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  • 3 Productivity Lessons From Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was many things: an inventor, a businessman, one of the founders of the nation. But first and foremost, he was productive. His daily schedule from his autobiography allots seven hours for sleep, eight for work, a combined three for breakfast, planning his day, and "addressing powerful goodness." But what can we learn from Franklin's schedule, over 200 years later?

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  • Mobile Devices Increase Productivity, But Pose Serious Security Concerns

    It's 6 a.m. and your alarm goes off -- and the first thing you do is check your email on your smartphone. Over the course of the day, you may have touched four or five devices, and half of them are mobile. While working with a multitude of mobile devices might seem like opportunities to distract yourself, the reality is that mobile devices can actually increase productivity -- but at the cost of security.
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  • 3 Ways to Be Happier at Work

    Finding true happiness at work is tricky. After all, if your job was as much fun as your hobbies, they probably wouldn't pay you to do it. But the good news is that a few attitude tweaks can improve your perception -- which is the secret of feeling better about anything.

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  • Thinking of Switching to a Tablet at Work? Here's Why You Should Reconsider

    If you work a 9-5, you likely use either a laptop or desktop. With the rise of mobile devices as primary devices, though, many workers also carry around a tablet -- and it's intriguing to think about asking whether you can make the switch to a tablet as your primary device for work, too. Before you jump into this deep end, it's important to think about whether using a tablet for work is reasonable. For many of us, our current setup may make the most sense and was designed this way for a reason. However, if you think you'll be more productive with a tablet, consider the following before you make the switch.
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  • 5 Apps That Every Professional Needs to Know About

    Professionals are constantly looking for ways to better organize their time in order to carve out a few more minutes (or hours, if they’re lucky) to find that elusive work-life balance. Here are five apps that every professional needs to help them attain a better sense of control over their everyday lives.
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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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  • 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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  • 3 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Not Hate Your Job So Much

    Even if your New Year's motivation is still pumping through your veins, it’s difficult to coax yourself out of bed every morning if you’re heading to a job that you absolutely despise. The good news is, you’re definitely not alone – the better news is, there are things that you can do to keep your goal of not hating your 9-to-5 so much.
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  • Change Your Desk to Be More Productive

    Want to get more done at work? Start by looking at your work area -- specifically, your desk.

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  • 3 Ways to Tame Your Inbox

    Unless you're lucky enough to work for a company that doesn't use email, or are the world's most organized human being, you're probably going to come to a point where your email managment system collapses under the weight of your professional correspondence. Fortunately, there are plenty of tricks to help you get your inbox under control.

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  • Would You Be a Happier Worker Without a Boss?

    Companies like Zappos are experimenting with flat management hierarchies, in which no one has a title or a boss and the organization revolves around the work that needs to be done, not the people who tell others how to do it.

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  • Hate Your Job? Then Get More Sleep

    We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but at what cost? Studies show that workaholics who consistently burn the midnight oil might actually be hurting their careers in the long run due to sleep deprivation. We’ll take a look at how getting more zzz’s can enhance your mood and well-being, and, more importantly, your career potential.
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  • Open Offices: Ruining Productivity, Lives, Since the '50s

    Open offices are bad for us: they make us less productive, less healthy, and less happy to be at work. Ample research suggests that we'd be better off returning to the days of offices with doors -- or, at the very least cubicles with higher walls. So why is the open office so popular?

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  • Sorry, Not Sorry: Can Apologizing Too Much Hurt Your Career?

    Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or an entry-level employee, being too remorseful could negatively affect your reputation as a professional and cause others to perceive you as weak. We’ll examine how too many apologies could leave your career in a sorry state of affairs.
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  • Understand These 3 Things and Stop Procrastinating (Starting Tomorrow)

    Procrastination is a huge killer of productivity. The more we worry about deadlines, the more we procrastinate. Understanding these three things about procrastination will help you overcome the habit and get more done. Starting tomorrow.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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