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The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

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To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.

Filter 1: protect yourself from others. I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in perpetuity: “You’re not a grateful person!” and “You’re just not a great writer!” and “Well, that was dumb!” My response, at first, was to listen as if everything he said was ...

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How Two Court Rulings Will Test Obamacare

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Conflicting U.S. appeals court rulings could curb participation in Affordable Care Act programs for up to two years by adding high levels of uncertainty, says Wharton’s Scott Harrington.

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Nadella’s Challenge Is to ‘Reinvent Productivity’ — and Microsoft

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As it tries to refocus on productivity and building strong beachheads in mobile and the cloud, Microsoft is at a critical fork in the road that could have implications for the entire tech industry, Wharton experts say.

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Will Consumers Be Sold on an eBay-Sotheby’s Collaboration?

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For a second time, Sotheby’s — the prestigious auction house — is forming an alliance with eBay to make its fine art, antiques and other high-end goods accessible to the public. Will consumers buy the idea?

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Don’t Let Your Head Attack Your Heart

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I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. There were twenty people coming, some family, some friends, to celebrate my wife Eleanor’s birthday. I designed a ritual for her:  my goal was to create a space where people spoke from their hearts in a way they don’t usually do.

I prepared questions I wanted us to explore together, questions like: What do you feel grateful for in your life? What new things do you feel are struggling to grow and ...

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Design Offices to Be More Like Neighborhoods

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As more people flock to urban areas (about 80% of the U.S. population lives in cities), government officials and academics are becoming more interested in the study of urban space. This has coincided with a boom of new methods to study cities on a macro scale – but many of these techniques can also be used on a micro level to understand and improve workplaces and employee conditions. One practice in particular – integrating urban physics in workforce planning ...

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Should Couples Go into Business Together?

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There’s a ton of advice aiming to answer whether or not couples working together is a good idea, as more and more couples are choosing to open joint firms. It’s been estimated that 3 million of the 22 million U.S. small businesses in 2000 were couple-owned, and that number has likely gone up.

But to really answer this question, we have to ask: Why do couples choose to go into business together – and what are the benefits? New ...

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Xenophobia? What Xenophobia?

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A study in Germany shows that the presence of partially assimilated immigrants increases native Germans’ general satisfaction with life: A 1-standard-deviation rise in the percentage of immigrants in a given region is associated with a 0.142-standard-deviation increase in natives’ subjective well-being, says a team led by Alpaslan Akay of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The reasons are unclear but may have to do with natives’ liking to live in a society that includes immigrants who hold jobs and can speak ...

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No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work

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Years ago, I regularly saw a neurologist who was treating me for chronic headaches. On one particular appointment, my doctor deviated from his usual laconic manner and asked me a few questions about my daily life. I explained that like many 40-somethings, I had a busy schedule. I worked full-time, had three kids and a husband who traveled. And by the way, my father had dementia and was going to stay with me during my mom’s recuperation from hip surgery.

“Hmmm,” ...

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Myanmar: Has the ‘Frontier’ Economy’s Time Finally Arrived?

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Japanese businesses have begun investing heavily in Myanmar, but with some degree of caution as the fledgling democracy tries its hand at economic reforms.

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