Can’t seem to quit your sweatpants? These pants styles feel like sweats, but look put together

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I’ve scoured the market to find styles that are polished enough to wear to the office, but that feel like sweatpants. Okay, I have a confession to make. Wearing sweatpants over the last six months in quarantine has made me allergic to real pants. I recently tried on a pair of trousers, only to find them foreign, overly restrictive, and uncomfortable. This presents a problem as lockdowns begin to ease and I find myself occasionally heading out of the house. I’ve been scouring the market for pants that feel as comfortable as the leggings and sweats I’ve been living in, but that look put together to wear at slightly more formal occasions. Read Full Story

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This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen

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More than 100 billion servings of instant ramen are sold every year. Can Immi win over customers with its nutrient-dense version? I tested it to find out. Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I love instant ramen. When I’ve had a bad day or a sleepless night, nothing soothes my soul like a bowl of dirt-cheap, chemical-laden, carb-heavy noodles cooked up in two minutes flat. But like many fans, I’ve often felt guilty about chowing down on this highly processed food. Read Full Story

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Scientists reveal an alarming unintended consequence of wearing masks

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You should absolutely wear a mask in public. But experts agree—be careful it doesn’t make you feel invincible. The science is certain at this point : Wearing a mask can help reduce the likelihood of being infected with COVID-19. But masks alone are far from perfect. Over the past two weeks, as masks have gone from optional to mandatory in many states, I’ve noticed a shift in behavior. I’ve seen people wearing masks at small get-togethers and people wearing masks in stores—all without observing the six feet of social distancing recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read Full Story

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I was skeptical of group life-coaching, until I tried one geared at WOC

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I’m a self-improvement addict, but community wellness platforms used to make me cringe. It turns out that’s because they weren’t designed for people like me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in self-improvement. At certain stages of my life, those interests bordered on obsession, until I realized that it was stressing me out more than it was adding to my life. Read Full Story

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I’ve been doing Zoom meetings for years. These 7 tricks make them great

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Put your virtual face on, watch videos together, and even help troubleshoot remote computers with these cool Zoom features. Thanks to the coronavirus scare, Zoom has become a household name. It’s a great platform for videoconferencing and one that I’ve been using for years. It’s a must have for attending daily—sometimes hourly—remote meetings with coworkers around the world. Read Full Story

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3 biggest mistakes founder CEOs make when building that crucial first team

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The cofounder of data analytics giant Databricks says those first leadership hires can make or break long-term success—so be sure you get it right. I’ve recently been reflecting on challenges many founder CEOs face—myself included—in getting a company off the ground, and I keep coming back to the importance of the team. All startups have a vision and seeds of a product that has the potential to be something great, but success comes down to how well you execute the vision and build the right team to act on it. Read Full Story

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