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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
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  • A 7-Minute, Whole-Body Workout You Can Do in Your Office

    Do you have a gym membership, and if so, do you use it? Most of us sign up with the best of intentions, but now use that key fob to access the smoothie bar or do a furtive 20 minutes on the treadmill every few weeks. We're too busy at work to fit in fitness, even if we know it would do us -- and our productivity -- a lot of good. Fortunately, it turns out, we don't have to leave the office to get in a workout.
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  • Revolutionize Your Office with a Zero-Gossip Policy

    Does the rumor mill take less time to go around your workplace than an email? People tend to like to talk, and often this includes talking about other people around the water cooler or via internal communications. After all, it’s human nature to “bond’ at the office over some juicy information. Unfortunately, in many workplaces, gossip can become not only annoying, but troublesome as well. This is why you can revolutionize your workplace by enacting a zero-tolerance gossip policy, right from your cubicle.
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  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet

    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
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  • How to Make Your Commute More Productive

    Unless you work at home, you probably have a commute. Most people are just resigned to the fact that this is one of the expenses associated with being employed. However, commuting doesn't have to result in wasted time. Here are some tips to make your commute a productivity blowout.
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  • 10 Ways to Drive Your Co-workers Insane

    Some days, it can be difficult enough to hang out in an office all day. It’s an even more difficult duty when you work with someone who has an annoying habit, and by no means do you want to be the person in the office that gets on everyone’s nerves. If you don't want to be the cause of your co-workers' insanity, you may want to refrain from the following activities.
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  • Happiness Workshops Lift Employees' Spirits

    MEC is a media agency with an office in Manhattan that is committed to keeping their employees happy. The company recently offered happiness workshops for a small group of employees who work out of the Manhattan offices.
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  • Learning to Deal With a Micromanaging Boss

    Being micromanaged can ruin your entire work experience, disallowing you from actually being able to do your job the way you want. Sometimes managers and supervisors spend so much time telling you how to do your job, they might as well just complete the tasks themselves. However, there are ways to deal with a micromanaging boss that can hint at their less-than-ideal ways without putting your job at risk.
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  • What to Do When Twitter Snark Gets You Down

    Social media has become such an integral part of the working world that many of us rely on it for information, connection, and networking. This puts us in a weird position, professionally, with regards to things like Twitter: if we pay too much attention to it, especially in its snarkier aspects, we can't work. But on the other hand, if we ignore it completely ... we can't work.

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  • Getting Rid of Your Company's Bad Habits

    Every company has a list of bad habits that just slowly and quietly make their way into business operations and go unnoticed by employees until one day a client or investor embarrassingly points one out. How can businesses get rid of these pesky behaviors?
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  • Job Perks Any Company Can Afford

    A long list of job perks has been all the rage lately, with companies wanting to make the work experience as exciting, fun and joyful as possible for employees. But perks mean money, and not every company has the extra cash lying around to provide such luxuries. However, there are still some perks you can offer that won't break the bank.

    For instance, catered lunches can go a long way. They show employees that you encourage breaks and you care about their health, and also serves as bonding time for the company. Implementing this just once a week can help boost office morale.

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  • Paying Employees to Live Near Work Makes Everyone Happy

    Morning commutes are the worst. Whether you drive or take public transportation, most people dread the travel time to and from work. According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends 25 minutes traveling to and from work, each way. That amounts to 208 hours of commuting every year, hours commuters understandably want back.

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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Boeing Layoffs, Cannabis Cloud and Eagle Scout Vs. Athlete

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

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  • What You're Doing at Work When You're Not Actually Working

    A lot of the time you spend during your eight-hour workday is not actually spent working. We all easily get distracted and let our minds wander to things that aren't work-related. A recent online survey of more than 1,000 people revealed how we actually spend our time at work. This information should be taken with a grain of salt, however, considering how much time people put into work while at home and on weekends, especially now that everyone is equipped with a smartphone.

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  • How Google Continues to Keep Employees Happy

    Working for Google is a dream of many, not just because of what this company has achieved in the last 15 years, but because of its enviable work culture. With 37,000 employees in 40 countries, you might wonder how Google maintains a motivating work experience throughout its entire company.

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  • 5 Steps to Finding Your Passion

    You're stuck in a rut, work is just not as exciting as it used to be, and you've unleashed your inner zombie and are simply going through the motions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If this describes you, it might be time to reevaluate your career choices. Find a career path that you will reignite your passion with the help of the five steps below.

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  • Work Spouses: Taboo or New Tradition?

    Let's face it, we've all seen it, and perhaps some of us have been guilty of it. If you have spent a great deal of time (as in the usual 40-plus hours a week) in an office environment, then you may have grown attached to someone of the opposite sex who isn't your spouse. Is the phenomenon of the "work spouse" taboo or a new tradition?

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  • How to Deal With Bad Bosses

    Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There's just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss.

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  • March Madness Causes Major Decrease in Office Productivity

    March Madness is almost upon us! Marking one of the biggest weeks of the year for sports fans, March Madness creates a bit of conflict when it comes to completing work hours while still catching all the games. According to new research from online meeting software TeamViewer, March Madness will actually be one of the biggest distractions at work this year.
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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Pope's Job Listed on LinkedIn, How Grammar Influences Your Income and Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

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