• 5 Ways to Work Out at Work

    By this point in the winter, most everyone but diehard athletes have given up on exercising, pending the first warm days that signify an end to sweater season. But of course, the benefits of working out are all year long, and include everything from stress relief to improved cardiovascular health. So how can you fit in exercise, without dragging your weary self to the gym?

  • How to Promote Yourself, When You Hate Self-Promotion

    Nowadays, everyone has a personal brand -- even people who cringe every time they hear the phrase. So how can you show the world what you have to offer, without feeling like a spotlight hog? Get creative.

  • Good News: You Can Now Block People on LinkedIn

    Last week, LinkedIn announced Member Blocking, a feature that would allow users to block their profile from specific members. The announcement comes after multiple user requests, including one from a stalking victim who created a Change.org petition requesting the addition of the feature.

  • 5 Ways to Beat 'Impostor Syndrome'

    Feel like a fraud, even when you know you're qualified to lead? If so, you have impostor syndrome. Fueled by an inability to internalize one's accomplishments, this psychological phenomenon appears to be fairly common among working women, and can prevent the afflicted from achieving their goals -- but it doesn't have to.

  • Maximize Teamwork and Get the Most Out of Your Team
    Some group dynamics consistently help generate productivity among team members, while other dynamics consistently squash creativity and active participation among team members. Whether you are a leader or a member, you may use this knowledge to help your group be the best it can be.
  • Now Men Are Hogging Up the Work-From-Home Jobs
    Just in case you thought everyone who worked from home was an Oprah-watching, pajama-wearing mommy -- surprise! They’re not.
  • South Korean 'Star Teacher' Makes $4 Million a Year

    In the U.S., teachers make average salaries in the $40,000 - 45,000 range. But for one elite tutor in South Korea, teaching earns a wage comparable with that of a CEO or another captain of industry.

  • When Can I Go to HR?

    When Can I Go to HR?
    Many employees dread going to Human Resources, seeing it either as an extension of their boss's authority or as a cost-center that takes away healthy productive time from employees for conducting training or surveys. As a result, a lot of employees are unclear on when and why they should reach out to HR.
  • The Sometimes Surprising Truth About the Value of the Minimum Wage

    The real value of the minimum wage is going down. Ten different charts on two different websites paint the same picture of how the relative value of the minimum wage has declined over time. In short, when you take inflation and cost of living data into account, minimum-wage workers can buy less for their earnings than they could a few years ago.

  • It's Easier to Be Moral in the Morning

    Have a job that depends on a high level of ethical decision making? You're probably better at it in the morning, according to a new series of studies at Harvard and the University of Utah. If, on the other hand, your job involves House of Cards-level deception and subterfuge, well, maybe in your case, the early bird does not get the worm.

  • Do You Have to Give a Salary History During a Job Interview?

    There are many ways for employers to ask candidates about their salary requirements, but perhaps the most-dreaded is to ask for a salary history. These days, you're likely to have had at least one job in your recent past that paid below what you would have asked in better times. So how do you handle it?

  • #PayChat: Job Hunting and Social Media
    Today a social media presence is required to land a job, but where do you begin? How do you use social media to get hired? Please join us this Wednesday, February 26th at 10:30 A.M. (PST) to discuss this topic and learn how to make the most of your job search by using social media in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.
  • 3 Counterintuitive Productivity Tips That Really Work

    Tired of reading about how you need to get up earlier and make better to-do lists? Good news for you, then: some of the best productivity tips are the ones that go completely against the usual advice for getting stuff done.

  • Write Emails That Actually Get Replies

    It's a sad fact of life that the volume of business emails seems to increase, just at the point in people's careers when they have the least amount of time to answer messages. As a result, it can be pretty hard to get answers from important folks, whether it's your boss's boss or some bigwig you met at a conference.

  • Binge Working Is Terrible for Workers' Health, Productivity

    There have been a few stories about death by overwork in the past few months -- the copywriter in Indonesia, the office worker in China. Less dramatically, experts have connected binge working to a host of ailments, from depression to dementia. So why do companies still push workers to work such long hours?

  • 5 Things You Should Do With Your Weekend (Besides Work)

    If you're old enough to remember when computers couldn't fit in a purse, you also probably also have fond memories of the five-day work week. Nowadays, of course, many of us wind up working for at least some of that time -- even though we know better. Here's what you should do instead, if you really want to maximize productivity and job satisfaction.

  • 3 Easy Ways to Be Happier at Work

    When it comes to being happy at work, most of us have things the wrong way around: we think that when we find the perfect job, we'll finally feel good about coming to work. In fact, the opposite is true: become happy with your job, and you'll be more successful at it.

  • Homing From Work: Who's Doing Non-Work Stuff at the Office? [infographic]

    Most of us would say that employees shouldn't do a lot of non-work-related activities at the office. After all, everyone's worked with that person who can't get off Facebook or stop playing Solitaire long enough to get anything done. But in reality, given how long the average work day has become, most of us will be forced to "home from work" at some point or another.

  • Considering an MBA? Here's What You Need to Know
    Not sure whether or not to get your MBA? If you're on the fence about whether it's worth the time, expense, and hassle, new data might help you make up your mind.
  • Are Prevailing Wage Laws Discriminatory?
    If you work as a contractor on projects with federal funding, prevailing wage laws may be pertinent to your rate of pay. An opinion piece published in the Albuqurque Journal makes the argument that "prevailing wage" laws are discriminatory. Understand what these laws say and how they affect you.