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Dave Jamieson

Pregnant Worker Says Big Retailer Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

A pregnant worker has filed a lawsuit challenging Pier 1 Imports' policies toward expectant mothers, saying the home-goods retailer forced her to take...

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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.

How to Do Work: 8 Strategies to Stop Wasting Time and Get Things Done

Nate Green | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Nate Green

I've wasted a truly incredible amount of time in that lazy space that exists between kinda working and kinda screwing around. On the days where I'm feeling good and getting important stuff done, though, I notice I'm following most of these strategies.

Writing Your Term Paper in 12 Steps

Oren Mendez | Posted 04.10.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Your chair is so uncomfortable. It's like sitting on daggers. How did you ever get anything done in this chair? You have to go to IKEA and buy a new chair right away.

Invisible Hand To Mouth

Scott Vrooman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Scott Vrooman

I'm hearing a lot of complaints about wages, which surprises me because I thought we had all agreed that everything is fine with everything and we were all going to stop protesting, get a dog and stretch more.

6 Things I Want to Teach My Dog About Work

Matt Douglas | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

6. Only wag your tail when you mean it.

10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014

James Altucher | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
James Altucher

I'm going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

10 Ways Women Can Make Each Other Feel Wonderful

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

As a clinical psychologist, woman, mother, colleague and friend, I often wonder why we fall short as women and fail to support each other in all kinds...

Is Your Work Draining You or Feeding You? Take the Test

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Photo Credit: Patternity -- Projected Grids|Richard Burbidge Often times in relationships professional and personal we over-give or over-take. They...

Real Housewives: Stay the Course or Create a New One?

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Desiree Michael

HuffPost blogger Rachel M. Martin recently asked, "when did making fun of each other become OK?" Unfortunately, it seems that it became OK when Hollyw...

Sandy Levin: GOP Can't Say The Unemployed Aren't Looking For Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) stressed the importance of extending unemployment insurance on HuffPost Live on Tuesday. Levin said that "[the GOP] can...

The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

Just Get a Job, They Say

Carla Shutak | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carla Shutak

This educated mother gets a little offended by the statement "Just get a job." Oh. Okay. I'll do that. Here's another one, "You're being too picky. Go work at McDonald's or Walmart. They're always hiring."

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm. They love what they do and feel they are important at work ...

Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

Chris Looney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Chris Looney

Men my age are beginning to define their success in different ways, with their (future) families being the number one concern. Sure, they are not yet vocal about it, but the more I talk to my peers, the more worried I realize they are.

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways Hating Your Job Can Hurt Your Health

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexander Kjerulf

If you hate your job, you have to act on it. You have to either figure out how to improve your current work situation or you have to find another job where you can be happy. The only option you don't have is to do nothing, because staying in that job you hate can make you sick.

Is 'Work-Life Balance' a Dangerous Lie?

Mark Morford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Most executives come and go like drones. Their towering self-importance -- to which all of society sadly contributes -- is only matched by their imminent and nearly instantaneous irrelevance.

Why Being Too Busy Makes Us Feel So Good

The Washington Post | Brigid Schulte | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Brigid Schulte is a Washington Post staff writer. This article is adapted from her book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time....

Redefining Success: The Corporate Ladder No Longer Matters

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

I've redefined my own success to mean being relevant to people who need my help, giving more than I take, and living life on my own terms. The letters behind my name and my rank within a company just don't matter.

My New American Dream: To Afford Medical Costs After the Student Loan Bill Is Paid

Tim Stobierski | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Tim Stobierski

Students around the country have families who have been evicted from homes; parents who have used their retirement accounts to pay the mortgage until it ran dry; rent and student loan payments that leave them with less than 50 dollars a month with which to buy food.

Dave Jamieson

How Obama's Reforms To Overtime Law Will Change People's Lives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

In her years managing a small dollar store in Michigan, there were times when Dawn Hughey worked 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week just to keep the plac...

What Happens When You Find Purpose At Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living

The truth is, if you want more out of your work, there's more purpose to be found. Doing meaningful work needn't be some elusive cultural ideal reserved for the wealthy or the lucky. Instead, it starts with what you most deeply believe.

"What's Your Financial Plan?" Is a Dumb Question

Eric Roberge | Posted 03.12.2014 | Money
Eric Roberge

It's amazing how the word "finances" immediately throws us head-on into our current circumstances. From this standpoint you may not see many options for what to do from a personal financial perspective.