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How to make office life work for you

Every month, Oliver Burkeman invites you to improve your work life. The project Few things make work more annoying than a physical environment you can’t control, whether that’s flickering fluorescent lights or loud-talking colleagues. But there’s hope. Research suggests the tiniest tweaks can make a big difference. Psychologists call it ‘embodied cognition’ – how your surroundings and posture […]

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What Happens When You Go on Furlough?

Furlough is unpaid forced leave. Many companies are considering furloughing employees on a rotating basis, instead of firing anyone. This move is used to help save jobs, protect numbers, and to keep the company competitive once the market begins to improve. Furloughs are common among manufacturers, but government agencies have also begun to consider and […]

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5 Financial Goals You Must Reach Before 30

When you’re in your 20s, you go through a lot of changes. You will graduate from college, and start your first job. You may move onto a second job and work your way up the career ladder. You may return to graduate school to get a Masters degree. You may get married and start a family. It is […]

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Management Skills For Beginners

Level 1 of the Management Skills Pyramid shows the basic skills any beginning manager must master. It is the foundation of the management skills pyramid, which shows the skills a manager must master to be successful and shows how these management skills build on each other toward success. Basic Management Skills There are four basic management […]