Handling Change in the Workplace (Fortune)

MeetingChange in the workplace, as in life, is inevitable. How we handle it can often create waves throughout the workplace. Barbara Dyer, CEO of the Hitachi Foundation, writes in Fortune about how to manage change in a way that is productive for you and those around you.

What It’s Worth: The Actual Value of $100 in Each State (Tax Foundation)

One hundred dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to, nor does it necessary go the same distance state-to-state. With data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Tax Foundation has produced a map, adjusting the value of $100 to show how much it buys in each state in the country.

Image: Tax Foundation; click to read article and see full-size image.

Image: Tax Foundation; click to read article and see full-size image.


Why are Americans Suddenly Drinking Less Coffee? (Washington Post)

Black and White Cookies with a Cup Of CoffeeAmericans are drinking less coffee—a lot less. The question is, have we kicked our caffeine addiction, or is something else afoot? According to The Washington Post, the culprit is the advent of coffee pods, which make people drink — and waste — less coffee.

While this is bad news for the coffee industry, it probably doesn’t indicate a huge change in how many Americans appreciate (and need) their morning cup of joe.

How the American Girl Doll Became Queen of the World (Racked)

Shopping MallDoll hair salons, doll cafés, dolls for your dolls. These are all part of the multimillion dollar world ruled by the American Girl Doll, the object of many young girls’ obsession.

But how did we get here? And how did these dolls (costing a cool $115 dollars) become so unbelievably popular? Brush up on your American Girl Doll history with this article from Racked.