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Please Stop Trying to 'Empower' Women With Cutesy Titles
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If you’ve been reading about recent troubles at Thinx or last year’s shakeup at Nasty Gal, you’ve likely seen reference to a new job title: the “SHE-EO.” How is a SHE-EO different than a CEO, you might wonder? Does she have a specially bedazzled pink office filled with scented candles? Is she super in touch with her emotions? Or maybe
NYC Mayor to Sculptor of Iconic Charging Bull: 'Fearless Girl' Proves its Point
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The sculptor of the iconic "Charging Bull" statue that sits in front of the New York Stock Exchange is accusing the city of infringing on his "artistic copyright" when it allowed the "Fearless Girl" statue to be erected across from the bull, "changing the creative dynamic to include the other bold presence," as NBC New York reports. The Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di
Five Lessons This Longtime Bicyclist Learned as a First-Time Business Owner
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When Chris Nolte returned home after serving in the Iraq War, he found that he couldn’t ride a bike the same way he used to. In 2002, Nolte had sustained a painful back injury when a truck he was riding in careened into a ditch, and although he recovered, his back still hurt years later while cycling, a longtime hobby of his. Undaunted, Nolte
Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?
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A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done. So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I began to track how I was spending my time
Three Questions I Ask Every Candidate to Test Their Soft Skills
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So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and the like seem so hard to find among job candidates is because hiring managers and recruiters aren’t all that good at testing for them. Unlike knowledge of JavaScript, you can’t always quickly determine whether somebody simply
An Air Tesla? JetBlue-, Boeing-Backed Startup Zunum Aero Plans Cheap Electric Flights
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Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) are investing in a radical new startup that plans to use electric-hybrid planes and smaller regional airports to offer regional air travel at about 80 percent of current costs. Starting in the early 2020s, the Kirkland, Washington-based Zunum Aero said it aims to build aircraft with seating for 10 to
If Your Talk Doesn't Do These Three Things, Don't Give It
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Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding or a big keynote address at a trade show, you know you need to get your act together. What you may not know is how. After all, there’s separate advice out there for giving impromptu speeches like toasts and for delivering more formal talks before large audiences. But no matter how those experiences differ,
Equal Pay Could Add Trillions to the Economy, But it Will Take 42 Years to Get There
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Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Women’s salaries are estimated to be about $10,800 less per year than men’s. Despite recent efforts to achieve parity, such as companies signing the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge and its #hackthepaygap initiative aimed at
Warren Buffett is Now Featured on Cans of Cherry Coke in China
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Anyone who has tracked Warren Buffett over the years knows that the Oracle of Omaha's drink of choice is a nice cold can of Cherry Coke. And if you didn't know this, you do now:  A likeness of the investing legend is gracing cans of Cherry Coke as part of a promotion to celebrate the official launch of the soft drink
How Veterans-Turned-Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting the Pentagon's Weapons Program
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No one knows the challenges of the battlefield better than the soldiers who face them every day. As part of a Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan, Brandon Tseng got to know all too well the gut-wrenching existential uncertainty involved in kicking down doors in a war zone: Would there be an IED on the other side? A suicide bomber? An