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1/18/2019

Sophie Alpert says she has resigned as an engineering manager at Facebook after facing harassment from colleagues regarding her opinion of diversity at the company. Alpert says she has been attacked on anonymous workplace app Blind after criticizing a lack of diversity at Facebook.

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CNBC
1/18/2019

When stuck in a creative rut, consider mental and physical changes to help you regain the spark, author Ben Renshaw suggests. Learn new skills, change your work environment and think from a macro level on why you do what you do, he adds.

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Fast Company online
1/18/2019

Debating ideas at work can be incredibly productive if all parties stick to a few simple rules and remember that you're all in this together, explains author Shane Snow. Stick to the facts and never make the debate personal.

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1/18/2019

Engage in conversation at networking events rather than quickly shaking hands, handing out business cards and going to the next person, Zack Friedman explains. The purpose of networking events is to meet new people and build long-term connections.

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Forbes
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Zack Friedman
1/18/2019

Employee hours have been reduced in 76.5% of full-service restaurants in New York City and 36% said they had to eliminate jobs in response to the city's minimum wage increase, according to a survey done by The NYC Hospitality Alliance. The survey also found most limited-service restaurants plan to reduce hours or eliminate jobs in the coming year.

1/18/2019

Taking a pay cut to take a position at a different company is a smart move in some situations, explains K.H. Queen, so look deeper than salary when deciding on employment. Some areas to examine include schedule flexibility, job security, commute time and company work culture.

1/18/2019

Helping someone else with their resume may also help you improve your own by bringing up design ideas and keywords you can use, writes Erica Lamberg. Looking at someone else's resume can also help eliminate unnecessary content, points out career expert Valerie Streif.

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Ladders
1/18/2019

To analytically get your work-life balance right, Ashley Faus outlines a five-step process involving jotting down around five things that provide the most satisfaction in your life and assigning a percentage to each. Focus your time on the things with higher percentages and address or ditch the things with lower scores.

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Ladders
1/18/2019

After successfully landing a probe on the moon this month, China said it had grown the first plant on the moon -- from a cotton seed -- in a self-contained biosphere. However, Chinese scientists have said that the experiment was ended after nine days, and the plant is likely dead now.

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CNN
1/18/2019

A Glassdoor survey finds about 60% of people name benefits as the No. 1 consideration before accepting a job, with health insurance the most important. Other priority benefits are dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, sick leave, flexibility, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and gym discounts.

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HubSpot