The Recap Shelf: Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success

In his bestselling book, Malcolm Gladwell says people like to tell stories about underdogs who beat the odds through the singular force of their talent and become stunning successes. But he’s asking readers to look again and see that these outliers actually owe a great deal to their surroundings

The Corporate Jargon Decoder That’s Just a Little Too Real

The first few months of a job can be tricky. So when Todd from accounting tells you he’s going to “run something up the flagpole,” you don’t have the time or mental capacity to figure out what he’s saying. Fear not: The Corporate Jargon Decoder will demystify the meaning behind the mumble-jumble.

Here’s How to Save for Retirement (if You Don’t Have a 401K Plan at Work)

If you’re among the one third of non-unionized American workers who don’t have access to a 401K, you’ve still got options. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or full-time employee, here are four ways to build wealth on your own.

The 9 Highest-Rated Career Books of 2018, According to Goodreads

Looking for the best business books to read this year? Based on Goodreads members, these are worth perusing. We break down their rating and what they're about so you pick the perfect one for you and your career.

Big News: Spotify Just Made it Easier to Wake Up to Your Favorite Song

Thanks to a recent Google Clock update, you can now set your favorite tune (or playlist) on Spotify as your morning alarm. If you're an Android user, that is. Here's how to get it set up and reap the benefits starting today (and how iPhone users can get the same access).

50 Reasons You Might Be More Privileged Than Your Co-worker (That You’re Not Aware Of)

Privilege is a social force that’s widely impactful, yet highly misunderstood. The best work environments strive for those who have less privilege to reach success as equally as those who do not. But in order to do that, we must first know exactly what privilege looks like.

How to Start a Podcast on Top of Your Full-Time Job, According to People Who’ve Done It

Not sure how to start a podcast? We talked to four people who—get this—did it on top of their full-time jobs. Here's how, including the steps they took, the resources they used, and the thought process they went through to get it launched.

Dear Binge Watchers: You’re Your Own Worst Enemy When it Comes to Getting Better Sleep

If you want to figure out how to sleep better so you're not tired at work, consider avoiding your favorite shows on weeknights and leave the bingeing to the weekends. Because, the problem is that one episode is never the end of it. One episode turns into two, and then three. I'm sure I'm not alone.

14 Things Everyone With a Side Gig Needs to Know About Taxes

Paying taxes can be tricky. Especially if you're self-employed, or an independent contractor, or working on a side gig. Luckily, we broke it down into 14 helpful tips. Here's what you need to know about handling tax forms, estimating taxes, and navigating tax deductions as a freelancer.

4 Positive Body Language Signs (That Mean Nothing Because the Client’s Going With the Cheapest Option)

You can learn a lot about what a person is thinking based on their body language. But sometimes, the only thing that speaks louder than body language is money. Budget, to be exact. Here's how you can interpret four body language signs when your client has to hire whoever will work for cheapest.