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5/26/2017

Long-tailed macaques in Indonesia are stealing valuable items, including cash, glasses and cameras, from tourists and are forcing people to leave food and treats to get belongings returned. Primatologist Fany Brotcorne says the animals pass the skill to offspring; the behavior had been thought to be exclusive to humans.

5/26/2017

Professionals should be open to finding their ideal career entirely by accident and be willing to pursue it once they do, writes Lydia Dishman. That's what happened to Nicole Russo, who became a personal stylist after helping a friend improve her wardrobe for a new job.

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5/26/2017

"Reboot Podcast" and "How I Built This" are among the top podcasts for business leaders, as they provide insight into the challenges facing startup founders and other innovators, according to Matt Hunckler's survey of tech investors. "BroadMic" profiles female founders and leaders who are making a splash in the business world.

5/26/2017

A group of 19 members of Congress are asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on whether civilian bosses can force arbitration on the unfair dismissal claims of military reservists. The Supreme Court has previously upheld the civilian workplace rights of service members and the ability of companies to force arbitration.

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5/26/2017

The key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance is to look at your life from a distance and evaluate whether you've become too immersed in one area, said Twin Minds Media co-founder Yaneiza Echezarraga. While a perfect balance may never be found, "the most important thing to me is that I am staying aware of how my lifestyle is affecting my work and vice versa," said GenTwenty Editor-in-Chief Nicole Booz.

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5/25/2017

Tesla employees reported 31% more injuries in 2015 compared with workers in other factories and double the industry rate of serious injuries, according to a Worksafe report. Tesla has announced the departure of HR chief Arnnon Geshuri as claims of unsafe working conditions continue to mount.

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5/25/2017

Researchers might have figured out why flamingos balance on one leg so well, as an experiment discovered even a deceased flamingo can support its weight passively on one leg without muscle activity. Standing on two legs, by contrast, requires ongoing muscle activity and risks fatigue.

5/25/2017

Remote workers are more likely to land a promotion if they are aware of what's most important to their managers, says Jonathan Jenkins. Remote workers must also take every opportunity to be outgoing and engaging when communicating with co-workers and managers, Jenkins says.

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5/25/2017

Negotiators with multiple options at their disposal often presented lower-valued proposals than those with only one offer provided to them, according to a recent study. To reduce the negative effects that having multiple alternatives can confer, negotiators should solely focus on their best offer when determining a proposal.

5/25/2017

You'll get a 15% higher response rate to your emails if you use normal sentence case instead of title case in your subject lines, according to research by Boomerang. No matter what, you should always avoid using all caps in subject lines, writes John Brandon.

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