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'Perks' That Can Get You Fired

Nicole Williams | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Nicole Williams

A cheeky "extra dinner on expenses" here, a few color copies of your résumé on the old work copier there... Hell, who's gonna notice? Answer: Your Boss.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

More Proof That Treating Workers Well Is Straight-Up Good For Business

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business

This should be obvious by now, but some companies still don't realize that if they treat workers well, good things will happen.

The Perks of Being a Bad Girl

Lisa Thomson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

One of the most startling changes during my divorce was my self perception. That may sound strange but when I was married I was a good girl. I was a good wife. I understood my role and made the best of my marital life. I played by the rules.

Which Travel Jobs Offer the Best Perks?

Thrillist | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

There are careers you get into for the money, like plastic surgery or whatever it is Warren Buffett does, and there're jobs you get into for the free swag.

Best Business Partner? Your Dog.

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Christine Deakers

While Gen-Xers expect their careers to be more flexible with mobile and virtual teams, some in-office "disruptions" heighten and optimize creativity and workflow. One of the best additions to add to your company's HR program, science suggests, is to bring your dog to work.

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

5 Colleges With the Best Perks

Her Campus | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Her Campus

College life is known for its cramped dorm rooms, bland dining hall food, and less-than-glamorous frat parties. But at some schools across the country, students enjoy unusual yet totally awesome perks like free laundry services and steak dinners.

Tech Firms Battle To One Up Each Others Perks

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's ring-shaped, gleaming "Spaceship Headquarters" will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers t...

Companies With The Best Job Perks

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

Imagine coming into your first day at a new job, only to find a big tub of candy on your desk. Doesn't sound so bad, does it? In fact, it's just one o...

31 Great Work Perks People Don’t Tell You About

Kate White | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Kate White

For 14 years I was the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and along with the responsibility came some pretty sweet perks, compliments of my company. Here's a sampling of work perks based on level of employment.

Life Lessons From 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Teen

"This moment will just be another story someday," writes author Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. His 1999 novel captures a year in ...

Why It's Good To Be Vampire Squid

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein received total compensation of $16.1 million in 2011, a 14 percent increase from the year before. ...

Major CEO Sees Big Pay Boost Even As He Retires

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Despite retiring as CEO of Verizon Communications Inc. in August, Ivan Seidenberg earned more in 2011 than he did in the last two ful...

The 10 Highest-Paid CEOs In 2010

AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

(AP) The 50 highest-paid CEOs for 2010 in an Associated Press analysis for Standard & Poor's 500 companies. The analysis includes companies that had t...

Walmart CEO Gets A (Small) Pay Cut

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. received a pay package in 2010 worth $18.7 million, a 4 percent dip from the year before, according to an ...

Money Spent On Perks, Fringe Benefits Rose At Bailed Out Banks Last Year

Washington Post | Tomoeh Murakami Tse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the nation's biggest financial firms were struggling and the federal government was spending hundreds of billions of dollars to save many of t...

Congressional Leasing List: Cars Congress Can and Can Not Drive

TreeHugger.com | Jeremy Elton Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After a two-year long uphill battle, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) succeeded in getting his pet project, a fuel-efficient tweak of the federal vehicle-l...