas city man recently offered $25,000 to anyone who can find him a girlfriend. Here are 4 reasons why that’s not how successful relationships actually work, according to a psychotherapist.
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I’m a former professional matchmaker who found love while travelling solo — here’s why it prepared me for a strong long-term relationship

Olivia Balsinger is a writer, traveller, and former professional matchmaker. She spent years solo travelling around the world, and it taught her a lot about how to be in a relationship. Travelling tested Balsinger’s sense of adventure, bravery, self-confidence, and, most significantly, self-love – attributes that are all extremely important […]
I’m a former professional matchmaker who found love while travelling solo — here’s why it prepared me for a strong long-term relationship
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5 ways that successful people turn adversity into success

Ilana Zivkovich is a licensed clinical social worker, and founder and CEO of Werq, a strategic leadership advisory firm in Austin, TX. She helps leadership teams align their people, processes, and strategy so that their businesses can achieve exceptional results. In her work as a leadership coach, Zivkovich has observed […]
5 ways that successful people turn adversity into success
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5 strategic ways to drive new customers to your business without spending a dime

Imran Tariq is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and the CEO of Webmetrix Group. Tariq works with seven figure companies to help them scale their businesses and become industry leaders. While certain business advertising can be well-spent, Tariq says there’s an even more important factor for customer acquisition and retention: […]
5 strategic ways to drive new customers to your business without spending a dime
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How to stay emotionally strong when you’re alone on Valentine’s Day

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year – when stores are overflowing with heart-shaped chocolates and bright pink teddy bears, can make single people feel even more lonely than usual. But […]
How to stay emotionally strong when you’re alone on Valentine’s Day
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I’m a bank exec who grew up in the South during desegregation. Here are 3 lessons about being black in America that have guided my life and career choices.

Georgette “Gigi” Dixon is a senior vice president and senior director of external relations for national constituents at Wells Fargo, where she is responsible for leading and coordinating Wells Fargo’s engagement and outreach to national non-government organisations and key stakeholders with the goal of promoting Wells Fargo’s policy priorities. She […]
I’m a bank exec who grew up in the South during desegregation. Here are 3 lessons about being black in America that have guided my life and career choices.
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5 clear signs you’re not an authentic leader

Erin Hatzikostas is a former corporate CEO turned career coach, speaker, and podcast host; she is the founder and CEO of b Authentic inc. Hatzikostas says that authentic leadership is a hot topic, and one that can help combat things like employee disengagement. But it’s difficult to define authenticity; instead, […]
5 clear signs you’re not an authentic leader
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13 things mentally strong couples don’t do, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and bestselling author. She says the absence of unhealthy habits is important to allow romantic relationships to thrive. These behaviours include manipulation, holding a grudge, and minimising one another’s feelings. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Mentally strong […]
13 things mentally strong couples don’t do, according to a psychotherapist
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‘Grey divorce’ — people getting divorced later in life — is on the rise. Here are an attorney’s insights on handling separation when you’re older.

Nicole Sodoma is the founder and managing attorney of Sodoma Law, a family law and separation law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although ‘grey divorce’ has only recently entered the public eye, Sodoma says she’s been dealing with these types of divorces for over two decades. She says the rise […]
‘Grey divorce’ — people getting divorced later in life — is on the rise. Here are an attorney’s insights on handling separation when you’re older.
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7 powerful qualities introverts have that can get them noticed at work

Jane Finklehas 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career counseling firm since 2002. Introverts can sometimes feel overlooked in today’s fast-paced virtual workplace, as they are less likely to speak up or want to stand out. However, their shy and reserved […]
7 powerful qualities introverts have that can get them noticed at work
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The simplest yet most effective ways to prevent workplace stress from damaging your relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. High-stress careers can often be a cause of tension in personal relationships. After an exhausting day at the office, you may be short-tempered or irritable, and unintentionally bring those feelings home. To combat this, […]
The simplest yet most effective ways to prevent workplace stress from damaging your relationship, according to a psychotherapist
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A journalist interviewed hundreds of people to see what life after 30 looks like in the US. Meet the 30-year-old trying to figure out how far he is from his American Dream.

Robin Madell is an award-winning journalist who founded the Life After 30 Salon and facilitated it for a decade in New York and San Francisco to help 30-somethings nationwide explore the hopes and challenges of middle adulthood. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Surviving Your Thirties: Americans Talk […]
A journalist interviewed hundreds of people to see what life after 30 looks like in the US. Meet the 30-year-old trying to figure out how far he is from his American Dream.
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