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5/18/2018

People are always dealing with more in life than they show on the surface, and some are especially good at compartmentalizing aspects of their lives to get through the day, writes Ken Goldstein. Keep this in mind when you deal with others, he writes, as well as when you look at how you handle your own life.

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5/18/2018

MoviePass' user-friendly business model has helped it scale quickly, but the company's solvency is in question considering the amount of cash it burns through every month. Advertising and revenue-sharing with theaters haven't materialized to the degree expected, and MoviePass is also grappling with the problem of customers liking the service too much.

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5/18/2018

Brainstorming's benefits are best realized under specific conditions and an understanding of its limitations, writes Jeremy Lott. A group brainstorming setting can lead to social pressure to conform and be a poor substitute for the hard work of thinking through problems, he writes.

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Michael Hyatt
5/18/2018

Assert your boundaries by preparing for the difficult conversation. This can be done by tailoring your approach to the other person's personality, staying calm and understanding that the other person may be unhappy with you, writes Kathy Caprino.

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5/18/2018

Doubts and regrets about life-changing decisions will decrease if we know we weighed all the pros and cons, writes Jeremy Sherman. "Armed with the consolation of thoroughness, you'll be able to stand corrected more correctly, your dignity intact as you learn what you can from your bet going badly," he writes.

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Psychology Today
5/18/2018

Leaders should communicate in multiple ways, be physically present for employees and get their organizations involved in their communities, says Peter Belyea, CEO of CXtec. "I think being committed to the community allows the organization to help support things that are important to your employees," he says.

5/18/2018

The "Inverted Jenny" 24-cent stamps from 1918 are well-known for a printing error, with one of the rare stamps earning more than $500,000 at auction.

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Smithsonian online
5/18/2018

The attorneys general of California, New York and Oregon have asked a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to reconsider its decision to deny their request to intervene in a lawsuit regarding the legality of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The states also asked that the full court review the matter if their request for reconsideration is denied.

5/17/2018

NBA star Chris Paul is president of the players union, a business investor and advocate for social change. "If 20 years from now my son comes to me and says, 'Daddy, you knew this was going on and you didn't say anything about it,' then I'm just part of the problem," he says.

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5/17/2018

Visualizing involves imagining desired outcomes and every step it takes to achieve them, writes LaRae Quy. "To gain clarity, you will need to sit down and think about how you want events or relationships to unfold, exactly where you want to end up, and exactly what you need to do to get there," she writes.

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