The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel (Harvard Business Review)

A Harvard Business Review study measured participant well-being and its relationship with Facebook usage. Despite positive effects of real-world social networks, the study confirmed a negative association between mental health and Facebook.

The study also suggested that declines in well-being depended on quantity of use rather than quality, contrasting with previous research. Read more in Harvard Business Review.

‘The Talent Curse’: When Your ‘Future Leader’ Label Gets in the Way of Good Work (Harvard Business Review)

After two decades of working with future leaders, Harvard Business Review has identified the dangers of fast-track placement for star performers, collectively known as the Talent Curse.

Rather than accelerating employee growth within the organization, fast-track programs often slow down development, decrease engagement, and hurt performance. Harvard Business Review explains how to identify the Talent Curse — and how to break it.

Now Say You’re Sorry: The Organizational Apology and Its Dilemmas (Harvard Business Review)

How timely. Amid headline-making apologies regarding a battered airline passenger and a reimagining of Hitler’s war crimes, Harvard Business Review reminded its Twitter followers of a piece called “The Organizational Apology.”

In this article from a couple of years back, HBR provides a thorough apology formula for businesses and organizations, crafted from research into both management and psychology. The big takeaway: An effective apology requires that those in senior leadership positions immediately express sincere remorse, candor, and a commitment to do better. Read the article.

Bowdoin’s Faludi a Pulitzer Finalist for ‘In the Darkroom’ Autobiography (U.S. News & World Report)

Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi, a research associate at Bowdoin and a former Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies, came close to winning her second Pulitzer Prize.

Faludi was a finalist in the autobiography category for In the Darkroom, in which she explores the meaning of gender and identity as she describes her relationship with her father as he undergoes gender reassignment surgery.

The book was one of three nominees under final consideration. In the Darkroom was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016 and also won the 2016 Kirkus Prize for nonfiction. Faludi previously won a Pulitzer while working at The Wall Street Journal. More in the Associated Press piece picked up by U.S. News & World Report.