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Testosterone can help traders take risks and move fast, making loads of money in the meantime,” LouAnn Lofton writes in her book. “But too much testosterone for too long can encourage too much risk taking. … The way women tend to approach investing is healthier and calmer, and it’s the way we should all approach investing.

Why Women Make Better Investors
Gender and generational gaps have recently become big buzz words in the business world. According to a new study, it’s not a passing trend: Having millennials and women in leadership positions directly correlates with the success of a company.
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Gender and generational gaps have recently become big buzz words in the business world. According to a new study, it’s not a passing trend: Having millennials and women in leadership positions directly correlates with the success of a company.

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We’ve all been there: Staring at an email inbox stacked with one irritating message after the next. The damage control can seem too overwhelming to tackle, especially at the end of the day when the only ones remaining are the ones you’ve worked hardest to avoid. Where to begin responding? And what’s with all these tone-deaf emailers?
The annoying email doesn’t come in just one flavor. Chances are you’ve encountered at least one of these types of emails in the course of your workday. Here’s how to knock them off your plate as gracefully as you can:
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We’ve all been there: Staring at an email inbox stacked with one irritating message after the next. The damage control can seem too overwhelming to tackle, especially at the end of the day when the only ones remaining are the ones you’ve worked hardest to avoid. Where to begin responding? And what’s with all these tone-deaf emailers?

The annoying email doesn’t come in just one flavor. Chances are you’ve encountered at least one of these types of emails in the course of your workday. Here’s how to knock them off your plate as gracefully as you can:

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Were multi-channel networks sent from heaven or hell? Depends who you ask.
Like old Hollywood of yore, YouTube has increasingly become dominated by a few large agencies who represent many of the biggest YouTube stars, including iJustine, Bethany Mota, Hannah Hart, What’s Up Elle, and EvanTubeHD. Called Multi-Channel Networks, or MCNs, these companies are part agent, part business manager, and part production company to the thousands of content creators they have under contract. Recently, however, there have been some high-profile defections as disillusioned YouTubers big and small have struck out on their own. So were MCNs sent from heaven or hell? Watch the video to hear the truth about MCNs from some of the biggest YouTube stars.
CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE BUSINESS OF YOUTUBE SERIES:

The Art Of Selling The Brand Of You On YouTube
The Audience-Building Secrets Of Top YouTube Stars
Get Rich Or Die LOL-ing: The Truth About Making It On YouTube
What The Biggest YouTube Stars Really Think About The Agencies Controlling Content

Were multi-channel networks sent from heaven or hell? Depends who you ask.

Like old Hollywood of yore, YouTube has increasingly become dominated by a few large agencies who represent many of the biggest YouTube stars, including iJustine, Bethany Mota, Hannah Hart, What’s Up Elle, and EvanTubeHD. Called Multi-Channel Networks, or MCNs, these companies are part agent, part business manager, and part production company to the thousands of content creators they have under contract. Recently, however, there have been some high-profile defections as disillusioned YouTubers big and small have struck out on their own. So were MCNs sent from heaven or hell? Watch the video to hear the truth about MCNs from some of the biggest YouTube stars.

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE BUSINESS OF YOUTUBE SERIES:

Get Rich Or Die LOL-ing: The Truth About Making It On YouTube

Full-time YouTubers have it made. Right?

What started out as a fun platform on which to create amateur videos has now become a full-time career for a slew of famous YouTubers. But are they getting rich or just getting by? Watch the video to hear the platform’s top talent, including iJustine, Bethany Mota, and Hannah Hart, along with some up-and-comers like What’s Up Elle, offer up real talk about making money on YouTube.

Check out the entire Business of YouTube series:

How great would it be to swap Friday pizzas and free coffee for a life coach or fresh groceries? These companies do just that.
It seems like every company tries to tout their cool factor by playing up their ping-pong tables. But it’s not just the Googles of the world offering nice-to-haves like free snacks and workout rooms.
While a lot of employee perks over the years have focused on how to make life at work as easy and pleasant as possible—from free lunches to concierge services to in-house doctors and gyms—the best of the best are figuring out ways to integrate people’s personal lives into the mix, says China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work, a human resources consulting, research and training firm.
"Organizations are really starting to be more human in their relationship with employees," says Gorman. "We are seeing a focus on the full human experience, not just how you are at work."
Here are some ways we’re seeing companies get creative and personal about their perks:
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How great would it be to swap Friday pizzas and free coffee for a life coach or fresh groceries? These companies do just that.

It seems like every company tries to tout their cool factor by playing up their ping-pong tables. But it’s not just the Googles of the world offering nice-to-haves like free snacks and workout rooms.

While a lot of employee perks over the years have focused on how to make life at work as easy and pleasant as possible—from free lunches to concierge services to in-house doctors and gyms—the best of the best are figuring out ways to integrate people’s personal lives into the mix, says China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work, a human resources consulting, research and training firm.

"Organizations are really starting to be more human in their relationship with employees," says Gorman. "We are seeing a focus on the full human experience, not just how you are at work."

Here are some ways we’re seeing companies get creative and personal about their perks:

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