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The Paradoxical Politics of Inequality

In a working paper, “Income Inequality and the 2012 Election,” political scientists John Sides and Elizabeth Rigby used extensive data from a …

Company Bans Email for 1 Week, Employee Stress Levels Plummet

Workers rediscover the joy of face-to-face communication<p>A company in Italy is saying <i>basta</i> to overflowing email inboxes, calling for a one-week …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Playa Del Carmen Activities-Things to do in Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen Activities List<p>Playa Del Carmen activities are what many people look for while on vacation. Even if you are staying at an all …

4 Healthy, Delicious Pizza Recipes

<b>The Classic</b>A cheese-and-sauce-covered pie can be healthy? Damn straight it can—and we’ve proved it with these four cleaner, leaner versions that will …

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The Hottest Women of the 2015 Met Gala

<b>The Hottest Women of the 2015 Met Gala</b>Fashion’s biggest night—arguably even more so than the Oscars—went down in New York City last night at the 2015 …

How to Spend 4 Days in New Orleans

New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. A city by many names, all conjuring the jovial “<i>Laissez les bons temps rouler!</i>” (“Let the good times roll!”) …

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Meeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas. Westerners in particular, with their Greco-Roman oratorical roots (think Aristotle and Cicero), tend to craft a verbal case and then declare their views to the audience. But sometimes it’s better to …

The Robert Half Blog

The Robert Half blog is your one-stop destination for tips, advice and insight you can use to hire engaged and productive workers or land a …

Ultimate road trip hits nearly every state

For all of the travel junkies out there, strap on your seatbelt and get ready for the ultimate road trip.<p>Using the same complex algorithm to find Waldo (yes, the children's book character you spent your childhood searching for), a researcher, Randal S. Olsen, computed the fastest road trip across …

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Companies with a Formal Sales Process Generate More Revenue

How well is your company managing its sales pipeline? Research conducted by Vantage Point Performance and the Sales Management Association revealed that 44% of executives think their organization is ineffective at managing theirs. (The survey included 62 B2B companies, 39% of which have revenue …

Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution

For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance.<p>By<p>Michael J. Casey and<p>Michael J. Casey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mikejcasey<p>Google+<p>michael.casey@wsj.com<p>Paul Vigna<p>Paul Vigna<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@paulvigna<p>Google+<p>Paul.Vigna@wsj.com<p>About a …

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Accomplish More by Committing to Less

Believing that more is always more is a dangerous assumption.<p>There’s a cost to complexity. Every time you commit to something new, you not only commit to doing the work itself, but also remembering to do the work, dealing with the administrative overhead, and to getting it all done in the time …

What Netflix and Starbucks Know About Cash Flow

Netflix just announced its best quarter ever. Its subscriber count went up 13 million worldwide, and investors are enthused. Its U.S. business ended 2014 with 39.1 million subscribers, not far off our 2012 prediction that there were at least 40 million U.S. households who seemed likely to sign up …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

What We Know, Now, About the Internet’s Disruptive Power

In 1979, before a single IBM PC was ever sold, or the first cell phone network was created, or the digital HDTV standard was even conceived, Harvard sociologist Daniel Bell had no trouble foreseeing the convergence of computers, TV, and telephones into a single system that would allow the …

How to Protect Your Time Without Alienating Your Network

It’s a law of nature: the further you rise, the more people will make demands on your time. Some of those requests are self-interested: the informational interview, the job advice, the request for a connection, a recommendation letter, or angel funding. Others may be quite beneficial to you: the …

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing …

10 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Retirement

How Each MLB Division Has Been Shaken Up After Offseason Frenzy

When we last saw them in the regular season, Major League Baseball's six divisions were nice and orderly. A place for every team, every team in its place.<p>But then the offseason happened.<p>As you might have noticed, things have been bonkers. We're not even halfway through December, and the free-agent …

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One Way You Can Value Time Differently

Many of us will have seen or used the <b>'importance/urgency'</b> matrix which can be used to prioritise work tasks. It's a really useful tool to get out the …

3 Ways to Have a Happier, Healthier Retirement

You're likely to have a long run in retirement. Maintaining a lively pace is good for your health and good for your wallet, too.<p>Better access to and …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women

As researchers who have spent more than 20 years studying professional women, we have watched with interest the recent surge in attention paid to women’s careers, work-family conflict, and the gender gap in leadership. Among the most visible contributions to this public conversation have been …

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

Who are the unhappiest among your workers? And what’s driving them crazy? They may not be who you think they are. They aren’t who we would have thought.<p>To find out, we gathered data from the most unengaged and uncommitted employees from more than 320,000 employees in a variety of organizations. We …