5 career strategies that coincidentally help you sleep better

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The CEO of Organic details simple measures like removing yourself from a conversation not worth your energy as power moves toward self-preservation—and better rest. Ada Calhoun’s book, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, has gotten a lot of attention in the past few weeks. The book highlights the many pressures Gen X women face, from aging parents to record debt to C-suite expectations, resulting in what is all of our truth: a lack of sleep. Read Full Story

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Fitbit data shows we’re sleeping better during the COVID-19 lockdown

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Data from fitness and sleep trackers shows that the duration and quality of many people’s sleep has improved during the coronavirus crisis—likely because we no longer need to commute. Americans don’t typically sleep well. One large survey showed that people get a full, uninterrupted night of sleep on only about one out of four nights. During this anxious time, you might think the problem would get worse. But data from sleep-tracking apps and wearables suggests something different. Many people are actually getting more, better-quality sleep during our new stay-at-home lives. Read Full Story

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Unsurprisingly, women continue to face an evolving intersection of problems at work

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In Bärí A. Williams’s book, “Diversity in the Workplace,” the author interviews leading women in their fields about shortcomings in workplace equity, and their individual experiences with adversity. Women are often subject to second-class citizenship as they work toward professional success. Even when they gain positions of power, women are regularly judged on everything from how “nice” they are to how willing they are to take on the emotional baggage of their colleagues. For many women, interactions with men in the workplace can be fraught with anxiety due to unequal pay, sexual harassment, and the struggle to champion themselves while remaining “likable.” Read Full Story

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Women are leading us through the pandemic. They should be leading our country next

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Women are the majority of critical healthcare workers, grocery clerks, and caregivers while the country is working from home. Those experiences will make them much better leaders. Women lead from wherever they are, and that’s never been more true than during the COVID crisis. Women are on the frontlines. They are t he majority of critical healthcare workers , nurses, and aides. Women make up the majority of essential but low-paid workers serving as our grocery store clerks . And women, like always , are taking on the brunt of work at home to serve the needs of our children and households. Read Full Story

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