• 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?
  • The Apocalypse Is Now: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
    On September 1, 2012, the city of Seattle's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance went into effect. Over a year later, business is booming in Seattle.
  • Over 50 and Looking for Work
    Workers over the age of 50 have their own unique set of problems to overcome, but there are ways for older job seekers to find work that suits them.
  • Is a Career as a Coroner Right for You?
    It might not be for everybody, but coroners make good money and perform a much-needed service at a difficult time. If you have the emotional sensitivity and physical aptitude, consider a career as a coroner.
  • How to Have a Successful Meeting
    We've all been there: stuck in another endless meeting, pinching ourselves to stay awake, daydreaming about all the productive things we could be doing instead. It doesn't have to be this way.
  • 5 Threats to Work-Life Balance

    Want to keep work from eating your entire life? Keep an eye on your daily habits. Little things can add up to unhealthy patterns that make you less productive and less happy -- both at work and at home.

  • On-the-Job Mind Control Techniques
    Want to become paranoid? Read this article. Never again will you assume that somebody said "thank you" because they're nice or have good manners. From now on, you'll have to wonder if they're trying to control your behavior with positive reinforcement.
  • When the Imposter in the Office Is You
    Sometimes seemingly successful people suffer from imposter syndrome, which is the belief that one's accomplishments are due to breaks or good luck, instead of natural talent and learned skill.
  • These States Protect Employees' Right to Password Privacy
    You go home, you remove your shoes, pour a glass of wine, and log on to social media sites to catch up with the latest news from your friends and to look at cat pictures. The next morning, your boss wants your social media passwords.
  • 3 Ways to Use Social Psychology to Get Ahead
    The more you understand people, the easier it becomes to give them what they want, and set them up to give you what you want. Use social psychology to your advantage in the workplace.
  • What's the Best Time to Ask for a Raise?
    Timing is everything. Ask for a raise at the right time and for the right reasons, and you just might get it.