Visitors to many state exchanges found an error message when they attempted to log on to compare health plans this morning.
Think back to how you quit your last job. You probably spoke with your manager, put it in writing, and negotiated an end date that would be best for everyone involved and didn't burn any bridges. You are very mature and should continue to do things exactly as you are. That said, let's look at a video of your new hero.
It seems probable that the government will shut down at 12:01 tomorrow morning. The question for most of us is, how will this impact our lives?
If you work for a company with a business-casual dress code that doesn't allow jeans, you have a dilemma on your hands: what to wear that looks professional, is comfortable, and goes with just about anything? Many women solve this problem with black dress pants. At least one style expert would like us to stop.
Was your weekend light on relaxation and heavy on work? You're not alone. Thirty-five percent of us now work on weekends at least part of the time, according to the Department of Labor.
It's the new American dream: work full-time, with benefits, but from home -- at least part of the time. But flextime gigs aren't always all they're cracked up to be. Before you assume that your flexible work schedule is the answer to all your work-life balance problems, here's what to look at.
If your office sounds more like a doctor's waiting room than a place of business these days, you're not alone. The fall cold has descended upon most workplaces, and we're all eager to avoid it.
We could argue all day long about whether a clean desk or a messy desk is best -- and have -- but even the most dedicated desk slob is forced to admit that sometimes, a quick tidy-up is necessary.
Everyone makes mistakes, but some bad choices are harder to come back from than others, career-wise. Take the mistakes of former "Grey's Anatomy" cast member Isaiah Washington.
There are almost as many ways to choose a college as there are colleges to choose from. Sometimes, students know which major they want to study; other times, they're focused on how much money they'll make after graduation. If you want to look at schools based on their type -- e.g. party schools, Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges, research schools -- we've got all the information you need.
Maybe you're a Gen Y type, frustrated with your older colleagues' unwillingness to embrace change. Perhaps you're a Baby Boomer, and you'd just like people to answer their phone. Whatever your date of birth, there's a good chance you're going to have to work with folks who were born in a different era. Here's how to do it.
There's a lot in the news lately about health care reform, but it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of real information about what Obamacare will mean for the consumer. The bottom line for folks who will be participating in the health insurance marketplaces is: how much is this going to cost me, and what do I get for what I pay?
When we want business advice, we don't generally think to ask a writer. But when the writer is Flannery O'Connor, maybe we should.
Napping is associated with everything from greater mental clarity and higher rates of productivity to not wanting to dump your mid-afternoon coffee over your coworkers' heads. If you're able to sneak in a little shuteye at the office, there's a science to getting just the right amount of snooze time.
Much of the advice we've given so far on choosing a college has assumed that you know which major you plan to study. The reality, of course, is that 50 percent of students change their minds once they get to school. So how can you pick the right course of study for you?
Sometimes, it seems like all the advice we read on work-life balance is about the big stuff that's largely outside our control. After all, if you're not the boss or a millionaire, it's pretty hard to just give yourself a reduced/flexible schedule or announce that you're absolutely not available after-hours for emails. So what's a regular Joe or Jane to do?
For some of us, when it comes to picking a school, it's all about location, location, location. Maybe we love skiing, and need to live near the mountains; maybe we can't tolerate the cold, and need a milder climate to stimulate our brain powers.
The number of stay-at-home dads has doubled over the past 15 years, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're entering an era of equal-opportunity childcare and career development.
It's easy to get bogged down in earning potential and post-graduate employment rates when we talk about choosing schools and courses of study. But if you don't love what you do, even a guaranteed job is a poor predictor of success. So which majors are better bets for folks who want to give back?
Manners, when it comes right down to it, exist so that we don't drive each other crazy, or become driven crazy in turn. Nowhere is this more important than in the office, where long hours and close proximity breed strange (and resentful) bedfellows.
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