The Weekend Hangover

The Weekend Hangover: Everything you need to get back to baseline after a long week and a late night. 

How to deal with student loan debt: I read this post with particular interest because as of late my own burden has been weighing on me. The emotional impact of debt can be as stifling as the financial burden. Anxiety, shame, anger, sadness, and frustration are common emotions. I predict that when I finally pay off all my debt (I’ll have to take on more before I can even begin to pay it off) it will go down as the happiest days of my life. Apologies to my unborn kids and unmet future wife.

Do Dogs Miss Us When We’re Gone?: Mom, don’t read this… Yes, dogs do miss us when we’re gone and the longer we’re gone the more they miss us. 

What Curt Schilling’s Bankruptcy Can Teach Us: First, just because you love something doesn’t mean you know it or can do it. For exampling loving the NFL and fantasy football doesn’t mean I could play quarterback for the Patriots. A backup for the Jets… Second, don’t throw all your eggs in one basket. Diversify! Third, maintain a disciplined long-term outlook.

Study: Settling for Less Out of Fear of Being Single: I read this fascinating study this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it found that people who fear bing single, settle for less in romantic relationships. If you’re afraid of being single, know that you’re more likely to settle for someone in a future relationship.

If you feel lost in your 20s, remember these five things: 1. We’re all different, don’t compare yourself to others. 2. Experience is more valuable than money. 3. Don’t fear moving on. 4. Get used to being uncomfortable. 5. Be brave.

Not everyone finds confidence attractive: Sometimes it can be intimidating.

9 fascinating insights from Nobel prize winner Robert Shiller: “Society is a constant feedback loop”

How Starbucks Turned Pumpkin Spice into a Marketing Bonanza:

10 Pumpkin products you can’t live without: There are some unique things here… None of which I’ve tried… yet.

What saying “I” says about you: People who often say “I” are less powerful and less sure of themselves than those who limit their use of the word. Those who say “I” often believe they are subordinate to the person they are talking to.

The Science of Office Seating: By shifting employees from desk to desk every few months, scattering those who do the same types of jobs and rethinking which departments to place side by side, companies say they can increase productivity and collaboration. It improves knowledge sharing and inspires collaboration.  

Is your office making you unproductive?

The new way of watching TV: How many of you just watch TV without also scrolling through your twitter or Facebook timelines on your smartphone or your laptop? Not many. Most people are multitasking (like I am while writing this post) and about 17% of TV viewers multitask by engage in real-time socializing about the TV shows they’re watching.

The Whites of Their Eyes: Stanley Milgram’s obedience show someone is more willing to inflict pain on another if they are further away. The explanation for this includes empathy, denial, reciprocal fields, experienced unity of act, and incipient group-formation.

The three types of intelligence you need for success: General intelligence,  emotional intelligence, and social intelligence.

8 incredible and alarming labor force statistics: hourly earnings have risen by 2% in the past 33 years. Health care benefits account for 20% of workers’ compensation and more.

30 Mind Blowing Stats About Americans Under the Age of 30: Highlights:  Only about a third of all adults in their early 20s are working a full-time job; In 2007, the unemployment rate for the 20 to 29 year old age bracket was about 6.5 percent.  Today, it’s percent. Half of all recent college graduates are working jobs that do not require a college degree. 100,000 janitors and 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.  Young Americans have been handed $17 Trillion in national debt they will have to pay off their entire lives.

What would have happened if the U.S. defaulted: It would have been bad. Very bad.

A good night’s sleep clears cellular waste: A good nights sleep cleans out all the gunk in your brain that accumulates while you’re awake. People who are sleep deprived have trouble learning and making decisions. Maybe it’s time for you to go take a nap.

Why you can’t get over your ex

The male-female pay gap hasn’t moved much in years:  Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man ears, which has been about the same since the early 2000s.

Parents Music Shapes the Way Kids Think

Why Experienced Beer Drinkers Love Strong, Hoppy Beers

Why the Tax Man may help abolish automatic tipping

10 interesting and little known facts about the S&P 500

The Psychology of Stuff and Things: Our lifelong relationships with objects

Three ways to get a promotion: Take initiative, choose your battles, and show you can manage people.