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In Defense of Gen Y

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.19.2014 | College
Phu Nguyen

When we found out expectation paired with effort wasn't the end all, we added new needs to the equation of success. These needs became creativity, the ability to see beyond expectation and hard work, and the need to change the landscape of what we want success to be.

You Are Not Your Job! How to Avoid the Identity Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

In times when the borders between work and private lives become blurry and continuously dissolve, managing them actively becomes an ever increasing challenge. Without the clear distinction between roles, a time-wise separation of the two areas of life is bound to fail.

Holiday Out-of-Office Message

Rana Florida | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.

Will Pope Francis Put His Institution Where His Values Are?

David Morris | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
David Morris

When he personally delivers his message on January 1st, I trust the Pope will point out that there is no other institution more capable of generating a "mobilization comparable in size to that of the phenomenon itself" than the one he himself leads.

How to Succeed at Work? Censor Yourself

OZY | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
OZY

Here's some advice for your next meeting: Hold thy tongue. Total freedom of speech, new research shows, has the potential to squash creativity. As it turns out, if you're in a group of both men and women, abiding to standards of political correctness can help generate far better ideas.

The 1 Question You Must Ask About Your New Job

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Gina Ciliberto

Are you given the proper support to fulfill these responsibilities? And, most importantly, can you handle more autonomy than you bargained for if you find yourself in an environment where the rules are, largely, up to you?

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

4 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

The "doing more with less" mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.

The Great Communicator

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Do You Know When Something Is Right?

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.

20 Career-Boosting Actions to Complete Before New Year's Eve

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

But as tempting as it may be to hole up with a big mug of cocoa and pine-scented candles this December, try not to hibernate all month long. Use the next few weeks wisely -- and get a head start on your job hunt!

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

Do You Struggle to Organize Your Life? Try These Five Steps

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

My method of organizing is simple. And I'm sharing the method with you, hoping that it will inspire you. If you like, you can modify any of these steps and develop your own method for organizing your life.

Remember to Be Grateful

Jo Tinyow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Jo Tinyow

As many people are frantically shopping for Christmas presents and awaiting the launch of new stores to open, I request that you take a moment out of your lives to just be grateful for what you already have in your life and give a moment to those that don't.

That Time I Wanted to Get Hit By a Bus on the Way to Work

Samantha Sutherland | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Sutherland

Be yourself, do your best work every day, find a mentor (or just a single friend in the office) and make time for yourself every single day.

How Not to Get Fired While Building Your Side Business

Andrea Shields Nunez | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Andrea Shields Nunez

For most people, the purpose of a side business is to build something so you can eventually leave your job. Until you get there, though, it's important to create the best possible conditions for yourself at your current job.

4 Signs You're Not Cut Out for Working from Home

John Rampton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Working from home is the American dream for many -- but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Simply put, not everyone is cut out for telecommuting, working from home, or virtual offices -- and that's okay.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

Two Strikingly Similar Films Celebrate Professional Fulfillment

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Viewing the recent DVD releases Chef and Begin Again, some startling similarities challenge viewers to rethink what it means to cultivate professional satisfaction. Both films feature a male artist who seems past his prime and is struggling through a mid-life crisis.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Recognizing the shadow aspects of ourselves, those parts that we have denied, disowned, or attempt to conceal from others, is a powerful step in the process of becoming a more self-accepting person, which is a pretty important aspect of any successful relationship.

How to Design Your Dream Job

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Aaron Hurst

No job is a perfect fit until you take ownership of it and make it your own. Just like buying a suit, you need to tailor it to fit you. Many people, sadly, never tailor their jobs to make them fit and end up being frustrated by their job due to lack of purpose.

This Company Not Only Mandates Vacation For Its Employees, But Pays For It, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

As if it isn't problematic enough that the average American worker is entitled to only 10 vacation days each year, 40 percent of people don't even use...

Trusting the Crowd and the Machines

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

The business environment of the future needs to trust people and technology and provide flexibility and choice for employees to connect with complementary skills across a network, to work together on challenges, to learn fast, unlock their passion and improve performance.