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Why this story of a faked rejection letter is everyone’s worst career nightmare
Our partners can have a hold on us — they can use it to advance or hold back our careers. At worst, you have what happened to Eric Abramovitz.
This is how much avocado toast costs in 10 American cities
If you thought the avocado toast trend was dying down you would be quite wrong. Hand stabbing injuries from cutting avocados AKA "avocado hand" are on the rise and according to a recent study there is actually a scientific reason you are so addicted to this annoyingly Millennial meal.
Survey: Millennials are really terrible at tipping
Don't expect to get a generous tip from a Millennial — they are the stingiest tippers in America, according to a new survey of 1,000 adults from Creditcards.com.
Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads
Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.
Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity
An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.
Study: Our smiles and frowns do not actually reflect our feelings
Before you go reading too much into your boss's face for clues, know this — that smile or frown doesn't actually mean what you think it means. Research finds that our facial expressions are our tools to telegraph our intentions or goals.
Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay
Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.
73% of dads say their company doesn’t offer enough support for fathers
In a survey of over 1,700 men and women ages 25 to 45, Promundo and Dove Men+Care found that more fathers want to be actively involved in their children's lives, but feel held back by stigma and their jobs.
Why we need another version of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’
The heartbreaking news of Bourdain’s suicide came as such a shock. We’ll never know the private battles that drove him to this tragic decision, but in our natural urge to make some sense of his story, we can use what happened as a chance to stop and reflect on our own stories.
Why predicting suicide is a difficult and complex challenge
As a scientist who has focused on this question for the past decade, I should have a pretty good idea of who is and isn’t going to die by suicide. But the sad truth is, I don’t. The sadder truth is, neither do any other suicide experts, psychiatrists or physicians.
Survey: 38% of working parents say they’ve missed a child’s major event over the past year
38% of working parents said they've "missed a significant event in their child's life due to work in the last year." But that's not all: 21% of working parents said that they've missed a minimum of three for the same reason.
These are the 25 companies Millennials want to work at
What makes the approximately 56 million Millennials working today want to work at certain companies over others?
Survey: Optimists more likely to fall for scams
Optimists who see the world through rose-colored glasses are more likely to think so. Unfortunately, this optimism on everything working out can lead these positive people to their doom, a new study found.
Survey: The most popular early jobs and universities of CEOs
New LinkedIn data shows that the role of a consultant is the most popular first job among CEOs. In terms of the roles they filled before right getting the position for the first time, the research found that 72% were directors or higher up on the corporate ladder.
This is how often you need to be cleaning your germ-infected phone
We should be paying the same level of concern to cleaning our screens as we already do to washing our hands in bathrooms, germ experts warn.
Should companies be forced to add women to boards? A new bill seeks to try
The bill cites research that finds that companies having more women on boards "creates an environment where women are no longer seen as outsiders and are able to influence the content and process of board discussions more substantially."
This dad’s viral rant about the lack of baby-changing stations is everything
"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom," he wrote.
The metro areas in America where it pays to be a commuter
For every city and metro area, the math breaks down a little bit differently. In some city centers, the cost of living is not much higher than the outlying metro area while some outlying metro areas have excellent commute options.
Office building-climbing raccoon shows us the meaning of perseverance
A furry critter was spotted on the Town Square Office building in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, before ignoring a rescue attempt on Tuesday, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The raccoon wasn't having it and decided to climb up the side of the UBS Plaza building instead.
It only takes one sexual harassment claim to ruin your company’s reputation
When we hear about a single sexual harassment case at a company, it's enough to tank our perception about the company as a whole, according to new UCLA research highlighted in Harvard Business Review.
Women’s voices are significantly lower than they used to be
New research shows that women's voices today are significantly deeper than previous generations and that is because of roles shifting and power dynamics.
Uber’s new patent wants to spot drunk passengers
If you're too drunk to drive, you may also one day be too drunk for an Uber. This month, the ride-sharing company seeks to patent technology to determine a passenger's level of sobriety, according to a new patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Shocking study says people eat unhealthy foods in the office
Here's a shocking study. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a lot of the food made available to you in the workplace isn't very healthy. Wait a minute! Donuts aren't as good for you as broccoli? WHAT?
We are more motivated to work when the payoff comes sooner rather than later
Some managers think they need to dangle the carrot of a bonus after you hit a metric to get employees to work harder. But a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found this method to be counterintuitive.
Survey: Workers in these cities like the option to telecommute the most
New data from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that people in San Francisco and Los Angeles look for the possibility of telecommuting "at least some of the time" when considering a job more than those in other cities surveyed.