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4 out-of-the box ways to lower your work stress, according to science
Is commenting on a coworker’s appearance always wrong? According to this new study, no
Are male-to-female, female-to-male, peer-to-peer, superior-to-subordinate or vice versa workplace compliments focused on looks or personal details like dress ever okay? And when do those remarks rise to actionable harassment?
10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people
To be your authentic self, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs.
How to shut down a colleague that takes credit for your work
There’s really only one sure-fire method of preventing people from taking credit for your work, and it is to preemptively, publicly, claim credit for everything you do.
Today's Top Stories March 20, 2018
Survey: These are the loneliest professions in America
If you've ever been in an office, you know it's possible to be surrounded by people at the office and to still feel completely lonely. This feeling is isolating, and it's a growing epidemic.
I worked in three different environments for a month. Here’s what I found
As a freelance writer working part-time for a content marketing agency, I have the luxury of choosing my favorite workspace.
Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all
There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.
5 simple ways to spring clean your finances
Spring has sprung! The weather has become warmer, the days are longer and everything seems fresh and new. It’s now the perfect time to have that much-needed sort out, not just of your home, but your finances too.
Four simple steps to refresh your job search for spring
Take these simple steps now to bring some of that spring cleaning spirit to refresh your job search.
4 steps for choosing a new career
Hint: If the prospect of changing careers makes you feel more excited than overwhelmed, the time is probably right.
What to do after being rejected for a position you really wanted
There are steps you can take to stop a downward spiral when you are rejected for a position that you really wanted. Here's what to keep in mind.
Here’s how much time and money you save by working remotely
Working remotely means no more expensive commutes, no more costly work uniforms, and no more $15 lunches you end up buying in a rush. Sign us up!
How to get your mind and career ready for spring
So with the first day of the new season arriving on March 20, it's the perfect time to apply your spring cleaning mentality to both your mind and career. Here are some ways to shake off the winter blues and enter spring with a new sense of passion.
How to socialize with coworkers if you are not friends
Here's how to be friendly at work and socialize with your coworkers... without necessarily becoming friends with them.
If you live in one of these cities, you’re probably happy with your salary
Did your city make the cut?
12 female best friends who started their own companies
Before you secure the dot.com, print business cards and pour your energy into a budding business, take a page from these female best friends who have already navigated the hurdles.
This is why all your meetings are disasters
Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted: 65% of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own work, and 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.
Being lucky, persistent and pushy: Musings from the entrepreneurial journey
How do you demonstrate your worth? Quantify your success through relevant stats/metrics and share stories of how you overcome obstacles. Then, you don’t need luck. The deck is already stacked in your favor.
How to make a long term career plan actually work
When we use the resume as the end, rather than a means to an end, 10 years down the line we’ll be left with a nice-looking piece of paper asking ourselves “where am I?”
How to maintain a balance when you work with your family
It seemed that for a long time, our dining room table doubled as our at-home boardroom. For me, this lifestyle wasn’t sustainable so I made some changes.
This is how to find joy: 4 simple secrets to the good life
Four things we can learn about happiness from our elders.
If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously
There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.
Study: 77% of adults are on the Internet every day! Here’s how to keep it from controlling your life
We spend a lot of time on the Internet, but it's possible to escape its grasp.
These are the cities where you will spend your money the fastest
Do you live in one of the world's most expensive cities? If not, it's something to consider if you are looking to relocate, work abroad or just take a vacation.
These are the secrets to keeping your team productive and happy during March Madness
How can a manager rein it in while not totally putting the kibosh on office camaraderie and fun?
Here are the 10 most deeply meaningful team building exercises
Effective team building events are more than just forced icebreakers or embarrassing videos everyone wishes didn’t get shared with the entire company.
Bad sleep habits cost companies over $136 billion in lost productivity
So you got a bad night of sleep? Maybe you are a bit tired at work the next morning? Maybe this actually happens a few nights per week? No big deal, right? WRONG.
The 3 most harmful sleeping habits for professionals
The era of burning the candles at both ends has burnt out.
7 productivity hacks for when you don’t sleep a wink
There’s nothing more taxing — or overwhelming — than attempting to get through your workday when you’re exhausted. Before your boss catches you napping in your cubicle, read these tips on how to maintain steam at the office, no sleep required.
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Science says this is the optimal time to drink your coffee
The pros and cons of drinking coffee could be debated for hours. But, this is no debate: You have probably been drinking your coffee at the wrong time of day for years.
Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks
Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision makers that I’m their best choice?
69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps
New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.