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    Take Advantage of Downtime at Work

    Take Advantage of Downtime at Work
    We often dream of having downtime at work. But when we actually get it, we don't know what to do. You should realize this is the perfect time to complete the tasks you've put off or to pick up some new skills. Stretch Yourself You may have passed on projects you did not feel you had the skills necessary to complete. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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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, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Daily Habits to Decrease Stress

    Daily Habits to Decrease Stress
    If your eating and sleeping habits are off kilter and you're finding yourself being irritable or grouchy, chances are you're overstressed. If you want to keep your stress levels in check, the best thing you can do is to work at getting healthy. Here are six tips to help relieve stress: 1. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Getting a good ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't Let Annoying Co-Workers Drive You Bananas

    Don't Let Annoying Co-Workers Drive You Bananas
    Every office has at least one Mr. Cheesy or Ms. Babble — that guy who points a finger at you in a gun motion and orders you to "smile," or the woman who stops by to chat about her six cats — for 45 minutes. There's Giggles two cubes away who thinks everything is funny — and you can't escape overhearing ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    To Dress Or Not To Dress: Navigating The Minefield Of Office Dress Codes

    To Dress Or Not To Dress: Navigating The Minefield Of Office Dress Codes
    I stumbled across an interesting news article in BusinessWeek discussing the Return of the Dress Code at the University of Illinois. As of the beginning of this year’s school term, students in the marketing department are now required to follow a “business casual” dress code during class or risk getting kicked out of class and earning a zero for the day. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Healthcare: The True Cost of Stress

    Healthcare: The True Cost of Stress
    Stress in the workplace can have devastating effects on employees. Sam Barrett finds out what adviser solutions can and can't do to help In today's tough economic climate, employees are coming under increasing pressure. Employers must take steps to manage stress in the workplace to safeguard their employees and their businesses. "Companies are putting employees under more and more pressure," says ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace

    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace
    Holiday party planning can get dicey when companies add diversity to their merrymaking mix. How do you appeal to all without leaving someone out in the cold? "Put the emphasis on celebrating," advises workplace diversity consultant Sondra Thiederman, PhD, author of Making Diversity Work, founder of Cross-Cultural Communications and a Monster contributing writer. The key: "Focus more on what we share ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?

    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?
    Your home life, finances, and career goals will help you determine which work option is best for this phase of your life. Here’s an overview of the most common full-time and part-time flexible work arrangements to consider. Full-time Flexible Work Arrangements Flexible work options which retain your full-time income include flextime, telecommuting and compressed workweek. Flextime allows you a flexible starting ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    What Your Job-Related Dreams Could Be Telling You

    What Your Job-Related Dreams Could Be Telling You
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer If you've ever had dreams, or even nightmares, about your job, you're not alone. In a 2003 survey of 1,000 adults conducted by British bank NatWest, 80 percent of women and 60 percent of men said they dream about work. Moreover, 65 percent of women and 43 percent of men reported waking up ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Scoop on Being Vanilla

    The Scoop on Being Vanilla
    I love vanilla. My favorite milkshake is vanilla. Fave scent? Yep, vanilla. Every morning, vanilla creamer in my coffee. But I realize many people have the perception that vanilla is a bad thing. Vanilla is plain and boring. So I thought for all those people out there who might be thinking the last thing I want to be known as is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Living Up to Your High Potential(s)

    Living Up to Your High Potential(s)
    We didn't expect it. After all, who has time to worry about high-potential employees these days? It takes considerable effort, patience and planning to focus on HiPos, and a lot of companies are otherwise preoccupied with the day-to-day urgency of surviving in a tough economy. But good companies have a way of going against the conventional wisdom, and several i4cp member ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Guidelines for April Fools' Day at the Office

    Guidelines for April Fools' Day at the Office
    I’ve been involved with office pranks before (I know, surprising) and that includes the hardest day of the year to prank anyone (a.k.a. April 1st). Given that I worked in HR and also pulled pranks on people, I worked on some rules of guidance for April Fools jokes at the office. The golden rule: Don’t prank what you wouldn’t want to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In a Recession Depression?

    In a Recession Depression?
    Is recession depression spreading like wildfire throughout your organization? Here's how you can tell, along with advice on how to treat this disease. THE SYMPTOMS Laughter has been replaced by silence. Remember when work used to be fun? You'd walk through the halls and you couldn't help but notice the sounds of laughter floating through the office cubicles. Now all you ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Lacking Enough Direction at Work?

    Lacking Enough Direction at Work?
    It is said that you start your work life with black and white – mutually exclusive, clear cut choices or instructions that are passed on to you by your manager. There is little that you impact, and little that impacts you, relative to what lies ahead. The stakes are low, the people touched by your work are few, and lapses can ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Get Off the Holiday-Spending Carousel with This Excellent Advice

    Get Off the Holiday-Spending Carousel with This Excellent Advice
    In our wistful imaginations, the holiday season is a simple, joyful time of snowfall, sparkling trees and soft candlelight. But in 21st century reality, it’s a carousel of stress and spending. Think about it. You put off shopping til the last minute. Then, frazzled and anxious, you hit the malls, spending big bucks on “obligation gifts” and trying to forget the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays

    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays
    It's tempting to rationalize that no one's hiring until the new year, so you might as well dump your job search down the chimney and focus on the holidays at hand. Alas, my frosty snowman, you're wrong. The holidays are among the best times to look for a job. Business slows down now, so when you call to try to get ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?