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Snapchat’s young CEO has great advice for your career


Evan Spiegel, 26, is one of the youngest Silicon Valley success stories. He runs Snap, the company that brings us messaging app Snapchat, which claims 150 million users and went public in an IPO back in March of this year. Paresh Dave wrote about Spiegel in the Los Angeles Times, calling him […]

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6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm


People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of brilliant dead guys — The Stoics […]

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How to say ‘no’ to your boss


I’m a recovering people pleaser. For years, I said “yes” to every invitation to speak, attend a conference, write an article, grab coffee, and jump on a call. One day, looking through my calendar, I realized that it was no longer mine. My time was hijacked by other people. As […]

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Here’s why dogs have been flooding workplaces with cuteness today


Calling all dog-lovers! Today is the 18th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. Pet Sitters International reportedly established the “unofficial holiday” Take Your Dog to Work Day back in 1999. The website for the educational association for professional pet sitters offers more background on the holiday, saying that it was […]

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People who work from home make $4,000 more in salary every year


Around 3.9 million Americans are working from home — and many are getting paid more money for it than they would make in regular office jobs. That’s according to the 2017 State of Telecommuting report from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics released the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee […]

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3 questions to ask yourself before you move for a new job


Moving to a new city is never as easy of the advice of “just move to where jobs are” makes it seem. Moving for a job is a big career decision where you must carefully weigh unknowns that all boil down to answering the question of, ‘is it worth it?’ […]

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Saying ‘yes’ to more work can be the best thing you ever do for your career


We have all, at one time or another, felt exasperated when our boss comes to us asking us to do more work. Again? Doesn’t anyone see what we’re already doing, how full our plates are, and how hard we’re working? The chances are, however, that they do see that. And […]

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Savvy 9-year-old boy becomes chief financial officer for a day at KIND


Every kid’s dream is to be a chief financial officer someday, right? Well, maybe not, but a little initiative and curiosity helped 9-year-old Alex Múnoz make it to the executive suite about three decades ahead of time. His brilliant idea: why didn’t the private company look to go public and list […]

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French bus drivers wear skirts to protest prohibition on shorts


As temperatures climbed to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a nationwide heatwave, bus drivers in the city of Nantes, France, asked for some slack in their dress code. They thought it was a reasonable request. Many of them said they worked in buses without air-conditioning. But their request to wear shorts was turned down by […]

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Four ways to make this your summer of success


It’s tempting to bask in the heat all summer long, losing track of what you want in your position, and your career as a whole. Here’s a better idea: think ahead instead, and make steady progress through the summer. Between trips to the beach, hikes in the mountains or even a […]

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