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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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  • When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About it)

    Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected ... or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos.
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  • 3 Ways to Calm Work Anxieties

    Anxiety is a drain on our energy and our productivity. It causes procrastination, poor job performance and decreases our quality of life. It is also common. Instead of letting anxiety destroy you, you may come to understand and overcome anxiety at work by using proven psychological techniques. Psychology Today offers useful tips and answers to questions about anxiety and productivity.
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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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  • 3 Tips for Offering Effective Apologies

    Some apologies are absolutely necessary. Others may feel like overkill, and sometimes it is unclear whether to apologize or instead refrain from calling attention to your foibles. When you mess up at work, learn how to offer an effective apology, and you may strengthen your position and gain respect.
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  • Just Say No to Being a Yes Man

    There are plenty of reasons to "be yourself." First thing that comes to mind is personal satisfaction. But is being yourself a good idea in the workplace? If you'd say no, consider this: harnessing your own idiosyncrasies might help you to stand out. You might succeed in business because you are unique, not in spite of it.
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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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  • 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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  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely

    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.
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  • How to Buy a Gift for Your Boss

    You made a list, and checked it twice -- but when you checked it a third time, you realized you left off the person who's responsible for your checks. So what to do?

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  • Survey Says: 87 Percent of Employees Don’t Trust Their Bosses

    Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate their jobs … a lot.
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  • Office Talk: When the Boss Talks About You

    It may feel like you're back in seventh grade. Two people in another room are talking about you. Instead of the popular girl and your best friend discussing your new haircut, your boss and your co-worker are discussing your job performance. And it's legal.
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  • 4 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work (and in Life)

    If you need a little help in the likeability department, then look no further. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a more career-friendly personality.
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  • Even Recruiters Make Hilarious Mistakes

    Think about the worst job interview of your life, the one in which you spilled your coffee, couldn't even think of a placeholder answer for several questions, and developed an odd new twitch that now surfaces whenever you're nervous and out of your depth. Take comfort in this: at least you never sang a song to your dog.

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  • How After-Work Drinks Help Your Career (If You're Careful)

    Socializing with co-workers gets a bad rap. For every story lauding the benefits of networking with your colleagues, you'll find three that tell you that even being in the same room with co-workers and alcohol can tank your career. So how do you get the best out of those after-work happy hours, without dealing the worst?

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  • 3 Tips for Working Parents to Negotiate Flex-Schedules

    Flexible work arrangements have made returning to work a viable option for mothers who want to continue their careers, post-baby. Here are some tips for working moms to negotiate their way to flex-schedule freedom and, hopefully, get closer to achieving work-life balance.
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  • Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…

    Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
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  • Pantene Encourages Women in Business to #WhipIt Good

    Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet another giant leap toward closing the gender gap.
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  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party

    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
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  • Your Busy Co-workers Are Stressing You Out

    Feeling the heat at work? It might be your colleagues' fault. Working with people who rush around and convey an attitude of perpetual busyness elevates our stress level, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

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