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Today's Top Stories June 19, 2018

Travel

Doing this simple task on the plane will lessen your flying anxiety

Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans is either anxious about flying (18.1%) or afraid to fly (12.6%.) I am both and yet I still do it frequently even though it pains me (and embarrasses me in front of countless strangers.) So any time there is a hack or a tip on how to lessen your flight anxiety (so I can clutch the arm rests just a little less) my ears perk up.

News

Why this story of a faked rejection letter is everyone’s worst career nightmare

Our partners can have a hold on us — they can use it to advance or hold back our careers. At worst, you have what happened to Eric Abramovitz.

Personal Finance

This is how much avocado toast costs in 10 American cities

If you thought the avocado toast trend was dying down you would be quite wrong. Hand stabbing injuries from cutting avocados AKA "avocado hand" are on the rise and according to a recent study there is actually a scientific reason you are so addicted to this annoyingly Millennial meal.

News

Survey: Millennials are really terrible at tipping

Don't expect to get a generous tip from a Millennial — they are the stingiest tippers in America, according to a new survey of 1,000 adults from Creditcards.com.

The Whole Human

This is why you’ll keep doing something you hate

When we are trapped in a sunk-cost fallacy, we get too stubborn to walk away from an objectively bad decision. We will not cut our losses and run, because we have invested too much money, time, and energy towards it. Behavioral scientists have long called us out on this trap.

Office Life

4 things you should never utter when your manager is in earshot

Some things should really be common sense, but it always pays to have a refresher: there are a bunch of things you should never, ever say when your boss is around. Here are four of those things.

job search

This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume

Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.

Office Life

8 ways to work with (not against) your boss’ source of energy

One of best things you can do to work well with your boss is to understand whether she is an introvert or an extrovert and then adapt your communication and interaction style accordingly.

Templates

How a manager should critique an employee’s work

Constructive criticism is essential for team dynamics. If your employees don’t improve a little each day, then the company as a whole will languish. Still, there’s a proper way to dispense critiques while you manage the relationship and remain in control as a leader.

Success

3 tricks to step up your self-promotion skills

Whether you’ve landed a new client, settled a case, launched a product or won an award, consider some of the approaches below as you fine-tune your own voice for talking about accomplishments.

Mental Health

How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you

How you can be yourself in a world that may possibly want to change you. Because, truthfully, the only person you should be seeking reassurance from is you and you alone. So let’s do this.

Work-Life Balance

Forget early retirement – people who saved enough say a ‘mini retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible for some people. Instead of an early retirement or end-of-career retirement, they opt for a mini-retirement, a series of meaningful respites away from their job.

The Whole Human

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.

Personal Finance

6 ways to treat your time like money (and reap the benefits)

if we actually treated our time the way we treat our money – as a thing of great value that we trade for the sustaining and comforting things of life — we might find more value in those “unproductive” periods.

The Whole Human

Small wins, marginal gains: That’s how you change behavior in the long term

It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small gains on a daily basis.

Office Culture

Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion

While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

Leadership

Are you authentic? Do you bring enough of yourself to work?

The payoff for authenticity in the workplace is rarely a miraculously saved life or such a profoundly moving story. But frequently, a person’s authenticity does result in saved (or much stronger) work relationships, psyches, or businesses.

The Whole Human

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

I hope you gain value from this and learn to understand the ways you can influence your mind, and the minds of others, by growing emotionally every day, in all that you do.

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.

Office Life

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.

Inspiration

How work has changed for me while traveling full-time

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.

The Whole Human

6 ways volunteering benefits your health

Volunteering has definitely taken a backseat. There’s only so much time in a day, right? Well, reprioritizing a chunk of that time for others could work wonders for your health.

Inspiration

How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event

It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”

Productivity

4 books that will show you how to create the best morning ritual

We do know morning is a special time. Research shows your mood when you wake up affects how you feel the entire day — and how productive you are. And we know rituals are powerful. Used properly, they have been shown to increase happiness, reduce procrastination, and boost confidence as well as performance.

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Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

coffee

This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee

That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in May 2018