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September 21, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
 
  • Study: Some are "hard-wired" to stay calm under fire
    A study suggests that some people have genes that help them stay serene in stressful work situations. The study, published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process in January, found that some people are hard-wired to better handle job stress than others are, and that genetic makeup, more than environment, determines their outlook. Forbes (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why the president doesn't pick his own sandwiches
    President Barack Obama only wears gray or blue suits and lets other people pick his lunch menu, in a bid to cut down on cognitive clutter and focus his attention on the decisions that really matter. That's a strategy other leaders should adopt, streamlining their lives to hoard their cognitive resources, writes Robert C. Pozen. "Making too many decisions about mundane details is a waste of a limited resource: your mental energy," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network/HBS Faculty (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Making the Connection 
The Landscape 
  • Deadliest jobs in fishing industry, report finds
    The most deadly jobs are in the fishing, logging and aircraft industries, data from the Labor Department indicates. Other jobs reporting the greatest number of fatal injuries include refuse and recyclable collection, roofers, steel workers and farmers, the report finds. U.S. News & World Report (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • How to figure out job-hunting tax deductions
    Bill Bischoff offers tips on which job-hunting expenses you can deduct on your taxes. For example, you can deduct costs if you're hunting for a job in the same industry as your last position, but those searching for their first job can't write off such expenses. SmartMoney.com/The Tax Guy (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • How to conquer an e-mail addiction
    Some 84.5 million Americans report they're constantly checking work e-mails after hours, which they believe interferes with their private life, a Working Simply survey writes. There are ways to better manage a work-life balance such as scrapping an overfull schedule and ending tasks that don't help you meet your goals, says Carson Tate, managing partner for Working Simply. The Fast Track (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Does the White House still smell of burnt coffee?
    An 1887 cookbook penned by the White House steward offers some intriguing tips on running an efficient household. Among the top tips: Freshen up rooms by burning coffee grounds, add ether to your cooking oil to keep it fresh, and use bent hairpins to extract lumps of food from the throats of choking house-guests. MentalFloss.com (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
--Elsa Schiaparelli,
Italian fashion designer

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