Category: Career

Power Naps Really Do Work, So Why Don’t We Embrace Them at the Office?

“Think of napping as a basic right, not a petty luxury,” Malia Wollan wrote this summer for The New York Times in an article titled, “How to Nap.” While some people claim that they “can’t nap,” most get kind of dreamy-eyed when they talk about it, often sharing stories of that glorious Saturday afternoon catnap or the Sunday doze on […]

4 Incredibly Simple Ways to Boost Your Career This Fall (That Anyone Can Take On)

What are you doing right now? Are you sitting at your desk, whiling away the time ’til happy hour? Are you recovering from the summer (while you simultaneously daydream about the upcoming long weekend?). Either way, my guess is that you probably aren’t thinking that hard about your career. But, did you know that there are some […]

The Scientific Reason Why Dressing for Success Works (With a Twist, Of Course)

You always hear the phrase “dress for success,” and think, sure, I’ll step it up a notch today when I get ready. And it probably works, right? You sit up taller, you receive compliments on how sharp you look, and you feel important because your attire is so much fancier than what you wear on the weekends. […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Professional Life

Does shopping for your boss stress you out? Stuck with a small budget this holiday season? Looking for ideas that are better than a gift card or chocolate? (Don’t deny it, I know you’re considering it.) We’re here to help—because we know this can be such a struggle—with 35+ ideas for anyone in your network. […]

In Very Exciting News, Oprah Just Shared Her Secret to Success.

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey delivered the commencement address at Smith College. And when Winfrey, who rose from humble beginnings to become a media trailblazer and billionaire, said “…that truly is the secret to my success,” it’s fair to say we all wanted to know what exactly she was referring to. The secret, she explained, is “the power of […]

These 5 “State of the Workplace” Facts Might Help You Figure Out Your Next Step

The world of work is changing pretty rapidly, but one thing has been pretty consistent over the past few years: Workers are feeling optimistic about their prospects. The US economy keeps adding jobs at a healthy clip, and unemployment remains at pre-Recession lows, making this a jobseekers’ market. Here’s a look at the current state of the […]

How to Do 8 Hours of Work in 4

Whether you’re about to head on vacation, something big is happening in the real world, or you just can’t seem to focus, sometimes you’d love to just cut out early at work. That being said, duty calls—that report that’s due today, those emails lingering in your inbox, that meeting at 4 PM won’t just disappear. But […]