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  • Is the 'New Domesticity' Bad for Women?

    Feminism may be the radical notion that women are people, but when it comes to women and work, it's more specifically the idea that women are people with financial power. What, then, should we make of the fact that women are increasingly "leaning out" and choosing to stay at home?

  • 5 Signs Telling You It's Time to Leave Your Job for Bigger and Better Things

    Is your career beginning to feel like it's on the road to nowhere ... and fast? It may be time to ditch that dead-end job and seek out the career that you want and deserve. Take a look at these signs to see if you're just burnt out or desperately in need of a change.
  • TED Talks: Getting Out of the 'Box' for More Out-of-the-Box Thinking

    Studies show that employees feel more than half of the time they spend in meetings is a complete waste of time. So, what's the secret to holding a productive meeting? Perhaps it's to have the meeting while walking. Hey, if these "take a stroll" meetings worked for business moguls like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, then our guess is that they will probably work for you too.
  • Your Knight in Shining Armor: 3 Lessons in Success from Sir Richard Branson

    If any one person comes to mind when someone says "serial entrepreneur," it's Sir Richard Branson. Even his name sounds fancy and successful, right? So, how does a drop-out with a learning disability become one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs to grace this planet (and maybe others)? Take a seat and fasten your seat belt ... it's time for takeoff.
  • 20 Inspirational Quotes for Job Seekers

    The task of finding a job can be overwhelming, discouraging, and down-right frustrating. Here are twenty inspiring quotes for job seekers to keep in their back pockets while job hunting.
  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SFOCrash #AmandaBynes #Hyperloop

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #SFOCrash, #AmandaBynes, and #Hyperloop. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? Well, somewhere among the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to having a career back-up plan, what is and isn't appropriate workplace attire, and eliminating the stress of your morning commute.
  • Underemployment: The Educated Person's Worst Nightmare

    Underemployed and not too happy about it? Here's an inspiring story to give you hope. PayScale spoke with Shaina Thompson, who has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's in education, to hear her experience with underemployment and how it motivated her to look beyond her degrees to discover what she really wanted to do in life.
  • Your Super-Cool Office Is a Trap

    Slides and fireman's poles replace the stairs. The cafeteria features free cereal and maybe even beer. You might even have a nap room, or a vacation policy that allows you unlimited time off. What's not to love about the new, trendy office? Well, for starters, it's a trick.

  • Quora Question of the Week: What Are Your Favorite Methods for Looking Busy at Work?

    Even if you're excellent at your job, you're probably not fully immersed in your work every second of the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's in your best interests, however, to look like you're busy, even when you're just catching up on your Facebook feed. PayScale turned to the Quora community for some tricks that will help you look like you're working hard, even when you're hardly working.
  • Turn That Frown Upside Down: Are You a Happy Employee? [infographic]

    The sad reality of having a job is that you probably hate it, at least some of the time. No one wants to do something that they "have" to do. So what does it take to make you a happy camper at work? Let's take a look at's infographic "What Makes an Employee Happy?" to find out.
  • 16 Semi-Serious Ways to Beat Stress

    The Quora community has answers to questions ranging from "How do I export a Twitter list to a text file?" to "What is the best Pixies album?" But some of the best replies are to more general questions that apply to almost everyone. Witness the astonishing 43 answers to the question "What is the simplest way to be calmer, to relax, and to reduce stress?"

  • 5 Career Lessons From the Ladies of "Mad Men"

    The critically acclaimed television series "Mad Men" captures the essence of what work life was like in the 1960s -- marital affairs, mini bars in each executive's office, smoking indoors, segregation, and gender inequalities. Over the course of the show, the women of "Mad Men" break down the barriers that confine them in the home and in the workplace. Let's take a look at the inspiring career lessons that these courageous ladies have taught us over the years.
  • Married Dads Whose Wives Don't Work Make More Money

    Want to earn more dough? Arrange to be a man, get married to a woman, have a kid -- and then ask your wife to stay home. According to a paper in American Sociological Review, you'll be making bank in no time. (If bank is defined as 4 percent more money, which in the post-recession age, it kind of is.)

  • 10 Organizational Tips for Professionals From Donna Smallin Kuper of

    A big part of being productive in work and life is staying organized. PayScale turned to professional organizer, Donna Smallin Kuper of, for some tips on how professionals can stay on top of things, whether they commute to an office or work at home.
  • Career Reality - Do You Have What it Takes to Work from Home?

    Imagine being able to roll out of bed each morning, slip into your bathrobe, and take a leisurely stroll down the hallway of your home, with coffee in hand, to your office? When most people think of working from home, this is what they imagine. Yet, the reality is all together something else. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at the work from home lifestyle from a real person who has accomplished this for eight years.
  • Does Work-Life Balance Apply to Single Women?

    No one could claim, with a straight face, that working moms have it easy. But in our eagerness to discuss ways to improve work-life balance for workers with families, we tend to overlook an important, underrepresented group: the single women who often make it possible for their married colleagues to be home by 6 p.m.

  • 'Working Class Foodies Cookbook' Review

    Working families have the added task of feeding everybody at the end of the day. Frozen and microwaveable meals offer convenience, but are often lacking in both flavor and nutrition. Some of us have a taste for gourmet food, but we are busy, and can't necessarily eat in a high-end restaurant every evening. We shouldn't have to give up good food.
  • Can You Have a Baby? Why Everything You Know About Fertility Statistics Might Be Wrong

    Just as the term "work-life balance" usually seems to apply to women, most of the concern of when to start a family revolves around female reproductive age. The popularly accepted wisdom is that women who want to have a successful pregnancy and birth should start trying for a baby in their early 30s, at the latest. By 40, as we all know, our chances of getting pregnant shrink to just 5 percent each month. There's just one problem: no one knows where that statistic comes from, and most of the recent fertility research says it's probably inaccurate.

  • How a Summer Vacation Can be a Boon for Your Career

    Every working person dreams of finding that ultimate work life balance. The stresses and pressure of a full time career, coupled with the demands of raising a family and running a household can take its toll on any working parent. Even if you are not a parent, but happen to have a job that causes you to work long hours, you may be headed for career burnout and poor health.
  • Lean on Me: What a "Lean In Circle" Can Do for Your Career

    Women have fought tirelessly over the decades for equal rights and have, thankfully, made giant strides. So, how is it that in 2013 women are still not "equal" to men in the workforce? Sadly, too many articles have been written blaming men and the proverbial glass ceiling for this unfortunate state of affairs. But hasn't the ceiling been shattered long ago? We should stop pointing fingers at the opposite gender and figure out a solution to eliminate the imbalance once and for all.
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