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CEO of YouTube Taking Fifth Maternity Leave, Some of Us Barely Get One

The fact that Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, is pregnant with her fifth child speaks volumes about the ability to balance a high-level career with motherhood — when you’re the boss, that is. It is inspiring to hear that Wojcicki, an early...

Want to Make the Right Impression? Pick the Right Props

If you haven’t yet heard of the hot area of psych research called “embodied cognition,” listen up. The first impression you make may have nothing to do with the words that come out of your mouth. Scientists are discovering that our bodies may be...

How Much You Need to Earn to Be Happy in Your State

Happiness is always relative, but the last we heard, $75,000 was the optimal salary people need to make to be satisfied with their lot in life — no more, no less. Of course, you may argue that this "rule" can't apply to everyone. After all,...

Silicon Valley Admits It Has a Diversity Problem, But What’s the Solution?

It's been a revealing summer for Silicon Valley. Over the past couple of months, global tech behemoths from Google and eBay to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have been rolling out data to the public on the demographic breakdown of their...

The Real Reason There Are So Few Women Engineers

In recent years, there have been massive efforts and millions of federal dollars invested in pushing more women into engineering. But a new National Science Foundation report finds the problem may be less about recruiting women into the...

Why You Shouldn't Skimp on Disclaimers

We have all heard those commercials where the drug companies proclaim that taking their headache medicine could actually cause a headache — or worse, heart attack or death. While you may think this is ridiculous and silly (I mean, it is pretty...

Be a Better Boss

Growing your team, and effectively managing it, is the only way a solopreneur can grow into being a successful entrepreneur (and therefore provide jobs to others). But managing people is a very specific skillset, just like marketing, accounting...

This is How Job Recruiters Screen You on LinkedIn

There are 277 million users on LinkedIn, according to the company’s latest results, and many of them — though not all — are probably competing for the same jobs. To improve your chances of scoring the next great gig, it helps to know how...

How Do I Present a Long, Windy Career on a Resume?

“I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner...

How to Manage Any Manager

If you’re like most people, you probably have frustrations with your boss. If you’re lucky, they’re only occasional; if you’re not lucky, they might be daily. But whether it’s a boss who always cancels meetings or doesn’t respond to your emails,...

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