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  • Learning to Take Control of your Work Stress

    Stress is part of everyday life as a professional. When you're an entrepreneur, that stress seems to intensify, sometimes debilitating you from running a successful business. That stress is not going away anytime soon, but you can certainly learn a few tactics for managing the stress so that it no longer gets in the way of the rest of your life.

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  • Love at Work: When Coworkers Marry

    Last week, after we released our Office Romance Report, we asked you to tell us your most romantic work stories. Turns out, many of you met your spouse in the office. In honor of Valentine's Day, we at PayScale are wearing red, eating chocolate, and getting a little mushy over your stories. Grab a box of chocolates and read these stories that will melt your heart. 

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  • Office Fashion Week: Playing Dress-Up

    In honor of Fashion Week, we decided to play dress-up here at PayScale. We partnered with style-maven Jess Estrada, the Seattle-based author of Fresh Jess, fashion and style blog. Jess joined us at Old Navy, where she put together a few office-chic looks for Aubrey Bach, our Consumer Product Marketing Manager. Read on for her tips on looking fierce and professional at work.

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  • How to React When Emotions Run High at Work

    People like to keep their emotions and the workplace far away from each other, but emotional outbursts at work are inevitable. Stressful periods, when trying to win over new clients, when the company's finances are at risk, or any other changes in the company can stir up emotions in employees. However, it's how you react after your outburst that really counts.

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  • Of These 4 Types of Entrepreneurs, Which One Are You?

    Most entrepreneurs have a unique way of thinking, which is what makes them self-making go-getters in the first place. However, there are categories of entrepreneurs that most can fit into. It may not seem important to know exactly where you fit in with the business world, but being able to identify where your strengths lie can help you navigate your new venture.

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  • Who's Finding Love at Work?

    When you go to work, are you just hoping for a decent paycheck and a job you enjoy? Or, are you also hoping to meet the love of your life? With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the data geeks at PayScale wondered: who is finding love at work?

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  • I Dream of a Flexible Work Schedule

    Let's play a game where we daydream about our ideal job. What's the title? (Supreme Majesty of Everything) How much money will we make? (Eleventy billion dollars) And, most importantly, what will our schedule be?

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  • 5 Undesirable Jobs that Pay

    For this week's Casual Friday topic, we asked our users to tell us what jobs they would hate to have. We pulled the top five most common answers and, for fun, consulted our data to see how much these jobs pay. We learned it can pay big money to take a job nobody else wants. 

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  • Is Being a Workaholic Hindering Your Productivity?

    It's easy to get into a routine of spending long hours in the office, tied in with even more hours working from home in the evenings. But is being a workaholic really helping your productivity? As Joe Robinson of Entrepreneur writes, being a workaholic is actually counterproductive to your career success.

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  • 12 Ways to De-Stress at Your Startup Job

    Q: Startups are tough, whether you work for one or work on one. What's your favorite strategy to manage stress while in the office?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

     

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  • 8 Business Automation Tools to Save Time

    Q: What's the best newer automation tool you use that would save first-time entrepreneurs or sidepreneurs a lot of time?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

     

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  • How To Get Your Team Emotionally Invested in Their Work

    Great team leaders can be hard to come by since many tend to overlook just how important office morale is. One way of boosting morale and ensuring employees have their eyes set on the company's goals is to make them emotionally invested in what the organization is working towards.

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  • Why You Wished You Worked at Google

    Picture in your mind the perfect company to work for. Would it have a fun office with cool décor, free food, and on-site laundry? Would you be able to commute to work in a shuttle with Wifi and get up to five months off for maternity leave? If so, your perfect company already exists. It is Google, and the story of how it got that way is one of the more interesting successes in the history of HR.

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  • Fired for Facebooking?

    If you want to complain about your job on social media, you better get your colleagues involved in the conversation. Their comments, plus-ones, likes, and retweets might mean the difference between protected complaining and a fireable offense.

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  • 3 Rules to Help You Master the Art of Negotiating

    Negotiating is certainly an art most professionals have yet to master. Grant Cardone of Entrepreneur understands just how stressful negotiations can be and has provided three "golden rules" that will help any professional learn the ropes. First, Cardone writes, it is important to truly understand the definition of the world "negotiate."

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  • Want to Be Popular on Facebook? Add Photos [infographic]

    If you want to get noticed on Facebook, whether you're marketing your brand or just looking for a little more self-exposure in your job search, you'll want to post lots of photos. According to marketing site Wishpond, photos are your best attention-getter.

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  • How to Outsource Your Own Job, and Spend the Day Watching Cat Videos

    Did you hear the one about Developer Bob, the guy who outsourced his software development job to China, just so he could spend the whole day LOLing to cat videos on the internet? Well, there's more: ABC News has an interview with Andrew Valentine, a principal at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the firm that was engaged to trace the "anomalous activity" in Developer Bob's records. And in this interview, Valentine describes how he could have gotten away with it -- if it weren't for those pesky server logs.

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  • Tales from the Office: Co-Workers from Hell

    No matter how much you enjoy your job, it only takes one annoying co-worker to make you want to take a sick day. We asked PayScale users to tell us what irritates them most when it comes to the people they work with. If you have a co-worker whose behavior makes you want to slam your face into your desk, you are not alone. Read on to find out what horrible habits made the list.

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  • Why Coworking Isn't Just for Startups and Freelancers Anymore

    Sharing workspaces has grown from being practiced by startups and freelancers who lack in funds to a way of life for many successful large businesses. Lydia Dishman of Fast Company recently wrote about the Global Coworking Survey by Deskmag, which found that 71 percent of people surveyed reported they had a boost in creativity since becoming part of a coworking environment. Sixty-two percent said their overall work improved by the change. The survey also found people were more willing to work at all hours in a coworking environment.

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  • Good News: It's Now Legal to Complain About Your Job on Facebook (Sort Of)

    OK, technically, it was never illegal to whine about work on the internets. It was, however, legal for employers to fire their workers for complaining about their jobs online. That's getting a little bit harder now, thanks to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board.

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