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August 23, 2016

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A Boomer Guide To Navigating the Millennial Workplace

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Millennials (roughly ages 18 to 34) are now the single largest demographic in the American labor force. Because of this, more older workers are now hired and managed by people much younger than they are. In this piece, Rob Walker talks about how boomers can approach the generation gap at work, staring with: “Don’t assume that bosses or co-workers who lack your experience need a lecture about how things were done back in the day.”

First Impressions Count — To An Extent

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If you’ve made a good first impression on a group of people, don’t get too comfortable. Flub something, and they’ll quickly change their impression for the worse. Read why research finds that it’s easier to lose a good reputation than to gain one.

How Not To Let a Job Listing Scare You

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Sometimes the qualifications listed in a job listing seem so long, complicated and formidable that they’re an instant turnoff. But, do you really need to fulfill every single thing on the list? Hardly, says jobs expert Stacey Gawronski, who has eight tips on what to do if your jobs.

Why Age 32 Matters For Working Women

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According to workforce analytics company Visier, age 32 marks not only when the number of women managers drops, but when the gender wage gap widens. Women start making 90 percent of men’s wages at 32, and by 40, we’re making 82 cents to a man’s earned dollar. In this piece, writer Ruchika Tulshyan says there are ways to stop this decline, including making proactive efforts to hire women as managers.

The Gender Election

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Donald Trump is an equal opportunity offender. (You can’t forget the demeaning epithets like “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco.”) 
 
Now that his trash talk is aimed squarely at Hillary Clinton—- “Crooked Hillary” to him, critics say there’s an undercurrent of misogyny when he regularly uses words like “unhinged” to describe Clinton, a former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.
 
It’s not the first time he’s gotten into trouble with women: remember his “blood coming out of whatever” comment about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly or saying there “must be some punishment” for women who have abortions? 
 
Yesterday, Trump urged gun rights supporters to take matters into their own hands if Clinton is elected.
 
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo.  “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”
 
The reaction from fans and foes alike was swift, with some describing it as a veiled death threat and others saying that if an ordinary citizen said such stuff, the Secret Service would haul them in for questioning.
 
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass) focused on the gender role in his remarks:
Regardless of your political leanings, this kind of incendiary talk is taking our culture to a new low. What must happen to restore dignity and decorum to our political process? Share your one idea here.

How A Hobby Might Improve Your Job Performance

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For years, Sibu Joseph routinely drove to work — “frustrated and tired by the time I arrived at work after sitting in traffic.” He tried skateboarding to work. “I arrive alert and energized,” he told Fast Company, “At the end of my shift, I look forward to jumping back on my board to head home.” Read here about other hobbies that can help you at work.

Six Olympic Size Tips To Make Yourself a Champ

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“Life is like an elite competition,” says motivational speaker Mike Lipkin. “Before you can compete, you have to qualify for it. Only then can you actually win.” As the Rio Olympics clearly show, not everyone can take home a gold medal. But Lipkin says there are six steps you can take to get into the mind-set of a champion.