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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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  • 3 Questions to Help Unveil What You Want Out of Your Career

    If you’ve hit a fork in the road on your career path, don’t fret, because you’re not alone. Figuring out which path to take can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of three questions to help unveil your true calling in life and be on your way.
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  • How Well Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

    If you want to be healthier in the coming year, joining your company's workplace wellness program might do the trick -- if your employer is offering the right type of program.

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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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  • Protect Yourself From Predatory Workplace Loans

    The newest thing in predatory lending is "workplace loans." Cleverly crafted to look like a good deal, workplace loans are sentencing unsuspecting borrowers to a possible lifetime of debt slavery. Spot the signs and steer clear of this latest attempt by unscrupulous lenders to steal your money.
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  • Use the Polar Vortex to Convince the Boss to Let You Work at Home

    It's cold today in many parts of the country, really cold -- from 4 degrees early this morning in Nashville to a whopping negative 32 degrees in Fargo, North Dakota. If you live in one of these super-chilly areas, and have a job that relies on an internet connection, you probably have the option to work from home today. Before you while away the day, half-working while watching Netflix and drinking cocoa, consider this: the Polar Vortex might have given you your best chance at setting up a permanent work-from-home arrangement.

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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 Trick Yourself Into Success

    Children's book authors often have much wisdom to share. Psychology Today writer Juliana Breines, Ph.D., remembers the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book series. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle took everything literally. For example, when asked to dust the furniture, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle would add dust to the furniture. Her employers quickly learned to ask her to please "un-dust" the furniture. As hilarious as this is, there is more to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle from which we, as adults, can benefit.

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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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  • How To Fully Embrace Vulnerability in Order to Excel in Your Career

    In her TEDxHouston presentation, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, speaks about how learning to embrace the one thing that frightens us most – vulnerability – is the secret to living a happy, fulfilled, and courageous 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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  • 3 Reasons We Need Paid Paternity Leave

    With all the talk about the dismal state of maternity leave policies in the U.S., men often get left behind. That's too bad, because better paternity leave policies would benefit everyone in the country, from the kids who will make up the workforce of the future to the childless folks who are toiling away today.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

    2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet.
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  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
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  • The Ugly Truth About Returning to Work Post-Baby

    New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
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  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit

    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
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  • If We Want More Female CEOs, Then Start in Universities

    Not only are women underrepresented in leadership and executive roles in the corporate world, but they are also outnumbered in MBA programs. If we are to level the playing field, then we need to start with making educational programs more appealing to the women of the world, not just the men.
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  • How to Keep From Getting Fired Over a Tweet

    By now, you've already read about Justine Sacco and the famous tweet that got her fired last week. What you might not have realized about this incident is that it offers a valuable lesson for you on how (not) to manage social media and your professional life.
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  • It's the Hard Knock Life for Working Mothers

    You arrive at work with peanut butter on your skirt and spit up on your shoulder. You duck into the bathroom to apply the lipstick you didn't have time for this morning, and arrive at your desk just a few minutes late. The baby was up all night. Then, things get worse.
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  • 3 Tips to Help You Fake Working From Home

    At least 20 million Americans work from home once a week or more, and during the holiday season, anyone with WAH privileges will be using them, whether it's to make up for the lack of vacation days or to multitask holiday prep while getting stuff done. But what what about folks who want to say that they're working at home -- but be lazy instead?

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