• 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.
  • How to Make an Open-Plan Office More Productive

    Seventy percent of workers now work in an open-plan office, according to the International Management Facility Association. The real question is, how many of those folks actually like working in an environment that potentially contains more beanbag chairs and foosball tables than doors and walls?

  • Why You Must Be Kind to Everyone at Work
    You never know. Your assistant could become your boss someday. It seems unlikely, but it does happen. A somewhat distraught systems engineer wrote in to the Evil HR Lady at CBS Moneywatch because his direct report was promoted to become his boss. In other words, she "leapfrogged" over him.
  • Is There Such a Thing as 'Work-Appropriate' Makeup?

    Most work dress codes boil down to common sense: if you know anything about the culture of your company, you pretty much know whether or not you can get away with flip-flops during the summer or jeans on Fridays. But once you get past clothing and on to things like makeup and hair, corporate grooming standards are harder to figure out.

  • 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.
  • 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?"

  • Office Eating Etiquette
    The best practice for eating in the office might be: don't. Here's why.
  • 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.
  • 5 Career Lessons From the Ladies of
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.