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March 1, 2023

A Novel Strategy for Fighting Discrimination on Online Platforms

Profile pictures build trust on peer-to-peer platforms—but they can also breed discrimination. Small changes to profile photos could make a difference.

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March 1, 2023

Leaders, Don’t Be Afraid to Admit Your Flaws

We prefer to work for people who can make themselves vulnerable, a new study finds. But there are limits.

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February 17, 2023

Don’t Panic! Tools for Dialing Down Workplace Stress

Beyond taking a personal toll, stress can reduce productivity. Here’s what managers can do.

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January 3, 2023

3 Tips for Reinventing Your Career After a Layoff

It’s crucial to reassess what you want to be doing instead of jumping at the first opportunity.

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January 2, 2023

College Campuses Are Becoming More Diverse. But How Much Do Students from Different Backgrounds Actually Interact?

Increasing diversity has been a key goal, “but far less attention is paid to what happens after we get people in the door.”

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December 13, 2022

Twitter Is “Running A Musk”

Elon Musk has built several visionary businesses. But after a month with Musk in command, Twitter is in trouble with users, advertisers, and the government.

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December 1, 2022

How COVID Changed the Way Americans Think about Economic Inequality

For some, the pandemic laid bare the social factors that can keep people down. But not everyone adopted a new perspective.

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November 30, 2022

Your Team Doesn’t Need You to Be the Hero

Too many leaders instinctively try to fix a crisis themselves. A U.S. Army colonel explains how to curb this tendency in yourself and allow your teams to flourish.

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October 26, 2022

Leadership Lessons from Liz Truss’s Downfall

While her economic policy clearly doomed her, she also failed as a leader.

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October 1, 2022

How We Justify Our Unpopular Opinions

The tactic makes controversial views more palatable to others—and has implications for the rampant spread of fake news.

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October 1, 2022

When Do People Protest and When Do They Just Grumble? History Offers Clues.

A tradition of anti-government uprisings can impact communities centuries later.

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September 6, 2022

One Nation, Too Divided?

Political sectarianism is rampant in the U.S. Three experts discuss whether we can remain united.

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September 1, 2022

Could Your Political Views Stymie Your Career?

From being hired to getting a promotion, new research shows you may be penalized for disagreeing politically with the boss.

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August 1, 2022

The Surprising Way Crowd Size Affects Our Tendency to Cheat

Organizations would be wise to understand the psychology behind this phenomenon.

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August 1, 2022

For Those Living in Poverty, Therapy Can Have Benefits Beyond Mental Health

A large study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy can also improve physical health and economic outcomes.

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July 29, 2022

Take 5: Learn to Love Networking (or at Least Tolerate It)

First, you got to nail the basics.

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July 1, 2022

How to Build a More Diverse Environmental Movement

People of color will disproportionately suffer from climate change, yet there is a striking lack of diversity in mainstream environmental organizations. Broadening what counts as an environmental issue could build a larger, more inclusive coalition.

July 1, 2022

What to Consider Before Taking a Job at a Family-Owned Business

Working for a family firm can be rewarding, but you should do your homework first to make sure it’s the right place for you.

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June 10, 2022

How to Measure Your Organization’s Social Impact

Smart people and good intentions don’t guarantee success. You need a thoughtful plan to measure what you are actually accomplishing.

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June 10, 2022

How to Craft a Fulfilling Career

Practical tips for aligning your values with your work.

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