Templates for Those Hard-to-Write Work Emails (Time)

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Whether it’s asking for a job referral, turning down a project, or quitting a job, writing work emails can be difficult.

To make this task easier, Time magazine partnered with The Muse to provide 27 pre-written email templates for almost any job situation.

Scientist Tackles Inefficiency of Boarding a Plane (Inc.)

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Waiting in the airport is probably one of the least pleasant ways to spend your time. For Jason Steffen, an astrophysicist at Northwestern University, the long and inefficient process of boarding a plane provided him an opportunity to devise a better system. Read the article.

How to Succeed in Business — And Be Happy (Forbes/Medium)

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For aspiring entrepreneurs, the first 18 months of your new business is thought to be crucial to your success. With a high failure rate for new businesses within the first two years, self-built business owner and writer Beth Grant explains how to be inspired and approach work with the right intentions.

Here are her twenty-nine best pieces of business advice she wished she had five years ago.

For Introverts: An Antidote to the Open Work Space (Forbes)

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For the one-third to one-half of Americans who are introverts, the popularity of open offices may pose a challenge. Introverts “tend to crave access to private spaces in which they can escape the gaze of others and feel psychologically safe,” writes Christina Park from Forbes. Employers, take note.

Office furniture maker Steelcase has recently created creative work spaces designed to offer introverts (and extroverts) access to private and quiet spaces.