…As it turns out, workaholics are the least-efficient workers. If you’re working a 12-hour day, then you don’t have to be efficient. You’ve got all day—or all night if necessary—to get your work accomplished. With no sense of urgency, you’re free to fritter your time away on office pools, Internet “research” and Facebook.
Learn how to become a more productive worker—and get out of the busy trap—on OPEN Forum.
Florence N’gendo Mwangi (Smith ‘61), the first international student from Africa to attend Smith and the namesake of the Mwangi Cultural Center, pictured with classmates circa 1961.
On Short Hair: A Frustrated Essay
by Dannielle Owens-Reid, via The Parents Project
In August of last year I decided to grow my hair out to what I like to call “lady length.” I told everyone it was because I’d wanted to for a while, but in the past, once it hit an awkward length I’d always give up and cut it again. This time, I was going to stick with it! Plus, it didn’t hurt that the girl I was halfway dating thought I looked pretty with long hair. And I wanted to wear more hats because I love the way hats look with long hair. Annnnd it’s easier to work out if I can just put my hair in a ponytail and call it a day. These are all the excuses I gave everyone (and myself, to some extent). …
Read Dannielle’s essay in it’s entirety here
Stephen Colbert gives us a serious talk on love. Great video
For [rape culture] to stop, boys have to be educated. Does our society educate boys to be misogynistic? It probably doesn’t value girls and women as much as it should, and boys probably see that as a signal that they can get away with things like devaluing women. And what they think of as playfully or comically threatening, they do need to be told that it’s wrong.
Inside Amy Schumer - Generations
- You have not set a clear purpose for the company.
- They don’t feel like they make a difference.
- You don’t really care about them.
- You aren’t interested in their careers.
- They don’t feel appreciated.
- Your expectations are unrealistic.
- You don’t allow them to focus.
- You don’t let them recharge.
Learn how you can improve your workplace on OPEN Forum’s “8 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Their Jobs (and How to Change It)”
The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.