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Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

"Never judge a book by its cover," so the saying goes. But as we humans know, it isn't that easy. Within fractions of a second of seeing someone for the first time, we make all kinds of assumptions and judgments based on their appearance, including dress -- or lack thereof. A new study suggests that the more... Read More »

When Asking For A Raise, Don't Lean To The Left

When Asking For A Raise, Don't Lean To The Left

Upright truly is right, it turns out. A study to be published in the forthcoming Psychological Science is demonstrating that those who lean to the left are more likely to underestimate numerical figures. And because the research only held up when respondents were assessing an unknown number, it was accepted... Read More »

Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

Oh you know the type. The business professional who's a walking advertisement for Apple Inc. He'd rather be caught being driven to the office by his mother than using Windows XP. Well, it turns out, even if he's rushing to spend his paycheck on the latest iPhone, he's probably still left with more money than... Read More »

Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

Thriftiness is a great virtue today for most Americans, 42 percent of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brand names are an excess fat that many cut first, opting instead for supermarket generics or dollar store fare. But choosing generic products to improve your finances might actually be self-defeating.... Read More »

Study: Teens Who Work Night Shifts More Likely To Develop MS

Study: Teens Who Work Night Shifts More Likely To Develop MS

Working nights can be tough, in large measure because human beings were meant to be alert during the day. Fighting the body's natural clock leads to health problems, researchers say, and may lead to shorter lifespans. For many workers, however, working the wee hours of the morning gives them the flexibility... Read More »

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

"A year of delayed motherhood is found to increase career earnings by 9 percent, work experience by 9 percent, and average wage rates by 3 percent," so says a study just published by Journal of Population Economics. The study, "The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path," was written by Amalia R.... Read More »

Why Working Women Should Wear Skirts Instead Of Pants

Why Working Women Should Wear Skirts Instead Of Pants

Women's workplace attire has been a contentious issue ever since women entered the workplace. After all, women are under social pressure to look sexually desirable, which can sometimes conflict with the office pressure to look professional. A new study in Britain offers up an answer to this clash: choose... Read More »

Bosses Are 4 Times More Likely To Be Psychopaths

Bosses Are 4 Times More Likely To Be Psychopaths

If you think your boss is a nutcase, you may be onto something, a new study suggests. Business leaders are four times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population, according to a survey led by New York psychologist Paul Babiak, London's Daily Mail reports. Read More »

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

According to a piece by the International Business Times, research has shown why we need vacations as well as why we need to shut down our work mental game. As in shut off the smart phones, the laptops, and oh yes, the direct dial to voicemail. It leaves us more rejuvenated, more creative and more energetic... Read More »

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

Who said the Old Boys Club is no longer? Those suffering through the worst of the recession have grown accustomed to filling out hundreds of job applications only to hear no response. Indeed, the official national unemployment total of 9.1 percent must be appreciated in the context of the complementary figure... Read More »

With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

Wage inequality has ballooned in the last 40 years, thanks in large part to the declining power of unions, according to a study published this month in the American Sociological Review, and reported by The New York Times. Between the years 1973 and 2007, the study found that wage inequality rose 40 percent.... Read More »

How Rude! Workplace Incivility On The Rise

How Rude! Workplace Incivility On The Rise

Intimidating. Threatening. Abrasive. Those are the words that co-workers of Diana Frey use to describe her, according to a report in Cincinnati.com. Frey has been in the news in Ohio for having been caught stealing $757,000 from the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees Union, which she led. Frey was... Read More »

Open Offices Cramp Productivity, Study Says

Open Offices Cramp Productivity, Study Says

Nothing has been more in vogue in the modern workplace than the open office, as illustrated by Bloomberg in its New York headquarters, among other corporate giants. But a new study put out by British neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis and featured on the U.K. Channel 4 Program, "The Secret Life of Buildings" says... Read More »

Live Longer By Being Nice To Co-Workers

Live Longer By Being Nice To Co-Workers

Work can be more challenging for employees than it was just a few years ago. The mass layoffs of the recent recession have resulted in fewer people doing the same amount of work. That can result in some pretty tense workplaces, but a new study suggests that if employees stand together and support each other,... Read More »

Most Employees Wouldn't Recommend Their Employer To Others

Most Employees Wouldn't Recommend Their Employer To Others

The recent economic downturn has not only aggravated the nation's unemployment rate, it's also severely damaged relations between employers and employees, a new study finds. More than three quarters of departing employees say that they wouldn't recommend their employer to others, the lowest number in at... Read More »

Why the Wealth Gap for Blacks and Hispanics Continues to Grow

Why the Wealth Gap for Blacks and Hispanics Continues to Grow

It's getting worse. The recession has famously taken a toll on blue collar sectors including construction and manufacturing. And the fact that America's minorities have traditionally comprised a large portion of the workers in those realms has made them and their wealth particularly vulnerable. The extent to... Read More »

Burned Out at Work? Your Boss Doesn't Think So!

Burned Out at Work? Your Boss Doesn't Think So!

While you're busy sweating bullets because of factors that go far above and beyond the summer heat, your boss could be sipping on an ice cold glass of lemonade, thinking everything is hunky dory. A recent survey showed that 77 percent of workers say that they are burned out at work, while only one in four... Read More »

Need Help Finding a Job? Turn to Your Neighbor

Need Help Finding a Job? Turn to Your Neighbor

Are Americans hunkering down and isolating themselves, or are they extending a hand to help those around them while the economy wavers and dips? According to a new survey, the news is good: 83 percent of us are willing to help a neighbor with financial problems, and 45 percent of us will help a neighbor look... Read More »

American Workers Need More Vacation, Sleep and ... Chocolate?

American Workers Need More Vacation, Sleep and ... Chocolate?

Apparently what American employees really want is less work, more sleep and more chocolate, according to a recent survey taken by Mars Chocolate North America. OK, so the company behind the survey might have a little something to do with the fact that chocolate made the list, but it doesn't have sway over the... Read More »

The Road Weary, the Wide-Eyed and Three More Types of Business Travelers

The Road Weary, the Wide-Eyed and Three More Types of Business Travelers

Do you consider business travel a perk or a burden? Many people think flying to distant locations on the company dime would be fascinating and glamorous, but those who travel often, twice a month or more, will tell you that it can really wear on you, even if you're traveling business class and staying in... Read More »

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