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11/14/2019

Identify the people and activities that affect your energy levels as a starting point for choosing more of what invigorates you, writes Scott Eblin. "There's even a chance that you might influence the energy draining people in your life to take a more productive path," he writes.

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Tony's Chocolonely has taken over the Dutch chocolate market in two distinct ways: nontraditional flavors and trying to prevent its supply chain from using child labor or oppressive farming practices. Unusual packaging and chocolate sizes have also helped the brand disrupt a stable market, writes Jeroen Kraaijenbrink.

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Picking the right subject line is crucial to opening up communications because 47% of people decide whether to open an email based on the subject line alone, according to a study by Salesforce. Using the subject line to ask for advice, using a referral or meeting place and making it personal have the highest open rates, advises Stephanie Lee.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to rule in Comcast's favor regarding a $20 billion racial discrimination case brought by Byron Allen, who is suing over the company's decision not to carry seven of his channels. The court is examining whether the Civil Rights Act of 1866 applies in Allen's case.

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Testimony from US diplomat William Taylor regarding a conversation between President Donald Trump and US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland provided new evidence that the President attempted to push the Ukrainian President to investigate the Bidens. Trump denies asking Sondland about any investigation related to the Bidens, and previously claimed to be barely acquainted with Sondland.

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11/14/2019

"Frozen" director Jennifer Lee shares her journey from working in Random House's art department to becoming the first woman to direct a full animated feature from Disney, which ultimately lead to her ascension as chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Lee also recalls first hearing Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis speak about the need for Hollywood studios to produce more gender balanced projects. "The guys I work with now, they do want that change because they see it makes our films better. It challenges the storytelling, makes the days richer," says Lee, who was inspired by Davis' words.

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Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie share their experience in making "Bombshell," the back-story behind the demise of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes after two of the network's key hosts, Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, filed allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Theron, who produced the project through her Denver and Delilah company, believes it was heroic for the women to come forward and initiate change in the workplace, but says more is still needed. "That systemic problem is there and it's going to take years for us to undo that power struggle. But that doesn't mean it's impossible," says Theron.

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When she started at Teen Vogue as an intern, now editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner felt like the industry would never give a young black woman an opportunity to excel. But, after being tapped by Conde Nast's Anna Wintour to lead the publication, Wagner has been making bold decisions that include putting Indya Moore, a transgender actor of color, and Lil Nas X,a queer singer, on the cover, as well as bolstering the exposure of diverse designers through the Generation Next initiative. "I'd like to think that if I continue to make these changes and continue to implement these things, and show black girls with cornrows and Afros on covers, that maybe she would feel more included than I did," says Wagner.

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Dandy joins the growing at-home orthodontics industry but with a twist: The startup combines at-home teeth-straightening treatment with in-person visits. The startup aims to fill the gap between expensive branded options and direct-to-consumer products that experts say can be dangerous.

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