• 3 Little Things That Can Build a Better Workday

    Do you have a case of the Mondays? If your day is half over, with nothing to show for it, it's time to stop and reassess. Maybe this spectacularly unproductive morning can give rise to the super-efficient day of your dreams. (Even if it's not until tomorrow.)

  • The Harvard Handout: Wealthy Donors Giving Big Money to Already Rich Colleges
    Recently, Slate's Matthew Yglesias argued against donating large amounts of money to wealthy schools like Harvard University. His position is that Ivy League schools already have huge endowments, and that most of the students attending these elite schools have wealthy families supporting them financially.
  • Older Job Seekers May Have Advantages
    It seems that workers 55 and older are not planning on retiring the way they used to. Some continue to work to make ends meet, some to fund their leisure pursuits, and still others simply because they have energy and want to do something productive with their time. If you are an older worker looking for a part-time or hourly job, use your age and experience to your benefit.
  • 3 Tips for Running a Meeting That Actually Works

    When was the last time you actually had a meeting that accomplished something? Unless you own the company, chances are that you can't make every meeting a productive one, but when you are in charge, there's a lot you can to do to make meetings a better use of everyone's time.

  • Should You Reject That LinkedIn Request?

    LinkedIn is different from Facebook and Twitter and all the other social networks taking up space on your dashboard. For one thing, it's the only network that's purely for, well, networking. Using it requires a shift in thinking that some people find difficult, especially if they're used to the more weekend-friendly networks. When, for example, should you decline to accept a request to connect?

  • Being a Jerk on Social Media Can Cost You a Job
    While the traditional resume might be on its way out, thanks to professional networks such as LinkedIn, recruiters still diligently check the backgrounds of job applicants -- perhaps even more so now than ever. With the mainstream adoption of Facebook and Twitter, everyone has a footprint on the internet that can be used to check for culture fit and personality. However, if you happen to have been a jerk on one of your public social media accounts, your carelessness might end up costing you a job.
  • Top College Admissions Rates Have Fallen
    The news about top colleges and universities accepting fewer and fewer applicants each year may be alarming, but it is also complicated. Instead of giving up, take critical look at how and why this is happening.
  • 3 New Jobs Created by Marijuana Legalization

    Whether or not you think pot should be legal, one thing is for sure: it's great for the economy. In the first 18 months of legalized marijuana in Colorado, the state expects to rake in over $180 million in taxes. And that's just the government's take. Many individuals are also lining their pockets, thanks to the green gold rush in states that have approved marijuana for recreational use. Here are just a few jobs that exist today, because of legal marijuana.

  • 'Tuition' Is a Beyonce-Inspired Plea for Student Debt Forgiveness

    Seventy-one percent of college seniors carry student loan debt; worse, 35 percent of college graduates under 30 are "seriously delinquent" in paying their loans, which means that they haven't made a payment for 90 days or longer. Meanwhile, unemployment remains high among recent graduates and real wages have declined. What's a cash-strapped college grad to do? Make a Beyonce parody video, obviously.

  • Social Media Is No Replacement for Real Networking
    Social media has made it so easy to connect and network with others in your industry. Between replies to a tweet, commenting on a status update, or joining other types of groups, it's increasingly easy to seemingly build relationships without ever having to actually meet people. But is all this social networking really as beneficial as traditional networking?
  • 3 Ways to Stick Up for Yourself at Work

    When it comes to getting along with folks at the office, there's nothing trickier than knowing when, exactly, to draw a line. What's acceptable behavior in a boss, colleague, or report -- and what's an example of people taking advantage of your good nature?

  • Are Women Better Leaders of Ethnically Diverse Countries?

    Companies rightly want ethnically diverse teams, to reflect the population of the countries that make up their customer base. But governing an ethnically diverse country is not without its challenges. A new study takes a look at the role of gender in successful leadership, and finds that the countries that pull off both economic success and diversity all have one variable in common: a female head of state.

  • How to Hire Good Managers (When They Might Wind Up Managing You)

    When is a hire more than just the addition of another bright mind to your company? When the hire is a manager. Bad bosses are the No. 1 reason people hate -- and then leave -- their jobs, so if you're helping HR vet someone at the top of the food chain, you'll need to know how to recognize the signs, not only of a good boss, but of a good boss for your particular team.

  • Swedes Give 6-Hour Workday a Try

    Sweden offers one of the most generous maternity leave policies in the world and when its citizens want to criticize unfair work policies, they apparently do so in viral videos. If that weren't enough to make you think about moving, here's the latest work-friendly policy in action: municipal staff in Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, are test-driving a six-hour work day -- for the same pay as an eight-hour day.

  • The Rise of the Permanent, Unpaid Intern
    Unpaid internships were designed for students to get valuable training outside of the classroom. Some professions require supervised internship hours toward graduation and licensure. Unfortunately, the internship seems to have evolved into a default position that job seekers take to avoid not having anything at all. This is a problem, and it is also in some cases illegal.
  • Obama Announces $600M Job-Training Initiative

    During a visit to a community college in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced an initiative to create job training programs, including apprenticeships. The initiative will focus on training workers to fill jobs for which there's currently a shortage of skilled applicants, and will rely on existing Labor Department funds.

  • Do You Manage Remote Workers? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

    Managing people is hard enough when you work with them, face to face. Throw in the potential technical glitches and accountability issues of dealing with reports who work from home, and your job gets that much harder.

  • Phyllis Schlafly Thinks Pay Equality Will Make It Harder to Get Married

    Single women with careers, would you like to get married someday? Well, Phyllis Schlafly, conservative speaker and founder of Eagle Forum, thinks that if you want equal pay, you better give up on those dreams of finding a soulmate.

  • 3 Productivity Tips From the Experts

    If you want to know how to change your behavior, ask a psychologist! In Psychology Today, 15 psychologists shared their views on how to become more productive. The following are the highlights of their many pearls of wisdom.

  • The 5 Best Employers in the US for 2014

    Want to be happy at work and well-compensated for your labor? The healthcare sector might be the place to look. Together with PayScale, Business Insider recently released their top 50 list of the best employers in the country, and healthcare companies -- like No. 1 for the second year in a row Celgene Corporation -- cropped up frequently.