Articles about Humor
12 awards I deserve as your office Millennial
First of all, let me congratulate you on hiring me, your token office Millennial. Now, as you may have read on one of the many great trustworthy news sources of our time, like Pop Sugar or Twitter, my generation needs to be recognized for our success. So I’m going to need you to affirm me now.
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.
10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being
There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive. Become a better human being (internal) or become a better looking human being (external.) Here are a few quick ideas for maximizing them both.
6 amazing ways to take credit for someone else’s work
The path to corporate success is paved with hard work and dedication. But how can you blaze up that path without having to pave that road? Here are 6 amazing ways to take credit for someone else’s work.
Oops! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has a misattributed ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ quote on his refrigerator
Some of us say affirmations in the mirror, others have a conversation with a friend when in need of support. But some people rely on other sources of wisdom in everyday life.
What horrible thing was reheated in the microwave? An investigation
To fully understand the atrocity committed in the employee break room on Tuesday you must first immerse your senses.
These are the best practices for leaving early
A well-defined plan for leaving early today will facilitate many additional hours of time away from work where you can optimize doing absolutely anything else. Hone your leaving early today skillset (LETS) with these best practices to help you slip out undetected nearly every day of the week.
The definitive guide to working with the Millennial species
Millennials are a humanoid form presently perplexing the professional world. Never before has such an incomprehensible and downright mysterious breed had the propensity to darken hiring managers’ moods the world over.
20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked
Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:
9 non-threatening leadership strategies for women
In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.
36 signs you pulled this presentation together at the last minute
We all know you pulled this presentation together last minute. And here's exactly how we can tell.
7 out-of-office emails and the people who send them
We all know them.
Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s ‘secrets’ to hiring the best people
It’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google.
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.
Here are 10 tricks to appear smart in business meetings
Like everyone, appearing smart in meetings is my top priority. Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings.
9 of the more ridiculous things job applicants have done in interviews
Hiring managers expose how candidates have crashed and burned their way out of a job through spectacular fashion choices and poorly timed self-disclosures.
This Steve Jobs 1973 job application was so bad you literally won’t believe it
Even the founder of Apple could be lazy at times, as an application by the then-18-year-old shows.
Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace
A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?
Thought you were having a bad day at work? At least you didn’t make this Olympic-sized mistake
Chicago TV station WLS-Channel 7 had a very bad Saturday morning:
The 17 worst passwords of 2017
Researchers took a look at more than five million leaked passwords from largely Western European and North American users. These were the worst of them.
Everyday office horror stories that still keep us up at night
When you're an employee, every day can become Halloween. Here are your (mildly) terrifying office horror tales from cubicles near and far.
This is the best way to accidentally post on your employer’s social media account
On Monday, NPR editor Christopher Dean Hopkins accidentally used NPR's Facebook account to tell the media organization's audience about Ramona's adventures.
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.
4 ways improv can help you succeed at work (and 2 words that will change your life)
There's power in saying "yes, and . . ."
New music video is the perfect anthem for every millennial boss who wants to be liked
"I want you to do what I want, but let me say it in a nice way."