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How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

It seems a long way from a training shoe created in 1917 to the gaudy and much-coveted street-wear of today, but a new book demonstrates the long and …

Michigan State University

U.S. Workers Are Still Completely Freaked Out About Job Security (CHART)

Time has healed <i>no</i> wounds when it comes to how secure Americans feel at work, according to a recent poll.<p>The poll, conducted by Gallup, found that Americans continue to express elevated concern about being laid off, having their hours cut, and having their benefits and wages reduced. Gallup found …

Economics

Tattoos Still Reduce Chances Of Getting Hired, Study Finds

That body art of yours better be getting you some good attention on the street, because it's certainly not helping you get a new job anytime soon.<p>Yes, visible tattoos still carry a negative connotation among employers and could be hurting your chances of getting hired, according to a new study by …

How to Find Work You Truly Love

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you clicked on this article, you probably don't like your job, and you probably have at least a shred of hope that if the stars aligned, you could. But finding fulfilling work isn't something that you should leave up to chance – it …

Happiness

LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Network

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Reid Hoffman had a vision for a website that could help create and foster important business connections among professionals. He co-founded a site called LinkedIn with the tag line "Relationships matter."<p>The social media giant, with 225 million members in 200 countries, …

Marketing

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

8 Ways to Stop Working Long Hours

Working long hours can be inevitable. There are always deadlines that need to be met. Here, I'll share with you 8 helpful ways to stop working long …

8 Tips For Dealing With A Know-It-All Coworker

Do you have a coworker who thinks he knows <i>everything</i>? He believes he’s <i>the</i> go-to person; the one with the special connections and authority. He acts as though he’s been everywhere and has experienced everything. If there’s a problem, he has the solution; if there’s a question, he has the answer. He …

Inside Consulting’s Black Box

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question posed to young people from their earliest days in school. By the time they finish college, many top U.S. students answer, “A consultant.” At Harvard, according to its student newspaper, the Crimson, 16% of those in the undergraduate class …

Which Grammar Mistakes Will Keep You From Getting A Good Job?

You don’t realize it, but you’re both a grammar snob <i>and</i> a grammar slob. Sure, you roll your eyes at those fools who use language more sloppily than you do — but you also get annoyed at those uptight prudes who judge you for being sloppy with your punctuation.<p>Do not judge, lets you be judged<p>The …

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but leaving your bread-and-butter job to fulfill that vision is a move that shouldn't be made hastily.<p>In his book, <i>Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day</i> …

Entrepreneurship

You’ve Been Fired: Now What?

You’ve just received word that you’ve been fired. Or perhaps the company has gone through a re-structuring and eliminated your job — and you’ve been told that none of the managers you’ve worked with over the years have a position for you on their team. This comes as a shock to your system, …

Human Resources

The highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree

Anymore, it’s just assumed that you have to go to college to get a good job. But what if you can’t afford college? Or what if you can’t get in? What …

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

Does being happy help you earn more?

An economist at the University of Western Sydney has analysed the effect of happiness on income inequality<p>Does being happy make you more likely to earn more? The answer is yes, according to one economist.<p>Professor Satya Paul, an economist at the University of Western Sydney, has analysed the effect …

The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Can you have it all? It's the question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood. It appears that progress is being made at least in perception; according to a 2013 …

Career Development

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Say Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won't Die

My name is Adam Grant, and I am an INTJ. That’s what I learned from a wildly popular personality test, which is taken by more than 2.5 million people …

Psychology

Middle-Class Decline Mirrors The Fall Of Unions In One Chart

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have missed an important factor in this story.<p>A report on Wednesday from the left-leaning think tank Center For American Progress notes that as middle-class …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Your Workplace Offers Flexibility, But Can You Really Use It?

<b>Two-thirds</b> of working adults surveyed by Harris Interactive for talent-acquisition firm Mom Corps say their companies would be willing to accommodate them if they requested flexible work schedules (for reasons such as taking care of their kids). Yet <b>47%</b> of respondents feel that asking for flexible …

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again.<p>Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business …

Body Language

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …