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I Woke Up Like This: How To Get Up In A Good Mood

December 18th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Is your morning motto “nobody talk to me until I’ve had my coffee?” Being grumpy in the AM doesn’t just ruin every morning.

Recent studies have discovered that morning people are friendlier and more conscientious to others around them.

If you weren’t born with a love of getting up in the morning, we’ve got a few tips that will help you fake the funk until nature takes over.

Ways Employers Discriminate (But Won’t Tell You About)

December 18th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Didn’t get called back for a job you swore you were qualified for? Your unemployment could have nothing to do with your skills and everything to do with these ways employers discriminate against potential applicants.

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The Name Game

Black-sounding” names are 50% less likely to get a call back for a job.

Is Your Resume Keeping You From Getting Hired?

November 20th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Been hitting the pavement for months but still coming up dry? The problem could be your resume. Everyone knows that spelling errors are a no-no, but is your resume keeping you from getting hired by making these less-obvious mistakes?

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You’ve Included A Photo Of Yourself

Unless an employer asks for one, including a photo opens you up to ageism, racism and snap judgments from your employer. Leave out the photo and your resume is less likely to get tossed out before it’s read.

15 Simple Morning Rituals That Will Save Your Day

October 17th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Can’t seem to reach your goals? Grumpy all day? Feeling “off?” The problem could be the way you start your day. Spare five minutes for these simple morning rituals and you could change your life. After all, you are what you do every day.

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Wake Up Hella Early

A poll of successful executives found that 90% of them get up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. Those early hours give them time to squeeze out some me-time before the demands of the day start pouring in.

Fired Oklahoma Man Beheads Co-Worker

September 28th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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According to the New York Daily News, an Oklahoma man stabbed and beheaded one of his former coworkers.

The suspect, Alton Nolen stormed into his place of employment, a food plant on Thursday and attacked multiple people. Nolen stabbed the first victim, Colleen Hufford so hard in the neck that her head was severed. After attacking Hufford, Nolen attacked Traci Johnson next. Johnson was stabbed multiple times by Nolen before an off-duty cop shot him. Moore police officers said,

“This suspect was angry about some sort of incident that happened at the business, these women really had nothing to do with that. He was just acting out against them. They are the first people he came in contact with.”

Nolen was fired right before the initial attack. He drove from the building where he was fired to the main distribution center and attacked.

The FBI is investigating the entire incident. The Daily News believes his recent conversion to Islam may have something to do with the attack. There have been multiple beheadings by Islamist extremists overseas in the last few weeks. However, the newspaper has no real evidence to prove that his new religious background had anything to do with the attacks.

Noel is now in stable condition after being shot by the off duty cop. He will be charged on Monday with first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and possible federal charges.

Signs Your Attitude Is About to Get You Fired

August 18th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Man do you hate this job — but are you sure you’re the only one that knows that? If you show up 100% done every day, your boss could be picking up on your major attitude. If you still need your nine-to-five to pay a few more bills, practice your fake smiles before you’re prematurely shown the door.

Signs Your Attitude Is About to Get You Fired

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You Can’t Stand Your Co-Workers

Are you sure those sighs and eye-roll always fly under the radar? Some employees will smile in your face while complaining about your performance behind your back.

Quiz: Which Annoying Coworker Are You?

July 2nd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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You may not want to admit it — or even be aware of it — but you’re pissing someone off in the office. See we all have a tendency to complain about our coworkers, but the reality is someone is going home and complaining about you as much as you talk about them. So if you want to have a brief moment of self-awareness — and a little accountability. Take this quiz to see which annoying coworker you are.

15 Struggles Only People Who Work In Retail Understand

July 1st, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Working in retail can be the worst. But until we find another 9 to 5, lets all vent together shall we? Here are 15 struggles only people who work in retail understand.

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That Awkward Moment When A Coworker Drinks Too Much At The Office Party…

April 14th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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There’s something about an office party after a long day at work that makes people way too excited for the party part and forget they’re still in the office. You know what we’re talking about: those times when a coworker drinks too much and suddenly they’re sharing all of their personal business, telling everyone how they really feel about their job, and being all types of inappropriate with members of the opposite sex. In other words, it ain’t pretty and plenty of embarrassment and hilarity (for those watching from a distance) ensues. We’ve captured all that in this reenactment of an office party gone wrong up top. Watch and share your own horror stories in the comments section.

Deciphering Constructive Versus Destructive Criticism On The Job

January 13th, 2014 - By Blair Bedford
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Criticism and feedback on the job can sometimes be difficult to take as an employee, especially after a mistake or blunder on your part. As a way to advise employees and help them grow as a professional, criticism is often seen as reprimanding, negative or destructive.

How do you know whether the feedback you’re are receiving on the job is positive or not? Here are few questions you should ask to decipher whether the advice you are receiving is encouraging or hindering your professional growth.