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Your office complaints on Glassdoor aren’t anonymous, new case shows


We use employer-rater Glassdoor’s website to review companies, talk freely about our former employers, and give candid answers to future employees. And it works, because we assume we can do this anonymously. Maybe not for much longer, according to a 9th Circuit case. The case began after the U.S. issued a […]

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Multitasking is bad for you—unless you do it this way


We all know the studies that show that multitasking is bad for us, resulting in lower performance and decreased attention. But the demands on us just don’t stop, so what if there’s a better way? Now it looks like there is. A study from researchers at Tel Aviv University made […]

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The best inspirational notes celebrities wrote to themselves


Sometimes, you need to see it to believe it. This is a helpful visualizing exercise that everyone, even celebrities, have done to make their success a reality. Octavia Butler: “So be it! I will find the way to do this. See to it!” Octavia Butler is remembered as one of […]

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5 ways you can make a new city feel like home


You land your dream job, but there’s one big catch— it’s all the way across the country. Don’t say no just because a move is such a hassle. Here’s how to get used to things once you get there, whether you’re moving alone or relocating your family. Join clubs and […]

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I hope you will be treated unfairly


Chief Justice John Roberts gave a remarkable commencement speech last month: Now the commencement speakers will typically also wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you. I will not do that, and I’ll tell you why. From time to time in the years to come, I hope you […]

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Giving credit to colleagues makes you look successful


We all want our work to be recognized. It’s how we measure our success. But how do you get your colleagues to acknowledge your hard work and toil? Here’s one good tip: by modeling good credit behavior. In other words: If you want people to toot your horn, you need […]

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13 reasons your bosses don’t find you likable


While you might wish those days where a popularity contest mattered are over, the hard, cold truth is that being liked by those above you may make or break your career. As New York career coach, Carlota Zimmerman explains, likability can determine your life.   “From shopping to dating, whether […]

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Why you feel like a fraud and what to do about it


You don’t belong here. You’re not good enough. You got lucky. They’re going to realize you aren’t that smart. Ever heard this voice in your head? You’re far from alone. It’s called “impostor syndrome.” More than 70% of successful people have felt it at one point. Via The Secret Thoughts […]

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Six huge reasons you’re not getting what you want


Setting goals and failing to achieve them can be demoralizing and make us feel like failures. The same goes for constantly wondering why we’re not doing better in life. That can change. Researchers say there are ways to set goals more effectively and achieve what we want. Here’s how to […]

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New study says there’s one surefire way to make people like you


How do we make a favorable first impression in a conversation? Sometimes, we think getting noticed at a networking event means getting the last word or talking up our accomplishments. But new research has found that to be remembered as likable in a conversation, you need to make the conversation […]

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