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I’m Jonah Becker, Fitbit VP of Design, and This Is How I Work

In his two and a half years at Fitbit, Jonah Becker has helped the company outrun (pun!) industry giant Apple. As VP of Design, he oversees UX and industrial design teams for Fitbit’s line of health-tracking wearables. Before that, Becker spent fifteen years running design studio One & Co., which HTC bought in 2013.…Read more… […]

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I’m Olympic Gymnast Turned Investor Shawn Johnson East, and This Is How I Work

Nine years after winning four silvers and a gold in gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics, Shawn Johnson East is joining the investor team on CNBC’s Adventure Capitalist. In the meantime, she’s released a memoir and YA novel, won an ESPY and a Teen Choice Award, and competed in Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice…Read more… […]

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How to Call Out Workplace Predators, According to an Organizational Psychologist

Every organization has their sexual harassers, and their identities rarely stay truly secret. Somebody knows, somebody talks, but the people in a position to do something about it—bystanders, higher-ups—often figure it’s not their problem. This has to stop.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Your Employer Should Be Doing to Support Your Mental Health

We spend almost half of our waking hours at work (how’s that for a depressing thought?) so if your workplace is stressful, or if it’s full of bullies and harassers, your mental health can suffer. Today on World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization wants your employer to know they can and should keep […]

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How to Navigate Office Etiquette on Slack

It’s altogether possible that among some of the workers, friends, and people with otherwise undefined relationships that make up its 5 million daily users, the chat software Slack has delivered on its stated purpose of “Making work simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.” In my personal experience it has…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fill Up Your Google Calendar So Other People Can’t Steal Your Time 

Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal With Mansplaining at Work

The term mansplaining is relatively new, but the concept is an old one. If you’re not familiar, the term refers to when someone (most often a man, thus mansplain) explains something to someone (typically a female) in a condescending or patronizing way. If you’re a woman, then chances are this happens to you on a…Read […]

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