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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.

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Odds are ‘who you know’ isn’t going to help get you that job

Don't depend on the people you know to get you the job you want. Personal referrals from friends and former coworkers are mostly ineffective and costly to both employees and employers.


86% of people say work jeopardizes their attempts to stay healthy

New research has found that a whopping 86% of people say that work gets in the way of their attempts to lead healthy lives. How people feel about their work-life balance also seems to be trending downward, with just 30% reporting that they’re “satisfied” with it, versus 45% saying the same thing three years prior.


Majority of job seekers don’t negotiate for a higher salary

There are many ways that a salary negotiation can go wrong, but it turns out that some people aren’t even engaging in this discussion when they get picked for a job. A whopping 61% of people didn't ask for a bigger paycheck after they scored a job offer.


Relax! Using your cellphone at work won’t give you cancer

Frequent daily cellphone use most likely does not lead to an increased health risk according to a new report.


Survey: Employees say harassment goes unreported more than HR professionals do

Even after the #MeToo movement has made sexual workplace harassment a national conversation, there's still a sharp divide between the number of incidents and what actually gets reported to Human Resources.


Survey: Americans’ ideas of success go beyond income

A new poll has found that American success means wanting to earn more, so that we gain the freedom to work less. However, they don't want to earn too much.


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.


New study shows your face can reveal if you’re rich or poor

It all comes down to your expression lines.


New study proves people (and computers) can guess a person’s name by looking at his face

Dan? You look like every other Dan!