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Advice

5 reasons to be more like Larry David at work

Sometimes, your inner curmudgeon is your best asset.

Pop Culture

The stars of ‘Million-Dollar Listing’ share their secrets to success (and tell you to love your haters)

Love your haters.

Success

7 signs Sean Spicer missed his declining influence. Are you doing the same?

Keep your eyes and ears open.

Success

The best inspirational notes celebrities wrote to themselves

Write yourself a check for $10 million.

Success

The Game of Thrones guide to success at work (with spoilers)

Just don't be Cersei, whatever you do.

Salary Negotiation

This is a powerful lesson about being underpaid from ‘Hawaii Five-O’ stars

Sometimes you have to walk away.

Layoffs

A former British Vogue editor shows what not to say after you’ve been fired

Don't do these things.

Age at Work

This is why Silicon Valley CEOs always think they’re the good guy

They share a lot about themselves.

Pop Culture

Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer on career switches: ‘All you can do is focus on the future’

Don't look back if you're trying to move forward.

Success

Martha Stewart’s career success lessons become a musical

It sounds like a good thing.

Pop Culture

Jackass creator Jeff Tremaine on success: ‘It was baffling to me’

You never expect success when it comes.

Pop Culture

3 brilliant tips for emotional intelligence from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

We can all be as strong as hell.

Pop Culture

6 success rituals you can borrow from star athletes

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Dwayne Wade, and Michael Jordan all have used techniques to succeed that you can borrow.

Pop Culture

5 ways Wonder Woman succeeded against the odds (and you can too)

Turn your weaknesses into strengths.

Inspiration

The ‘George Washington’ battle plan for career success after 40

Ian Kahn, who plays George Washington on 'Turn,' absorbed some of the Founding Father's wisdom.

Entertainment

We all have a little Elsa in us at work, says co-author of ‘Frozen’

Let it goooooo.

Work Fashion

Can you wear cargo shorts to work? The 5-point guide to summer clothing at the office

The office clothing to wear that's comfortable but still professional during the sweatiest and yet most air-conditioned time of the year.

Food at Work

TV chef Adam Richman knows ways to improve your sad desk lunch

A few condiments can change everything.

News

Pharrell Williams tells grads the secret of motivation: ‘Serve humanity’

Success is not about how many Instagram followers you have. It's about what you're achieving.

Inspiration

Will Ferrell tells new grads how he overcame his fear of failure

"My fear of failure never approached in magnitude my fear of 'what if'. What if I never tried at all?"

News

Bill Gates tweets to new grads: ‘This is an amazing time to be alive’

In only 14 tweets, Gates offered career advice and inspiration to new graduates.

Entertainment

‘Designated Survivor’ star Maggie Q talks to us about not living your life for compliments

"I love naysayers, I love when people doubt you, I love when people don’t think you’re good, because I think that they add to a very healthy balance."

Entertainment

The 2017 Tony Awards nominees share their success secrets with us

Sally Field, Josh Groban, Eva Noblezada and more tell us how they stay successful.

Pop Culture

Movie star Alan Cumming’s secret to work success: ‘Smother people with kindness’

"There is no situation in life that won't go better for you with kindness."

Pop Culture

New Heineken commercial goes viral with examples of working out conflicts

We live in polarizing times, but we can resolve our conflicts.

Distractions

Clippy, the Office assistant, has become an icon

Clippy, once an Office assistant, is now a king.

Salary

Beyoncé creates a new college scholarship, because your best revenge is your paper

The former college skeptic embraces higher education.

Pop Culture

It took a decade to become an overnight success, says ’13 Reasons Why’ star Christian Lee Navarro

The young actor talks about how his overnight success took a decade.

Pop Culture

What do reality TV contestants do about their jobs while they’re chasing fame?

How do reality TV contestants find a place in the working world?

Pop Culture

5 ways to rock your career, according to Netflix’s ‘Girlboss’

"Know what your sh*t is worth.*

Career lessons from The Walking Dead and other great TV shows

If zombies can teach you anything, it's that you shouldn't let power go to your head.

Levelling Up

A statue of a fierce young girl is reminding companies to hire more women on Wall Street

The little girl is a bigger sensation than the big, bad bull.

Pop Culture

7 success lessons from the Russian spies of ‘The Americans’

Here's what you can learn about work by watching "The Americans." Spoiler: many of the lessons are about paying more attention to the people around you.

Purpose

‘Top Chef’ winner Brooke Williamson on the secret to victory in your career

One thing you need: to really, truly, have fun. Otherwise, winning is meaningless, says 'Top Chef' winner Brooke Williamson.

The Whole Human

What DJ Khaled can teach you about winning at life

A self-made millionaire rapper tells you how to overcome what's holding you back.