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  • The Case for Being Friends With Co-workers

    When it comes to personal relationships in the workplace, many career experts say you should be like a contestant on a reality TV show -- in other words, not here to make friends. But although socializing with colleagues can have its downsides, there are plenty of benefits to making friends at work.

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  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker

    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
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  • 5 Time-Saving Tips for Working Parents

    The mornings can be rough for anyone, but they’re all the more challenging when you’re trying to get kids ready and out the door, too. Here are five tips that will help you get going with a minimum of stress.
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  • 4 Ways to Be Productive in December

    If there were a contest to determine the least productive month of the year, December would win, hands down. Dark and cold as January or February, December also boasts a calendar full of holiday commitments both personal and professional. No wonder, then, that we sometimes have trouble getting things done.

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  • 3 Ways to Be a Better Listener

    After a lifetime of waiting for our turn to speak, it can be hard to close our mouths and open our ears. Which is too bad, because listening, although rarely mentioned in the skills section on a resume, is one of the most important things we can do to get ahead at work.

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  • Why You Should Call in Sick

    It's cold and flu season, and everyone in your office is sick. You can tell, because they're hacking and coughing in every cubicle and common area in your office. If only they'd stay home. Of course, when you fall ill, thanks to the fact that everyone at your company works when they're sick, you'll come in, too. And the cycle goes on.

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  • 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?

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  • 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:
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • Technology Giveth Jobs and It Taketh Them Away

    We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
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  • It’s Legal in 29 States to Be Fired for Being Gay (and Why That’s Bad for Business)

    Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business.
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  • Is Salary Transparency Good or Bad for Morale?

    How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence?
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  • Open-Plan Offices Are the Worst (Says a Study)

    All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
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  • 5 Small Changes That Will Make You Better at Your Job

    The internet teems with ideas on how to improve your performance at work, but most of the time, the advice focuses on big changes: taking a class or an entire degree, adopting an entirely new system for dealing with emails or tasks, or just plain changing your nature. Fortunately, there are plenty of little things you can do to be better at what you.

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  • What Type of 'Chair Sitter' Are You?

    The next time you roam the aisles of your office, try to spot these ten types of “chair sitters” and see if the descriptions below tell you anything about your co-workers.
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  • How to Make the Most of Your Day

    Today is a brand-new day, so why not make it a good one? Here are few ways to help you make the most of your busy day ahead.
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