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September 18, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Does social rejection fuel creativity?
    Independent thinkers peak creatively after suffering social rejection, according to a study from Johns Hopkins and Cornell. "If you’re in a mindset where you don’t care what others think, you’re open to ideas,” Hopkins professor Sharon Kim says. The study also indicated people can become more individualistic by reading prose with a high number of singular pronouns like "I" or "me." FastCoCreate (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Making the Connection 
  • How to look beautiful on Facebook
    People who want others to perceive them as attractive based on their Facebook page should spend less time posing for profile photos and more time cultivating social interactions, researchers say. Subjects rated people as more attractive based on the number of positive comments left on their pages, researchers found, especially when the comments were congruent with a particular person's self-presentation on the site. The Atlantic online (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The Landscape 
  • Analysis: More jobs open in tech, social media
    Software engineers, customer-service representatives and social media managers are a few of the jobs that grew nearly 50% or more during the last year, according to CareerBuilder data. Other growing fields include truck drivers, pharmacy technicians and training and development managers. AOL Jobs (9/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Paid jobs websites get mixed reviews
    Job seekers disagree on whether jobs websites that cost money are worthwhile, Angela Smith writes. Most job listings are available for free, but paid jobs sites like LinkedIn Premium and TheLadders could help you cut through the clutter of jobs that don't match your skills, she writes. (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Use your lunch break to recharge
    Don't waste your lunch break by eating at your desk, experts say. Instead, use the time to plan the rest of your day, do personal errands or catch up with friends. "Even just getting up to walk to another room to eat is important, or better still, getting outside for some fresh air and a quick walk can do wonders for the body and spirit,” says Michael Kerr, president of Humor at Work. Forbes (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • How to talk like a hipster
    Long before hipsters colonized Brooklyn, the beatniks were creating a subculture and a vocabulary all their own. Focus your audio, keep your claws sharp or even develop bright disease with this off-the-cob glossary of beat slang. (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity and unselfishness."
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
American author and poet

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