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Leveling Up Your JavaScript

JavaScript is one of those languages that can be easy to pick up, it can be infinitely more difficult to master. However, a lot of articles seem to …

How to Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub

“Feel free to submit a PR!” - words often found in GitHub issues, but met with confusion and fear by many. Getting started with contributing open …

What To Expect From JavaScript In 2016 – Beyond the Browser

<i>This is the third part of a 3 part series on what to expect from JavaScript in 2016 taken from our whitepaper, “The Future of JavaScript: 2016 and</i> …

Choosing Vanilla JavaScript in 2016

ECMAScript’s latest spec makes a compelling case for developing without heavy libraries or frameworks.<p><b>Update 1:</b> This article is targeted at front-end …

The Secret of Fast Programming: Stop Thinking

When I talk to developers about code complexity, they often say that they <i>want</i> to write simple code, but deadline pressure or underlying issues mean …

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How to talk yourself out of getting an MBA

• Make good decisions.<br>• Give people a clear and unambiguous explanation of what you want them to do.<br>• Give them the resources to do it.<br>• Hold them accountable for getting it done.

The rating game

The on-demand economy has scrambled the roles of employer and employee in ways that courts and regulators are just beginning to parse. So far, the debate has focused on whether workers should be contractors or employees, a question sometimes distilled into an argument about who’s the boss: are …

How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

I Believe in Finding Time for Work — and Life. Do You?

Work-life balance is one of the topics I am asked about more than nearly any other. Now it’s your turn to ask me your questions. Too many companies …

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The Absolute Worst Habits of a Boss from Hell

Everyone, at some point in their career, has had a boss from hell. The person that crushes your spirit on a daily basis and makes, going to work, one …

Develop Your Inner Radar to Control Turbulent Emotions

At the very least we can notice how we feel during the hijack itself and note the negative consequences of our impulses. And with luck (or practice), …

What The Most Successful People Understand About Creative Work

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her ideas about the importance of constantly moving between extremes for creative success.<p>When best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert gets bored with something she’s working on, she often has the urge, as many of us do, to get up and walk away from it. …

4 Daily Habits That Lead To Success

Yes, making your bed every morning can help you live a more successful and productive life.<p>Can making your bed in the morning and keeping a to-do list get you closer to the life you want to lead? Sociologist Dr. Randall Bell, author of the upcoming book <i>Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones</i> …

The Secret To Sounding Smart? Using Simple Language

Put down the thesaurus: Using big words actually makes you appear less capable.<p>It might sound counterintuitive, but using four-syllable textbook words to demonstrate your smarts will actually make you appear less capable.<p>“So often, our intuitions about what will impress others are wrong,” says …

How Big Data Might Change The Way You Find A Job

CareerLabs uses big data to explore all aspects of a company, from maternity leave to morale, growth, and financial health.<p>Some things in the work landscape are slow to change. So it is with job hunting. People are forced to search for job postings using the same filters such as zip codes and …

The Two Counterintuitive Things You Should Do After Getting Fired

Resist the impulse to walk out the door and never look back. Doing these two things are important to your future career success.<p>You just got fired. Maybe you’re grateful or maybe you’re scared or furious.<p>However you’re feeling–and chances are you’re feeling <i>something</i>, and plenty of it–there are two …

These Are The Top 25 Jobs With The Best Work-Life Balance

It’s a tightrope walk between the personal and the professional for many, but here are some positions that strike the balance just right.<p>Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a challenge, even when you have a job you love and an understanding boss.<p>According to its most recent survey of …

Is A 10-Hour Workday The New Norm?

Does anyone actually work nine to five anymore?<p>Being accessible to the office 24/7 can certainly make it feel like we are working longer hours than in years past. But has our in-office time increased as well? Does anyone actually work nine to five anymore?<p>Career expert Alison Green (aka Ask A …

Why Getting Fired Can Be Critical To Success As A Leader

Some of the most successful people were fired at some point in their careers. Here’s why losing your job isn’t always a bad thing.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 business lessons of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>Losing your job isn’t something anyone wants, but the experience can …