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  • 3 Ways to Maximize Your Lunch Break

    Instead of eating at your desk, taking a little break and getting some fresh air during the day may help relieve stress and reduce afternoon fatigue. Make the most of your lunch break. Following are just three ways you can maximize your time off in the middle of the day.
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  • 3 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Not Hate Your Job So Much

    Even if your New Year's motivation is still pumping through your veins, it’s difficult to coax yourself out of bed every morning if you’re heading to a job that you absolutely despise. The good news is, you’re definitely not alone – the better news is, there are things that you can do to keep your goal of not hating your 9-to-5 so much.
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  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party

    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
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  • It’s My Career and I’ll 'Wine' if I Want To

    For all the ladies out there who like to enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, why not make a career out of it? The wine industry is calling your name and so are the new organizations catering to women vintners popping up around the country. Let’s all raise a glass to the women breaking through the “glass” (ceiling) in the wine-making industry.
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  • Coffee Good, Coffee Bad: Which Is It?

    Picture the scene: you are late for work. The line at your favorite coffee shop is out the door and around the corner. You get in line and wait anyway.
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  • Fast Food Jobs Are Fast Tracks to Dead Ends

    The face of the fast food worker has changed drastically. No longer a pimply-faced teenager fumbling through his first experience with employment, your cashier is an adult.
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  • The Face of the Fast Food Worker's Strike

    Working women and mothers are the face of the fast food strikes. Unable to bring their families out of poverty on minimum wage, workers have taken their demands for reasonable pay to the streets.

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  • Low Pay Is Not Okay

    Fast food workers took to the streets yesterday with chants such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, poverty wages have got to go!" But who is paying more attention to the plight of the low wage worker? Lawmakers, or the customers buying cheap lattes and Big Macs?
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  • National Fast Food Workers Strike for Living Wages

    Fast food workers are no longer fighting their battles alone. Various groups, including union organizers and religious groups, are calling for fast food workers across the nation to walk off their jobs together.
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  • Chocolate Consultant or Chocolate Taster?

    Chocolate has been linked to some of the "feel good" chemicals in our brains, so professional chocolate tasters and entrepreneurial chocolate consultants must be some of the happiest people on the planet. Their dentists must be getting rich, too.
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  • Chef Gordon Ramsay: Tyrant or Teddy Bear?

    Can a man who uses the F-word every other breath while yelling at cooks really be kind, sweet, and a joy to be around? Anyone who has watched him hug "MasterChef" contestants goodbye has to wonder.
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  • Is Culinary School Worth It?

    Meet Anastasia Cassidy, recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu of Boston. She has kindly agreed to answer some questions for PayScale in the hopes of giving students considering culinary education information to make a wise decision.
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  • Restaurants Do Not Want You to Read This

    Contrary to popular opinion, taking that lunch break away from the office for restaurant food and fun may decrease your productivity in the afternoon. It may be better for workers to stay in the office until the workday is over.
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  • What Does Your Cup of Joe Say About You? [infographic]

    Your morning cup of joe might reveal more about you than you think. Check out this comically accurate infographic to see if your coffee fits your personality. You may be surprised to find out that you're more of a "latte" than a "frappuccino" after all.
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  • This Is a Real Job: Writing Fortune Cookie Fortunes

    If you always wanted to be a writer, but just can't seem to sit still long enough to craft the next "War and Peace," do not despair. Consider writing fortune cookie fortunes. This wild and wacky job only requires one or two sentences per publication, a short (short) story writer's dream job.
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  • 5 Business Dining Survival Tips

    Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ate her meal before going to the barbecue for the wrong reasons: it was considered unladylike to be hungry. However, even today there may be some logic to not going to a business meal ravenous. Business lunches and business dinners are the worst dining experiences of all, because they are never about the food.
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  • Chocolate Isn't Good Enough: Become an Ice Cream Guru

    Ben & Jerry's is only one company that employs ice cream gurus. If you really love eating ice cream, there are plenty of employers out there willing to pay you to do it. Add this to the list of wacky and wonderful jobs.
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  • Beer Is Great for Business

    Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
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  • Restaurant Recommendation Site: The Next Best Thing in Neuroscience?

    If you are traveling for business and looking for a place to eat, the new website NARA might have some good recommendations for you. The site claims to use the same type of networking as in your brain to create a list of restaurants that will appeal to your particular tastes.
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  • Office Eating Etiquette

    The best practice for eating in the office might be: don't. Here's why.
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