• What to Do When Your Job Is Boring

    There are thousands of articles on how to cope when you absolutely hate your job. But what about when your job isn't awful, but it isn't exactly great, either?

  • Want to Be a Success? Learn to Say No

    After a few years of building our careers, many of us learn to be fairly accommodating, in order to get along with our colleagues -- and bosses. The problem with learning to say yes, readily, is that it becomes hard to say no when you have to. And if you can't say no, you sometimes can't advance your career to the next level.

  • 3 Business Lessons They Don't Teach In School (But Should)
    Learning from books is valuable but will only get you so far in life. The "school of hard knocks" is an effective teacher, and offers different lessons than in the halls of academia. Both sets of lessons are valuable and even necessary in the workplace. Here are some hard-knock lessons that universities should consider adding to the curriculum:
  • 5 Ways to Be More Thankful for Your Job

    If you have any presence on social media this Thanksgiving season, or friends with good attitudes, you're probably already familiar with the idea of gratitude journaling, the practice of listing things for which you're grateful. But what if you're feeling less than grateful about your work situation this year?

  • The Productivity Hacker Tim Ferriss Shares His Tips
    We recently had the opportunity to interview Tim Ferriss, one of the most productive people on Earth and author of "The 4 Hour Work Week," "The 4 Hour Body" and "The 4 Hour Chef." Since we all could use a little more productivity in our lives, here are some pro tips from the master himself:
  • 5 Tips To Write Effective Work Emails
    Work emails are vastly different from personal emails. Treating work emails like personal emails will render them ineffective because they will not be taken seriously nor understood. Here are some tips to help you write emails that actually accomplish something and reduce your workload.
  • Despite Legal Issues, Goldie Blox Still Rocks for Girls in Tech
    You've probably already seen the genius advertisement for Goldie Blox, the engineering toy specifically for girls set to the catchy Beastie Boys song, “Girls.” Despite the company’s public battle to keep their creative girls-only remix of the song in their ad, Goldie Blox takes the cake for putting engineering in pretty little minds of young girls everywhere.
  • 5 Ways to Waste Time at Work

    Ever wonder where the time goes at work? One minute, you're sitting down to make your to-do list, and the next, it's 5 p.m., and you still have two hours of work left to do.

  • #PayChat: Is Your Job Stressing You Out?
    Is work-related stress taking over your life? In today’s world many Americans are feeling overworked and under pressure. Heavy workloads, long hours, poor management, insufficient training and lack of resources all contribute to increased levels of stress.
  • Women in Tech Are Closing Out 2013 With a Big Bang!
    The tech industry spoke, and the ladies listened. We’ll take a look at how women are geeking out (in the most fabulous way) and making their mark on the computer science industry this year.
  • 3 Ways to Calm Down at Work

    If you have a big interview, or a major presentation, or even just a normal, everyday stressful job, you're probably familiar with anxiety. And although at a certain point, professional assistance might be required, you can deal with day-to-day nerves with a few simple tricks.

  • 10 Job Options for Mothers Wanting to (Re)Enter the Workforce
    Whether you’re a mother looking to start a career, reenter the workforce, or just make a few bucks on the side, here are some family-friendly options to help you get back to the grind.
  • Your Company Is Probably Starting to Analyze You in Unbelievable Ways

    How much does your employer know about you? If they're using "people analytics," the application of big data analysis to human resource management, the answer is: probably a lot.

  • An Internship Is Not an Entry-Level Job
    In the great debate about whether internships are really just a way for employers to take advantage of free labor, people forget that an internship is not, or should not be, an entry-level job.
  • Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There's a Law for That!
    Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
  • 3 Ways to Create a More Productive Workspace

    For every expert who tells you that keeping a tidy desk is the only way to get stuff done, there's another who swears that messy = productive. So how can you make sure your workspace is truly productivity-enhancing?

  • Put Down Your Phone to Be Happy and Successful

    Roll your eyes all you want: Smartphone addiction is real, and many of us have it. A Harvard Business School study found that 70 percent of surveyed professionals look at their phone within an hour of getting up, 56 percent check their phone within an hour of going to bed, and 48 percent check their phone on the weekend. The result of this is that many working people are essentially always plugged into their jobs.

  • To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story
    Once upon a time Mr. Smith showed the CEO of Proctor & Gamble a PowerPoint presentation, but the CEO never looked at the pretty pictures on the big screen. That's because the CEO was more interested in what Mr. Smith had to say.
  • Having Kids Helps Your Pay -- If You're a Man

    According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women with children under the age of 18 make less than women who don't have children. Men, on the other hand, tend to make more money if they have kids. So what gives?

  • Experience vs. Education – Which One Takes the Cake?
    Our parents told us to work hard and get into a good college so that we’d all have bright, prosperous futures. However, in today’s recovering economy, does having a degree necessarily make you a better fit than someone with ample experience and no degree?