Your Smartphone Is Literally Making You Worse at Thinking (Even When You’re Not Touching It)

You know your phone’s distracting. But what you may not have realized is that even without any notifications, it could be sapping your ability to focus on other tasks, according to research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Here's what you can try to fix it.

5 Pretty Decent Benefits of Starting Your Career in Customer Service

Customer service may not be your end goal, but it's definitely a great place to start. Working in customer support provides you with the expertise you need to be successful in any career. Here are five skills you will gain, in particular, when you decide to give it a try.

Sterling K. Brown: “I Had to Let Go of Who I Was, in Order to Become Who I Am”

Sterling K. Brown went into Stanford thinking he'd study economics, but ended up earning a degree in drama instead. “I had to let go of who I was, in order to become who I am,” he said in his commencement speech to the class of 2018. “It is a process you’ll have to go through over and over again.”

5 Types of Terrible Bosses Who Think They’re Doing a Good Job

Your manager might be a terrible boss, but you don't have to let that ruin your week. What you need is to pinpoint the actual problem and then get to work on resolving it so that every day isn't stressful for you.

How to Realistically Deal When Nobody Listens to You at Work

You feel like nobody listens to you at work, and—aside from just yelling—you're unsure of how to get people to actually consider your ideas and input. Here are some tips to make sure your voice is heard and your suggestions are valued in the office.

4 Standard Email Lines You Overcomplicate Every Day

Writing email at work can take up a lot of time—espeically if you're overcomplicating the easy parts. Here are the four lines you might be overthinking in your messages, plus how to stop putting so much time in the decision.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Re-apply for a Position I Didn’t Get the First Time?

You've noticed that your dream company is hiring again—for the same position you didn't get when you applied last time. You're left wondering: Should you re-apply for a job with a company that previously rejected you? And, if so, what's the best way to do it? Here's an HR professional's advice.

3 Things Every PhD Needs to Know About Getting a Job Outside Academia

OK, so you’re a PhD candidate who’s suddenly realized they don’t want to work in academia—and thinking about making the switch into a completely new role is giving you the sweats. Don't worry! Here's what you should know to change careers.

How to Freewrite Your Way Out of a Career Slump (Even if You’re Not a Writer)

Three years ago, I hit a major wall in my career. I was working at a job I hated. I dreaded going to the office. I was legitimately terrified of my boss, and—to top it all off—I was barely making ends meet. Freewriting helped me out of my career slump. Here's how it can help you, too!

11 Articles That’ll Help You Understand Your Benefits (Because It’s a Lot of Paperwork)

Confused by all of the benefits information you receive when starting a new job? Read on to learn more about 11 of the most common benefits—including 401Ks, unlimited vacation, non-compete agreements, and health insurance.