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• Pinterest<p>A few months ago, my husband and I hosted friends for a cookout. Our 4-year-old daughter spent the evening showing off a parade of toys and inventing games to play with our guests, who were more than happy to shower her with attention in between beers and bouts of adult conversation. When …

Being Very Happy Makes You Look a Little Dumb, New Study Warns

To get ahead, smile less, suggests one Wharton professor.<p>Most people would agree that extreme personal happiness is a great thing to have. But how do you view other people who appear to have achieved near perpetual bliss? (Be honest.)<p>You might feel like a schmuck admitting it, but maybe you view …

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money)

Deep down, every human being wants to find meaning in his or her work.<p>Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost …

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

The HR Tech Land Grab: LinkedIn, Monster, and the Big Money in Recruiting

Finding jobs online—the modern professional world couldn't function without online job marketplaces and career listing websites. It's the technology that allows you to apply to a dozen jobs over a cup of coffee in your apartment without putting on pants. A spate of recent acquisitions in the human …

10 Tips To Not Go Insane Over Bedwetting

You’ve finally reached that perfect pee-free place during the day where you don’t have to worry about anyone else’s bodily functions besides your …

25 Ways I’d Love To Get Revenge When My Children Are Adults

My kids have pulled some antics that can be easily explained with the idiom “kids will be kids” — or at least that’s what I tell myself. I suppose …

I Found My Work-Life Balance With 5 Changes

Finding my work-life balance has been an elusive goal since becoming a parent ten years ago. My world revolved around my career for a decade, and I always told myself that if I ever became a mother I would not let that change my course. Uh... that was one of many things that my 20-something self …

Why you should never ask the hiring manager these 5 common interview questions

This is your time to shine ... or throw it all away.<p>It's up to you!<p>You may be tempted to ask about salary, or vacation time, or perks — but you should refrain. Asking about these things will send the wrong message about your priorities and work ethic.<p>"Your job interview could lead to a position …

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“I’m a Mom, and I Had an Abortion”

Five brave women share their stories with Parents.<p>In our country’s discussion of abortion, one group of women remains largely unseen: mothers. An assumption persists that abortion services are used largely by teenage girls and young, childless women. <b>But mothers are in fact the majority of patients.</b> …

19 Powerful Books About Motherhood

1<p><i>The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist</i>’<i>s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,</i> by Frances E. Jensen<p>“It showed me that I'm not crazy …

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17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

Having Fun at Work Is More Important to Baby Boomers Than Millennials

Free beer and foosball is what Millennials look for in a workplace, right?<p>Not necessarily, reveals a new Gallup report. According to a <i>Harvard</i> …

9 Useful Apps for Product Managers

If you are a product manager, you know just how important great tools are for planning and managing your team’s progress on a daily basis. If you’re …

You'll Need These Skills to Get Your Next Job

Applying for a job doesn't have to be a shot in the dark. If you know what skills you need to catch a hiring manager's eye, you'll have a real leg up on the competition. And luckily, a new analysis can tell you just what those skills should be.<p>WayUp, an online job marketplace aimed at college …

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22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

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13 Etiquette Strategies to Ace a Job Interview

Landing a job involves more than your technical skills. How you present yourself makes an impact on the hiring manager.<p>You nailed every interview question. You asked the right questions. You are the kind of job candidate who truly cares. Your handshake was firm--you were conscious of body language, …

The Workplace As An Experience: Three New HR Roles Emerge

What will “the new normal” look like for how companies source, develop, and engage employees? It has been seven years since McKinsey coined the phrase “the new normal,” referring to the fundamental changes in the business landscape following the recession of 2008.<p><b>The New Focus On The Employee</b> …

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Is employee engagement the same for introverts as it is for extroverts?

<b>Jasmine is concerned with practical, tactical ways to bolster employee engagement, diversity and ultimately improve organisational cultures. She</b> …

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Wasting Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Work-Life Balance Is Easier When Your Manager Knows How to Assess Performance

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>Not long ago, a manager asked me to name the most important work-life benefit for employees. I answered that the most important benefit isn’t a benefit at all. Of course, child care, flexible scheduling, and family leave policies are important, but in my experience the best …

12 Weekly Challenges For Happier, More Productive Employees

Sharen Ross<p>Marketing Strategy Consultant Read full profile<p>If you manage a team, you know hard it can be to keep everyone engaged, happy, and …

10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf<p>I'm not really a film critic. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, though, I suddenly become the one person everyone wants (or doesn't want) to go to the theater with. That's because I will laugh, I will cry, and I will critique. Here are ten book-to-movie …

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The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

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Social CRM: Cool Tool for Driving Content & Brand Marketing

Now more than ever, social media and content marketing are driving business branding and lead generation campaigns. Social media for B2B and B2C …