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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.


Study: A top promotion can double a woman’s chance of divorce

A woman's professional success may come at the cost of her marriage. When women got promoted to the top job in their field, it doubled their chances of a divorce. The same was not true for men being promoted.


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.


It’s in the tea leaves: Study says one cup a day boosts creativity

Next time you're looking for inspiration for your next brainstorming session, take a break to brew yourself a cup of tea. Just one cup of black tea has the power to boost creativity long after you drink it.


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.


This is why you’ll try harder at age 29, 39, 49, 59 …

If you are feeling a sudden burst of motivation to tackle a big goal, your age may be the cause.


Study reveals the reason people quit while they are ahead

Now that the Olympics have ended, many gold medalists from the 2018 Winter Games may be taking a long, sometimes permanent, break from the sports they spent years working to be the best at.


Study: Your office’s dim lighting could be making you a dimwit

If you are having trouble remembering what you did today at work, your office light may be the culprit. A new study published in Hippocampus found that dim lighting makes it harder to learn and remember tasks.


Study: Workplace wellness programs do not save employees money or make them healthier

Over 50 million workers are currently enrolled in workplace wellness programs, but a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that these programs did not significantly save employees money or make them healthier.


Study: Yes, you may be able to catch up on sleep during the weekend

Stop feeling guilty for hitting snooze on Sunday morning. The extra sleep will help you recover from the week before, and help you prepare for the long week ahead.


Study: Need for peer approval is the biggest motivator at work

Wanting a gold star of approval is not a desire we outgrow after grade school, new research on motivational messages found. An email telling you that "you are not a top performer" could be the most effective message to change your behavior.


Study: This is how much non-compete clauses hurts employees

Noncompete clauses, or agreements to delay working for a competing company, can follow us long after we've left a job, limiting our options to find work in our cities and reducing our salaries for years.

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Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

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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.


Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.