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Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon on the Comedy of Office Life

Sean Carman | Posted 02.26.2017 | Home
Sean Carman

Having to endure the soul-sucking, grinding misery of daily office life, with no end in sight, is a pretty grim prospect. Turning that very pain into our escape route was extremely emotionally satisfying. 

Dear Corporate America: A Letter From a Traveling Millennial

Sally Elbassir | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Sally Elbassir

The point isn't to complain about the lazy millennials quitting their jobs left and right. Rather, the question to ask here is "why?" Why are we so dissatisfied?

How To Improve Your Life -- In And Out Of The Office

Entrepreneur | Greg Wells | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home

You know it. I know it. We all know research supports it: Healthy people think, adapt and perform better. That goes for both in and out of the offi...

The Most Dangerous Person in Your Office

Damian Bazadona | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

While no one aspires to be "that guy" -- a poor collaborator and a weak leader who disrespects their colleagues and undermines the health of the company -- these behaviors unfortunately play out every day in the workplace.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

Tips for Surviving the Incredible Shrinking Office

Frank Chalupa | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Last year marked the strongest year for hiring since 1999, but rather than expanding their offices, many U.S. employers have started fitting more employees into less space as they seek to reduce their real estate expenses and embrace the open-office model.

How Employee Productivity Chokes on Indoor Air

Marilyn Black | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Black

Not only are we coming into contact with more chemicals than ever before, we are spending more time around them -- the average American spends up to 90 percent of his time indoors.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

How The Modern Office Shapes American Life

The Atlantic | Rebecca J. Rosen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Home

Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Wr...

15 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Work In An Office

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy

You will get exceptionally good at hiding Facebook on your computer, and you will inevitably hear one of your coworkers pooping. Yup, BuzzFeed pre...

What It's Like When Your Co-Workers Actually Listen To Your Needs

Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

(Needs include: coffee, bacon.)

Is It Ever OK to Break Into Your Colleague's Computer?

Karen Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

The digital age offers us immense opportunities to hone our detective skills, to observe our colleagues in an entirely new, not necessarily flattering light, and also presents tremendous challenges in terms of how we use that information.

If Job Interviews Were Honest

Abby Heugel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

"No one is posting jobs that I'm qualified for, so my resume is a complete work of fiction that highlights my creative writing and improvisational skills."

13 Ways Your Office Job Is Ruining Your Life

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Apparently just making a living can put you at risk of death. In this job market, anyone earning a paycheck may consider themselves fortunate, but ...

10 Ways That Being More Positive Improves Your Career (and Your Life)

ForbesWoman | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women

As a trained marriage and family therapist and career coach, I’ve researched for over eight years what makes some people highly successful interpers...

Health Department Employees Not Allowed To Eat Fried Foods, Wear Cologne

| Gabriela Resto-Montero | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Health Department officials are practicing what they preach with a new set of strict workplace rules. The rules, called "Life in the Cub...

Debenhams: Women Spend Four TIMES Longer Dressing Up On Mondays

Reuters | Kyle Maclellan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British women take four times as long to get ready for work on Mondays than on Fridays, while men also put less effort into their appearance as the we...

It's August 18th ...and The Living Isn't That Easy

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Since we are used to doing very little during this time of year, I guess it's time to relearn how to cope with The August Midsummer Blues. Here's what to do in the last weeks of August in 2009.

Don't Do It All!

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

It's okay to focus on getting things done, but it's only possible once we remove the constant static and distraction.

From Bonuses To Gifts: How To Handle The Holidays At Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the Holiday season, the lines of giving and receiving gifts can become a little blurry at the workplace especially since everyone holds different positions with different salaries.

The Pitfalls Of The Breakfast Work Meeting

New York Times | LISA BELKIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

PLEASE do not invite me to breakfast. It's not that I don't like breakfast. To the contrary, I could happily eat eggs or cereal at every meal. But I ...