Articles about Office Life

Communication

4 steps to becoming a powerhouse public speaker

As you move up the chain, you’ll need to move beyond communicating effectively with individuals and start successfully addressing large groups of people.

College Graduates

The lessons most new grads have to learn in their first jobs

The lessons you learn through the challenges and struggles of simply figuring it all out will set you up for success in your first job.

Mental Health

What is catastrophic thinking? (and how to stop)

This anxiety spiral — also known as “catastrophic thinking” or “magnifying,” — often occurs alongside anxiety and depression.

Office Life

10 tweaks to your morning routine that will transform your entire day

"The Nottingham research has led me to uncover ways we can break bad habits in the morning and maximize our energy and self-control throughout the day."

Health

7 things in your diet that could be sabotaging your sleep

If you struggle with insomnia, striving for the right balance of these foods, drinks, and specific nutrients may help you get a good night’s rest.

Food at Work

The real reason you should have a lemon everyday

When you down enough lemon, you improve your stomach’s ability to break down the foods you’re consuming. Such an easy way to boost your health, right?

levelling up

8 things that set truly confident people apart

It’s time to remove any lingering self-doubt. Here's how to be more confident.

News

6 tips for surviving a marathon workday

Welcome to the marathon workday. Here are six tips for surviving the longest one ever.

According to Science

How we think about introverts and solitude may be all wrong

"Under this new personality paradigm ... when you have a strong sense of self and feel in control of your life, solitude becomes an enjoyable experience."

Job Search

Survey: Hearing about layoffs would make 44% of Americans look elsewhere

"The good news is that this and the top frustrations that job seekers have with the recruitment process can all be improved by any employer of any size."

Careers

Why this ‘Big Bang Theory’ star wants to help you get your childhood dream job

Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has never stopped learning (she has a PhD in neuroscience) and is passionate about encouraging others to do the same.

Leadership

6 practical reasons why you are not a strong leader

"You need the fierce determination that comes from being a strong leader. Core beliefs about yourself and your abilities will guide your daily decisions."

The Whole Human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

Office Life

Survey: 72% of employees think their coworkers aren’t good communicators

34% of people surveyed think that GIFs and emojis "are appropriate for workplace communication," 66% would rather give them a hard pass.

News

The pros and cons of abruptly quitting like Vontae Davis

The abrupt exit stunned and angered his team, providing lessons on what to do when a job becomes untenable and you feel like you need to get out — now.

News

These are the best airports in the United States

"Airport construction projects are reaching phases in which passenger disruption and increased traffic will be incredibly hard to avoid. "

Work-Life Balance

A life lesson from 30,000 feet

"Why am I following orders to fly out West? Why am I going to a conference for an industry I do not desire to stay in? Why do I take meeting after meeting?" Why am I addicted to “yes, I will?”

Productivity

Why Jeff Bezos schedules all of his ‘high IQ’ meetings between 10 a.m. and noon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a strategy for scheduling meetings – he takes important meetings around 10 a.m. and avoids meetings in the late afternoon.

Food At Work

Nutritionists on what you should never, ever do during the day

"Office settings are generally conducive to peer pressure ... making it easier to fall off your healthy-eating bandwagon."

Leadership

What makes a boss good or bad?

"Merely heading a company or managing a team may make a person a boss in title, but it doesn’t necessarily make them a boss in reality."

Office Life

70% of female executives feel bullied by women – Here’s how to stop it

"I can see how it is easy to fall into bullying roles themselves — often those who are bullied end up turning into bullies."

Product Reviews

These are the best laptops you can buy right now

Smartphones may have taken over much of people’s screen time, but you still need a “real” computer.

The Whole Human

10 mistakes smart people never make twice

Successful people have the tools in place to learn from their errors.

News

Men talk 92% of the time on conference calls

“One could surmise that male executives (on conference calls) are more prone to speaking simply to hear themselves speak.”

Humor

Twitter users explain how #HRInformedMe

"#HRInformedMe that they were aware i lied on my resume. Apparently, I'm too young to be the last living survivor of the titanic."