What Firefighters Can Tell Us About Love in the Workplace
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Every workplace culture is different. Dynamics can even vary from team to team within a single organization. So what elements make teams thrive rather than struggle? One duo of researchers thinks the answer might lie in firehouses. Nancy Rothbard of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Olivia Amanda O’Neill of George Mason University studied

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This is How Research Says You Should Pay Off Credit Cards
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Keeping your credit card balance low can seriously improve your financial situation by way of boosting your credit score. Thirty percent of your credit score is dictated by how much of your available credit you’re already using. And according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, only 35 percent of credit card users between the ages

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Class Clowns Rejoice: Being Funny at Work Pays Off
Class Clowns Rejoice Being Funny at Work Pays Off

If you’re someone who loves to crack jokes, you know there’s nothing quite as satisfying as making other people laugh with something witty you said. But would you ever attempt it in the workplace? After all, make the wrong joke around the wrong person and you’re suddenly wishing you could command+Z in real life. It’s true, being

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To Get Happy, Just a Little Movement Goes a Long Way
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A lot of us have a goal to be more active, but, for some people, starting an exercise regimen can be intimidating. Going to the gym and running in public can be uncomfortable for a lot of folks. Not everyone grew up exercising and playing sports. When you don’t know where to start, it can be

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How Unbalanced Relationships Affect Your Brain
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Have a friend who calls you up every time they have a breakup but is nowhere to be found when you need moral support? Or a sibling you bail out constantly but is suspiciously busy every time you could use their help? Not only is this kind of dynamic extremely annoying, it could be detrimental to your mental health.

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Achieving Peak Performance at Work Shouldn’t Be Stressful
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We employ all kinds of strategies to reach “peak performance” at work—planning ahead, streamlining even our most trivial tasks, getting a good night’s sleep. But did you know the way you think at work can also help you do your very best? In their book, “The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance,”

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What ‘Call the Midwife’ Gets Right about Childbirth
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Many of us have been seduced by the charms and plot twists of a medical drama and binge watched the heck out of it. (Hoping that’s not just me, anyway.) Shows like that kind of make you want to go out and get a medical degree. But they also leave you feeling skeptical: “Is that really how

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Are You Prepared for a $100 Emergency?
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If your car broke down today and needed a $100 fix to get you back on the road, could you pay it? What if you locked yourself out of your house and the locksmith needed $100 to get you inside? If you’re like almost 50 percent of people in the U.S., you’re not—or just barely—prepared to

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Feeling Bad at Your Job? It Might Be a Problem With the Design
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When you feel like you should be killing it at work—but in reality every day feels like a struggle—it can wear on you. You might start to wonder if you’re smart and capable enough, if you made a big mistake taking the job, if you’re disappointing everyone—because you’re definitely disappointing yourself. But a Harvard Business

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The New Rule for Saving for Retirement
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Are you saving for retirement yet? Not to freak you out, but if you’ve graduated from school and are making money in the working world, it’s time to start putting some away for later. There’s no hard and fast number for this, but CNN Money suggests you should expect to live on 85 percent of your working income

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