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Vacation State of Mind

Show of hands if you would move to France in a heartbeat if you could. There’s a lot to love about the land of the 35-hour workweek: 30 paid vacation days off annually, leisurely lunches—with …

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Bogus Career Advice

Not that long ago, most workers were like Fred Flintstone. When the bugle blew at the end of a shift, you punched out and called it a day. Work wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or …

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking …

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7 Signs Stress at Work is Crushing Your Soul

Unless you’re a Zen master yogi, everyone has occasional stress at work. But how can you tell whether what you’re feeling is garden variety workplace frustration, or a more serious depression? Scan these seven red …

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How Much of Your Networking Should Be Done Online?

The new rules of professional networking have become murky now that much of our connecting happens via electronic devices. Should you channel most of your networking efforts into social media? Are face-to-face meetings still essential …

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4 Ways to Make Envy Your Friend

Envy is universally acknowledged as a horrible thing. After all, it’s one of the 7 Deadly Sins and goes against the 10 Commandments. Maybe you felt it when a co-worker received a promotion you thought …

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