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An Easy Way to Make the Most of Your Job References

According to a recent Career Builder study, one in five Americans plan on leaving their jobs for new ones this year. If you too are on the hunt for your dream job—or, at least, less of a nightmare job—a great resume and fantastic interview may not be enough to secure the position. It could come down to the references you […]

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This Week, I’m Determined to Thrive

Do you remember the teen phenom skier Mikaela Shiffrin from the Sochi Olympics? The girl who won our hearts by winning the gold medal in…well, whatever it was. And while I don’t remember her event (anyone, help?), I do remember reading this about her: she is known for being able to take a nap right before a race. I will […]

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A Quick Way to Test Your Posture

Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly the right way to sit at your desk to prevent eye strain, back soreness, and other symptoms of poor posture? Not everyone has the luxury of an ergonomics department at their office—but fear not. There’s an easy way to test your workplace set-up without the help of a professional. To establish good posture at […]

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How to Be Happier at Work

Objectively, it sure feels like more money or better hours would make anyone a whole lot happier with his or her job. As it turns out, though, having a good manager is just as, if not more, important than a yearly raise. According to LearnVest.com, a finance website that covers everything from budgeting basics to career advice, one of the […]

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How to Feel Confident

Want to ace your next big meeting or job interview? Try this two-minute life hack, brought to you by Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, in a TED Talks presentation. Before entering a stressful situation, spend two minutes in a “high-power pose,” such as the “Wonder Woman” (standing up, legs shoulder-width apart, hands on hips). […]

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How to Feel Happier at Work

Work makes up a lot of time in our lives—too much, in fact, to feel unhappy when we’re there. Looking for a quick boost to improve your workdays? Try this advice Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse to make your space a bit brighter. “Your work environment can make or break your productivity—and take center stage in your happiness,” says Boyce. […]

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3 Tricks to Help Manage Your E-mail

If your inbox has morphed into more of a digital junk drawer than an easy way to communicate, tame the chaos with a few little-known tools suggested by IT specialists at three of the top e-mail providers.

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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the January 2014 issue of Real Simple.] Do you ever have one of those mornings when you feel like you’re going to tip over before you even get out of bed? That was my day yesterday. (No, this is not a drinking story.) I woke up and immediately felt as if […]

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How to Make Your Facebook More Private

If you’d like to review your activity on Facebook, there’s a simple way to see (and, if you’re so inclined, delete­­­) all of the posts and photos you’ve ever had on the social network in one place—it’s called the Activity Log. Facebook gives an in-depth description of the Activity Log and how to use it right here. A particularly useful […]

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What’s the Best Part of Your Day?

In the spirit of positivity, we asked Real Simple Facebook fans to share their very favorite moments in the day. The answers ranged from spiritual to sweet to side-splitting—it’s hard not to read them without smiling. Take a look at the highlights: • In what was close to 500 total responses, the biggest reoccurring theme was waking up, going into […]

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