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Productivity

4 ways to help you make hard choices in both work and life

Life isn't always black or white — things happen, people change and sometimes you have to make difficult choices. Here's what to keep in mind.

News

Here is everything you need to know about the new Gmail

Stop what you are doing. Put everything down. There is a new version of Gmail out and you need to know everything about it. None of the new features are quite earth shattering, but they definitely may make you a bit more organized. 

Confidence

Why fake it ’til you make it doesn’t always work

We’ve all heard the advice, “Fake it till you make it.” Whether it came up in that college presentation, during your first interview or when your boss asked if you were up for a challenging project, we bet you’ve said, “No problem!” more often than, “Actually, I have no experience in that.”

Office Life

6 ways to identify and break free from manipulative coworkers

It may be difficult to unmask a sneaky coworker who has selfish motives. We’ve asked work experts for cues on what to look for and how to navigate through the treachery to keep your work life more productive.

Office culture

Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job

No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.

Success

6 best life lessons we learned from our first jobs

We asked the team at kununu’s Boston office what lessons they learned from their first jobs and what career advice they’d offer new employees.

Leadership

The 7 productivity tips Elon Musk shared with each of his employees

Elon Musk offered employees a list of seven of his own productivity recommendations. He also told employees that if they had any ideas for making work at Tesla better and more efficient, they should let him know.

Humor

These are the best practices for leaving early

A well-defined plan for leaving early today will facilitate many additional hours of time away from work where you can optimize doing absolutely anything else. Hone your leaving early today skillset (LETS) with these best practices to help you slip out undetected nearly every day of the week.

Artificial Intelligence

Middle management job security in the age of automation

What issues are raised when a bot can do a white collar business person’s work as well or better than the person who pays the dry cleaning bills?

Communication

Body language that tells your team how you really feel

Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language — and that they can do so in a fraction of a second?

Self-Help

4 ways to stay in control at work

Do you ever feel like you have no influence over what happens at to you work because you're living on autopilot? Try switching a few things to gain more control over your life at work.

How To

Setting yourself up for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

For parents, it's a chance to show your child what your job is like and open their eyes to different career possibilities. But let's face it: bringing your child to work can make it difficult to get work done.

leadership

Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.

Work-Life Balance

Why it’s OK to focus on your career over starting a family

It’s easy to start feeling left out and panicked that your friendships may diverge because you are not rushing to get a bun in the oven. Whether it is friends or family, there’s no need to feel guilty about choosing your career over kids.

Office Life

Here are the Top 10 ways people exact revenge on their coworkers

Think about it: How many times has getting angry, led you to get even? If you've done so in the workplace, you're not alone.

Quality of Life

These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)

Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018. The UN considers six different factors—GDP, life expectancy, social support, generosity, freedom, and corruption—across 156 countries when putting together this list. GOBankingRates.com then looked at the rankings and determined the average annual wage and unemployment rate for each country to determine if there was a strong correlation between economic factors and overall happiness.

Office Life

How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you

Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.

Leadership

Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things

Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.

The Whole Human

Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you

You cannot be liked by everyone, but these secrets can make you more liked by just about everyone (everyone worth being liked by anyway).

Templates

The email every leader should write

Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.

Sleep

Study: Doing this at work could sabotage your sleep

New research has found that acting immorally at work might also throw a wrench in your quality of sleep, among many other findings.

Productivity

Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done

While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.

Science of Work

Science says: Complaining about your bad boss will make it worse

According to a recent study, slamming your boss to a colleague, particularly a "passive listener," can make you angrier, more pessimistic, and a worse employee.

Communication

These are the 10 adjectives you’re using too often

We know that there are many words that can make you look dumb, plus, phrases that can make you seem passive-aggressive, clueless and ridiculous, but it turns out that there are also a bunch of adjectives that you’re probably using too frequently as well.

Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...