Work-Life Balance


How To Pull Yourself Out Of A Work Rut

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Five experts share their go-to strategies. The good news: It can involve plenty of TV time. Read more


8 Amazing Productivity Tricks You Can Use Now

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It will happen to anyone. You begin your work day knowing what you must accomplish by quitting time, yet at 5, you have not nearly achieved as much as you had planned. Being productive will be more than merely checking boxes off on your to-do list. It is bringing your best and full energy to the time you have to perform your work well. As you cannot take tasks off your plate, these energizing tips are going to make you more efficient – as well as provide you additional time to accomplish the things you enjoy. Read more


11 Things You Can Do Today to Be More Respected, Productive, and Impressive at Work

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The path to professional success is long, and often winding. It’s a combination of working hard, pursuing your passions, and meeting the right people.

But there are steps you can take immediately to get closer to your goals. Read more


In Choosing a Job, Focus on the Fun

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If you don’t like your job, you aren’t alone. In fact, two out of three working Americans do not feel engaged at work, according to a Gallup survey. And many of these people spend more of their waking time working than doing anything else.

As a psychology professor at a business school, I have chatted with many unhappy employees. I have found that one big reason people are unhappy at work is that when they choose a job or a project, they are not aware of what will truly matter to them once they are in the midst of it.

People send résumés and go to interviews thinking that they care only about salaries and promotions. These are important, yes, but they are not enough. To identify a satisfying job, people should be thinking about office morale and doing work that is interesting and fun. Read more


12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

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Start your weekend off right.

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are over the weekend. Read more


3 Easy Hacks to Get Healthier at Work

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If you’re chained to a desk all day, you’re likely to feel the effects on body and mood. A few workspace tweaks can help.

The average employed American adult spends well over a third of the day working – and more often than not, those eight-hours-plus aren’t healthy ones, loaded with sedentary behavior, sugary office snacks and bleak cubicle walls. The good news? A few simple tricks can improve your on-the-clock well-being. Read more


15 Things Successful People Do On Monday Mornings

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Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek — they set the stage for the day and week ahead.

“Because you’ve stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job.”

“They influence your mindset in a positive or negative way, depending on what actions you decide to take,” Taylor says.

Most successful people are keenly aware of the typical Monday-morning workplace dynamic of unanticipated events, overflow of communications, and general chaos. “But after weathering hundreds of them, they realize they must gain control and stay upbeat,” Taylor explains. “They take extra steps to compensate for this busy time of the week, and apply their best management skills to ensure that the day unfolds as smoothly as possible.” Read more


Does The Company Culture Fit?

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Job seekers usually get encouraged when they see a position posted online, or hear of an opportunity that fits their experience and skills very closely. They believe they may have found a viable role to land into.

And they’re right… it MAY be the right one.

However, what they often miss at that stage, is to consider whether they may be a good fit for the organization, the managerial style, and the team.

As much as employers are looking for someone with the skills and experience to fill a particular role, they are also looking for someone that will be a good fit to their culture. Read more


How (and Why) You Should Take a Break at Work

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Yet another excuse to grab a cup of coffee.

Given that Americans spend more than one-third of their days working, it’s no wonder employees end up feeling stressed, burnt out, and exhausted. Science has a solution: get up and take a break. Just make sure it’s the right kind of break — the type that leaves you feeling energized and focused. Researchers from Baylor University explain exactly what you should do when you tell your boss you need to “take five.” Read more


How to Cope With a Bad Job (Without Losing Your Mind)

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Most of us have probably created a “My Job Sucks, Make It Feel Better!” playlist at one point or another. There are many subtle and varied options for the discerning disaffected peon – ‘Sixteen Tons’ for the under-appreciated and prospect-less; ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ for the more assertive malcontents; and for the pacifists among us, maybe just a plaintive, ‘(Lord I) Feel Like Going Home’.

Everyone has moments of frustration, however much they may love their job – statistics indicate that the average length of a work-related moment of frustration is about forty years, so one option is to just hang in there and wait for retirement (disclaimer: this statistic may be a lie). Read more