March 29, 2019: Friday News Roundup

Well, would ya look at that—we’ve hit Friday again. Ease into your weekend with some reflection on weighing job opportunities, surviving crunch-time at work, and using drawing to improve your memory. And more!

Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most ‘Prestigious’ Places? Well…
There’s a tricky calculus to be performed when you’re weighing two very different job options. Do you choose the big, impressive company, which looks great on a resumé but might offer fewer growth opportunities, or the small, unknown startup, which doesn’t carry the same cachet but presents tremendous possibilities to advance and explore?

How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at Work
We’ve all gone through those periods when it feels like our to-do lists will never get shorter. If you can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, this article suggests a few coping strategies. Pacing yourself and finding rewards along the way will help you avoid a total implosion.

First All-Women Spacewalk Canceled Over Lack Of Medium-Sized Spacesuits
Seriously, NASA? Let this be a cautionary tale for all project managers, product designers, and, well, everyone. It’s really important to consider the smallest details. Having a more diverse team can help avoid simple oversights, too.

The Science of Drawing and Memory
Drawing helps people remember things, even more than reading or writing. Indeed, “Unlike listening to a lecture or viewing an image—activities in which students passively absorb information—drawing is active.” That’s good insight to keep in mind for teachers and students alike.

Charles Darwin And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
If you’ve ever had one of those days when you just can’t seem to get your {bleep} together and hate everything about your job, don’t fret! You’re just like Charles Darwin! He worked more slowly and thoughtfully than his peers, who were “snappier brains, busy being dazzling.” It’s a nice reminder that even the best and brightest among us have their struggles and self-doubts.