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40 Essential Tips for Cubicle Dwellers

Michelle Combs | Posted 02.23.2015 | Comedy
Michelle Combs

We cubicle dwellers have our own subculture. We are among the working class who don't get to go outside and blow stuff up. We can identify each other by the hollow looks in our eyes and the standard defeated shoulder slump. I am here to help you, my cubicle dwelling brothers and sisters.

Moms Don't Get Sick Days

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I remember a time, about two years ago, when my throat was so sore that I could barely breathe, never mind talk, without it hurting. I woke up to find my youngest, Peter, standing over me.

8 Facts To Show Your Boss Next Time You Want To Take A Sick Day

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

There are a lot of reasons why the majority of American workers end up going to work sick. This flu season, make sure pressure from your boss isn’t ...

If This Won't Make You Take A Sick Day, We Don't Know What Will

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You refuse to let the sniffles slow you down—but maybe if you realized how the common cold affects your driving, your cocktail ho...

Anna Almendrala

Yet Another Way Getting Too Little Sleep Affects Your Job Performance | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Skipping sleep to fit in a few more hours on the job may actually hurt your work attendance in the long run, according to the first nationally represe...

Co-Workers Selflessly Donate 154 Sick Days To Teacher With Cancer, Help Ease Her Burden

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

When a beloved teacher fell ill, these generous colleagues turned to a creative program to chip in and help her when she needed it most. Carol Clar...

DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 10.14.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

14 Genius Ideas The U.S. Should Seriously Consider Adopting

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business

You may think the U.S. is the greatest nation in the world, but let’s all admit it would be a whole lot greatester if we adopted some of these geniu...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...

How To Stay Home From School (According To An 8-Year-Old)

Wendi Aarons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

1. Around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, start coughing. When your mommy looks concerned and asks if you're OK, act casual. You're simply planting the seed, baby. Planting. The. Seed.

Lindsay Pattison: How We Combat Workplace Stress and Promote a Culture of Well-being

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Lindsay Pattison

All stress isn't bad stress -- just the right amount of pressure can be a powerful motivating force. But as employers, we have to look out for the warning signs of workplace stress among our staff, lead by example and inject a healthy dose of well-being and support into our company cultures.

Scott Chooses Mickey Mouse Over Working Moms

Posted 06.15.2013 | Miami

Despite letters from Gloria Steinem and strollers full of petitions left at his Tallahassee office, Rick Scott signed a law overriding any earned sick...

Companies Should Pay You to Stay Home With the Flu, Study Says

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman Dragging yourself out of bed, sneezing through rush hour traffic, and coughing your way from 9 to 5 instead of taking a sick da...

The Most Ridiculous Excuses For Missing Work

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business

It might not be uncommon for workers to fake a sick day just to skip work, but some apparently feel the need to get a little more creative, according ...

What's Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days?

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ellen Bravo

In just two weeks, the movement for paid sick days has seen three victories -- in Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, and most recently, New York City. Local coalitions in each place encountered fierce opposition, and yet the wave of wins continues. Why now?

10 TV Shows To Watch On Netflix

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.23.2013 | TV
Erin Ruberry

Gone are the days when a sick day meant staying home to watch soap operas and daytime talk shows. Here are 10 of our favorite series to binge on next time we have a few hours -- or a few days -- to veg in bed.

'Achoo!' Should You Go to Work When You're Sick?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

You might feel that you're letting the team -- or yourself -- down, but there are lots of reasons not to work if you're not up to it.

Prioritizing Your Health in Your Work-Life Balance

Jordan Jayson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jordan Jayson

I recently came back from CES in Las Vegas, where one of the biggest trends coming out of the show was Digital Health. I was inspired, and I decided this would be a great New Year's Resolution. One week later I forgot everything I learned.

The Reason Your Co-Workers Are Making You Sick

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Beware: there is a very good chance that your coworker is sick and may even be contagious. Close to 80 percent of office workers show up to work e...

Worst Sick Day Excuses Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun and Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2012 | Small Business

When you've been up all night trying to process "The Hunger Games" or coaching your dog through a nervous breakdown, you probably don't feel up to goi...

The Ethics Of A Sick Nanny

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

It seems cruel to dismiss someone for missing work frequently due to chronic health issues. On the other hand, I am using all my own sick days to be here when she isn't.

Europeans Who Get Sick On Vacation Can Take Another One, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

We've all been there: You’re eagerly waiting to take off on a well-earned vacation, only the person next to you on the plane can’t stop sneezing. ...

Court Rules: Sick On Vacation? Take Another Vacation

New York Times | Paul Geitner | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear ...