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Independence Day

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
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Jack Nadel

Once again, we will joyfully celebrate the birth of an independent nation. However, for millions of American families, financial independence is just a distant dream. New entrepreneurs are our primary hope for creating more jobs and reinvigorating a prosperous middle class.

Looking for Approval In All The Wrong Places?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Chuck grew up in an extremely abusive family environment. His mother was the primary abuser of the children. From a very early age, Chuck was subjecte...

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American w...

Notes From a Dive Bar XIIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

Someone says, Jake died. We all drop a few rungs. He owned a bar. Lung disease. He never smoked, unless you count the smoke of others. It's still dark outside. The f*cking cognac tastes off. So much for the sour grape.

The Daddy Wars: The Work/Family Problem We SHOULD Be Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There are many things that dads can do to support the development of egalitarian attitudes at home, like take parental leave or equally absorb chores, but what men need is for other men to stop shaming them when they do those things.

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.

When the Stress Comes to a Head

T.S. Fitzgerald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
T.S. Fitzgerald

The battle with anxiety and stress is an uphill battle, but it is up to us to ensure that we do not let it take us down. Listen to your body and do not let stress take you down.

Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution: Helping Introverts Survive and Thrive

Angela Tung | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Angela Tung

As Susan Cain says, introversion is distinct from shyness, which is about "fear of social judgment." In other words, someone who's introverted isn't necessarily shy while some extroverts may get shy and insecure in certain situations.

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

John Heywood was an English playwright who lived hundreds of years ago. Today, Heywood is known for his poems, proverbs, and plays. But more than any...

The Nonprofit Where Society's Forgotten Find Purpose: Baker Industries

Robin Spiess | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Robin Spiess

These are the workers here at Baker, and in a lot of ways, they are the ones society would tend to ignore. They're the ones with physical disabilities, or with mental handicaps; the ones with criminal records, or with past drug addictions; the ones for whom finding a steady job is a massive challenge.

Dave Jamieson

California Official Dismantles Uber's 'Independent Contractor' Model | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business

An official at the California Labor Commission has taken an axe to Uber's claim that its drivers are really independent operators and not employees of...

7-Step Formula for Success

Blayne Davis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Blayne Davis

Countless self-help books flirt and kiss but rarely go all the way. Perhaps because for the most part it's the commercial appearance of value with their pretty fonts, lively testimonials, and convoluted messages that escape even the greatest cryptographer.

The Job Market: A Game of Musical Chairs Over Hot Coals

Scott Santens | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

There's a common belief that people who don't have jobs somehow just aren't trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just go get one. But what's it really like out there?

10 Subtle Signs of Job Dissatisfaction

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Grace Bluerock

When people start a new job, they generally do so with optimism and motivation, hoping to experience great success and fulfillment, and often many do. For others though, as time goes by, subtle signs of job dissatisfaction might start to creep in.

Regrowing Democracy -- The Role of Higher Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

If, as William Hastie, the first black federal judge, put it, "democracy is a journey not a destination," we've gotten off track.

Should You Take a Vacation?

Nicole Williams | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

But there are ways to ease back into the nine-to-five-drill without losing your hard-earned relaxation the second you enter the door.

The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your department is growing quickly. Life couldn't be better. Everyone is present and accounted for...hmmm...except Joe is not at his desk. In fact, it looks like he might be gone for the day. Again.

The Six Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

James Altucher | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
James Altucher

I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They make work for you. Or not. They work for me although I always need to improve.

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

Lowell Peterson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Lowell Peterson

As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.

These Dress Code Violations Will Shock You

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 06.04.2015 | Style

Workplace decorum can be tough to navigate -- especially when it comes to dress code. There is no universal set of rules for "business casual" or even...

What To Do When Someone Calls You the Wrong Name

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Yesterday, someone on a work conference call called me Jessica. I didn't know they were talking to me at first, but then I realized the question that was asked was directed to me, and only me.

How To Get What You Want At Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

Staying calm is the key to getting what you want from a complaint. You are well within your rights to suggest how someone could rectify a situation, but by keeping your suggestions realistic, you stand a much greater chance of having your wishes fulfilled.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)

James Clear | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The work of top creatives isn't dependent upon motivation or inspiration, but rather it follows a consistent pattern and routine. It's the mastering of daily habits that leads to creative success, not some mythical spark of genius. Here's why...

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

With every life-changing decision, I've received great advice from trusted sources. But I've also heard some of the worst advice about changing my life for the better. And you'll probably hear it too.