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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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  • 3 Ways to Stop Losing Your Cool at Work

    When the little things go wrong, how do you react? If you're more of a flipper-outer and less of a shrugger-offer, there's hope. With a little practice, you can learn to be more even-keeled -- which is a good thing, because being a bit calmer is better for your career and your health.

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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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  • Why Free Food at Work Isn't Always Such a Great Deal

    Perhaps you've heard the expression, "there's no such thing as a free lunch." A few folks at companies offering paid-for meals can vouch for that: free food at the office is often anything but.

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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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  • Maybe You Don't Want an Emotionally Intelligent Boss

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and understand emotions, and to use this information to inform one's actions. On the surface, that seems like a great quality for a manager to have. In reality, there are some potential downsides to the emotionally intelligent boss. It all depends on the character of the person who's wielding that high EI.

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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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