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Celebrating #GivingTuesday and the Importance of Volunteerism

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.

Face-Reading: An Advantage in Business

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

Author Jean Haner, an anglo-saxon, married into a Chinese family and her mother-in-law taught her everything she knew about the ancient art of face-reading.

You're Not My Friend

Adam Grant | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

If you want to avoid committing the faux pas of describing a colleague or an acquaintance as a friend, here are some rules for when it's fair game to use the term.

Reflections of a Life Not Lived

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

What is it in life that leads us to one decision over another? And why is it often the "wrong" one?

A Rabbi's Heart Beats Again

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

In a nondescript hotel room in Texas, surrounded by rabbis who are black and white, old and young, straight and gay, women and men, layers of hidden, accumulated spiritual scar tissue burst apart and revealed my own wounded heart.

Are You the All-Star of Your Niche?

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

At the end of the day, trust and respect are the two most important elements in ANY relationship, including the relationship between you and your customer. If you ain't got those two factors, you got nothin'.

The 10 Most Profitable Business Secrets

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Building strong relationships is one of the most important business tools you can master. When you have good relationships, running your business is so much easier. People respond to you faster and are willing to go that extra mile for you.

6 Tips for the Business Lunch

Women & Co | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Whether you're taking potential clients to lunch, meeting with colleagues, or acting as a mentor to a young person, here are some tips that will help make your lunch a successful one.

Duh's and Don'ts at Work!!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Now I'm a big fan of the fake-it-till-you-make-it school of career advancement, but there are some things you really gotta know, because there just aren't any excuses for not knowing them.

Back Scratches are Not Just for the Bedroom

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

To a large degree, your reputation will be built on the good will you've built up with people who've you worked with over the years.

Blurring the Professional and the Personal With Women and Facebook

Rachel Ryan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

For those of you debating whether or not to Facebook friend your boss, DO IT. Seeing pictures of your boss with a piña colada on a beach is pretty much the equivalent of a 6-year-old seeing their teacher outside of the classroom. "You're a real person?! Who likes to do things besides give me homework?"

I Used To Feel Sorry For My Single Friends -- Until I Realized What They Have

The Rumpus | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women

In 1997 I arrived in Geneva to work for a year at the headquarters of a relief organization. Feeling overwhelmed by my job and lonely in a city of ove...

How To Divorce Your Work Husband

The Grindstone | Posted 01.20.2012 | Women

Oh the "Work Husband." It's a dubious title that I've never been quite comfortable with. After all, I've worked very closely with men at my office. My...

10 Things You Don’t Want To Say When Having Dinner At Your Boss’s House

The Grindstone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women

According to Wendy Komac, a workplace expert and author of I Work with Crabby Crappy People, the goal for having dinner with your boss should be about...

5 Work Rules You Should Break

Real Simple | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

Most people think they know the keys to career success: Keep your head down and nose to the grindstone. Avoid personal, emotional, or awkward subjects...

Feeling rotten about being left out of happy hour

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Irene, I was so glad to find this blog. This past year, I've gone through a breakup with a group of work friends and it continues to sting....

How do I make friends in the middle of nowhere?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

For many of us, workplaces have supplanted the roles once played by neighborhoods QUESTION Dear Irene, I just found your site while looking for a ...

When 'your friend' doesn't get the message

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Avoiding hurt and acting with grace QUESTION Dear Irene, While I was in graduate school I worked on a project with a classmate named Mindy. We hung...

Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds: Work Spouses - Risky business?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

With more women entering the workplace, it's not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To lea...

Workplace Etiquette: Be Your Best at Work

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Treating your colleagues with respect can gain you a winning edge and create a win-win situation for everyone at the office. Here are some basic rules of etiquette in the office and at office parties.

Balanced Life -- Want To Be Happy at Work? Dozens of Tips, Plus a Few Quizzes, To Consider

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn't-fair results, it turns out that the happy out-perform the less happy.

Five Co-Workers You Should Get to Know

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicole Williams

The doorman: He knows everyone who sets foot in your building, and you can bet he hears a lot of juicy conversations as people shuffle in and out.

6 Questions For Better Coaching

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

In my work with senior leaders, I have found that one of the most common complaints of direct reports is that their executives do a poor job of providing coaching.

5 Things Never to Say to Your Boss

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicole Williams

Getting drunk in front of co-workers is a major don't, but if it does happen, then don't brag about it the next day. Remember, your boss is not your BFF, your mother, or your therapist.

Eight Tips for Working More Happily With Your Colleagues

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Last week's tips offered sixteen suggestions for feeling happier at work by tackling aspects of your work space and your day. But actually, your relat...