Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team! Get back into the swing of things after your holiday with these 5 must-reads!
1.What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies: America is still making stuff. In terms of jobs, the Los Angeles area is the biggest manufacturing hub in the country. Here are a few reasons why.
2. How California’s Equal Pay Law Affects All Employers: What is being called the strongest equal pay law in the country goes into effect in California in a month, but its impact is already being felt, and not just in the Golden State.
3. Paid Leave for Dads: A Feminist Issue: Workplaces are (slowly) becoming more equal. Yet many have policies that all but ensure that households will stay stuck in the past.
4. To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive: There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.
5. What I Learned From Keeping a Gratitude Journal For A Month: While people have been giving thanks on Thanksgiving for a long time, the scientific study of gratitude is a more recent phenomenon. Gratitude has been touted as a tonic for whatever ails you, and indeed, some research has found that expressing gratitude can improve well-being.
Have a great Monday, FOT Nation!
Cara is the Marketing Manager here at Kinetix and resident Renaissance woman. She refers to herself as a writer, but we think that’s limiting. Instead we call her many things: co-strategist, idea machine, brand builder, Kinetixizer, social-media plugger, blogger, and all-around creative specialist. If you wanna schmooze, try talking DIY and fitness, then top it off with a quick kid or pet mention—gets her every time. Tweet her at @caralucas44.