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Commencement Addresses

Sheryl Sandberg: ‘It’s not enough to have a good idea … we have to know when to stop a bad one’

Here is the transcript of Sheryl Sandberg's commencement speech to MIT's Class of 2018.

News

Survey: 8% never plan to retire and 61% ‘don’t know’ how much money they’ll need

While research has found that 21% of American adults have nothing saved for retirement, new findings show that the Golden Years aren’t in the cards for everyone, and many aren’t even sure how much they’ll need to get there.

News

New CDC data reveals which Americans are shacking up together

Moving in with someone is a choice some of us make for the adventure of love or for the convenience of splitting a rent check. Now, new data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given us a fuller look into which couples are cohabitating together and why.

Health

This is why you may be feeling a little blue even though it is summer

Summer is usually one of the best times of the year. Most of us have finally gotten over the harshness and challenges of winter (and often spring) and are just so excited for the warmer temperatures and sunlight. However, many people are actually feeling a bit depressed right now and there is a good reason for it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 1% of the population during the summer season. 

Inspiration

Here are the Disney Princesses reimagined as empowered women

A lot has been said about the Disney Princesses over the years and it usually falls along the lines of criticism. Even though the characters are becoming more progressive in the last few years (Moana, Mulan, Anna and Elsa of Frozen) the Princesses of yesteryear (Arielle, Belle, Aurora) are said to promote body shaming and sexist gender stereotypes and why do they brush their hair with forks?

Mental Health

Exercise can help you feel less depressed according to a new study

Working out has been proven to be very beneficial to those of us with anxiety and work stress. But now a new study finds that certain kinds of exercise can also help with depression.

How To

When it comes to wedding gifts this year, remember: Go with cash!

Summer is wedding season, which means that you'll probably spend a lot of time stocking up on wedding presents for all your friends and family members tying the knot — just don't make the wrong choices.

News

Survey: White men more likely to get raises they ask for than people of color

Everyone is asking for more money from their bosses, but not everyone is getting it. According to a new PayScale survey of over 160,000 workers, white people are more likely to get the raises they ask for than people of color.

Job search

LinkedIn Jobs will help you track your potential commute times

When it comes to work, we all know that getting there is half the battle — which is why a new feature could come in handy. LinkedIn announced that its new "Your Commute" capability will let users see how long it'll take to travel to a position as they scour LinkedIn Jobs on their mobile device.

News

Survey: 22% of managers consider workers who take a lunch break to be ‘less hardworking’

While it can be hard enough to figure out what to eat for lunch at work, it turns out that some employees feel like taking a lunch break tarnishes their manager's perception of them. They may be right.

Morning Routine

Sorry, but we’re just not ready for broccoli coffee

You know when you are eating broccoli and then you wash it down with a nice cup of coffee? No? That's right because hopefully, you have working taste buds.

News

Survey: 64% of employees would accept a promotion without a raise

For some, moving up the corporate ladder doesn't always have to include a heftier paycheck — sometimes a promotion will do just fine. In fact, 64% of employees surveyed say that they'd take a higher job title without a raise, according to new data from staffing firm OfficeTeam. This number was 55% in 2011.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in June 2018

To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has put together this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of June 2018.

News

Why Uber’s CEO encouraging employees to say they ‘have the D’ is causing a stir

When you speak in the unnatural language of spreadsheets and business how-to guides, you may end up saying something that you never intended to mean. Take Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's faux pas as a cautionary tale.

Mentors

Why the real Carrie Bradshaw (who was a broke, scrappy freelancer who couch-surfed) is a career role model

Upon the show's 20th anniversary this week, the 30-something single woman who made running in heels look effortless and showed that single women in their 30s are not sad spinsters but thriving, successful and powerful women with great wardrobes, Carrie Bradshaw is getting a lot of attention.

Office Life

Study: Busy managers more likely to treat employees unfairly

When the boss is overworked, their employees' needs and wants drop to the bottom of the to-do list, a new study in the Academy of Management Journal found. Concerned employees find a boss who is too busy to meet with them, one who cannot be bothered to explain day-to-day decisions.

News

A scientist has created an algorithm for the perfect amount of coffee

Senior research scientist Jaques Reifman, who works on biotechnology software for the U.S. Army, has discovered the perfect amount of coffee an individual should drink to stay alert based on an algorithm.

Millennials

Move over Millennials – Here’s how Gen Z is going to do your job

The generation that’s made a collective career out of brazen entrepreneurialism and brattiness (“They’re brash, they’re narcissistic, they’re entitled,” says the Times, “Or so the cliché goes”) has new competition in the workplace: Generation Z.

News

Apple’s new ‘app limits’ feature can help curb smartphone use

Instagram lets you track how much time you waste on its app, but Apple also showed that it wasn’t far behind, announcing yesterday that the iOS 12 update coming this fall will include "App Limits" that helps restrict the amount of usage, according to your settings.

Work-Life Balance

Frequent business travelers 92% more likely to be obese

When you travel for business, you get to see the wonders of the world on your boss' dime. It may be fun, it may even boost your professional career, putting you on track for that promotion, but new research found that those frequent flier miles can come at a great personal cost to your health.

Personal Finance

The cities where housing costs as a percent of income are highest (and lowest)

Millions of American families struggle to pay mortgage payments. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, nearly 7 million American households were severely housing cost-burdened in 2016, meaning they spent over 50% of their income on housing costs.

News

Survey: 60 years old is the latest you can start a new career

According to a new survey from SeniorLiving.org, after a certain age, it may become impossible to make a successful do-over and start a new career.

Sleep

Your terrible sleep habits are making you eat more junk food

According to a new study from the University of Arizona in Tucson, people who have poor sleep habits tend to do some major late night snacking. This can increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.

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.

Social Media

Survey: Number of teens using Facebook plummets since 2015

Your teenager might ditch Facebook soon, if they haven't already — recent research from the Pew Research Center found that 51% of Americans age 13 to 17 report using the platform, down from 71% in 2014-2015, when it was the most popular social media platform surveyed.