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This Is the Secret to Happiness at Work

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Real Simple.] Here at Real Simple, we pride ourselves on being the Every-woman brand. There are magazines and websites in our world that are full of self-admiration, with a lot of “Look at us and how very, very fabulous we are” moments: The exclusive parties! The expensive […]

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The Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance Are…

What do a social media manager, a firefighter, and a law clerk have in common? Turns out, they might be some of the very best jobs for a healthy work-life balance. While a positive attitude always helps in achieving happiness at work, Glassdoor.com measured the work-life balance ratings that were shared on their site between July 2013 and July 2014. […]

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4 Highly Successful Women on Crying at Work

Ever had nasty words spread about you at work? And were those words published as front-page news in Politico, with your colleagues describing you as “a source of widespread frustration and anxiety,” “impossible,” and “disengaged or uncaring”? That’s what happened to the first-ever-female New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. She opened up to Cosmopolitan in a recent interview about […]

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Here’s How Stressed Americans Really Are (and How to Manage It)

Feel like you’ve been more stressed out than ever, lately? You’re not alone: About half of Americans feel the same way. In a report titled “The Burden of Stress in America,” released this week by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers surveyed 2,505 respondents about stress. Amongst the findings? For starters: 49% […]

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5 Must-Haves Every Successful Intern Needs

As an internship veteran (I’ve had five across two cities), I’ve finally learned the ins and outs of succeeding at an internship—and it’s surprising how much the details can make or break your experience. Here are five things that every intern needs for a put-together and fun summer: • Travel Mug: Whether you’re fueled by coffee, tea, or smoothies, a travel […]

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2 Ways to Deal With Slackers (No Public Shaming Required)

At some point, everyone has been in a group with an obvious weak link. Whether you are a part of an office, a participant in a neighborhood committee, or a member of a school-assigned group project, there is usually someone who, for one reason or another, is content to phone it in. What’s a natural leader like you to do? […]

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5 Things Every Intern Needs to Know

It’s intern season again, which I know because the weather has turned warm and my commuter train is suddenly full of attractive people with no visible wrinkles, either on their faces or on their new intern clothes. I also know it’s intern season because we have a few interns here at Real Simple. We’re always very grateful for the help, […]

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What to Wear to an Interview

We can’t stop by and pluck the perfect outfit for your interview out of your closet, but we can offer a few pointers.

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Wednesday Trivia: Jobs That Make You Gain Weight

A new study from CareerBuilder and reported by Huffington Post found that the very worst job for waistlines just may be in information technology and government—not surprisingly, two jobs that require a whole lot of sitting. And if you feel you may have put on a few pounds since starting your job, take solace in the fact that you’re in […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Perks of Ben & Jerry’s

Think of your dream job: We imagine that instead of a cubicle and paperwork, you’d probably prefer to be surrounded by ice cream and puppies. Not-so-coincidentally, according to Serious Eats, that’s what a day in the life at Ben & Jerry’s looks like! Of the 14 Things You Might Not Know About Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the most delightful factoid […]

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