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Madonna shows us how not to honor someone’s career at the 2018 MTV VMAs

Madonna honored soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died last week — but with a twist that left some MTV Video Music Awards viewers upset.

Job Search

Dream job alert: Cards Against Humanity is hiring writers

The pay is $40 per an hour but some people would probably do it for free for bragging rights alone. 

The Whole Human

5 essential questions to ask yourself for pursuing the life you truly want

There are unnecessary struggles and situations we can avoid if we simply begin with pursuing a path, job, venture or career that we actually love.

The Whole Human

STUDY: Watching reality stars can make us less sympathetic to poor people

When you get obsessed with the rich and glamorous lives on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," "X Factor," "The Apprentice," and "Made in Chelsea," there can be a downside to your binge-watching habits.

Books

In the office satire ‘Severance,’ workplace routine literally kills

For those of us who have felt trapped in jobs we hate, the walking dead in Ling Ma’s new dystopian novel “Severance” may seem all too familiar.

News

Stephen Colbert explains ‘extraordinary’ steps he took to get a diverse staff

Simply saying that you want a diverse staff is sometimes not enough to get you one. Just ask Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

Success

Elizabeth Taylor was a great actress but an even better negotiator

Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazing businesswoman in the entertainment industry — with her role in Cleopatra in 1963 she became the first woman to negotiate (and receive) a one million dollar salary.

Career Advice

Beyoncé’s advice on how to manage your career

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and one of the tightest-lipped about it.

Sleep

The states where people are pulling the most all-nighters … to stream TV

Nearly half (45%) of adults have pulled all-nighters in the last year to watch a TV show, with men being slightly more likely to do so than women.

Pop Culture

Career lessons from ’80s music

Since music adds the backdrop to most of our lives, here are some career lessons and takeaways from what is often unfairly dismissed as a musical wasteland.

Leadership

4 career lessons learned from the entertainment industry

Along the way, I learned lessons about leadership — how to become a leader, how to be effective as one — that extend beyond the entertainment industry.

Career Advice

10 fictional career mentors whose advice you need to take

Here’s our list of the top fictional mentors of all time and what lessons you should take away from them in your own career.

Dream Job

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.

Pop Culture

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the opposite strategy. I did the exact same thing in a different context and it completely changed my life.

Inspiration

Shanti Das: From music mogul to mental health advocate

Former music executive Shanti Das discusses her career change, self-care, and why she wants to Silence The Shame of mental health treatment.

Pop Culture

How 10 celebrities say they integrate work-life balance

10 celebrities share how they try to integrate work and life. Despite fame and fortune, work-life balance plagues all parents, regardless of their paycheck.

Humor

12 innovative ways to innovate your innovation

Innovation at large companies is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 12 innovative steps to innovate and increase innovation in the workplace and you’ll be innovating in no time.

Humor

These 8 innocent email clichés aren’t so innocent after all

Here’s what I really mean when I’m using this seemingly innocent email cliché.

Pop Culture

The motivational appeal of heist movies like Ocean’s 8

Movies about heists like Ocean's 8 can help you be more productive — these movies, these stories, and these characters offer a buffet of choices from which to inspire one’s self.

Inspiration

Here are the Disney Princesses reimagined as empowered women

A lot has been said about the Disney Princesses over the years and it usually falls along the lines of criticism. Even though the characters are becoming more progressive in the last few years (Moana, Mulan, Anna and Elsa of Frozen) the Princesses of yesteryear (Arielle, Belle, Aurora) are said to promote body shaming and sexist gender stereotypes and why do they brush their hair with forks?

One comic illustrates emotional labor behind “You should have asked me”

One argument that a husband may lobby back at a wife who wants help with chores is "Well, you should have asked me. I would have helped." A French cartoonist named Emma recently illustrated how this statement deflects responsibility for having to equally plan chores in the first place. 'Yes, women can ask their male partners for help,' her comic into heterosexual relationships invites us to question. 'But why is it too many women's burden to have to always ask men to remember things?'

Pop Culture

5 TV shows that surprisingly teach you a lot about business

When in doubt, consult…Mad Men? Your fave show might not just be good for entertainment, but it can teach you a few life and career lessons, too. These five shows are both interesting and truly informative to anyone interested in learning the trade of business (or even how to handle the working dynamic at a company). You’re watching “Parks and Rec,” and the next thing you know, you’re getting a grand-slam promotion! (We like to dream…)

News

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.

News

Offices are being torn apart by Laurel and Yanny. Here’s why it’s definitely Laurel

If you work in an office with humans and computers there is a good chance that most of you are talking about the latest debate to take hold of the internet. Forget that banal blue white dress fiasco (and for the record, it was definitely blue), now it is all about Yanny-Laurel.

News

Scully on ‘The X-Files’ has helped more women pursue careers in STEM

If you are a woman whose formative years took place between 1993 and 2002 and you now work in the STEM, there is a good chance you probably were a fan of 'The X-Files.' The concept of Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully as a no-nonsense, strong and kickass medical doctor, forensic pathologist and FBI agent inspiring a generation of young women to pursue career in sciences has always been rumoured, but there was never any concrete data to back it up....until now.