Topic: studies

Awesome Study Now Confirms That Your Job Is Making You Uglier

Awesome Study Now Confirms That Your Job Is Making You Uglier

And it just keeps getting worse. According to a new survey (but The Daily Mail reported on this so take it with a grain of salt), high powered career women who have stressful jobs may struggle to find love and this is partly because the stress of their jobs is making their bodies decay. Well, I added that last part but basically, not only are you working harder and therefore have less time to meet men, but the stress from your job is making you less attractive as well. More »

Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

If you pay attention to career advice — from Sheryl Sandberg or Warren Buffett or from or from this website, for that matter — you know that networking is crucial to finding a job, keeping it, and advancing within and beyond it. But of course, not everyone has access to solid career networks through friends, family members, or college. And a new study suggests this is a major factor that helps explain why the black unemployment rate is so high. More »

Sorry, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson: Shorter Names Mean Bigger Paychecks

Sorry, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson: Shorter Names Mean Bigger Paychecks

What do Spanx founder Sara Blakely, cosmetics maven Coco Chanel, and cookie queen Debbi Fields have in common? Money and success … and short first names. Short names seem to be connected to a bigger salary, according to a new study from the career site TheLadders. Case in point: My first name only has four letters, and I am a billionaire.* More »

Ants Have Careers, Too

Ants Have Careers, Too

Even though we know that humans are just fancy mammals, there are many rituals of human life that we like to assume are particularly ours, and that separate us from other animal species: Conducting funerals, for example, or creating art. Well, it turns out animals do both. And here’s something else: Animals — ants, in particular — have career paths, moving from job to job, and ascending in rank as they go. More »

Leadership Is Genetic, So You Were Born For The Corner Office (Or The Mailroom)

Leadership Is Genetic, So You Were Born For The Corner Office (Or The Mailroom)

Quotable football coach Vince Lombardi once said that “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” Turns out he was wrong: For the first time ever, scientists have identified a specific DNA sequence associated with occupying a leadership position. Meet genotype rs4950, the lil’ guy that “appears to be associated with the passing of leadership ability down through generations,” according to the study’s lead author. “The conventional wisdom — that leadership is a skill — remains largely true, but we show it is also, in part, a genetic trait.” More »

If You Have A Big Signature, You May Not Get Into Business School

If You Have A Big Signature, You May Not Get Into Business School

If you have an unusually large and sweeping signature, you are probably narcissistic and possibly running your company into the ground, according to new research from business professors at the University of Maryland and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The study looked at the size of a chief executive officer’s signature on annual Securities and Exchange Commission filings to measure CEO narcissism. It was found that the larger the signature, the more correlation with company over-investment and subsequently lower forecast revenue and sales growth.
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