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  • Does Your Employer Respect Your Rights as a Breastfeeding Mother?

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives working mothers rights so they can pump milk and breastfeed their children. These rights went into effect in 2010. Unfortunately, many employers behave as if these rights do not exist. In addition, the law lacks teeth; there is not much in the way of enforcement at this time. The growing numbers of working mothers filing suit against their employers may, with any luck, have an effect upon how nursing mothers are treated at work.
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  • 3 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at Work

    Today is a day off for some in the U.S., and a day of contemplation for many. Since 1986, we've observed January 20 (or the third Monday of the month) as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to remember the legacy of the civil rights leader who used civil disobedience to fight racial inequality. If you're reading this at the office today, there's much you can do to honor Dr. King's memory, and make your company a better place to work.

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  • Are You Addicted to Work?

    For many of us, work is more than just a way to pay the bills. It's a big part of our identity, perhaps the foundation of our social life, and the major way we use our time. With workdays growing longer, and the separation between work and personal life growing ever thinner, it's increasingly hard to tell if we're just doing what we need to do, or letting work take over our lives completely.

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  • What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Whistleblower

    Wouldn't it be lovely if employers rewarded employees for helping to ensure that business is in compliance with the law? Unfortunately, too many employers would rather not spend the money to keep up with health and safety standards, or be caught when they are guilty of wage theft. In other words, your boss might consider whistleblowers a nuisance.

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  • Top 5 Social Media Jobs in 2014

    Social media is so prevalent nowadays, especially in business, and companies are looking for top-notch professionals to leverage their social marketing efforts. If you’re a social-savvy person looking for an exciting career, then you might want to consider one of these five social media professions in 2014.
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  • The Problem With 'Do What You Love'

    Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life, the saying goes. Of course, no one is really sure who said it. Attributions on the internet range from Confucius to Martina Navratilova. But the more important question is, can we really expect to do what we love, in today's world -- and should we?

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  • Would You Quit Your Job Via App?

    This is proof positive that there is an app for absolutely everything. A new app, appropriately called Quit Your Job, will send the boss a text message, saving you the time and trouble of dealing with the situation, face to face.

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  • Changing Careers? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't attempt to guess at how many careers we'll have in our lifetimes, and for a good reason: the definition of what constitutes a career change is hard to determine. Most of the time, roles evolve, becoming gradually very different over the course of many years. But what about when you're planning on making a real jump to something totally different?

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  • 10 Hot Job Titles That Barely Existed 5 Years Ago [infographic]

    When we were kids, our teachers told us that the jobs we've have as adults hadn't been invented yet. We bet even those far-thinking folks couldn't have predicted occupations like Zumba instructor and data scientist.

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  • 3 Things to Do When You Didn't Get the Job

    There's nothing more frustrating than investing in an interview process, only to be rejected by the prospective employer. Before you sink into an abyss of self-recrimination, think constructively about the situation. You might find an opportunity amidst the disappointment.

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  • Why Being a Whistle-blowing Employee Is a Good Thing

    Many employees are discouraged to voice their concerns in the workplace, especially those that are not in managerial or upper-level positions. However, we’ll take a look at how speaking up can actually make you a valuable asset to your employer.
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  • 3 Steps to Change Bad Work Habits

    We all have habits that we'd like to change, and some of those habits decrease our work productivity. Procrastination and messiness are big problems for some professionals, but there are also seemingly small habits such as nail-biting or hair twirling that, believe it or not, can have negative repercussions at work. They look unprofessional and color how bosses, co-workers, and clients perceive you. The following three basic approaches to changing bad work habits may be applied to any and all behaviors you'd like to change.

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  • Narcissists Become Leaders, But Should They?

    Do you think you're a special person, or that the world would be a better place if you were in charge? You may or may not be right, but a recent study says you're more likely to ascend to a leadership position, if you have a little dash of narcissism in your makeup.

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  • Ready to Quit? It's Probably Because of Your Boss

    The recession caused many people to lose their cushy corporate jobs, and forced the newly unemployed to take on whatever job came their way, because any job was better than no job. Right? As it turns out, not really. We’ll examine how neglectful bosses are the cause of millions of employees ditching their jobs for bigger and better career opportunities.
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  • Top 5 States for Job Growth in 2014

    A weak December jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics not withstanding, 2014 is poised to be the year for job growth in the United States, according to Moody's Analytics. Of course, even if the economy does generate the 2.6 million jobs predicted, those gains won't be felt equally in every state.

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  • A Dating Service ... for Your Career?

    What dating sites have done for single people looking for romantic partners, Collegefeed hopes to do for college students hunting for jobs. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and founded by Sanjeev Agrawal, Google's former head of product marketing, the company uses data analysis and human insight to match college students with jobs at employers like eBay and Cisco.

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  • It’s Not Too Late! Kick Post-Holiday Fatigue and Start Off 2014 Right

    Now that the holiday madness is over and the New Year has been rung in, you’re probably getting a bad case of post-holiday fatigue. Here are five ways to get yourself out of a rut and back into the groove of things.
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  • 14 Apps to Download in 2014

    As we approach the middle of January, those New Year's Resolutions are starting to fade into the background. However, just because we're back to the 9-5 grind, doesn't mean we can't take care of ourselves, achieve new career goals, and streamline productivity. As mobile phones are becoming our primary devices, we rely on apps more than ever to get us through our day, from the moment we hit the snooze button to when we set our alarm at night. To make the most of our day -- and our phones -- here are 14 iPhone apps you should consider downloading in 2014.
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  • 3 Ways to Stop Losing Your Cool at Work

    When the little things go wrong, how do you react? If you're more of a flipper-outer and less of a shrugger-offer, there's hope. With a little practice, you can learn to be more even-keeled -- which is a good thing, because being a bit calmer is better for your career and your health.

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  • Why You Want to Nap at Work, and What to Do About It

    Need a nap? If you're at work, that's probably not a good thing. The key is to figure out why you're tired. Sometimes, we stay up too late, but fatigue can also be a chronic condition, or a response to stress. If we understand why we're sleepy, we might be able to examine our own situation and gain more energy at work.
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