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Notes From a Dive Bar IV

Alan Black | Posted 05.21.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Occasionally, the smokers stampede for the door. A fight has broken out or a scary psycho has wandered in off the street looking for a light in the darkness.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

James Clear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction. How can you eliminate the need to make the same decisions over and over again? How can you use constraints to drive your habits forward -- even if it's in a very small way?

Why Work/Life Balance Is a Big Fat Lie

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Life is movement. It is a constant series of evolution, growth, stretching and, at times, constriction. So instead of reaching for an ideal that is completely counter to the very essence of life itself, why not seek to value and fully integrate the various aspects of you into one seamless reality?

#TheFuturein5 Episode 38: Are We Going to Work More Hours or Fewer Hours?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We are seeing robots and automation entering our workplace and personal lives. We are starting to see smart software entering our organizations, and artificial intelligence is starting to creep up, as well as a few other pertinent factors. There is also this element of choice. Just because we can work fewer hours, will we work fewer hours?

What's the Matter with Work?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my dad at work, when I was six or seven. My dad worked in a bank. It was a formal imposing bank, with marble, and big gothic architecture.

How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Obama To Join The Fight For $15

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fight for $15 labor movement has found some high-profile allies in the U.S. Senate, and now they're asking President Barack Obama to...

Commandments of Style

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Style
Nicole Williams

Sweat the small stuff. We're talking fine details. Shave or wax your legs if you'll be wearing a skirt. Take a hard look in the mirror and if your upper lip needs waxing, by all means. Even better, have a professional do the honors.

Why People Thrive In Coworking Spaces

Harvard Business Review | Gretchen Spreitzer, Peter Bacevice and Lyndon Garrett | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to dis...

My Q and A With Work and Family Expert Joan Williams on When Work Becomes a Masculinity Contest

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship, how that culture differs for men and women and how periodically disengaging from work can boost your creativity and efficiency.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

Are Words a Window to the Soul? My Journey as a Dad, at Work and in Life

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

There is a time and place for a no, a child trying to put a hand in a stove is a classic example. For less time-sensitive endeavors, I always wondered, is there something better than "No, you cannot have ice cream unless you have your dinner," with hands on our hip?

What Commencement Speeches Aren't Saying

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

A few weeks ago I was asked to be on a panel at Fairfield University to discuss my experiences in the media business. My fellow panelists held a variety of careers within the media world.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

No, Rich People Don't Work More

Steve Roth | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Steve Roth

The meme is ubiquitous and widely documented: Rich people work longer hours. Obvious implication: they deserve what they get, right? Ditto the poor.

Parent Like a CEO

Christi Bostwick | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Christi Bostwick

The answer to the question, "How can I be a good parent?" may be as simple as applying what we know about what makes a good corporate manager to parenting.

The Layers Unseen

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Iain S. Thomas

There is magic even here, in gridlock, in loneliness, in too much work, in late nights gone on too long, in shopping trolleys with broken wheels, in boredom, in tax returns, the same magic that made a man write about a princess that slept until she was kissed, long golden hair draped over a balcony and fingers pricked with needles.

People At Work - Photographs by Tim Allen

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Tim Allen, Courtesy of Tim Allen Social documentary need not always be focused around the public space. Indeed, these people are...

5 Keys to Professional and Personal Success From a Former Head Recruiter

Quora | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Quora

Have you ever known someone who seems to be able to get everything they want? The ones who seem to breeze through life effortlessly, making up their own rules as they go along, unaffected to the mundane realities of everyday life?

Why Smart Bosses Give Bad Employees a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful managers have the maturity to recognize that good employees may do things that look bad to others, but they may do them for important reasons. Here is why a manager might decide to give a raise to a "bad" employee.

Facing Your Fears

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Your fears are uniquely yours and yours alone (I'm not sure if that's good news or bad) and there are thousands of possibilities of what you might be afraid of. I've taken some of the fears that I hear discussed by young women most frequently and have explored them in this post.

Do Rich People Really Work?

Quora | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
Quora

For most of us who have "regular jobs" (in business-speak, we are Individual Contributors), doing "work" means completing tasks in order to generate output/results.

Emotional Outburst At Work? Here's How to Get Through It.

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Having an emotional outburst while you're at the office -- crying, sniffling, yelling, or going into hysterics -- is generally considered to be pretty unprofessional. But if you have an outburst at work, it doesn't necessarily mean that your professional credibility is "ruined."

Working on Vacation? Too Organized? How to Deal With the Burdens of Spring

Ellevate | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I wonder whether this emphasis on being organized is too great. Are we placing undue pressure on ourselves? We need to feel we have control over our lives, but does this desire end up controlling us?

5 Lies Employers Use to Not Give You a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Smart employers recognize the value of their employees, and they find a way to give them a raise. Even a company that is genuinely struggling should continue to invest in employees. Employees are their most important asset.