Articles about How To

Work-Life Balance

How to talk about infertility with your boss and not make it uncomfortable

For many, the desire to start a family is primal — a period in life they’ve looked forward to for decades. That’s why infertility can be such a daunting, disheartening and difficult experience — after all, few know if they will have trouble procreating until they try.

Job Search

Your interviewer looks bored … Now what? How to handle 5 awkward interview situations

Hiring isn’t easy, and interviewees often forget that there is a real person on the other side of the table. That’s why what’s always stood out to me is a candidate’s ability to treat the interview as a conversation, rather than a high-pressure game show. But sometimes, no matter how well prepared or personable you are, things can go wrong.

Personal Finance

8 books that teach you to be rich

The 8 books that I recommend in this article will help you to do that. Read them and you’ll never have to worry about personal finance again.

Communication

This infographic explains the Art & Science of Networking

There were probably business cards flying everywhere, and even some people may have seemed to be in a contest to see how many business cards they could hand out without even talking to anyone. Unfortunately, that’s not networking at all, and if that’s how you are doing it you are wasting your time.

Leadership

5 ways to establish a strong leadership brand

Brand does not merely apply to commodities such as soda and automobiles. It applies to services, people and leadership.

How To

Setting yourself up for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

For parents, it's a chance to show your child what your job is like and open their eyes to different career possibilities. But let's face it: bringing your child to work can make it difficult to get work done.

Productivity

10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life

It’s all about making smart choices that affect your work-life AND your personal life. After all, a successful career is built upon strong character and purposeful choices – the same factors that drive a happy, fulfilling personal life.

Productivity

How to overcome procrastination and boost willpower using ‘temptation bundling’

Temptation bundling is the idea of combining two activities — one you should be doing, but procrastinate on, and one you enjoy doing, but isn’t the most productive use of your time.

Productivity

Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done

While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.

The Whole Human

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

In the age of the humblebrag, it can be slightly complicated to know when or how to brag and when to keep your good news to yourself.

wellness

Use these 7 tips to squeeze some fitness into your next business trip

Fitness gurus share how you can put a jump in your step with a little bit of effort the next time you’re on a business trip.

Connections

Get serious about networking: 5 tips for making a connection

Networking is the ultimate route, and the reasons are endless. You’ll meet investors, leaders, and potential team members. Here are some of my favorite networking methods that continue to work for me.

Tax Day

Happy Tax Day! Personal finance tips for the financially clueless

How to set a budget, shop smarter and live better without really knowing what you're doing.

Office Life

How to handle ghosting in the workplace

Career experts shed their best advice for dealing with this spooky situation, all while maintaining your professional cool.

Communication

How to use the right tone in emails

Your messages are more than facts and figures about the business. Each word carries tone and significance, and employees scrutinize every sentence in search of meaning.

Productivity

How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less

Change your brain, change your life. If you want to be in control of your life, control the command center of your body.

According to Science

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.

How To

4 steps to help you wake up, engage, and create the job of your dreams

You can transform your job for the better. But first, you must take a look at what you're doing (or not doing) to create your own problems.

Leadership

How to manage a team that’s getting nowhere

It's hard to work in a department that isn't doing well, but being in charge of one is a whole different story.

career change

A day-by-day guide to your first week at a new job

Since many feel overwhelmed acclimating to different cultural norms, office politics and processes, it’s better to break up the days with micro goals. Not sure where to begin? No worries: consider this your no-brainer timeline for making it through the week stress-free.

Productivity

What can I do for 10 minutes every day that will change my life?

Even though I practice these habits for more than 10 minutes a day, they can be practiced for as long or short a time period as you want. All you need is a timer, a piece of paper, a pencil, and a motivated attitude. Here are 4 habits that can change your life in only 600 seconds a day.

Food at work

Is your lunch making you depressed? What you’re eating may be the problem

Are you feeling constantly down at work, unable to shake off that feeling even when you are home? What you are eating could be a factor. We are taught to examine what's going on in our heads when depression hits us. Less attention gets paid to what is going into our guts.

Inspiration

What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea?

In life, there are plenty of crayons to color with. The wise child happily finds new ways to create something original.

Office Life

FBI instructor on how you can help prevent workplace violence

There have already been seven workplace shootings in the U.S. in the last 28 months. To save lives, preparation needs to start before a disgruntled employee enters your building with a gun. Here's how employees can identify and stop unstable, at-risk employees before it’s too late.

Remote work

How to stay engaged in company culture when you work remotely

Even working in your pajamas on your couch can have its downsides.