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Health

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet. And this is the one post where if you fell asleep while reading it, well, I’m not offended.

The Whole Human

Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you

You cannot be liked by everyone, but these secrets can make you more liked by just about everyone (everyone worth being liked by anyway).

Templates

The email every leader should write

Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.

resume

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.

Entrepreneurs

This is what it’s really like to be a hugely successful ganjapreneur

If you think the cannabis industry is just getting a lot of attention today because the date is 4/20 you would be quite wrong. The number of people employed by the cannabis industry is expected to triple from 200,000 to 630,000 people by the year 2025, according to New Frontier Data. And with sales expected to reach $50 billion in the next 10 years, it is clear that this industry is not slowing down and being a ganjapreneur is a smart and lucrative career path.

Sleep

Study: Doing this at work could sabotage your sleep

New research has found that acting immorally at work might also throw a wrench in your quality of sleep, among many other findings.

Interview

How to answer the “sell me this pen/pencil” question in a job interview

I've been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in The Wolf of Wall Street you don't want to start talking about how sleek the pen is or more generally listing all the properties of the pen.

Job Search

These are the most iconic jobs in every state

Americans enjoy such a large economy because they specialize and dominate in a wide range of industries. Similarly, individual states specialize in some industries more than others, as you can see in this map.

Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

coffee

This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee

That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.

Leadership

This is the one takeaway from Steve Jobs’ 1992 MIT talk you must remember at work

Apple titan Steve Jobs spoke to students at the MIT Sloan School of Management decades ago in 1992, but one of his biggest takeaways on work remains relevant today.

Communication

This is the personality type most annoyed by grammar mistakes

If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a sociolinguist, who studies how language use varies across social groups, is not annoyed by those errors at all. So we did some research to find out what makes some people more sensitive to writing mistakes than others.

Interview

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?:

Career Advice

The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.

Career Change

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

News

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

boss

Study: Hurting a voodoo doll that represents our bad boss makes us feel better

To figure out what drives employees to the extremes of retaliation, a new experimental study sought to give employees haunted by abused supervisors an outlet for their frustrations without having them resort to fists. Researchers recruited 229 employees and asked them to take their job frustrations on an online voodoo doll representing their abusive boss. Apparently, when your boss is a pain in the neck, sticking pins into a doll's neck that represents our boss soothes us.

Job search

The 5 biggest mistakes people make when looking for a new job

Slow down, take your time, and avoid these five not-so-common mistakes during your next job search.

success

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

When you develop rare and valuable skills, and have invested big in the right relationships — you’ll be able to make big asks.

How To

11 things you need to do before your first day of work

You want to make a great first impression and appear at the top of your game even though you don’t know what to expect. Check these tasks off your to-do list the night before the big day so that you’re completely prepared.

Interview

4 signs of a dysfunctional workplace you can spot in an interview

At first, you’re excited about all the possibilities: a name brand company, a higher salary, a more prestigious title. Those perks make you happy for a while, but eventually, the shine wears off and you start to question the bigger picture.

success

This is how much the happiest workers in America make

Recent LinkedIn Learning research shed light on people in the yearly income bracket who like their jobs the most. Surprisingly, 81% members of the $51,000-$75,000 pool said they have "job satisfaction," the most of any category. But this wasn't even the highest amount of income surveyed. 

News

These are the cities where working women see the most success in their careers

More women are working than ever before. In 1948 only 32% of women were in the labor force nationwide and as of February 2018, that number is now at 57%. However, there are certain cities that are home to more successful women than others.