With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
Best frequent flyer programs of 2019
Traveling can be an expensive but incredibly worthy hobby. If you’d rather be a global citizen than a regular at your local bar, make sure you’re finding the best ways to save on travel. Check out these frequent flyer programs with different perks and benefits that can save you money and help you get more out of your trips. (Lifehacker)
Serena Williams wears the same socks for every match — why you should too
No, wearing the same pair of socks every day will not turn you into a tennis icon. But a career expert says having a ritual or lucky charm like this can help you be more confident and creative at work. If you’re finding yourself in a slump, take a note from one of the greatest. (Money)
6 signs it’s time to quit a ‘healthy’ habit
Have you ever had that friend that loves reminding you about their new diet or can’t stop bringing up the new fitness class they’re attending? Especially in the age of wellness overload, it’s easier than some might think for your “healthy” habit to become borderline toxic. Find out if you’ve gone too far in your quest for health. (Brit + Co)
New Orleans vs. Airbnb
Airbnb has changed the way many people make accommodations when they travel. The startup has put the hotel industry on edge and made a lot of city landlords angry. New Orleans is the perfect example of this conundrum, as residents look to make money hosting, but the city’s cultural dynamic struggles to keep its hold. (NPR)
Best U.S. cities for bikes
Compared to other countries around the world, the U.S. is not the most bike-friendly. However, some cities are better than others in terms of bike accommodation on roads, public transportation and topography. If you’re looking to move or visit somewhere you can bring your bike, check out these cities. (The Street)
20 best companies to work for based on workplace culture
If a good workplace culture is a priority for you in your job search, check out these companies. Whether it’s benefits or employee demographics, this collection of companies highlights different aspects of workplace culture that could make or break a job for you. (MoneyTalksNews)
Can you bring personal matters into salary negotiations?
You may be tempted to bring up your personal life when you’re asking your boss for a raise. Be it an unexpected financial crisis, family changes like a wedding or a child, or any other personal issue, asking for extra consideration might seem like something you can use to your advantage. But before you tell your boss about your home life, understand the risks and implications of doing so. (Purewow)
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