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Why it’s OK to focus on your career over starting a family
It’s easy to start feeling left out and panicked that your friendships may diverge because you are not rushing to get a bun in the oven. Whether it is friends or family, there’s no need to feel guilty about choosing your career over kids.
Here are the Top 10 ways people exact revenge on their coworkers
Think about it: How many times has getting angry, led you to get even? If you've done so in the workplace, you're not alone.
These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)
Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018. The UN considers six different factors—GDP, life expectancy, social support, generosity, freedom, and corruption—across 156 countries when putting together this list. GOBankingRates.com then looked at the rankings and determined the average annual wage and unemployment rate for each country to determine if there was a strong correlation between economic factors and overall happiness.
How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you
Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.
Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things
Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.
Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you
You cannot be liked by everyone, but these secrets can make you more liked by just about everyone (everyone worth being liked by anyway).
The email every leader should write
Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.
Study: Doing this at work could sabotage your sleep
New research has found that acting immorally at work might also throw a wrench in your quality of sleep, among many other findings.
Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done
While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.
Science says: Complaining about your bad boss will make it worse
According to a recent study, slamming your boss to a colleague, particularly a "passive listener," can make you angrier, more pessimistic, and a worse employee.
These are the 10 adjectives you’re using too often
We know that there are many words that can make you look dumb, plus, phrases that can make you seem passive-aggressive, clueless and ridiculous, but it turns out that there are also a bunch of adjectives that you’re probably using too frequently as well.
Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money
A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...
5 ways to pick the right mentor for your career
The right mentor can shape the course of your career — here's what to look for in one.
This is the personality type most annoyed by grammar mistakes
If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a sociolinguist, who studies how language use varies across social groups, is not annoyed by those errors at all. So we did some research to find out what makes some people more sensitive to writing mistakes than others.
How you can encourage your company to make an impact
Every company wants to turn a profit and keep their shareholders happy, but I know from experience that businesses can make money and be a force for good.
20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked
Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:
Introverts are natural disruptors – Here’s why
Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain works to make introverts around the world feel empowered at home and at the office. She recently sat down with world-leading business thinker Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and host of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, to discuss why introversion goes hand-in-hand with positive disruption.
6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job
Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.
These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs
Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it
Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.
3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn
A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.
Study: Hurting a voodoo doll that represents our bad boss makes us feel better
To figure out what drives employees to the extremes of retaliation, a new experimental study sought to give employees haunted by abused supervisors an outlet for their frustrations without having them resort to fists. Researchers recruited 229 employees and asked them to take their job frustrations on an online voodoo doll representing their abusive boss. Apparently, when your boss is a pain in the neck, sticking pins into a doll's neck that represents our boss soothes us.
Happiness hacks to reinvigorate your workday
Since the State of the Global Workplace Report indicates 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, that is why implementing workplace happiness hacks are imperative.
11 things you need to do before your first day of work
You want to make a great first impression and appear at the top of your game even though you don’t know what to expect. Check these tasks off your to-do list the night before the big day so that you’re completely prepared.
4 signs of a dysfunctional workplace you can spot in an interview
At first, you’re excited about all the possibilities: a name brand company, a higher salary, a more prestigious title. Those perks make you happy for a while, but eventually, the shine wears off and you start to question the bigger picture.