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  • 3 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Success

    Children's book authors often have much wisdom to share. Psychology Today writer Juliana Breines, Ph.D., remembers the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book series. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle took everything literally. For example, when asked to dust the furniture, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle would add dust to the furniture. Her employers quickly learned to ask her to please "un-dust" the furniture. As hilarious as this is, there is more to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle from which we, as adults, can benefit.

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  • When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About it)

    Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected ... or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos.
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  • Do These 3 Things Differently, and Be a Success

    What makes people who achieve their dreams from the rest of us? It's not just having a knack for making money or a talent for knowing what people want. It's a knack for doing a few things just a little bit differently than everyone else.

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  • 3 Ways to Calm Work Anxieties

    Anxiety is a drain on our energy and our productivity. It causes procrastination, poor job performance and decreases our quality of life. It is also common. Instead of letting anxiety destroy you, you may come to understand and overcome anxiety at work by using proven psychological techniques. Psychology Today offers useful tips and answers to questions about anxiety and productivity.
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  • 3 Ways to Have Less Stress in 2014

    There's nothing more depressing than coming back to work after a couple of days off to find that your stress levels are right back where they were before you left the office. If you're back in pre-vacation mode a few hours after opening your email, here's how to get the new year off to a better start.

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  • Social Media Marketer – Most In-Demand Job Skill of 2013

    If you’re looking to keep your professional skills current in 2014, then you might want to consider adding social media marketing to your list of credentials, especially since it topped LinkedIn's list of the hottest job skills of 2013.
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  • Want Better Work-Life Balance? Exercise

    If you're looking for another reason to keep that New Year's resolution to get more exercise, look no further: recent research suggests that working out helps employees balance the demands of work and their family life.

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  • 3 Ways to Master Your Job Searching on Twitter

    Twitter may not seem like a viable source for landing a job, but with the privacy settings and restrictions that come with LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter’s free-for-all platform may be your saving grace for connecting with your future employer.
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  • How To Fully Embrace Vulnerability in Order to Excel in Your Career

    In her TEDxHouston presentation, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, speaks about how learning to embrace the one thing that frightens us most – vulnerability – is the secret to living a happy, fulfilled, and courageous life.
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  • Habits of Self-Made Billionaires [infographic]

    The vast majority of super-rich people had some help along the way. In fact, Entrepreneur points out, 27 of the world's 100 richest people are heirs. The 73 remaining richest mostly had either education or reasonably well-off parents to boost their chances. But what about the eight who had neither a college degree nor money to support them?

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  • 5 Powerful Business Books to Invigorate Your Career in 2014

    If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start 2014 off right, then consider picking up one of these five books that are sure to revitalize your career this year!
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  • 3 Reasons We Need Paid Paternity Leave

    With all the talk about the dismal state of maternity leave policies in the U.S., men often get left behind. That's too bad, because better paternity leave policies would benefit everyone in the country, from the kids who will make up the workforce of the future to the childless folks who are toiling away today.

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  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career

    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
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  • You May Be Exempt from Overtime If...

    There seem to be exceptions to every rule, including rules regarding whether or not an employer can give comp time instead of overtime pay to employees. County and state officials around the country sometimes have difficulty keeping up with federal standards and guidelines regarding who is eligible for or exempt from overtime pay. Employers who get it wrong may pay dearly in wage-theft lawsuits. Employees may do their own research to ascertain their rights, eligibility or possible exemptions.
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  • Health Care Jobs Are Booming

    If you're shopping for a new career in 2014, you might want to consider a job in health care. These jobs are predicted lead the pack of highest growing occupations through 2022, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

    2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet.
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  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
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  • Top 10 Career Posts of 2013

    What was on your mind this year? If you're like most of us in the working world, it was a combination of professional ambition, terror of unemployment, and need for distraction -- which we often satisfied by reading stories about celebrities' professional ambition, terror, distraction, etc. Certainly, PayScale Career News's top posts seem to indicate that's where our interest lay.

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  • 50 Career Resolutions to Make This Year

    New Year's resolutions tend to focus on the personal. While January 1 is as good a time as any to quit smoking or start eating more vegetables, it's also an opportunity to look at your career from a new perspective. As a bonus, it's sometimes easier to build your resume than it is to drop some pounds.

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  • 5 Things That Really Make Us Happy at Work

    Ask anyone what would make them like their job, and the first thing out of their mouths will be, "More money." No, seriously -- we've done studies. The problem is, research shows that more money -- beyond a certain point -- doesn't actually equal more happiness. So what does?

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