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Office Life

Stop stressing over asking dumb questions at work – do these 3 things instead

It's easy to feel insecure when you have a whole lot of trouble asking questions at work, but you don't have to. Here's what to do instead.

Success

The 8 most effective ways to get back on track after you messed up (and finally stay there)

You’re stuck in a downward spiral of negativity because it seems like all the progress you’ve made may be ruined. If you can relate to this scenario, you know how tough it can be to get back on track after you messed up. But, it’s possible.

Success

Billionaire Richard Branson has some simple advice for those who want to succeed

Time and again, Branson encourages young people to stay faithful to themselves in the face of all odds. After all, he's living proof that anything is possible — as a child, he struggled greatly with dyslexia. No one ever dreamed that he would pioneer a global music and video game company, an airline and a space project.

How To

7 ways to stand out during your internship

This 8- to 12-week assignment gives hiring managers a snapshot of your personality, skill set, ambition, communication skills and of course intelligence.

The Whole Human

5 ways to stay strong even when things get difficult

When dealing with difficult times – job rejection, entrepreneurial challenges, heartbreak, loss of a loved one – these can help fortify you to forge ahead.

How To

The ins and outs of negotiating with someone who is clearly a better negotiator

Some see negotiating as a game of wits. A mental match between the two sides. The reality is, there are things that are equally important — if not more so.

Personal Finance

How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

If you want to make money over the long haul, picking investments isn’t the real problem. The problem is our behavior. We do dumb things.

Levelling Up

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

I read the things smart people write down. By deciding to read more, you’ve already become smarter than most “smart people.”

Job search

3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

Work Fashion

Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane

From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.

Productivity

Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.

Life

Read this if you’re going through adversity

After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Office Life

3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work

Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.

How To

7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move

Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.

Personal Finance

These are places you could vacation if you skipped just a few brunches

So just saying avocadon’t on a morning of bottomless mimosas won’t really help you with a down payment, but it can buy you some vacation time, according to HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Don’t believe us? Put down the toast and keep reading.

Health

From Wall Street to a ring: How the founder of Shadowbox made a career risk work

The feeling of needing to move your body around and let's just be honest, punch something repeatedly after a long day at a high-pressured job is something many of us can relate to. That is how Daniel Glazer, once a busy New York City trader and now the CEO and Founder of boutique fitness boxing studio Shadowbox, released his stress after a long day of work (with a punching bag at a gym that is.)

Travel

6 ways to be comfy-cozy on a plane without feeling like a complete slob

Here are five tips for being comfy-cozy on a plane, even on your most travel-worn day, that don’t leave you looking like a total slob.

The Whole Human

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior.

Office Life

How to make Fridays more fun in the summer, even if you can’t leave work early

Here's how to make the last day of the work week better — even if  "Summer Fridays" are a total afterthought at your company.

Productivity

How to declutter your work life

Here are four ways to declutter your work-life.

Coworkers

Here’s how to get what you want from difficult people

From the outside, difficult people seem unreasonably stubborn and uncharitable. From the inside, these people feel diligent and hardworking.

Job search

4 ways conquering an escape room may help you find a job

The skills used to conquer an escape room can transfer to your job search. We’ve asked two professionals who tell you how to do it.

Job search

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

Use the right wording on your cover letter, and you’re golden. Write the wrong thing, and your application can end up in the “thanks, but no thanks” pile.

Office Life

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you're a coworker or the boss. Here's how to handle them.