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Work-Life Balance

Couldn’t take a vacation this year? Here are 5 ways to make the most of the rest of the summer

You don't have to give up on using vacation time during the warmer months just yet. Here are five ways to make the most of the remaining summer weeks.

How To

What to do (and not do) when you’re unemployed

Unemployment can wreak havoc on your peace of mind and your finances. There are some steps you can take to try to limit that negative impact.

Morning Routine

Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less

We’re here to help you. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.

How To

3 questions to help eradicate conflict in the workplace

When I see conflict, it often relates to turf. People retreat to protect their territory. After all, change means giving up something — right? Not always.

Communication

Rock the body. Body language, that is!

There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.

Productivity

Simple productivity hacks to immediately become more effective

What’s necessary to become more effective are straightforward, doable strategies that simplify your day and transform potential into productive outputs.

Office Life

Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team

Everyone loves high performers and categorizing people by performance has its benefits. However, the performance bias can create more harm than good.

How To

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

The key to getting unstuck is self-care, even when that feels like your lowest priority and the last thing you have time for.

Confidence

Gabrielle Union on why women need to stop feeling ‘lucky’ when someone likes their idea

At the 2018 #BlogHer conference, Gabrielle Union spoke out how about women should never just feel 'lucky' someone believed in their company.

How To

One of Oprah’s favorite thought leaders says these are the only 3 questions you need to ask yourself

Career expert Marie Forleo, one of Oprah's favorite thought leaders, says you only need to ask yourself 3 questions to find your passion.

Networking

8 alternatives to traditional business cards

New ideas for business cards, which showcase your name and title and clearly and easily offer others your preferred ways of being in touch.

Personal Finance

Is impostor syndrome costing you money?

Impostor syndrome isn't just an annoying feeling making us doubt ourselves — it has far-reaching implications and could be impacting your career.

Inspiration

Why imperfect is more beautiful than perfect

Perfect and beautiful aren’t the same. Perfect often degrades. It’s the flaws, the imperfections, the roughness around the edges that generate the beauty.

The Whole Human

The identity trap: Being less wrong

What we call an identity is mostly a product of memory, and memory — as both science and history have shown — is incredibly hazy and questionable.

The Whole Human

How to become the best version of yourself

I've noticed three ugly qualities in people that can prevent you from becoming better versions of yourself: Greed. Vanity. Addiction.

Productivity

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

Power over speed: “Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry.”

The Whole Human

10 ways to determine if you have healthy or destructive passion

The problem for most people is that they believe that passion is the moving cause, when in reality, passion is an effect.

News

Survey: 22% of workers ages 18-34 say they’ve been demoted

New data shows that 22% of workers ages 18-34 have "been demoted" on the job and 55% of those demoted ended up quitting after.

News

Trying too hard at work is not going to pay off, study finds

How hard should we try at work? Not too hard. Turns out, pouring your all into your work is not necessarily going to pay off in the end.

News

New study shows why Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ is not enough

An unintended side effect of the "lean in" message is it helped people believe women are responsible for causing and fixing the problems they face at work.

Success

The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky.

Hiring

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider these 3 questions before offering someone a job

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.

Self-Help

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

What if our beliefs about success are backwards? What if we could improve the odds of success when we quit and grit or perseverance leaves us worse off?

Mental Health

Feel good more often: Why you should celebrate small wins

Celebrating small wins is an important way to track incremental achievements and work toward much larger goals. Plus, it makes you feel good more often.

Parenting

How a month of paternity leave turned me into a competent dad

At the end of my wife’s maternity leave, I would take over. For a whole month, I was going on paternity leave. And I was starting to question my decision.