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These professions attract the highest number of psychopaths
This is what causes poor communication in the workplace
It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient. In fact, just the opposite happens.
Here’s an email template to help you settle a team dispute
An email chain doesn’t allow for productive dialogue and employees can read a sentence the wrong way and become offended or turned off. That’s why, to settle a dispute, email should be used to plan a face-to-face conversation.
7 words that make you sound passive aggressive at work
Refrain from using these seven stereotypically passive-aggressive words when interacting with people at work, and you can avoid unnecessary and unproductive tension in the office.
Today's Top Stories May 23, 2018
Scientists have coined a name for surfing the internet during work hours: ‘cyberloafing’
When the workday drags on, we may turn to the wonders of the world wide web for a spark of entertainment. Now, scientists in a new study, have a term for it: "cyberloafing," or personal use of the internet during working hours.
Parents win lawsuit to evict 30-year-old son who won’t move out
For one 30-year-old man in upstate New York, it took getting sued by his parents for him to finally be persuaded to move out and leave the house. On Tuesday, Mark and Christina Rotondo successfully won a lawsuit to evict their son Michael from their home.
Researchers find that good grades are bad for female job seekers
According to new research, the better the grades a female student gets, the less likely she is to land a job interview. One would assume it's the opposite — and it is ... for men.
These are the best cities to go on vacation this summer
Warm weather is right around the corner and summer vacations aren't far behind. While it can be hard enough to take time off — research shows that 52% of American workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017 — deciding on a location is the other half of the battle.
3 ways to cut yourself some slack at work
Do you ever feel like you're constantly stretching yourself too thin without giving yourself room to breathe? It's time to back off and give yourself the space you need — here are three ways to stop getting in your own way at work.
Survey: These are the best companies to intern at in 2018
When you're an intern at a company, you want to know that you fetching coffee and doing entry-level grunt work will one day pay off. At Indeed, data scientists found out where that hard work and effort was rewarded, releasing a list of the top-rated workplaces for interns in 2018.
How to identify your potential boss’s managing style before you accept a job
While you’re likely to find out what kind of leader your boss is after your first few days in the office, it doesn’t help to discover their managing style isn’t compatible with you after you started. If only you could know these things beforehand … oh wait, you can!
8 benefits of decluttering your workspace
Clutter everywhere might seem like a joke sometimes, but it can actually have a detrimental effect on your productivity at work. An organized workspace is more than just a pretty area; it can have effects that benefit you on a psychological level, too.
3 ways to manage up when you have a bad boss
One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader him/herself.
Reading body language at work: 5 mistakes you don’t want to make
No matter what the culture at your workplace, the ability to read nonverbal signals can provide significant advantages for the way you deal with people. You can start to gain those advantages by avoiding these five common mistakes.
In need of some inspiration? Try doing nothing. No, seriously.
My proposal is this: that we allow ourselves to feel okay about doing absolutely nothing. If this is hard for you (and it’s hard for me!), don’t worry — studies prove that it’s actually really good for you, both mentally and physically.
5 ways you can use visualization to achieve top performance
Little did I know I could use visualization to achieve top performance and point to solid science to explain why it worked. Achieving my goal was about more than work and discipline; it was also about physiology.
Want your team to be successful? Stop treating them like kids
Organizations want employees to become more mature, accountable, and to drive change — yet their policies and rules treat people as kids. Without realizing it, many executives act as Helicopter bosses: they have good intentions, but their need to control and protect their people doesn’t allow them to grow.
The strange way being ‘good’ hurts your willpower
"Tell yourself you’re 'good' for working on an important project and ‘bad’ for procrastinating, and you’re more likely to slack off in the afternoon if you made progress in the morning. Simply put: Whenever we have conflicting desires, being good gives us permission to be a little bit bad."
Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth
If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were disciplined about their dental care regimen, among other self-care habits.
Survey: Employees in these cities check in at work the most while on vacation
New research from staffing firm Accountemps shows that these cities have the most workers that regroup with their employers "at least several times a week" while they’re on vacation: Miami, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.
How to give yourself structure when you work from home
When you work from your bed, it's all too easy to let the day slip by hunched over a computer, forgetting to take breaks or eat. To make your remote work successful, you need to build yourself the set schedule and structure of an office into your home. Here's how to do it.
Bill Gates (with 5 adorable puppies) unveils his summer book list
Bill Gates is many things. A tech mogul, innovative genius, philanthropist, avid reader and apparently he is also obsessed with puppies The last one is very true as on his blog, he recommends five books for your summer reading pleasure using a variety of adorable puppies to reenact the plots.
3 ways to stop panicking when you have a high-stress boss
We've all been there: your manager walks by and you panic. Your manager intimidates your while giving feedback...and you want to sink into the floor. You hope you don't have to make small talk with them in an elevator on your way out.
Survey: These are the majors that will help you get you a job the fastest
Here's the full list of majors that are "the most in-demand" at companies seeking to employ recent grads this year.
Should you take Fridays off? The pros and cons of setting up summer hours
Some industries have an unofficial summer Friday policy in which they just aren’t around at all on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Before you start your own personal Friday-free policy, consider this first.
4 things no one tells you about the first 5 years of your career
There are several things no one tells you about the first 5 years of your career. After spending much of those years really confused (maybe how you’re feeling now) and constantly soul-searching, below are 4 things I wish someone had given me a heads up about when I was starting my career.
Why you should always surround yourself with people smarter than you
The job of a team or company leader is not to tell people what to do. Rather, your job is to create conditions conducive to growth and success – to supply great people with the resources they need to achieve great things. In fact, hiring people on account of their perceived docility will only increase your company’s chance of failure.
7 military principles you should apply to your business strategy
There is a saying that 20% of businesses in every industry take in 80% of the earnings. I believe this is because they have a time-tested business strategy that encompasses each of the following basic principles, which are based on the ideas of the renowned Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and incorporated in the U.S. Army Field Manual of Military Operations.
Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it
Why we are often guilty of conversational narcissism — without even realizing it and how to have a fulfilling, meaningful conversation with anyone.
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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.