A tidy desk has its perks. In addition to looking nice (and impressing your boss), it’s been scientifically proven to foster positive behavior. People sitting at a clean desk are more likely to donate generously, and abstain from littering and crime, than people working in cluttered spaces. But a new study from the University of Minnesota shows that a disorganized, […]
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Is a big deadline all that’s standing between you and the weekend? According to a recent study published by The University of Chicago Press, moderate levels of ambient noise may boost productivity and creativity. Test the theory by logging onto Coffitivity, a free site that brings the vibrant sounds of a coffee shop into your home or office. Now, get to […]
In honor of Independence Day, most of us will enjoy a day off work tomorrow. But how many us will really stop working? According to a new survey from a company called Pertino, half (59 percent) of Americans regularly check email, take a phone call, and more during their vacation. What’s surprising is the reason they’re checking in. For 47 percent of respondents, the desire to work from home stems from wanting to ease their own stress—not to please the boss.
Many people (myself included) depend on Google Reader to get their daily dose of news and blogs. But, on July 1, Google is slated to shut down the beloved RSS reader. Follow these steps to backup your Google Reader, choose a new one, and import your data into your new RSS reader of choice.
Got a promotion? Don’t toss those old business cards. Instead, stack outdated cards in a small bowl or holder next to the phone, and use the backside as scrap paper.
It’s that time of year again! Young adults all over the country are graduating college and heading out into the “real world.” So, it’s no surprise that, according to Yahoo!, job-related searches are spiking. Among those, searches for “how to write a cover letter” has increased approximately 35 percent. If you’ve come looking for some tips, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended).
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s salaries catch up to men’s salaries last year. (Learn more about Equal Pay Day here.) As of the last Census, women earn 77 cents for every $1 that men earn. If you’re looking to close the gap in your own salary, here are some tips to take to the negotiating table: […]
Start your week off right next week by using the 1-3-5 rule of to-do lists from Fast Company. Start by only planning out what you can realistically accomplish, which is where the rule comes in. Here’s what most people can realistically tackle in a day: 1 big mission 3 medium tasks 5 small things Put those on you list and […]