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Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb
Work’s a beach: How to teach your team to take PTO
We've come up with our own manager's manual for getting your team to take some much-needed time off. The key to all of this is to have a system in place where everyone is happy — YOU included!
Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane
From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.
8 career podcasts you should download ASAP
If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.
Today's Top Stories July 20, 2018
A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think
You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week.
Delta and Equinox teamed up to help you beat jet lag faster
People have different cures, but one of the tried and true tips that many experts recommend is to exercise if you are trying to combat jet lag.
What to do when you think your life sucks
Even when life sucks there are differences between those who just survive and those who thrive in their circumstances. Follow these tips.
Mapping the best (and worst) places for Millennials to make a living
Our new map highlights the parts of the country where millennials are earning the most (and least) on an adjusted basis.
6 trips you should take before turning 40
Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.
How do you know when you’re overdoing it?
American cyclist Lawson Craddock fought through the toll of the Tour de France, but he now ponders whether pushing past the pain was really worth it.
Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong
What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong for years?
Business jargon for the home
Here is some corporate jargon that we’ve found useful for the home and how you can use it.
How to be smarter than people smarter than you
I read the things smart people write down. By deciding to read more, you’ve already become smarter than most “smart people.”
Want more energy and bigger results? Stop asking ‘HOW’ and start asking ‘WHO’
When most people have goals, they immediately begin thinking about HOW. Billionaires immediately begin thinking about WHO.
Survey reveals the top money issues Gen Xers, Baby Boomers wish they learned earlier
New research shows that the most popular money issue Gen Xers and Baby Boomers "wished they'd learned" when they were younger is how the stock market works.
3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions
Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.
Survey: 76% say ‘not hearing back’ about a job worse than being ghosted after a first date
76% of Americans consider "not hearing back" after sending in a job application "more frustrating than" being ghosted after date number one.
This place has the most psychopaths in America
According to a new study recently published on Social Science Research Network, psychopaths do tend to end up in certain states and one city in particular.
A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage – even though the salary is $85,000
Iga city in Japan claims to be the birthplace of the ninja and is hoping to bolster tourism by drawing on its heritage. There's just one problem: Not enough ninjas.
How to actually move on (from anything)
In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.
These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?
We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.
Here’s how you can make better use of your time
There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.
Read this if you’re going through adversity
After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.
WeWork bans employees from expensing meat
WeWork told its global staffers that the company that provides shared workspaces around the world will no longer expense meals that include meat.
Just sniffing coffee is enough to boost your job performance
A new study explains why the pick-me-up of coffee's scent is not just in our heads. Coffee's scent has brain-boosting powers.
Survey: 20% of Americans say they ‘don’t follow a monthly budget’
While 31% of Americans have at least six months' worth of money put aside for emergencies, but recent data shows that 20% don't use a budget.
This is what you should put on a business card
A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.
Survey: 58% of top managers say they give counteroffers to employees planning to leave
Many employees eventually jump ship at work, but some managers do what they can to make them stay — by throwing more cash their way.
3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work
Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.
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Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money
A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...
This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee
That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.
Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us
No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.