• Desk Envy? How Standing Desks Can Get You Noticed at Work
    You’ve heard about the health benefits of a standing desk, but did you know getting off your duff could benefit your career? We talked to Roman Paluta, an award-winning, Minneapolis-based advertising executive who ditched a derrière-friendly chair for a standing desk more than two years ago and knows the career upsides to being upright.
  • How NOT to Fire Someone

    Want to be a better boss? Treat people respectfully even if -- perhaps especially if -- they're on their way out the door.

  • What Does Your Cup of Joe Say About You? [infographic]
    Your morning cup of joe might reveal more about you than you think. Check out this comically accurate infographic to see if your coffee fits your personality. You may be surprised to find out that you're more of a "latte" than a "frappuccino" after all.
  • When Not To Control Your Impulses at Work
    Even meditation masters have their breaking points. Work stress can bring out the beast in all of us — even people like Deepak Chopra, a holistic health guru known for teachings of being mindful, selfless and calm.
  • How to Be Healthy When You're Always Working

    We read a lot of advice on how to have a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, most of it seems to be geared toward people who live in a bygone age of 40-hour work weeks and yearly vacations.

  • 3 Signs You Were Born to Be a Leader

    Leaders aren't necessarily the bossiest people in the room. True leadership springs from the ability to inspire people to do their best work, and then support them while they do it. Since these qualities aren't showy, it's not surprising that we sometimes overlook them, even in ourselves.

  • How Availability Bias Is Ruining Your Work Relationships

    If we asked you to estimate how much work you put in on your last team project, then asked your coworkers the same question, and added up the percentages, we'd wind up with more than 100 percent. Why? Because the brain can only use the information that's most available to it, and your contribution is right at the top.

  • 5 Ways to Deal With Toxic Gossip in the Workplace

    When is venting no longer therapeutic? When it's at work, at the expense of a coworker, and it's constant.

  • 5 Steps to Resigning Graciously
    Breaking up is hard to do, and quitting your job is no exception. Whether you are leaving on good or bad terms, the act of resigning can be a difficult one. PayScale provides you with five easy steps to help make the departure from your current employer a pleasant one.
  • Quora Question of the Week: 10 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You
    Every week, we scour Quora to provide readers with a question to pique your professional curiosity and expand your vocational knowledge. This week, we turn to the all-too-familiar question, "What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you were starting out?"
  • 10 More Signs It's Time for Vacation

    It's hard to get the timing of your vacation just right. Take it at the beginning of the summer, and you wind up wishing for another one by the time Labor Day rolls around. Take it at the end of the summer, and your brain is mildly crispy around the edges before you've even had a chance to get a sunburn.

  • 3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss -- Even If You're Friends

    The lines between home and work are getting ever blurrier, so it's not surprising that sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a work-friend and a friend-friend. When the work-friend is your boss, things get even stickier.

  • Does Your Office Have a Bully?

    Kids look forward to growing up for two main reasons: eating ice cream for lunch whenever they want, and the end of dealing with school bullies. The only problem is, a recent study shows that bullying doesn't necessarily stop when we graduate.

  • TED Talks: What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? by Dan Ariely

    Do you know what makes you feel good about your work? Is it the acknowledgement, a hefty compensation, or simply the satisfaction of doing a good job? According to an experiment involving Legos and Bionicles (yes, the awesome robots!), finding even the tiniest bit of meaning in our work is essential to our happiness.

  • State Makes It Illegal for Companies to Demand Workers' Social Media Logins [infographic]
    In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives
    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Quite Have it Together? Fake It

    You know that coworker who always makes everything seem so easy, like being organized and not wearing her shirt inside out twice in one week? She either has singing cartoon animals helping her get dressed and organize her expense reports, or she has some of these tricks up her sleeve.

  • Your Office is Just Like Middle School

    Not many of us look back on our middle school years fondly. Puberty, gym class, mean girls—we dreamed of being grown-up because it would mean the end of the Awkward. Surprisingly, middle school and your professional life may not be so different.