Why taking breaks can make you happier, more focused, and more productive


Breaks keep us from getting bored.

You probably don’t want to take a break right now because you are too busy. Reading this post is probably one of the many tabs you have open on your browser right now. And, your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.



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Should employers monitor their employees’ social media?

monitor social media

39% of employers dig into candidates on social sites.

Should employers be looking into how people live their lives through social media? It’s becoming an increasingly important question. The number of people fired over social-media posts is rising, and many employers look closely at a job candidate’s online presence before making a decision.



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Top 20 people skills you need to succeed at work

“People skills come down to how people interact with each other.”

While being qualified for a certain job, having the ability to lead a team, or having extensive and highly developed technical skills are crucial to your professional success, it is also imperative that you have great soft skills – more commonly known as “people skills.”




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The value of being the “weird” job candidate

Don’t be afraid to be weird (you probably are) — at least you’ll be remembered.

Hedwig von Restorff, a German psychologist, made an important, though not very counterintuitive, discovery in the 1930’s: things that somehow stand out are remembered more easily than typical things. Suppose we read the following list to a group and then asked them to recall it:

apple, truck, necklace, tomato, glass, dog, rock, umbrella, butter, spoon, Lady Gaga, pillow, pencil, chocolate, desk, banana, bug, soup, milk, tie



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How little math Americans actually use on the job

Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends.

In high school math class we would sit there listening while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking there wasn’t a chance you’d ever use any of it in life? Well, if you’re like most Americans, chances are your 17-year-old self was absolutely correct.


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Data Scientist is the sexiest career of the 21st century

The shortage of data scientists is becoming a serious constraint in some sectors.

In June 2008 Jonathan Goldman arrived at LinkedIn for work, the business networking site still felt like a startup.  LinkedIn had a little under 8 million accounts but that number was growing quickly.  Users weren’t seeking out connections with the people who were already on the site at the rate executives had expected.  Something was missing in the social experience. As one LinkedIn manager put it, “It was like arriving at a conference reception and realizing you don’t know anyone. So you just stand in the corner sipping your drink—and you probably leave early.”



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If you don’t get enough sleep you can’t do your job


The average American only gets between six and six and a half hours of sleep a night.

Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything met Kevin Crain, a Managing Director at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, one morning at a conference and Kevin was feeling tired, as he did most days.

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