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Office Life

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you're a coworker or the boss. Here's how to handle them.

Entrepreneurs

How to build a business around your personal brand

Life keeps evolving. Business keeps changing. But building a personal brand has never been easier. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing.

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Life

Here are 7 lessons I learned from living alone

I live alone. For the first time in all of my dozens of years. It’s only been a few months, but here are some lessons I’ve learned from living alone.

Stress

Keeping calm under pressure according to a NASA flight director

NASA flight director Paul Hill explained his strategies for staying calm when his job stakes elevate, and his tactics can easily translate to other industries.

Pop Culture

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the opposite strategy. I did the exact same thing in a different context and it completely changed my life.

Salary

16 signs you’re underpaid – and what you can do about it

You might be underpaid: Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it.

Job search

How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

Levelling Up

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

There are seven things, in particular, that tend to shatter the success mindset. Not so for smart people, as these challenges never hold them back.

The Whole Human

FOBO is secretly ruining your life – here’s how to escape it

FOBO: the fear of better options. So how do you make the drawbacks of this decision fatigue disappear, you ask? It's easy.

Office life

4 things to do when you want to leave one team for another at work

Attempting to switch teams at the company you work for can be a slippery slope — here's how to make the whole process a little more painless for you.

Morning Routine

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

I didn’t understand how important my morning routine was at the beginning of my mission. But it quickly became very apparent.

Communication

This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.

Job search

4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

Office Life

How to recover when you get someone’s name wrong in an email

Messing up someone's name is so embarrassing. But with the number of emails that find their way into our inboxes every day, it's probably happened to you.

Leadership

Here’s how you can succeed at delegating employees

Successfully delegating everyday tasks frees managers for more strategic, big-picture thinking. But first, you’ve got to get your head out of the weeds.

wellness

How to know when you need a mental health day (and how to ask for one)

Taking a mental health day can help you recover from stress, anxiety, or depression. The most important step is recognizing the signs that you need one.

How To

Accelerate your learning curve with these 5 practical tips

I firmly believe there’s a difference in the way we learn. You can spend 10,000 hours doing something and learn nothing.

Job search

5 pre-interview rituals you can do ‘the day of’

When there are hours leading up to your interview, what can you do to prepare and make the most of your remaining time to get in the right headspace?

Personal Finance

How to get the raise you deserve when you work from home

To advance yourself and your income, you need to help close the gap. Elevate your professional self and get the raise you deserve as a remote worker.

Coworkers

6 things to do when someone is jealous of you at work

It is your job to get along with this person in a productive manner.

Health

What you need to know before trying a detox

Detox is a huge buzzword these days, but it’s hard to know if it’s a healthy practice or just a total gimmick. When it comes to the science behind detoxification, the answer actually lies somewhere in between.

The Whole Human

How to fine-tune emotional intelligence to get ahead in business and life

Emotional intelligence is not just about job performance; it’s a life skill that can enhance all our personal interactions.

Communication

Pat yourself on the back. With words. Document your amazingness.

Early on, in spite of my shyness, I learned the importance of talking about myself, about what I do, and just how generally amazing I can be.

News

Sorry, but coffee will not sober you up, according to a new study

According to a new study, coffee does not sober you up if you are drunk — it's not the miracle elixir we thought it was.