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5 ways to power through energy troughs at work

When you're not in the most cheerful or energized mood when you get to work, here's how to best shake off your morning haze and get productive.


This is how to worry productively

Here's the science of how to manage your inner worrywart and use it as a productive force for good. Just follow these tips.


Survey: Vast majority of employees say they never work up to their potential

The majority of us are walking around in our offices feeling overwhelmed and under-qualified for the work we've been hired to do, according to a new survey.

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6 quirky gifts to inspire greatness in the new year

Small, seemingly insignificant paperweights, notebooks, and other kitschy holiday gifts can actually make a difference when you need a pick-me-up.


5 daily habits to increase your creativity and decrease your stress levels

With these 5 daily rituals, you can turn yourself into a more productive, less stressed worker.

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Study: These are the best days, times, months, and seasons to be productive

Here's when productivity spikes and slows down, according to new research.


How people living in cold countries survive the depths of long winters

So go outside or head indoors, and change your preconceived attitudes about winter. Weather should not hold you back from becoming your best self.


This is the surprising thing people say they’d do in a world where they never had to sleep

Sixty-five percent of Americans think it would "be desirable or very desirable to never have to sleep." Here's what they'd do instead.


Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

Psychologists took mindfulness and science-tized it and called it Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT for short. Here's how it can help you.


This is the one character trait that successful people share

Successful leaders say a lack of accountability is a red flag that will turn their "yes" into a "no" when they are recruiting clients and new team members.


10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.


4 ways to use technology to get your best night’s sleep

We've rounded up the best sleep technology that you can use when counting sheep isn't enough to help you find that elusive good night's sleep.


6 basic computer keyboard shortcuts to get you back a few minutes of your life

With just a few basic tweaks to your routine, these keyboard shortcuts can buy you back the time you wasted on searching and copying and pasting at work.

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7 toxic bosses you should avoid like the plague

Difficult bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees. Here's what to do about it.


This is how to handle work emails while you’re on vacation, according to 12 experts

How should you handle those office housework emails and calls for help while you're supposed to be on vacation? We asked some experts.

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Amazon wants Alexa to be your new coworker

Do you need an executive assistant who can stay out of sight and always be ready to complete your bidding at your command? Amazon is banking on it.


These are the 8 friends you need to be happy in life

These are the 8 friends you need to be happy in life.


Here’s why someone in the back of the room fell asleep during your big presentation

Giving a big presentation can be daunting. Here are potential reasons why your words didn't resonate with everyone while at the podium.


How to be successful: 6 new shortcuts backed by research

The secret to succeeding faster isn’t working more, it’s working different.

Science of Work

This is the best trick to remember someone’s name

Next time you need to remember someone's name before an event, try speaking the name out loud. It's one of the best learning and memory tricks there is.


What if we just banned meetings?

Meetings can be productive and useful. Here's why and how.


This simple, surprising mental trick will improve your life, according to Steve Jobs

This surprising and underutilized approach to your success will set you apart from the pack.


This is the fun way to a meaningful life: 3 secrets backed by research

Groups will keep you alive longer and make you happy. Here's how to build the best ones for your future success.


4 ways leaders can assess their own performance during a reset

Good managers should take the time to evaluate their own performance at the end of each workday — after all, there's always room for improvement.


Caring less about your work is healthy. Here’s how to do it right.

To do our best work, we need to learn to let go of our charged emotions around our performance and productivity. Here's how to do it right.