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If you live in one of these cities, you’re probably happy with your salary

Did your city make the cut?


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 top jobs in America right now

Do you have one?


This startup promises to kill you — and there’s a waiting list

Nectome, a new startup founded by two MIT graduates backed by Y Combinator, is "committed to the goal of archiving your mind" by using a "brain banking technique" to "recreate your mind," according to its website. There's just one catch before your mind gets uploaded — you'll need to be dead first.


Female doctors are seeing an average pay gap of over $100,000

Out of 50 metropolitan areas of the country this is where female doctors see the biggest pay gap.


More than 180 female senior ad executives put industry on notice

More than 180 senior female advertising executives in North America announced the launch of Time's Up Advertising, an anti-harassment campaign and legal aid fundraiser.


Survey: Sleep habits are problematic on a global scale

New research shows that 67% of adults around the world believe sleep has a major impact on their personal wellness, and "worrying" is the top culprit.


This is how STEM recruiters make women feel unwelcome

New Stanford research gives insight into how women are made to feel alienated in STEM fields, proving that the lack of women in technology is more than a pipeline problem — it's an endemic structural issue.


‘Hi,’ ‘Hey,’ ‘Hello’: Why casual email greetings are the way to go

When you start an email, do you go for the more casual, "Yo, what's up," or for the more buttoned-up "Dear Madam or Sir"? A new analysis of 300,000 emails found that how you start an email can decide whether or not you get a response.


Study: When it comes to raising funds, men and women must pitch differently

If you're a woman entrepreneur, you are more likely to get funding if you emphasize your venture's social mission, while men are not expected to do the same.


This is the city where the happiest people in America live

You may be surprised at what makes people happy.

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The biggest interview mistakes you can make are easily avoidable

Too many times, the equation to getting hired is filled with unseen elements that have nothing to do with your qualifications. A recent survey found that one of the biggest interview mistakes is a self-inflicted wound — your tardiness to the interview itself.


Millennial bosses overwhelmingly prefer ‘online messaging’ over face-to-face communication

Is your boss a millennial? If so, chances are, they prefer communicating with you online more than any other method.


The power of using an inclusion rider in your next employee contract

Frances McDormand's Oscar night inclusion rider shout-out sparked a national discussion on the little-known contract clause, and how it could be used to increase the representation of minorities in Hollywood and beyond.


Study reveals the work issues people lose the most sleep over

People stay up worrying for a variety of reasons, but for some, it's because of work. Nearly half of workers can't get a good night's rest because of their jobs.


McDonald’s ‘W’ arches are only the latest corporate feminism fail

But when corporations dip their toes into female empowerment, they can run into trouble. We've seen quite a bit of that on International Women's Day in 2018.


Beyond stereotypes: An interview with Native American designer Bethany Yellowtail

As a Native American woman, designer Bethany Yellowtail, of B. Yellowtail, also struggles with reaching acceptance and respect for both her culture and designs. She spoke with Ladders about trying to make her way as a female entrepreneur bootstrapping her business and smashing stereotypes on a daily basis.


What is International Women’s Day and why it matters in 2018

On March 8, people around the world gather to celebrate International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women everywhere and a call to action to raise awareness about the ongoing fight for gender parity.


This study finds that Queen Bee Syndrome is very much alive at work and this is the guilty party

If you thought Queen Bee Syndrome lived and died when you were in high school, you are wrong. It is very much still alive and probably occurring in your workplace right now.


Research: Women making significant gains in tech since 1978

Technology and STEM have historically been a world where women are incredibly underrepresented. Now, that's starting to change.


The best and worst states for working women: North tops South

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8 and Women's History Month, WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women and you may be surprised which states were friendlier to women than others.


Sit down for this: Standing desks might actually be bad for you

We already know that sitting down at work takes a toll on our bodies. But now, new research is finding that standing desks are not great for our bodies either.


This is why you shouldn’t blindly trust a candidate saying ‘yes’ to a job offer

Let an embarrassing week for a New York City mayor be a case study in not prematurely announcing a hire.


Lawsuit alleges company’s college campus recruiting is ageist

Employers looking for potential hires on college campuses has been a common practice for years and an effective recruitment tactic. However, one group of people is not very happy about it: The 40-and-over working crowd.