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Office Life

How to correct someone who is saying your name all wrong

If you know your name is going to cause confusion, you can preemptively stop confusion by including phonetic hints of how it should be said.

News

Survey: Execs think 47% of their best talent will quit ‘within 2 years of hire’

"The diversity problem in talent management feels like it's worse than ever ... At the same time, we know that the quality ... available today is unmatched."

Style

Why you should wear a high collar in your office this fall

Get ready to see some high collars in your office. High Elizabethan-type collars were all over the spring 2019 New York Fashion Week runways including Versace, Gucci and Chanel.

The Whole Human

How to come out stronger during any season of change

Although change can be scary at times, it’s an opportunity to grow through what you go through and to come out on the other side a bit stronger than before.

Leadership

Why leaders should write ‘we/us’ instead of ‘I/me’

"Word choice can create unnecessary distance and fracture the relationship between management and staff. ... Keep an eye on 'I'."

Work-Life Balance

What to do if your partner works too much

When one partner is habitually working late, bringing work home, or going into the office on weekends, the hard feelings linger.

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."