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8/16/2019

Why it matters: Experts in the fishing industry are starting to worry there might not be enough young people taking up the past time. On the flip side, I suspect some die-hards don't mind the prospect of having fewer lines in the water at their favorite fishing holes.

8/16/2019

Why it matters: At some point in their lives, most people daydream of quitting a job they might not love to pursue their dream job. This is awesome story about three people who chucked their big-time corporate careers and pivoted to things like opening a vineyard and landscape architecture.

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8/16/2019

Why it matters: This is a fun look at the tunes of Bruce Springsteen that have been featured in movies. "Secret Garden" from "Jerry McGuire" is good, but my fav is "Streets of Philadelphia."

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8/16/2019

Why it matters: The dangers associated with drinks and food that contain cannabis deserve close scrutiny because kids often don't even know they are ingesting the drug. And those who do know they are ingesting it aren't always familiar with the potency. Policymakers and the cannabis industry should work together with an eye toward labeling products as carefully as possible.

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8/16/2019

Why it matters: Hoping to follow the trail blazed by medicinal marijuana, advocates in Oregon are working to legalize therapeutic magic mushrooms.

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8/16/2019

The Friday cover song tradition continues. The original version by Sam Cooke is here.

I created a WYWW playlist on Spotify to keep track of all the songs listed in this space. Enjoy!

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8/15/2019

Why it matters: Have you ever shown one of your disciplined, organized friends the email icon on your phone and seen them recoil at the number of digits? (Full disclosure: My nonwork email right now is at 8,629.) This author has it all figured out, through a combination of giving herself deadlines for incrementally paring down the contents of her email, adding automation into her email hygiene and creating a "false" inbox. I'm glad it works for her. Add to my volume and let me know what, if anything, works for you. -- Paula

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8/15/2019

Feedback is ideally immediate, positive, specific and development-focused, among 10 tips offered by leadership coach Naphtali Hoff. "People most appreciate feedback that helps them solve problems and improve," Hoff writes.

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8/15/2019

Planning and preparation should allow room for change, uncertainty and flexibility, writes Jane Perdue. "Recognize that always sticking to the plan provides a false sense of security that obscures new opportunities," she writes.

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8/15/2019

Qualities such as passion, voice and devising great ideas are positive but can also be taken to an extreme that zaps enthusiasm and commitment from team members, writes Ron Carucci. "Good leaders temper their zeal and inspire others without stealing their volition," he writes.

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