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What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.

Quest Under Capricorn The Shaolin Afronauts
End of a Sun The Shaolin Afronauts
The Sticks The Budos Band

Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what's a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes? Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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'Double Bind' Explains The Dearth Of Women In Top Leadership Positions

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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the U.K.'s Man Booker Prize for fiction for his novel The Sellout. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

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No Sugar No Cream Oddisee
Pointilice Floex
Pinky Pong Floex
Sapphire Bonobo
Nothing But Lines The Flashbulb
I Can Feel It Humming The Flashbulb

Gretzky grew up in Ontario, where he used to pretend to win the Stanley Cup in his backyard. "You're always dreaming that you're the guy that scores the game-winning goal," he says. Courtesy of Putnam hide caption

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Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

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Guilty Cubicles Broken Social Scene
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Snowcaps Unwed Sailor
Ruby's Wishes Unwed Sailor
Decora Yo La Tengo
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When Twitter started, its founders wanted to connect people from all parts of the world, but the company is struggling to grow beyond its 300 million users. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

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Umbriel Monokle
Zephyr Dans Dans
My Shot Lin-Manuel Miranda
Chop (Nujabes Tribute) God Sense
Still Sound Toro y Moi

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