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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.

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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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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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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