With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on GC4W news:

1. Need Study Tips? Here’s How To Prepare For Midterms and Finals

As mid-October takes hold, midterms are swiftly approaching! For some strange reason, it feels like the Spring semester just began a few short weeks ago. Yet, the midpoint of the semester is upon us and with it comes heaps of assignments and important tests. Before we know it, finals week will be right around the corner as well. If you’re anything like me, the thought of sitting for an exam—whether on Zoom or in-person—puts you on edge and causes an exceptional amount of unwelcomed stress. Oftentimes, I tend to expect the worst because it saves me from coping with disappointment or anxiety. Even when I know I am sufficiently prepared and have nothing to worry about, there is still a part of me that shudders at the thought of failing a heavily weighted exam. When these tests account for 15-25 percent of my overall class grade, how could I not worry? However, being a college has student has taught me the significance of managing my time and preparing for future assignments well in advance. I’m going to share with you my tips for overcoming test anxiety in hopes that you feel compelled to work a little harder to master your exams! 

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2. Sakshi Sindwani is Transforming the Image of Beauty

When it comes to models, we, for years, have been used to seeing thin airbrushed women, featuring on magazine covers, billboards, and walking the ramp. For long, thin had become the definition of beauty. 

However, with changing times, the idea of beauty restricted to a certain body mass index or weight category is slowly fading. Shattering these norms for some time is Sakshi Sindhwani — one of India’ first plus-size models. GC4W

Sakshi has walked in a bathing suit at a fashion week, and has launched her own clothing line. More recently, she modelled for famous fashion designer Manish Malhotra’s bridal wear collection. 

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3. Keys To Expanding Creativity In Our Work And Leadership

As we continue to navigate the pandemic and grapple with increasingly complex issues, our need for individual and organizational creativity in the workplace and in business has never been greater.  GC4W

But what can we each do—individually and as leaders and managers—to help access more creativity in how we work, and how we address key challenges and problems in a new way that will lead to innovation, progress and resilience?

To answer that question, I caught up recently with Sarah Stein Greenberg, executive director of Stanford University’s The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the d.school. 

Read more here.

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4. Therapists’ Top Tips For Coping With Fertility Problems

The pressure to raise a family can be enormous, and the thought of not being able to have children can make many people feel something is wrong with them. We talked to respected mental health professionals who work with people dealing with fertility problems to find out which coping strategies really work.

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A fertility problem may be one of the most difficult challenges you’ll ever face. Acknowledging this is a key to coping, says Kate Marosek, a licensed clinical social worker who has counseled people with fertility issues in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years.

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