7 steps for personal growth | 5 tips to improve your mental agility | Promote your brand with LinkedIn video
May 17, 2019
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Getting Ahead
7 steps for personal growth
Self-improvement begins with identifying the habit that leads to a trait we don't like, writes Nicolas Cole. Replacing bad habits with better ones requires daily attention to choices, keeping track of progress and starting with small goals.
Minutes (5/9) 
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5 tips to improve your mental agility
Have you ever been stumped by an unexpected question only to think of a good answer when it's too late? Timely responses in such situations require quick thinking, and Stephanie Vozza offers five tips on how to develop your mental agility.
Fast Company online (5/13) 
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Making the Connection
Promote your brand with LinkedIn video
Establish your expertise and marketability by posting videos on LinkedIn using your smartphone, writes Syed Balkhi, who offers production tips. Videos that get to the point quickly and end with a call to action will net the best results.
Entrepreneur online (5/14) 
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Poll question: Did your wage keep up with inflation last year?
Inflation reached 1.9% in 2018 and is hovering around 2% this year, after a recent low of 0.7% in 2015, according to the US Labor Department. New poll question on Monday.
No  53.50%
Yes  46.50%
The Landscape
Facebook interns make nearly double what average US workers do
Facebook interns make nearly double what average US workers do
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A Glassdoor report revealed Facebook pays its interns $8,000 per month, which would be $96,000 per year and nearly double what the median pay is for US regular jobs. The median pay for Facebook employees is $228,651.
Vox (5/15) 
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Your Next Challenge
Is it time to let a side gig move front and center?
People often find their side hustle is more fulfilling than their full-time job, writes career consultant Joseph Liu. These seven questions help them decide if it's feasible to make a living from their passion.
Forbes (5/14) 
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20 skills most in demand and how you can learn them
Knowledge of US taxation, Hadoop and robotic process automation top the list of 20 freelance skills most in demand, according to Upwork's latest index, which also includes podcasting and explainer videos. The list is accompanied by 20 suggestions for reskilling via online learning platforms.
CNBC (5/14) 
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Balancing Yourself
Stress relief depends on personality type
No one-size-fits-all approach exists for successfully letting go of stress, writes wellness expert Christine Lusita. She explains the solution depends on which one of four personality types a person has: the leader, supporter, socializer or planner.
MindBodyGreen (5/10) 
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The Water Cooler
Hershey's revamps candy bar for the 1st time in over a century
Hershey's revamps candy bar for the 1st time in over a century
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The Hershey Company has chosen a new limited-edition design for its classic chocolate bar for the first time in the candy company's 125-year history. The new bar will have an engraving of a popular emoji on each of the 12 squares of chocolate and will be available this summer.
Eater (5/15) 
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