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A few tweets can increase productivity

I’ve been at my office desk for about three hours. My hands are twitching; my fingers are trying not to act on muscle memory. Soon, the nerves will start. Did I miss something? What is everyone doing? I’m going through withdrawal.


Women can’t let the glass ceiling become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Gender equality. The glass ceiling. The terms aren’t new, but finding ways to tackle the issue are constantly coming out. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, is a proponent of finding a balance between work and home to solve the problem. In “Lean In,” a book about women in the workplace, Sandberg argues that to break the glass ceiling, we need to take a top-down approach, starting with women in government and letting that example cascade down through the workplaces.


After marathon bombing, remember the good in people

The bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bring out the most devastating emotions: despair, depression, anxiety. But in the days after tragedy, we are usually overwhelmed by evidence that good still exists.


A picture’s worth a thousand calories

Self-esteem issues used to be rooted in comparing your body to a supermodel’s, but now that social media dominates our culture, they’re more about comparing yourself to your peers.


Mike Rice falls: when will colleges learn?

Mike Rice is now the former head coach of Rutgers’ men’s basketball team. He was fired Wednesday morning after a tape aired on ESPN that showed him pelting balls at  players, shoving and kicking them and grabbing them by their jerseys.


Don’t want to make a decision? There’s an app for that

What if you never had to make a decision ever again? What if all your choices were made by picking up your phone? Now there’s an app for that.


Rand Paul filibustering, but is anyone listening?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been babbling since midday, filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA with a little help from his Senate colleagues.



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