• It's the Hard Knock Life for Working Mothers
    You arrive at work with peanut butter on your skirt and spit up on your shoulder. You duck into the bathroom to apply the lipstick you didn't have time for this morning, and arrive at your desk just a few minutes late. The baby was up all night. Then, things get worse.
  • Combine Book Smarts and Street Smarts to Be a Success
    After graduating from college, most people look for and expect to get a job. However, the skills you used to do well in school are not the same as the skills you need to do well on a new job.
  • Office Talk: When the Boss Talks About You
    It may feel like you're back in seventh grade. Two people in another room are talking about you. Instead of the popular girl and your best friend discussing your new haircut, your boss and your co-worker are discussing your job performance. And it's legal.
  • 3 Awesome Changes Coming in 2014 to California's Employment Laws
    It's a great time to live and work in and California. Three important new policy changes are going into effect in 2014 that give additional rights and benefits to employees in that state.
  • 3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Career
    LinkedIn is a social networking tool with many hidden gems. Some people don't use it in an efficient manner, and some people simply don't use it enough to enjoy the potential benefits.
  • 3 Conference Tips for Shy People
    Whether it's to pick up continuing education credits or network with others in your field, attending conferences offers a unique way to expand your work beyond the scope of the office. But what if you're shy? Even if you hate crowds, traveling, and conversations with strangers, these tips will help you get the most out of the experience.
  • New Farm Bill Might Allow Agribusinesses to Stiff Workers
    The House of Representatives is currently considering weakening the FLSA rights of agricultural workers. The FLSA was designed to protect all those who toil under the employ of others. If we start taking away one group of workers' rights, whose rights will we take away next?
  • Secrets About Men's Income and Happiness, Revealed
    Harvard University has released the results of the longest running longitudinal study of human development in history. They began following 268 male undergraduate students in 1938. Today, they have revealed much about the relationship between happiness and money.
  • The Supreme Court Is Listening to a Lot of Employment-Related Cases Right Now
    Workers and laborers continue to file employment-related lawsuits challenging discrimination and wage violations. Some make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Don't Wait -- Get Promoted Now
    Waiting for the right moment may take forever. Instead of waiting, plan and create the perfect moment to show your employer why you should be promoted, then ask for a promotion.
  • Is It Fair to Pay Some Workers Less Than Minimum Wage?
    There has been much discussion and debate recently about whether the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour should be raised. Some argue that this wage is so low it must be doubled to fairly compensate those who labor in the employ of others. It may come as a surprise that there are people who earn less than the federal minimum wage, and it is legal.
  • Ditching the Humanities for STEM Is a Bad Idea
    Science, technology, engineering, and math jobs are considered the wave of the future. The liberal arts and humanities are in danger of being dropped by some state universities in favor of STEM programs. However, the power of STEM majors to guarantee employment with high salaries may be a myth.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Value of a Well-Rounded Education
    Critical thinking is a valuable life skill that we often develop during our school years. Many of the most successful among us earned well-rounded, higher educations and the ability to think critically.
  • 3 Networking Strategies That Resemble Stalking
    There is a fine line between networking or following up on a job lead, and stalking a potential employer. Don't be the guy in the clown suit that appears outside the window at night.
  • 4 Resiliency Lessons When Work Is Tough
    Work isn't always easy. Difficult bosses, difficult clients, and feeling trapped at work may lead to depression and other health problems. Building resiliency helps you maintain both physical and psychological health.
  • 6 Public Speaking Tips for Shy People
    If having to give a presentation at work makes you feel a bit queasy, you might not be sick. Instead, you might be a bit shy. You, too, can become an effective speaker.
  • The Rich Really Are Different From the Rest of Us
    The differences between the rich and the poor go beyond their pocketbooks. The psychology of the rich is different than the psychology of the poor. The big question might be, are they born or made?