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The author, not pictured, limited herself to two social plans a week from Monday to Friday.

I limited myself to seeing friends 2 times a week, and it had a surprising effect on me

As a New Year's resolution last year, I decided to limit myself to just two evening plans a week. It wasn't easy, but it has taught me something.

5 books that will help you overcome the biggest struggles people have at work

No matter what issues are keeping you down at work, there's a book out there full of practical advice to get you back on track.
Aniruddh Chaturvedi in 2011.

The most surprising things about America, according to a Silicon Valley engineer who moved from India 7 years ago

A LinkedIn engineer named Aniruddh Chaturvedi moved to the US from India in 2011. He told Business Insider what he found to be the most surprising things about American culture, including Americans' love of road trips, the integrity of US students, and the price of soda.

Jeff Bezos once said that in job interviews he told candidates of 3 ways to work — and that you have to do all 3 at Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has seen his company grow into one of the world's most valuable companies. Back in 1997, Bezos told shareholders that employees at other companies "can work long, hard, or smart, but at Amazon.com, you can't choose two out of three."
Americans have garnered plenty of negative stereotypes around the world.

I’ve been to 25 countries, and these are the 7 worst stereotypes I’ve heard about Americans

Americans have garnered several negative stereotypes around the world. They include beliefs that Americans are entitled and arrogant and that Americans are obsessed with their jobs.
The rest of the world isn't impressed.

11 American work habits other countries avoid at all costs

Americans work long hours, eat lunch at their desks, and do plenty of other things employees in other countries can't stand.
Tea breaks are as ubiquitous in Britain as ... well ... tea. In America, not so much.

6 major differences between how Americans and Brits work

The difference between American and British work styles is not as stark as you might expect — but some traditions die hard.
Miwa Sado died of overwork in 2013.

Japan’s toxic culture of overwork drove this 31-year-old woman to death — and it looks like there’s no end in sight

Miwa Sado was a victim of "karoshi," which experts say stem from Japan's toxic work culture and rigid labour market.

Millennials might not be the nightmare employees everyone was worried about

Millennials — whose generation is now largely out of school and into the workforce — might be valuable assets to the office, finds new research.