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Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.


Survey: More women are paying alimony and child support

In the eyes of the law, alimony payments are becoming a gender-neutral space. As more women become the primary wage earners of their household, this means that women are no longer off the hook from financially supporting their ex.


Smart or sad? One-third of us work during vacation to enjoy vacation

Respondents claimed it made them more productive during the summer if they didn't stop working completely. It may seem counterintuitive to the concept of a relaxing vacation, but some of us feel like we need to keep working on our breaks to feel less stressed about work.

Personal Finance

By 35, you apparently need to have twice your salary saved for retirement

Hope you've been saving since your nascent twenties because the number listed is not pocket change. Fidelity Investments experts said you need to have a year's worth of your salary saved by 30. By 35, that number needs to jump to double your salary.

Social Media

Instagram will let you track how much time you waste on its app

I have an Instagram account. Chances are, you probably have one too — just like the more than 500 million people who reportedly use the social media platform every day. But how much time is too much time? Instagrammers will be able to check out their "time spent" within the "Usage Insights" feature.


A digestive disaster! Employee bakes laxative-laced brownies for her coworker’s farewell

Before you eat the baked goods your coworker brought, make sure that you actually trust their good intentions. One 47-year-old Michigan employee was just fired for bringing laxative-laced brownies that were intended for a departing coworker's goodbye party.


Author Frank Hanna on why college shouldn’t be our best years

It's a tale as old as time: enjoy college, graduate, then watch younger people have all the fun you used to have as you struggle through your 9-to-5 job. But one author believes that there has to be a lot more to life than that.

Office Life

Why we fall for fake experts and how to watch out for them

It is too easy to be duped by charlatans in your office. They may look like experts, they may talk like experts, but when you take a deeper look, you realize that there is nothing of substance going on there.

Commencement Addresses

Justin Trudeau to NYU’s Class of 2018: ‘Do you want to win an argument or change the world?’

Here is the transcript (and video) of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commencement speech to NYU's Class of 2018.

Commencement Addresses

Rex Tillerson: ‘Integrity is the most valuable asset you have’

"Maintain and protect who you are, and remember that being a person with integrity is the most valuable asset you have," Rex Tillerson said in his speech to Virginia Military Institute graduates.


If you’re reading this, you’re too old to master a new language

Are you older than 10? It's too late for you to be perfectly fluent in a foreign language. Before you attempt to learn a new language as an adult, recognize the futility of your task.


Offices are being torn apart by Laurel and Yanny. Here’s why it’s definitely Laurel

If you work in an office with humans and computers there is a good chance that most of you are talking about the latest debate to take hold of the internet. Forget that banal blue white dress fiasco (and for the record, it was definitely blue), now it is all about Yanny-Laurel.


Survey: Managers spend 26% of their time coaching bad employees

It can be difficult to work with a lazy employee, but new data shows just how much time managers have to spend cleaning up their messes. Research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that managers spend more than 10 hours "coaching underperforming employees" during the workweek.


These are the best cities to start a new career

WalletHub analyzed 182 American cities in terms of "Quality of Life" and "Professional Opportunities," then assessed each in terms of 27 different factors — including the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity — to ultimately come up with their rankings.


Study: Almost half of Millennials expect to leave their job in 2 years

When it comes to jobs, millennials are not looking to stay in one place, always looking for greener pastures. According to a new survey of 10,455 employed millennials across 36 countries by Deloitte, millennials are not loyal to one employer.


Here are the Top 10 places in America for creatives

Some cities are more famous for their creative histories than others. But are those cultural centers the best places for creatives today? In many of those cities rising costs of living mean creatives struggle to meet financial milestones like buying a home or saving up for a secure retirement.


Here are the best colleges under $20,000 in each state

From a geographical perspective, there are affordable top-ranked programs in every region of the country. The West tends to have a higher number of inexpensive universities, like the University of New Mexico ($7,146) or Montana State University ($7,150), but similar price points can be found out East, too.


Thanks to Amazon, many parents won’t name their kids Alexa

After Amazon released its Alexa product line, the popularity of the name dramatically dropped off — by 21.3% in 2016, and another 19.5% last year.


2018 college graduates will earn an average salary of $50K

A new analysis by global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry shows that members of the Class of 2018 will rack up $50,390 a year on average — up from $49,000 last year.


Survey: 52% of workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017

Employees use an average of 17.2 days nationally — 0.4 days more than the year before and the third consecutive year the number has risen.

Office Life

Why ‘agreeing to disagree’ is a bad management tactic

When you decide to play referee with your team's disagreement, one of the worst things you can end the argument with is "agreeing to disagree."


This is exact time the average American first curses each day

OnePoll surveyed 2,000 Americans and found that cursing is the main way people show "frustration," at 63%, followed by "yelling" at 49% and "crying" at 39%. People turn to music for stress relief most often at 50%.


Study: Online crowdfunders trust woman-led ventures more

Looking at three years of Kickstarter data, the university found that women were more likely than men to have their startup ideas funded. Why? Because they were trusted more.

Office Life

Study: Women who interrupt conversation seen as less intelligent by men

When you interject your awesome point in a meeting, will your colleagues consider you assertive or rude? The answer may, unfortunately, depend on your gender, according to new research from Stanford’s Katherine Hilton, a doctoral candidate in linguistics.

Office Life

Survey: Millennials much more stressed than older colleagues

Stress does not get evenly distributed at work, a new survey of 4,500 people from the Mental Health Foundation has found. Turns out, age makes a significant difference in whether you find the workplace an oasis or a stressful nightmare.