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Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career

A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.

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Study: Perfectionism is on the rise among millennials

While holding to yourself to a high standard can help you strive for success, perfectionism can also hold your career back when it becomes your only metric for success and satisfaction.

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Study: Bosses should think twice about showing vulnerability

How much do our co-workers need to know about our personal lives? According to a LinkedIn and CensusWide survey, your answer differs depending on your age. Bosses, in particular, should never overshare.

Bosses

Study: This is the secret way your boss is snubbing you

When you're holding a phone at work, you may nod and speak at the right intervals, but people read your smartphone's presence as disinterest.

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Study: This is why Snapchat is bad for your career

Temporary social media like Snapchat and Instagram Stories pushes us to share risky photos, but they don't disappear from the recipients' minds.

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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.

Sleep

The 6 most dangerous sleeping habits for professionals

When a poor night’s sleep — thanks to a last-minute deadline! — becomes less random and more frequent, your performance may start to suffer.

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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.

News

Survey: This generation is most likely to tattle to the boss over annoying behavior

Baby Boomers are the least likely to tell an annoying coworker off, but they're also the most likely to tell the boss, according to a recent survey.

Office Life

This is why we value likability over competence

No one wants to work with a jerk, and we'll flee to other companies to avoid them. Here's what the science and the case studies say.

News

Survey: Americans no longer prefer male bosses

Fifty-five percent of Americans now say that they have "no preference" about their manager's gender, according to a new survey.

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This is what the most successful people do before bed every night

Before going to bed, there's a nightly ritual that successful business leaders like Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg do to prepare.

News

This is how much your parents’ jobs determine your future career

What your parents do for a living can make it more than 400 times more likely that you will inherit their career and follow in their footsteps.

Advice

This is the secret to being interesting to other people at parties

If the thought of small talk at office holiday parties gives you stress, do not fear — there's a science-backed way to be interesting to other people.

News

Anti-harassment training doesn’t work — but this does

Anti-harassment training doesn't work. The most effective solution to ending sexual harassment at work is hiring more women into positions of power.

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Study: Yes, you can be too smart for your own good at the office

You can, in fact, be too smart for your own good, according to a study on what people really want in employees and bosses. Tip: Intelligence isn't it.

Words at Work

Science: This is why you should say your controversial opinions out loud, not email them

Before you post your controversial hot take in your office chat, choose your setting wisely and consider the medium. You might want to talk it out.

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Drink up! Alcohol can actually improve your ability to speak a foreign language

It's well documented that drinking alcohol can loosen your tongue and inhibitions. Now a study says it may actually help you to speak a foreign language.

News

Study: Actually, psychopaths aren’t financial geniuses

How do you identify a manager who is a psychopathic force of manipulation and deception? Apparently, body language gives it away.

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Study: Witnessing rudeness in the morning will ruin the rest of your day

A new study found that exposure to rudeness works like a contagion, infecting our moods and productivity with its bad energy.

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Here’s how attractiveness can hurt you at work

It's clear that what you look like can affect your hiring process, but your attractiveness might not affect your job search in the ways you might think.

News

These high-paying jobs have the worst divorce rates

Doctors have the highest divorce rate — approximately 22% — of people in the highest-paying occupations in the nation. High income is no safety net.

News

Study: Adding 20 minutes to your commute is like getting a 19% pay cut

With each additional minute of commute time, your work satisfaction plummets, as does the state of your mental health. Meanwhile, your stress levels spike.

Productivity

Study: ‘Buddy system’ is a powerful way to change your habits

If you truly want to change, sometimes it's best not to go it alone. The buddy system works. Here's why, and how you can use it.

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Here’s why introverts pass up leadership opportunities at work — and how they can start taking the lead

Does your introversion hold you back from going for it at work sometimes? As it turns out, science may know why introverts often fail to emerge as leaders.