• The Do's and Don'ts of Business Attire for Women [infographic]

    In the olden days (pre-internet, and before the advent of jeans that cost about as much as dinner) people dressed up for work. Nowadays, we have a lot more freedom to choose what we wear. But for many of us, when it comes to dressing for work, too much choice is not necessarily a good thing.

  • Why Go to College? Increasingly, Because You'll Make More Money

    Recent research from Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project shows that college, although more expensive than it was just a few years ago, is probably worth the money -- especially if young workers want to make money and have careers they care about.

  • 3 Ways to Manage Your Difficult Boss

    Americans who work full-time may spend more time interacting with co-workers and managers than with their own family and friends. Their relationships at work, however, are far different than with trusted friends. When bosses are difficult people, workers often do not have the freedom to confront them or to demand to be treated with common courtesy. For those employees who are not lucky enough to work for polite people, these three strategies may help them maintain their sanity.

  • When One Job Won't Pay the Bills

    Officially, only 4.9 percent of working Americans toil at more than one job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's down from 5.2 percent in 2008, at the height of the Recession. So why are some commentators concerned that workers are being forced to work harder than ever to make ends meet? Three words: the underground economy.

  • 4 (Relatively) Easy Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance

    Some of your work-life balance is beyond your control. If your corporate culture dictates that you answer email on the weekend, for example, there's not much you can do on that front to balance your professional responsibilities with your personal commitments. The best approach is to focus on what you can control.

  • Should You Apologize at Work?

    It's one of the first things we learn in school: when you do something wrong, say you're sorry. But once we've put away childish things, apologizing can sometimes make us look weak instead of accountable. So should you say you're sorry at work, or maintain your power position?

  • In One Job, at Least, a Legal Right to Nap

    Over 1,000 garbage truck drivers in Los Angeles are $15,000 richer this week, after the City Council opted to settle a class action suit that claimed drivers were improperly prevented from napping during their half-hour lunch break. Their attorney argued that by not allowing the drivers to catch some Zzzs on the job, the city demanded they remain "on duty," even when resting. The total payout was $26 million dollars.

  • 5 Signs Your Workplace Is Psychologically Unhealthy
    Work is work, and most adults understand that they need not be best friends with their co-workers and managers. We go to work to utilize specific skills, do a good job, and receive compensation. We are not there to sing kumbaya and give each other warm fuzzies. However, there is such as thing as a toxic workplace. If your workplace shows a majority of these five signs of toxicity, you may be working in a psychologically unhealthy environment.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Hired Through Social Media [infographic]
    Landing a job takes more than a decent resume – it also takes a bit of creativity to get noticed, and social media enables candidates to do just that. We’ll take a look at one of the most comprehensive guides available to show you how to successfully use social networks to land that dream career.
  • Fewer People Lost Their Jobs in 2013, But Hiring Is Still Slow

    The economy added a net 1.9 million jobs over the course of 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, which was released Friday. Over the course of last year, 51.4 million people lost or voluntarily quit their jobs, while 53.3 million people were hired. Those are the lowest job lost numbers for any year in the 21st century -- but don't celebrate just yet.

  • How to Work When You Just Don't Feel Like It

    The tendency to procrastinate is one of those mysteries of human nature: why put things off, when we know perfectly well that we'll have to do them eventually? Often, it's because we "just don't feel like it." But learning to do things when you don't feel like it is an essential part of being a successful, productive person -- and it's easier than you think.

  • 34 Percent of Us Work on the Weekends

    If you're reading this at work right now, you're not alone: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Time Use Survey, 34 percent of employed people are at work on the weekends, as opposed to 83 percent on week days.

  • Who Finds Love at Work?

    We spend the bulk of our waking hours at the office, so it's not surprising that many people wind up dating someone at work -- at least for a while. Nine percent of people even wind up marrying a co-worker. If you're looking for love this Valentine's Day, where you work and where you live both matter, when it comes to upping your odds.

  • How to Negotiate Your Salary (Without Being a Jerk)

    Most recruiters expect candidates to negotiate their starting salary, but 41 percent of us don't, losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. And why don't we negotiate? Well, in part, because we want to seem nice -- at the very least, nice enough to keep the job offer.

  • 3 Tips to Position Yourself for a Promotion

    If you're angling for a promotion, it's not enough to work hard and do your job well. Here's how to improve your chances.

  • Work at the Office -- If You Don't Want to Get Anything Done

    The physical office is a productivity killer. At least according to Jason Fried, author of Remote: Office Not Required. Before you dismiss this opinion as just another person with a preference for working in pajamas, consider his arguments.

  • How Do the Long-Term Unemployed Survive, When Benefits Stop?

    Six weeks after the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program expired, Congress appears to be no closer to an agreement that would restore benefits to more than 1 million Americans whose regular unemployment has lapsed. A recent Washington Post article looks at some of the creative solutions some workers have cobbled together, to keep themselves afloat.

  • Bye, Bye, Bad Stock Photography: Getty's Lean In Collection to Show Empowered Women at Work

    Forget women laughing alone with salad. The real stock photo crime against female empowerment is evident every time an editor searches for the phrase "working woman" and comes up with a homogeneous gallery of heteronormative women -- mostly white, middle class, and dressed for a day at Melanie Griffith's firm in Working Girl. But all that might be about to change, thanks to a collaboration between LeanIn.org and Getty Images.

  • Worker's Compensation Might Not Cover You
    The devil is in the details. Many workers arrive at work ready to do a good job in return for compensation, plus their employer's attention to their health and safety on the job. How a state frames worker's compensation laws, however, may leave injured workers without benefits.
  • Can You Live on the Minimum Wage in Your State?

    A nifty new tool from The New York Times lets you enter your living expenses, including rent, utilities, food, healthcare, and debt, and figure out if you could get by on the minimum wage in your state. Spoiler alert: you probably can't.