Climbing the ladder

Is Your 9-to-5 Turning You Into the Walking Dead?

What really amazes me about “The Walking Dead” isn’t that people survive in a postapocalyptic world, but that they want to. The laundry alone looks exhausting. And yet while you’re not (currently) surrounded by a hungry herd of reanimated...

Why I Quit My Job at Google

When I told people I was quitting my job at Google, the inevitable response was: But why?! Surely tearing myself away from the most powerful company in the world, with its coveted benefits package and endless buffet of free food, would be...

Help! My Co-Worker Keeps Tearing Me Down

I have been employed at a VA hospital for almost 10 years and although things have improved somewhat, there is one specific co-worker who tries to hog or minimize my hard work. I have received awards including a Nurse Excellence Award for going...

Why Narcissists Nail Job Interviews

The mind of a hiring manager can be tough to crack. They want a candidate who’s reliable, hardworking, a team player … and a narcissist? Recent research from the University of British Columbia found that narcissists are more successful in job...

Master the Art of the Lunch Date

For years, I was an editor at top magazines, which is great training ground for the obvious skills of writing and editing. But over the course of my career, I was also “trained” in the not-so-obvious art of the perfect lunch date. Done well, a...

4 Secrets to Kicking Ass at Work

You can probably think of plenty of qualities you need to be successful at work: focus, hard work, good relationships with co-workers, original thinking — the list goes on and on. But all of those attributes share a common, perhaps surprising,...

What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Working Mom

When I was pregnant with my son six years ago, I read all the books, registered for all the gear, took a childbirth class. But not one piece of information I devoured talked about how to prepare to be a working mom. “You just do it,” was the most...

9 Productivity Apps You Need Now

Staying attuned to your workflow and on top of multiple tasks is key to making the most of your workday. While the classic to-do list can be efficient, some days easily trample traditional pen and paper, leaving it a scribbled mess with extra...

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