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Leah Fessler


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Past articles by Leah:

Why faking positive emotions at work can lead to heavier alcohol consumption

Here’s an experiment. Think of the last time you had a rough night at home: your kid threw a fit; your partner was insensitive; the bills were too high; your parents demanded too much. Now think of the next morning, when, being short on rest and patience, you went to work and forced a smile. You acted like everything was fine, even though internally, you felt way off your game. Now imagine… → Read More

Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" holds a lesson in success — Quartz at Work

A Herman Melville story holds a lesson for those who take on too much. → Read More

The key to effective goal-setting is a little theory called “Pain + Reflection”

It all adds up to personal progress. → Read More

Telling the world my deepest insecurities was the best decision I ever made

It boils down to a theory called “vulnerability at scale.” → Read More

A surprisingly effective way to feel relaxed at work after vacation

There's a research-backed way to enjoy both a fulfilling vacation and a graceful return to the grind. → Read More

Life would be better if we added this line to every email

Long emails can be the worst. One CEO has a simple solution. → Read More

Startup founders say age bias is rampant in tech by age 36

According to founders, ageism is even stronger than gender or race bias in tech. → Read More

US founders predict the best entrepreneurs will come from these 12 companies

Google is not on the list. → Read More

The strongest predictor of men’s well-being isn’t family or health

One of the most comprehensive studies on the subject sheds new light on what makes men happy. → Read More

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new podcast will profile Gen-X and Baby Boomer entrepreneurs

Ohanian goes searching for some "OG entrepreneurs" to learn "a thing or two about business outside of Silicon Valley." → Read More

The obsession with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s finances only amplifies her power

Her critics don't understand that focusing on how she doesn't meet their expectations deepens her connection to the young Americans who see her as their representative. → Read More

Selfish people earn less money than generous people

Despite conventional wisdom, selfish people aren’t making the most money. → Read More

Mike Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to make Johns Hopkins "forever need-blind"

The money will be used for student financial aid. → Read More

Watch a Wales rugby legend explain why he didn’t press charges after a homophobic hate crime

In choosing a restorative justice option, Gareth Thomas offers a masterclass on the culture-shifting power of empathy. → Read More

Gloria Steinem says these are the best guidelines for difficult conversations

She employed them during a "talking circle" after a new play about her life. → Read More

A tweet Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote in 2009 shows the struggle behind his genius

The "Hamilton" creator's genius didn't come easily, as he documented at the time. → Read More

The revolutionary power of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

To be grateful for being single and appreciative of an ex is to defy everything that's expected of women. → Read More

A reading list for men who care about feminism

Wade Davis did men worldwide a favor by sharing the top books he recommends for male feminists. Here are his suggestions, supplemented with additional picks. → Read More

An easy way to make more ambitious decisions

It begins with knowing where to find an adventurous mindset. → Read More

The power of this Instagram goes way beyond gender or race

Young people on social media are finally seeing a politician fluent in their language. → Read More