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Inspiration

From Negan to Voldemort: Career lessons from classic celluloid baddies

Why are awful fictional characters so incredibly appealing? And more than that, is there anything we can actually learn from them?

Inspiration

Olympians with side hustles

If you’ve been breathlessly watching the dispatches from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you’ve noticed a lot of athletes on top of their winter sports game.

Advice

How to recover from the worst Monday (or week) ever

We all have them. Those days that are so horribly challenging that we wonder if we’ll ever fully recover. Before you give up though, consider this; some of history’s most famous winners were first losers.

Advice

Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace

A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?

Advice

7 ways to conquer pre-interview jitters

How should you conquer your pre-interview nerves? Being prepared in advance is more than half the battle.

Advice

Success lessons from underdogs

If the Super Bowl taught us anything, it’s that the guys with the fanciest jerseys and supermodel wives, don’t always win. Make no mistake about it though, the other guys don’t always win either, but there are lessons to be learned from the underdogs in the equation.

Advice

27 tips to be a better public speaker

Stand in front of a room full of people and lead a meeting with confidence. Here's how to get past the dread and anxiety that comes with public speaking.

Advice

Side hustle wisdom: What works and what to watch out for

Over the past few years, we’ve been hearing everyone from moonlighting CEOs to short order cooks refer to their bonus gigs as side hustles. So, what exactly are they?

Productivity

3 things to consider before making a referral

In addition to knowing when and why to make a referral or casual introduction, it’s also important to think about the potential fallout.

Advice

Career and confidence lessons from popular TED talks

I’m almost sure that this winter will ultimately be scientifically proven to have been at least 400 times longer than the average winter.

Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and all the things we think we know, but are probably faking

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Productivity

Upgrade your tech game

It’s a good idea to update your tech on a regular —though preferably non-obsessive — basis. Here’s why it's important for your career.

Money

Stop spending so much!

We’re spending too much money, and part of the reason is that it’s just so incredibly easy to buy things. Here's how to make it harder on yourself.

Advice

How to re-embrace face-to-face instead of virtual everything

We can all agree that socializing in person is important, but increasingly difficult and confusing after all that screen time. Here are some things to help socialize successfully.

Advice

How to fall back in love with your career

As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, there’s so much pressure to be publicly in love. If you stop to think about it, one of the most important relationships in your life is with your career. So, how can you fall back in love with the job you spend nearly every day of your life working at or thinking about?

Advice

18 ways to be more productive in 2018

It’s a few weeks into a brand-new year and chances are good you’ve already tossed your resolutions by the wayside and are slipping back into your old ways. Fear not! We’ve come up with 18 ways to inspire you to reclaim your productivity in the coming months.

Advice

4 ways to add more meaning to your day, life & career

When your enthusiasm flags and every day feels as blah as the one that came before, how can you find ways to add meaning to your day, much less your life or career?

Job search

6 things recruiters are looking for in 2018

In the sometimes dog-eat-dog world of job hunting, you have to create a version of yourself that both highlights your skills and jumps off the screen of recruiters. These are some of the skills recruiters will be actively seeking in potential candidates.

Productivity

9 ways to make your cold emails more successful

The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.

Remote Work

5 ways to create a private oasis in public spaces

In the age of co-working spaces, how can you hold onto a semblance of privacy when you’re surrounded by noise and distractions?

Meetings

4 steps to 5-minute meetings

Trying to cut the bloat from meetings might lead to more effective time management and less wasted time during your day. Here are four steps to try.

Coworkers

How to rebuild burned bridges at work

Remember that time you told off your boss in front of everyone else in the department and then flipped her the bird for good measure? Here's how to recover.

Gifts

9 steps to better office holiday gift giving

‘Tis the season to be jolly and buy gifts for people you don’t really know that well. Here's how to deal with the immense pressure, and office gift ideas.

Health

‘Tis the season to avoid pigging out at work

Between corporate gifts and holiday parties, it can be hard to avoid pigging out on all those free work snacks this time of year. Here's how to avoid it.

Advice

Three ways to stop creeping burnout

If you go about your day every single day without break or change in your routine, chances are good that burnout is just waiting to creep up on you.