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News

Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity

An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.

Sports

The best LeBron James NBA Finals memes related to work

After Cleveland lost Game One of the NBA Finals due to a miscue by J.R. Smith, LeBron James' visible frustration at Smith became our frustration to repurpose for anyone who has dealt with disappointment at work.

Job Search

8 surprising health and fitness jobs you can do from home

The health and fitness industry is one that is growing in its work-from-home options. While some health and fitness jobs will always require an in-person presence, there are others that can be taken into the virtual work world. And some of these jobs are pretty surprising.

Commencement Addresses

Abby Wambach to Barnard’s Class of 2018: ‘Demand the ball’

Here is the transcript (and video) of soccer star Abby Wombach’s commencement speech to Barnard's Class of 2018.

Success

What we can learn about focus from a professional cliff diver

The thought of diving off a 27-meter platform eight stories above open water would stress most people out but for professional cliff diver David Colturi, sitting at a cubicle invokes much more fear. 

News

Olympic champ Chloe Kim on the secret to facing challenges head on

This is how she conquered the halfpipe.

sports

March Madness costs the average employee 6 hours of productivity

New findings show that the average employee spends six hours (25.5 minutes per day) on "sports-related activities" over the course of the NCAA basketball tournament.

News

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.

Inspiration

Olympians with side hustles

If you’ve been breathlessly watching the dispatches from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you’ve noticed a lot of athletes on top of their winter sports game.

News

What Fergie’s National Anthem disaster (and response) can teach us about embracing failure

Fergie didn't shy away from the spotlight after her National Anthem performance. Instead, she embraced the moment and took full responsibility for how her rendition went.

Inspiration

Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim shows us why enjoying the moment can make you more successful

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

Humor

Thought you were having a bad day at work? At least you didn’t make this Olympic-sized mistake

Chicago TV station WLS-Channel 7 had a very bad Saturday morning:

Inspiration

Get inspired by Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon’s Olympic comeback

Four years ago, figure skaters Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon were eating In-N-Out cheeseburgers in shared misery after being left off the U.S. Olympics team roster. Here's how they maintained the focus necessary to keep going after a long setback.

News

59% of employees skip work or show up late the day after a major sporting event

A staggering 72% of HR managers reported that they think the day following the Super Bowl "should be a paid national holiday from work."

Success

This is why LeBron James doesn’t lose sleep over losses

By prioritizing his family's achievements over his professional accomplishments, LeBron James is pushing back against the narrative that your job needs to be your everything.

Pop Culture

6 success rituals you can borrow from star athletes

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Dwayne Wade, and Michael Jordan all have used techniques to succeed that you can borrow.

News

Venus Williams will fund women entrepreneurs in a new TV series

Venus Williams, four-time Olympic gold medal winner, owner of seven Grand Slam singles titles and tennis icon for all, has forever changed the way women's tennis is played with her power game where serves set the tone.

Office Life

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for being late and partying. Don’t do that.

Being a good teammate and leader means showing up when your team does.

Levelling Up

NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs show superstitions are linked to success

We are in the midst of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and hockey newbies like me are catching up on decades of rivalries, but as I learn about what a puck going where means, I also need to educate myself on the equally important rituals.