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    The 4 Biggest Job Stressors: Overcome Them!

     The 4 Biggest Job Stressors: Overcome Them!
    Workplace stress can drain you emotionally and physically. Here are strategies to help you cope with: 1) Fear of job loss 2) An overwhelming workload 3) An unsafe work environment 4) Inflexible hours. For three years, Heather Case had little time for anything but her job. During that period, Case, now 30, worked in public relations in New York City. She ...
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    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life

    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life
    Whether you know it or not, you already have a strategy for handling your life. But is it a conscious strategy? Do you feel in control of your life? Begin to take control to be the CEO of your life by learning to manage your flexstyle. I don’t really have big walls around either of them (work and family). If ...
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    Office Exercises: Keep Fit While Sitting at Your Desk

    Office Exercises: Keep Fit While Sitting at Your Desk
    Introduction It's hard to stay in shape while sitting at a desk all day, but if you're not ready to give in to office worker body stereotypes just yet, we've got your back. One solution: mini-workouts at the office. In order to keep yourself healthier and more trim, consider adding these office-friendly exercises to your daily routine. If you add these ...
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    Why Is Change So Hard?

    Why Is Change So Hard?
    Why is it so hard to change? We all want to do it. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have one or two things about ourselves that we want to change. It’s human nature to want to grow, to get better, to be the best you can be. When we see others on television who seem to ...
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    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)

    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)
    Businesses produce 40% of the garbage in the U.S. Here's how to clean up your act. PAPER, GLASS, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM It starts with the paper cups that hold your morning caffeine fix. Then come the stacks of junk mail, which get added to the old business cards, notebooks, and page after page of outdated sales reports. Each employee typically uses 1.5 ...
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    Life at Work: Why Are You Complaining?

    Life at Work: Why Are You Complaining?
    Complaining about work might seem natural, but it can also be a huge time waster, dragging down the productivity and well-being of the chronic complainers, as well as everyone around them. Even if you want to stay positive, once a culture of negativity has taken root in your workplace, it can be hard to resist. But that doesn't mean you ...
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    Equality at Home = Equality at Work?

    Equality at Home = Equality at Work?
    What does the equal division of labor in the home have to do with women’s success in Corporate America? A lot. Even in this century, women continue to have a disproportionate amount of the workload at home. I have been shocked when I talk to women with high-powered careers and seemingly enlightened husbands, who tell me the reality of their house. ...
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    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers

    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers
    Have you ever arrived at work and realized you forgot something small, yet critical, at home? Like your I-must-have-it-everyday-or-I’ll-die chapstick? Well, here is HRPeople's list of office essentials, must-have supplies to stash away at your desk to help you avoid those minor panic moments in the future. Beauty Supplies Dry Shampoo Available in spray or powder forms, dry shampoo will absorb ...
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    Talking Politics at Work

    Talking Politics at Work
    In an election year, fodder for political debate is always abundant. As a result, discussions about the US presence in Iraq, the offshoring of US jobs, taxes, healthcare and other contentious issues can get heated. If you’re a political junkie or a fan of healthy debate, it can be tough to contain yourself in times like these. What better way to ...
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    Is Your Office Making You Sick? Where Germs Hide and How to Get Rid of Them

    Is Your Office Making You Sick? Where Germs Hide and How to Get Rid of Them
    If you've been noticing more absences around your office, don't be alarmed: It's the peak of cold and flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the season typically lasts anywhere from late December through March, but peaks in February. With the long hours most of us put in at the office these days, spending more time at ...
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    Balance Your Job and Your Kids’ Education

    Balance Your Job and Your Kids’ Education
    Each morning, Leslie Youngstrom is up before 5 and out the door by 6 so she can get to her executive-level job by 6:30. She leaves work at 3:30 p.m., but her breakneck day isn’t over. Youngstrom and her husband will spend the next few hours hauling their kids to one after-school activity or another. So it’s hard to blame her ...
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    Work Less, Accomplish More

    Work Less, Accomplish More
    If you're feeling overworked, overwhelmed or just plain over it, the following time-management tips can help you maximize your productivity so you can accomplish more, and get home earlier. Separate Work from Home "Between responding to personal emails, instant messaging and fielding cellphone calls from my kids, it can get very hard to stay focused on the tasks at hand," says ...
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    Working Moms Find Supportive Workplaces

    Working Moms Find Supportive Workplaces
    Rebecca Lucore spent the first four months after her youngest son was born at home with her three boys. Now, a month since she has been back at work at Bayer USA, she has sampled some of the company's policies that make balancing working and parenting easier. She starts early in the morning, uses the lactation rooms to express breast milk ...
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    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?

    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?
    What if you found a pill that would: * -Increase both the span and quality of your life * -Cut in half your risk for heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer * -Alleviate mental anxiety and depression * -Increase muscle tone and heart function * -Decrease your blood pressure * -Increase your immunity * -Increase your mental clarity (which, of course, ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    Top 5 Things My Bad Jobs Taught Me

    Top 5 Things My Bad Jobs Taught Me
    When people find out I work for Monster, they often ask me for advice on their own careers. I give this standard guidance when people complain they have a bad job: Put your resume together, start looking and try not to let the situation get you down. It will pass. But every experience, good or bad, teaches you life lessons, and ...
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    Working From Home Is Still Work

    Working From Home Is Still Work
    When I decided several years ago to work from home, I was excited. I was excited about the prospect of creating something that was all mine. I was excited about setting my own hours. No one could tell me what to do or how to do it. My schedule would be mine. If I did not want to answer the telephone, ...
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    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds

    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags himself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds his energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Love Conquers All Workplaces

    Love Conquers All Workplaces
    When Cupid's arrow pierces flimsy cubicle walls, the integrity of careers and private lives can be punctured as well. But with professionals spending more time in the office than they did 20 or even 10 years ago, love and the paycheck are inseparable. Who has time to seek a partner for life, or lust, anywhere else? "Work life has taken over ...
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    How to Improve Your Memory

    How to Improve Your Memory
    In 477BC the Greek poet Simonides of Ceos devised a memory technique called the “method of loci”. This entails memorizing items along an imagined journey and then mentally retracing one's steps to recall each article. More than 2,000 years later, the same mnemonic system will be brought into play at the UK Open Memory Championships next weekend in London. Over two ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?