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  • Higher-Income Workers Have More Work-at-Home Flexibility

    People who work from home some of the time tend to make more money than people who work exclusively at home or at the office, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

  • Skimming Your Way to 'Extreme Productivity' Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours" by Robert C. Pozen

    If you want to read faster, you shouldn't try to read more words per minute. Instead, you should read fewer words per minute—those words most relevant to your work.

  • Yo, can your dog do this?!

    If you loved “Surprised Kitty” or “Sneezing Baby Panda” on YouTube but quickly opened another Internet browser at work so it didn’t look like you were slacking, you can come out of the closet, cute animal lovers. Now, looking at cute animals is work-related!

  • Is Your Suggestion Box Killing New Ideas? Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
    Is Your Suggestion Box Killing New Ideas?

    Suggestion box programs fail not because of a lack of initial employee interest or enthusiasm. They fail because the process for managing and following up on the submitted ideas isn’t as rigorous as it needs to be.

  • Yoshikami: Jobs Growth or Stagnation? Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Yoshikami: Jobs Growth or Stagnation?

    This month's employment report was particularly exciting given the bipolar analysis dependent on the political leanings of commentators.

  • The Most Outrageous Excuses for Calling In Sick Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    What do you do on a fake sick day? You shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (come on, baby) ... Twist and shout ...

    Call it "playing hooky," "taking a mental health day" or "pulling a Ferris Bueller," but any way you slice it, there are fibbers among us who call in sick when they are not. Here are some of the most outrageous excuses.

  • Start Small, Go Big: A Crash Course for Startups Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:49 PM ET
    Start Small, Go Big: A Crash Course for Startups

    DailyCandy’s third annual “Start Small, Go Big” Academy led a crash course for startups. Here's what you can learn as a budding entrepreneur.

  • Want to Get More Done? Get Out of the Office Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Want to Get More Done? Get Out of the Office

    Forget face time, meetings and spending your nights and weekends in the office. There's a growing movement to dump the stereotypical signs that you're working hard in favor of actually working hard – and getting stuff done.

  • Beyond the Resume - How to Get Hired Now Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Beyond the Resume - How to Get Hired Now

    A resume is just one way to present yourself in the search for work . It works for lots of people. It doesn't work for everyone. Here's a smart alternative when your resume can't do the job.

  • Manufacturer Helps Vets Turn Military Skills Into Jobs Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    Veterans trained in handling guns, radios and other equipment possess the skills to work in America's manufacturing plants. See how one company is matching soldiers with manufacturing jobs.

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    Anyone can have a bad night—what matters is what you do the next day.

  • Is the Movie Business Killing the Movies? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    "Young audiences are exercising an influence on what gets made way out of proportion to their numbers in the population," writes the author who examines what's happening to the movies.

  • 3 Soft Skills You Need to Get Hired Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:09 PM ET

    From the moment you apply for a job, you're being judged on more than just your résumé.

  • Napping at Your Desk — Now Made Easier! Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    One of the most popular — and already among the most funded — projects on Kickstarter is the Ostrich pillow, a hilarious yet practical product that gives you an instant napping environment — anywhere!

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    The best and worst leaders are often surprisingly similar, and our efforts to block the worst from power may also hinder us from getting the best ones.

  • Richard Branson

    The ratio of female board members has lagged, with less than 14 percent of these positions at the largest companies filled by women. We need government involvement, Richard Branson writes for Entrepreneur.

  • Replacing the Boss: It's Not as Easy as You Think Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    A mismanaged CEO succession can have disastrous results, including significant financial losses, degradation of market share and competitive positioning, departure of key talent, or reputational damage to the brand.

  • Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy Some Tap Water? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    Here's a low-overhead business: Selling New York City tap water! Yep, you wish you'd thought of it yourself, amiright?!

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    What's so problematic about funding a start-up with a credit card?

  • How to Answer Those Way Too Personal Questions Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    I usually advise business leaders to welcome questions, to step into them—literally, take a step forward—and to stay loose and relaxed. But when the question is inappropriate, do the opposite: hold back, even step back - and here's why.

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