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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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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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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It’s Time to Cultivate Healthy Sitting Habits at Work
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These days, we do a whole lot of sitting. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, 62 percent of working Americans use the internet as part of their jobs. That’s a lot of people spending a lot of their time at a computer, and it’s a lot of potential for pain caused by extended sitting

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A Day in the Life of a Private Investigator
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The Case Inside professional investigator Tony Quintana’s Chicago office on a Tuesday afternoon, the only sound is the click of his mouse as he tries to solve a mystery. He leans forward in his office chair, hand tucked under his chin, scanning Facebook pictures, comments and likes for clues on a cyber trail, like Sherlock Holmes

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Why Intergenerational Relationships are Good for You
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This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. When was the last time you hung out with, and got advice from, an older mentor? In a national report released this month, two out of three adults surveyed said they want to spend time with people who aren’t their age, while three in four wish there were more opportunities

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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 Health Benefits of Worrying
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Worrying: We all do it, some of us more than others. (We can all think of a person in our lives we wish would worry a little more than they do.) If you’re worried about how much you worry, get this: It’s actually good for you. In moderation, of course. “Despite its negative reputation, not all

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For Salary Negotiation Success, Match Personalities
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Salary negotiation is one of the trickiest skills to learn as a young professional. Right and wrong ways to do it often feel like a complete mystery. And once the conversation starts, your confidence can go right out the window. But you’ll be at an advantage if the person you’re negotiating with has a similar personality to

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Taking the Stairs is a Better Boost than Caffeinated Soda
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I’ll admit it—I have a Diet Coke dependency. I’ve been drinking (at least) one of these no-calorie bad boys a day since I was about 14 years old. For my comrades who believe that caffeine, much like revenge, is best served cold, here’s some good news (if you’re trying to kick the habit, that is). You

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