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The 4 Personality Traits That Keep You From Making More Money
How to tell if you’re an “underearner.”
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How to Turn a Job You Hate Into One You Like
When quitting isn’t an option.
Be Nice to Your Co-workers, Even When They Don’t Deserve It
Just a few small acts of kindness can make the office a better place for everyone.
The Shy Person’s Guide to Dealing With an Aggressive Negotiator
Getting angry right back won’t do you any good.
Employees Are More Motivated When Companies Are Transparent About Salary
Here’s a Pretty Convincing Argument for Making Friends With Your Co-workers
It’s only awkward for a little while.
The Weirdness of Juggling Many Different Roles at Work
It can be draining. But it doesn’t have to be.
Let’s All Stop Apologizing for the Delayed Response in Our Emails
“You are ruining it for the rest of us (and yourself).”
Why You Trust Email Way More Than You Should
It’s not a casual spoken conversation. So why do we treat it like one?
Why Banning the Salary-History Question Is Good for Job Applicants
It will help eliminate a common (but costly) cognitive bias.
Complaining at Work May Feel Good, But It’s Also Making You Miserable
When venting backfires.
Make Some Time in Your Workday for a Communication Break
No talking, no emails, no Slack.
What Happens to Your Identity When You Lose Your Job
It’s the opposite of impostor syndrome.
Annoying Study Shows Humblebragging Works, Kind Of
You won’t win any friends, but you may get the job.
Bragging About How Busy You Are Just Makes You Seem Bad at Your Job
The humblebrag isn’t working.
How to Stop Your Co-workers From Interrupting You All the Time
Tips for the nonconfrontational.
The Key to Productivity Is a Good Desk Neighbor
The person you sit next to at work can have a profound effect on your job performance.
The Design Hack That Makes for Friendlier Offices
Let’s make some work pals.
An Easy Way to Get Your Co-workers to Trust You More
It’s all about cultivating a sense of warmth.
Why It’s a Good Idea to Fight With Your Co-workers Sometimes
Workplace conflict can help you be better at your job.
How Being a Little Bit Selfish Can Make You a More Generous Person
Giving too much of your time and energy can burn you out.
How Telling Jokes at Work Can Seriously Backfire
Don’t do it unless you’re positive you’re actually funny.
How to Have an Emotional Meltdown at Work and Get Away With It
It’s worth a try.
There Are Only Two Kinds of Terrible Bosses
And knowing which category yours falls into can make it easier to deal with them.
One Way to Win at Negotiations: Crack a Dumb Joke
Asking for an impossibly high salary — even if you’re obviously kidding — may be a better strategy than playing it straight.
Impostor Syndrome Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
A new study shows how feeling like a fraud is linked to lower salaries and missed chances for promotion.
This Subconscious Strategy Influences How You Choose Your Work Friends
A new study examines which colleagues we lean on during workplace conflicts.
Bosses Have a Surprising Amount of Influence Over How Their Employees Vote
And whom they donate to.
Huh, Would You Believe That Forcing Employees to Act Happy Is a Terrible Idea?
Lessons from a complaint filed by a former Trader Joe’s employee.
Job Interviews Are a Terrible Way to Find the Right Candidate
Face-to-face meetings aren’t nearly as revealing as we like to think they are.
Why It Seems Like So Many of Your Friends Have the Same Job
Selection bias pushes members of the same social circle toward similar career paths.
This Wells Fargo Employee Was So Stressed She Started Guzzling Hand Sanitizer
She drank “at least a bottle a day” to cope with her workplace anxiety.
Being Helpful at Work Can Make You Worse at Your Job
It’s mentally exhausting.
The Internet Has Been Amazing for Disorganized Schlubs Like Me
Who needs a “system” when you have Google Docs?
It’s Unbelievable How Many Americans Don’t Use All Their Vacation Time
And you won’t believe their reasons for shirking it.
Depression Is Tougher to Shake If You’re the Boss
The higher up the corporate ladder you go, the less often antidepressants and therapy actually work.
Your Job Interviewer Is Judging You by Your Terrible Small-Talk Skills
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To Bond With Your Co-workers, Take Out the Headphones and Blast Happy Tunes
The power of a good office soundtrack.
How to Motivate Your Employees: Give Them Compliments and Pizza
Give the people what they want. (And what they want is pizza.)
To Seem Better at Your Job, Ignore the Office Dress Code
Casual Friday every day.
To Be Happier at Work, Get a Hobby
Don’t rely on your job to make you feel fulfilled.
The Most Effective Way to Get Revenge on a Terrible Boss
Without getting fired.
People Are Happiest at Work When They’re Treated Just a Little Like Toddlers
Clear expectations, with a lot of wiggle room.
There’s a Downside to Keeping Your Work Separate From Your Personal Life
Contrary to popular belief, replying to your boss’s email over the weekend may actually be good for the psyche.
Psychologists Want to Remind You That Your Colleagues Exist Outside of Work
“Structured unstructured time” — in non-corporate-speak, that’s chitchat — is highly encouraged.
One Question Google Uses To Predict Job Success
An intriguing peek at the tech giant’s hiring process.
The Only Person Who Can Make Your Job Meaningful Is You
Even the best bosses can’t create meaning for their employees.
The Secret to Being a Better Leader: See and Hear Others
Stop making this about you.
The Lasting Benefits of Growing Up Around Books
A new study links access to non-schoolbooks in childhood with a higher income later in life.
It’s Easier to Like the Office Jerk If They’re Good at Their Job
Competence, ethics, and likability are a messy triangle.