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  • Read This Now to Get What You Want
    Every good salesperson knows how to talk in order to get customers to make a purchase. The same techniques are useful in any arena in life when you want something from someone else -- for example, a new benefit or a raise at work.
  • Workplace Bullies Are More Successful Than You
    Psychology Today has an interesting series on the benefits and, believe it or not, pitfalls of empathy. Contrary to what you might think, it turns out that being obnoxious is an effective way of being more productive and getting ahead.
  • Early Bird vs. Night Owl: Who Gets the Worm?
    Working late again tonight? You might want to reconsider. A new study shows that being a night owl could be the reason why you struggle to find balance in life.
  • Biggest Work Complaints by Generation

    What would you change about your job, if you could? If you said that you wish you made more money, you're in good company: every age group in our Generations at Work survey, from Baby Boomers to Gen Y, agrees with you.

  • 3 Tips For Effective Workplace Communication
    Ever feel like you are talking to a brick wall at work? These three tips may help you effect change and save your breath.
  • Nurturing a Career vs. Nurturing the Kids: Which Grass Is Greener?
    Many parents, women especially, believe they would be happier if they ditched their full-time jobs to stay at home with the kids. But is the grass really greener on the other side?
  • Color Me Productive: The Best Colors to Paint Your Office Walls
    No more light gray or beige office spaces. Color experts have much to say about how the colors you choose for your office affects your work productivity, and they don't recommend going for blah.
  • Stop Stressing Out at Work
    Workers stress out, worry about whether they are good enough, and suffer anxiety over work-related issues. Funny how changing your outlook on life can make a huge difference.
  • White House Scandal: When Work and Social Media Don't Mix
    Some people just don't get that misuse of social media can be a serious career-ender. Look at the most recent case of career suicide involving one of the White House's internal staff members getting canned for inappropriate tweets over the course of nearly three years.
  • So You Used to Work at Home: How to Return to the Office

    Companies like Yahoo! and HP are either canceling or severely curtailing their work-at-home policies, which leaves some former WAHers struggling to adapt to the office environment.

  • Cycle While You Work

    Cycle While You Work
    We have all heard of one of the latest fads in work spaces, the standing desk. "Active workstations" are the next trend in moving while you work.
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
  • How Your Cellphone Could Ruin Your Career
    The habit of checking cellphones is compulsive for many -- and it can get in the way of their careers.
  • Your Smartphone Is Hurting You
    We often talk about the social consequences of being glued to our devices. The physical consequences, however, are just as damaging and sinister.
  • 3 Women Who Invented the Modern Office

    Although you probably don't think about it very often, your workplace is a monument to technology and invention. Without creative thinkers to connect the dots and imagine a more comfortable, productive future, we wouldn't have chairs to sit in or lights to toil under.

  • Please Don't Come to Work Naked
    How far is too far when it comes to a workplace dress code? Some say Newsweek has gone overboard; others applaud their effort.
  • Beyond the Red Power Tie
    Business clothing must be professional, but it doesn't have to be the same boring gray on every person, every day. Send messages and influence others by adding carefully chosen colors to your work clothing.
  • Ladies Edition: 7 Business Rules for an Empowering Career
    Too often women take a backseat in their careers because they’re too shy or insecure to go after what they truly want. Here are seven business rules to follow to empower professional gals to forge ahead in their careers with confidence and tact.
  • Daddy Issues: Men Find It Increasingly Difficult to Achieve Work-Life Balance
    It seems finding work-life balance isn't just a woman's problem, as it's stereotypically made out to be. We'll take a look at how the tables have turned for new fathers as they try and keep up with the demands of work and life.
  • Employees Would Prefer Boss Who Is a High-Achiever, Rather Than Nice

    Today is National Boss's Day, which makes it a perfect time to ask employees which qualities they most desire in a boss. The Workforce Institute at Kronos is here to oblige. Through an online survey administered by Harris Interactive, they asked over 4000 workers in the U.S., Australia, and India what they wanted in a manager. Some of the results were surprising.