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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 […]

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6 Bad Habits That Can Kill Your Chance At A Promotion

If you’re trying to get a promotion, you need to do a few things: Record your achievements, negotiate with your boss, and make sure you break any of the following bad habits that you may have … at least for a few months before your annual review. 1. Stop showing up late.Tardiness isn’t cute. Sure, […]

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7 Reasons To Open Your Own Etsy Shop

A recent report said that over 86 percent of Etsy shop owners are women, and they mostly enjoy some degree of success—or at least break even while doing something that they enjoy. Here are a few reasons why you crafty girls should consider opening your own Etsy shop to join the 86 percent. 1. You […]

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Ashley Madison Gets Hacked, Cheaters Everywhere Freak Out

Ashley Madison, the site that enables married people to find extramarital partners, is supposed to be discreet. Not so much anymore: AshleyMadison.com, as well as its sister sites Cougar Life and Established Men, have been hacked, and cheaters, cougars and self-described established men everywhere now have their personal data at risk of going public. Chief […]

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Getting Hitched? 8 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Getting married is serious business and weddings are expensive business. If you’re planning your own wedding, here are a few tips to making the day perfect without ruining your chances at getting a mortgage someday. But just remember: Never, ever scrimp so much as to get a cash bar. Tacky, tacky, tacky. 1. Skip the […]