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Left Brain, Right Brain: Doctor And Author Lydia Kang On How To Use Both

Acclaimed author and our guest blogger, Lydia Kang, discusses the benefits of having a creative outlet to go with your day job, as well as the benefits of using both sides of your brain. Let’s be honest. In any job, there’s a fair amount of burnout that can happen. It’s the reason why Happy Hours […]

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You’re Probably Achieving Nothing By Working Overtime

Working overtime is costing you a lot of energy, and, of course, time. And even if you get paid a little extra for it, it’s not doing a damn thing for your company’s bottom line nor productivity. A new Stanford University study reports that over half of American workers work 50 hours or more a […]

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How To Use The 45/15 Rule To Procrastinate Effectively

I love procrastinating so much that I watched a bunch of hedgehog videos before settling down to write this. That said, there are good and bad ways to procrastinate. Experts generally agree that giving yourself chunks of time in which you allow yourself to procrastinate is actually more productive than just attempting to force yourself […]

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A Good Husband Can Nab You A $4K Raise

Marrying rich can make you rich. That’s a given, but it’s not for all of us. (Some of us are too mouthy.) However, a new study shows that a husband or partner with one specific personality trait can help you earn more money and get a raise at work. Research shows that a conscientious partner […]

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Checking Work Emails After Hours Hurts Your Social Life (And Body)

Checking work email after hours may do some real harm to your social life. A survey of 1,000 workers by mobile software firm Good Technology reports that 68 percent of people checked work email before 8 am and 50 percent checked it while in bed, which is so sad because beds should just be for […]

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Americans Are (Finally) Making More Time For Themselves

Americans are known for being such workaholics that they don’t even think of using all of their paid vacation days—because God forbid anyone seem like less of a team player for a mental health day, right? But the tides seem to finally be turning, with a new study suggesting that Americans are using more of […]

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6 Ways To Make Your Commute To Work Less Awful

Commuting is its own version of Hell. It’s crowded, it usually smells funky, people are pushy–it’s pretty much never a picnic unless you have a private helicopter piloting you around. And even then, those things are so loud. Here are a few suggestions to make your commute less of a miserable time. 1. Have a […]

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Your Lack Of Work-Life Balance Is All Your Boss’s Fault

We already covered that work-life balance is dying. Now let’s look at why. A survey from Workfront states that work-life balance is flailing for most of us, and that the majority of us blame our “demanding” and “overbearing” employers and bosses for it. With that in mind, what came in second place? Being expected to […]

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3 Reasons Work-Life Integration Is Replacing Work-Life Balance

A lot of us are having to take work home, whether we like it or not, and it’s throwing off our work-life balance. (Your bosses know this, they just don’t care—but more on that tomorrow.) What exactly is work-life integration? It’s exactly what it sounds like: Your life bleeds into your work, your work bleeds […]

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7 Ways To Make Your Self-Appraisal Less Painful

Let’s face it: Self-appraisals are a pain in the ass. There’s a delicate balance between being self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating, and it’s hard tightrope to walk when you know it’s going to affect your boss’s impression of you as well as your salary. Here are a few guidelines to help you through the self-appraisal process without […]