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  • 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 Yast.com's infographic "What Makes an Employee Happy?" to find out.
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  • 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?"

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  • Office Eating Etiquette

    The best practice for eating in the office might be: don't. Here's why.
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  • 5 Business Lessons from Big Brother

    Big Brother is back on CBS for the 15th installment of the popular reality game show. 16 new houseguests signed up to live in close quarters with cameras watching their every move all in hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize.
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  • 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.
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  • Think Email Makes You More Productive? Think Again!

    Email makes us feel more efficient, because it makes communication faster. Sometimes, however, faster communication doesn't equal productive communication.
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  • Should You Be Friends With Your Coworkers?

    We spend most of our waking hours at work and tend to have at least something in common with our coworkers (even if, worst-case scenario, it's only that we're all looking for another job). So it's natural that we might want to make friends with some of our colleagues. But should we?

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  • What to Do When the Boss Is Racist

    The aftermath of the Paula Deen firing has brought up many issues for employees, not the least of which is what the heck we're supposed to do when the boss exhibits inappropriate behavior. In a long career, most of us will run into something that sets off our radar, whether it's racism, sexism, or homophobia. It's bad enough when it's a coworker, but when it's your boss, you'll have to approach the situation with special care. Here's what to do.

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  • 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.
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  • What Can You Learn From a Rejection Letter?

    As a job seeker, it’s common to get at least one rejection letter from a company where you’ve applied for work. Candidate rejection letters can seem like a slap in the face, when really they are meant to foster good will with candidates who may not be suited for a job at the present time. If you look beyond the actual rejection itself, you may see that there are some things to be learned from receiving a rejection letter.
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  • Tips for Handling Multiple Job Offers Without Going Insane

    It’s every job seekers dream. Imagine the thrill of getting multiple job offers from companies that want to hire you, now. But before you do cartwheels around the house, remember that this can be a confusing time too, filled with worry over what job will provide the best option for your career path. It can be difficult to decide what job offer will give you the compensation and professional reward you deserve.
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  • 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.
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  • 8 Ways You May be Annoying Your Co-workers (Without Realizing it!)

    With so many people working in cramped cubicles, sharing offices and work stations; it’s relatively easy to find yourself annoying your neighboring colleagues. This happens often without knowledge, but over time the things that you initially found endearing about your co-workers begin to irritate you too. Those little habits that you stick to daily at the office are now causing your co-workers to avoid you, but you may not realize this at first. In fact, while you may be complaining about the annoyances of your co-workers, chances are they are also complaining about you around the office cooler without your personal knowledge.
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  • Do You Really Want Summer Fridays? Pros and Cons

    Summer Fridays can be an amazing bonus for hard-working employees -- or a waste of time and money for everyone involved. Here's what to consider before you ask your boss for a half day.
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  • Are You a Lion or a Mouse? How You React to Change Reveals Your Work Personality

    Every job can be stressful at times, especially when a significant change event occurs. However, if you tend to react by going into escape mode, you may be a mouse. On the other hand, if you respond by baring your claws, you may be a lion.
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  • You're Fired! Employees Who Went Out With a Viral Bang

    It seems to happen more often, nowadays: people getting fired for something they posted on social media. Many seem to believe it's perfectly acceptable to put whatever they choose on their social media networks. After all, what about freedom of speech? As it turns out, tweets and posts aren't always protected by the First Amendment. Here are a couple of recent and noteworthy cases of employees being terminated for something they posted online.
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  • When the Boss Promotes the Wrong Person

    You hate your lazy, good-for-nothing co-worker. Your boss is considering your lazy, good-for-nothing coworker for promotion. Knowing what to do, what not to do, and how to behave will help you keep your job and your sanity.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter - Apple's OS X Mavericks, Tim Tebow, and The Internship

    This week, the Twitter world was abuzz over Apple's newest product releases at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the Patriots signing Tim Tebow, and the opening of the movie,"The Internship." At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with lending career advice to the everyday professional. However, after taking a closer look you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom Twitter has to offer.
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  • Happy Hour for Employees

    Restaurants have a well-deserved reputation for employees who party with each other after hours, and celebrate holidays and other occasions together. A growing trend in the modern workplace, regardless of industry, is to encourage happy hour for employees as much as once per week.
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  • 5 Jobs That Will Make You Gain Weight -- and What to Do About It, Besides Quit

    An extra five pounds won't hurt anything but your comfort level in your favorite jeans, but significant weight gain can cause or contribute to health problems like diabetes and heart disease, which is why most doctors advise their patients to maintain a healthy weight. (Just what a healthy weight is, of course, is always a matter of some debate.) Of course, in some jobs, it's harder to keep the needle on the scale from creeping.

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