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News

12 cities where you don’t have to be a millionaire to live like one

Life in a big city doesn't have to break the bank.

News

8 life and career lessons from Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year

Hit the reset button in your personal and professional life.

Advice

5 ways to transition into a new career

While career changes are not for the faint of heart, the benefits of moving into something that will be a better long-term fit for you are priceless.

The Future of work

Apple posts job teaching Siri to listen to users’ troubles

Apple is hiring a trainer to teach its artificially-intelligent voice interface, Siri, to have "serious conversations." Would you trust it?

Advice

Here’s how to get a raise despite a tough economy

Even though job growth is expanding, you probably won’t land a big salary increase in the form of a raise or bonus next year unless you're a star employee. Here's how to improve your odds.

Science of Work

The ‘Samson effect’ is real: Men look more successful with hair, study finds

Like the Biblical Samson, who lost his power after his hair was cut off by Delilah — hair makes the man, a recent survey of U.S. men's hair habits found.

Office Life

The man behind @NYCFoodFomo on the importance of having a hobby

Ladders sat down with the man behind the popular Instagram account @NYCFoodFomo at The Tang in New York and discussed the ins and outs of running an Instagram account as well as the importance of having a hobby.

Office Life

Don’t gloat: The flip side of schadenfreude

So instead of planning a party after a loathsome coworker fails, here are some ways to try to turn it into a learning experience instead of schadenfreude.

News

City of Austin’s SXSW coordinator in trouble for refusing to meet with female coworkers alone

“I’ve been told it is not appropriate for a married man to have lunch with a single lady," the SXSW coordinator said, according to reports.

Words at Work

10 passive-aggressive work phrases and what they really mean

When it comes to corporate-speak, everything isn't always as it appears.

Happiness

How to keep work from ruining your life

In our ever-connected world, the good thing is you can work from anywhere. The bad thing is you can work from anywhere.

Productivity

Why you should hit pause more often

Taking a pause can do wonders for your productivity and personal satisfaction. Here's why and how.

Happiness

6 job perks that actually inspire employee happiness

For most employees, the largest contributor to their sense of contentment at the office is tied to small, yet significant values the company upholds.

Gender at Work

Does your company know if it has a gender pay gap?

Companies are not explicitly out to discriminate against employees. Here's how they can find and fix any disparities.

Office Life

5 things you should never say when asking for a raise

Asking for a raise is always tough. It will be even tougher if you make any of these five common mistakes. Here's how to avoid them.

Office Life

How not to feel left out and alone at work

When you start a new job, it's natural to feel left out of the workplace camaraderie, especially as you try to break into the "office tribes." FOMO is real.

Office Life

Would you want real-time feedback about your work? There’s an app for that.

What if there was a technology that could tell you how everyone thought you did in the meeting, even if your performance was trash?

Office Life

Here are people’s biggest coworker pet peeves

Do you sit next to someone who chews loudly? Do they type louder than thunder? Do they eat food that smells up the whole office? We've all had an issue with a co-worker at one point or another. Ladders went out to ask people what bugs them about the people in their offices.

Happiness

If you’re stressed, new study says to think of yourself as someone else

To put your problems in perspective, it helps to give yourself some objective distance. Here's a new technique with scientific backing.

Productivity

Here’s how getting fit can help your career

What is the relationship between working out and career success? Simple, your body is the vehicle that does it all.

Office Life

This is the woman to call when you ‘Need a Mom’

When you were young and life got hard and confusing, your mom was probably one of your go-to counselors for advice. Fast forward and now you're a young adult and guess what: Life is harder and more confusing so who are you going to turn to?

The Future of Work

Why the workplace, not college, may be the best education

Job skills -- how to use new software, piece through data, give presentations, speak in public -- are not what you learn at college. For practical, job-based skills, get a job.

Office Life

Natalia ‘The Saw Lady’ Paruz on following your passion

Natalia 'The Saw Lady' Paruz is a session musician who plays the saw. She performs in the subways of New York City to share her talents with passerby who seem surprised to see her. Ladders spoke with her during a public practice in the subway near Herald Square.

Advice

4 habits to improve your client relationships

Top four habits for effective and successful client relationships.

Office Life

These are the 5 best workplaces for women

An equal seat at the table. Female executive leadership. These are the companies on Fortune and Great Place to Work's 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2017.