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Expressing your gratitude is more powerful than you think

New study finds people underestimate the value of sending a letter of appreciation

It is common knowledge that practicing gratitude is a healthy habit. But when it comes to writing letters of thanks to people who have made a difference in your life, the excuses pile up quickly.

You worry you will sound trite or cliché. It feels socially awkward.  You think that the other person already knows that you are grateful, and that your letter of thanks won’t really make a difference.

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The Glass Ceiling: Three reasons why it still exists and is hurting the economy

The glass ceiling, that invisible barrier to advancement that women face at the top levels of the workplace, remains as intractable as ever and is a drag on the economy.

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds while there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that sexism has prevented many talented women from achieving their full potential at work, there are factors beyond gender discrimination in the workplace that are holding women back.

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When lying helps, and when it hurts

New study finds when telling lies, perception matters

If you think you’re helping someone by lying, you may want to think again.

Telling a lie in order to help or protect someone—a practice known as prosocial lying—backfires if the person being lied to perceives the lie as paternalistic, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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