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April Fool’s pranks you can pull at the office and not get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 27, 2015 05:47 pm


April Fool’s day is right around the corner. Here’s a selection of pranks you can pull on your colleagues and probably not get in trouble for.



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The ultimate guide to ties (and how to wear them)

Lisa Mesbur| Mar 12, 2015 07:52 pm


If you work in an office that requires a tie, you probably know the basic rules. But are you aware of the garment’s fascinating history on the French battlefield? Mais, oui!



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The ultimate office revenge story?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2015 08:07 pm


So, someone keeps stealing your lunch from the office fridge. Do you a) lie in wait to catch them red-handed b) give up and buy another lunch c) set a diabolical trap?



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Changing your password could change your life

Nicole Wray| Feb 20, 2015 08:21 pm


This simple trick can turn a routine chore into a powerful tool for staying positive and achieving your goals.



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Intelligence trumps connections

It’s actually not ‘who you know’ – Intelligence trumps connections for career success

Peter Harris| Feb 11, 2015 03:15 pm


Study compares the effects of being well-connected vs. being more intelligent over the course of people’s careers. The results are surprising.



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Why your boss may soon insist you spend a lot more time on Facebook

Nicole Wray| Feb 9, 2015 09:46 am


If your company hasn’t blocked it, you probably spend part of your work day scrolling through Facebook. Soon, you might be required to use Facebook while you’re on the clock.



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Negotiating a salary

How to make more money: Our top tips for landing greater salaries and pay raises

Peter Harris| Feb 3, 2015 12:01 pm


It’s that time of year again. Salary negotiation time. So how can you make sure you receive the pay increase you’re looking for? Here are some top negotiation tips.



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The best time to quit your job

The best time to quit your job

Peter Harris| Jan 28, 2015 03:25 pm


Sometimes you really have to leave your job. If you’re not making enough money to survive, your company is doomed, or your job is ruining your life, it’s time to jump ship. Here’s how to spot the smartest time to make your move.



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Five style essentials every man and woman should have in their work wardrobe

Lisa Mesbur| Jan 26, 2015 06:17 pm


Whether you’re a leopard print lover or a baseball cap enthusiast, you’ve still got to get yourself into a work-appropriate outfit every day. The good news is that a few carefully chosen pieces will go a long way towards looking professional and put together without sacrificing your personal style.



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Why is your boss a schmuck? Because they’re the boss (study)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 16, 2015 08:25 pm


If your boss is a beast, maybe it’s not their fault. Maybe they’ve suffered what is the equivalent of trauma to their frontal cortex and that is causing them to behave like a beast.



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