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Why You Should Be Brave at Work

Sometimes when we disagree with a coworker or a boss, it’s best to drop it or come to a compromise, even if we don’t want to. But sometimes it can feel important to work through conflict, especially if you feel your solution would be the best thing for your team. So if you’ve decided that working through […]

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5 Quick Tips for Starting a Business

This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. The first year after starting a small business can take a lot out of you. There’s an overwhelming amount of information to keep in mind, lots more to learn and many stumbling blocks along the way. That’s why I wanted to share the top five things I learned in […]

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When Shouldn’t You Shy Away from Conflict?

Are you an avoider or a seeker? When it comes to workplace conflict, Amy Gallo, Harvard Business Review editor and author of “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work,” breaks folks into those two categories: people who try their best to avoid all forms of conflict, and those who are eager to engage in disagreements. Neither […]

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Christopher Sakezles Makes Recyclable Human Cadavers

Christopher Sakezles builds people. It sounds like science-fiction. But before you accuse him of spurring a Cylon invasion of Earth, rest assured he’s using his powers for good. Sakezles is the founder, CEO and chief technology officer for Florida-based SynDaver Labs, a company that creates, designs and builds synthetic human tissues and bodies. If that sounds a little out there to you, […]

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Stewart Van Cleve Chronicles Local LGBTQ History

At only 22, fresh out of undergrad, Stewart Van Cleve started a project that would change the trajectory of his life. He began collecting stories—stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of his home state of Minnesota. Those stories snowballed into something more. Today, at 29, Van Cleve has built a career around […]

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Should You Negotiate Differently with Men and Women?

Some research suggests that men and women, when negotiating their own salary or job offer, take different approaches. But should your negotiation strategy change depending on the gender of the person you’re negotiating with? Not exactly. Experts say that if you focus on gender, you may feed into cultural stereotypes that will backfire during the negotiation—and destroy your chances […]

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You Probably Don’t Know Who Your Work Rivals Are

You likely know who your work best friend (or even your work spouse) is. But, on the flip side, do you know who sees you as competition? Probably not, scientists think. Looking at the responses of hundreds of workers and students, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis learned that we don’t really know at […]

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Some Companies Now Offer ‘Peternity’ Leave

For many people around the world, time off work is considered a given for a growing family. In the U.S., paternity leave for new fathers is becoming more mainstream. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he would be taking two months of paternity leave later this year, after the birth of his second child. […]

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Who’s Making Bank from Millennial Music Nostalgia?

If you’re of a certain age and musical disposition, and happen to find yourself in Brooklyn, or Las Vegas, or Charlotte, or Dallas, on the right weekend, you’re now able to find the exact party you were looking for in 2006. That was the commercial peak of “emo” rock, the unofficial umbrella label stretched over […]

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Do You Have a Mean Boss? It Hurts Them, Too

We know that having a less-than-satisfactory boss can make or break a job, even if it’s really great in every other way. If you love your gig you might find strategies to work with your manager rather than moving on. After all, nobody’s perfect. But having a downright mean boss (or coworker, for that matter) can […]

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Tess Yarbrough Celebrates 1960s Music on YouTube

One day in Texas, two star-crossed Beatles fans a generation apart forged an unlikely alliance. And it all started with a 50-year-old magazine. YouTube personality Tess Yarbrough, known on the web as “safetytess,” was given a stack of 1960s teen magazines by her dad, a collector and fellow music lover. What she found inside would lead to […]

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How to Stand up for Yourself at Work

Imagine this: It’s your first week at a new job, one you really wanted and you hope will send your career in a direction you’re excited about. Everything’s going great—you already started work on a new project—when your boss asks you to do something that stops you in your tracks and sends up an ethical red […]