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These are the hardest-working cities in the U.S.

American employees have some of the longest work hours in the world, approximately 25% more than our counterparts in Europe, but behind workers in Mexico.

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Many more Americans now believe sexual harassment at work is a serious problem

Sixty-four percent of Americans now consider sexual harassment of women at work "a serious problem" in the U.S., ticking up from 47% back in 2011.

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Facebook wants to help you find your next job

Facebook is muscling into the online job-search marketplace. Now if only you could keep their bosses from seeing your embarrassing photos, too.

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This is why you can’t rely on whisper networks to stop the Harvey Weinsteins of your workplace

Employees facing backlash can resort to backchannel warnings about threatening coworkers.

Words at Work

These are the 9 most annoying phrases people use at work, according to a new survey

Think outside the box and ditch these annoying, cliched work phrases. Until then, we'll table this conversation. Circle back and let us know how it goes.

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This is the fastest-growing $100K+ job in the country

"Solutions Architect" had the highest year-over-year U.S. median base pay growth among the highest paying positions. Here's what one does.

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The Supreme Court case that could prevent 25 million workers from suing their employers

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on three consolidated cases deciding your rights to sue your employer in court.

Office Life

Open plan offices are so terrible that a new company is selling workplace tents

Pause Pod wants to offer you a one-person escape pod from the tyrannies of the open office plan. This is what a work tent looks like.

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The majority of men think there are enough women leaders at work, study says

60% of men surveyed think that there are enough women in leadership positions at the companies where they work. Only 49% of women agree.

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After 48, you’re less likely to get jobs in Silicon Valley, report finds

Once the clock strikes on a technology worker's youth, they turn into Silicon Valley's version of a pumpkin. Here's how to fix it.

Advice

8 resolutions you can actually accomplish with what’s left of the year

Eight simple, no-stress, no-brainer resolutions and goals you can totally master before New Year's Eve that’ll improve your life and work performance.

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Wealthy parents want their kids to get a job as early as middle school

Kids might not be working as much as they used to, but wealthy parents expect their children to try to get their first job as early as in middle school.

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These are the 6 states where income is growing fastest

Incomes are on the rise across the country, as median household income jumped by 2% overall, a new government survey has found.

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This PR job requires you to babysit the CEO’s kids

If you want to join The Berman Group's public relations team as an account coordinator, you'll need to be ready to babysit the CEO's kids. No, they're not kidding.

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Facebook is facing two age discrimination lawsuits

Two new age discrimination lawsuits are arguing that Facebook is not the inclusive, great place to work it's supposed to be... if you're too old.

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Employers having a tough time finding qualified candidates, survey says

Good news for good candidates. A recent Glassdoor survey found that a whopping 76% of recruiters say the struggle to find qualified candidates is their No. 1 complaint.

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This chatbot will help you face death

Can a robot ease the existential angst of those facing imminent death? It might seem unlikely, but that's exactly what a new chatbot was able to do.

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Today’s teenagers are taking longer to grow up, study finds

Many fewer teens today have ever earned money from a job. Are the kids all right?

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Report: Fewer men than ever are breadwinners

Just 25% of men surveyed said it was important for women to be able to financially provide for their families to be a good spouse, the survey found.

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12 cities where you don’t have to be a millionaire to live like one

Life in a big city doesn't have to break the bank.

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8 life and career lessons from Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year

Hit the reset button in your personal and professional life.

Words at Work

10 passive-aggressive work phrases and what they really mean

When it comes to corporate-speak, everything isn't always as it appears.

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Suspect on the run from police stops into cellphone store to ask for job

A suspect fleeing police tried to duck officers by strolling into a cellphone store and asking about job openings, according to reports.

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This woman was fired for having her period at work. Now she’s suing

A new workplace discrimination lawsuit is deciding whether or not women can be fired for menstruating on the job.

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These are the 15 highest-paying jobs in the nation, LinkedIn found

When it comes to the U.S.'s highest-paying jobs, the medical profession held down eight of the top 15 spots — with salaries and bonuses reaching up to a half-million dollars annually, according to LinkedIn's 2017 State of Salary report.

The Big Idea

How to become successful even when you think you can’t be

This is how to become a top achiever.

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STUDY: Nearly one-third of workers lie to their bosses

Seems low.

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Billionaire CEOs make a pro-immigration pitch to save DACA

Silicon Valley's pro-immigration stance leads that of any other industry.

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People risked their lives to get to work during Hurricane Harvey

Often, it was by economic necessity.

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71% of millennials choose their jobs based on the office space

Desk placement, natural light, even artwork affect how good your work is.

Success

These 15 attitude changes will make you more likable

These 15 steps will make you more successful.

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Sentenced Volkwagen engineer shows ‘following the boss’s orders’ won’t save you from jail

'Just following orders' doesn't absolve you.

Success

Six ways to build an impressive personal brand

Share your passions.

Gender at Work

Survey: Women entrepreneurs believe they have achieved work-life balance

2037 is going to be an amazing year, women entrepreneurs predict.

Words at Work

1 in 5 Americans don’t want to look their boss in the eye when they quit

76% of millennials are checking email from bed. Come on, people.

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STUDY: Men puff up their successes on LinkedIn, while women undersell themselves

Surprise, surprise.

Success

Everyone’s a bad boss at first. Just accept it.

Good bosses aren't born. They're made.

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Uber employees gossiped on this app for four hours a day

Every day was a new upheaval.

Success

Google reveals its secret recipe for leadership success

How to succeed, according to Google.

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New study: 4 cups of coffee daily may make you practically immortal

Drink up, live long.

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Man fired by text message from his new job for getting stranded in Hurricane Harvey

He's stuck in Houston without a job.

Success

The 5 things no one really tells you about success

Pay attention.

Success

Four ways to succeed in panel interviews like a champion

Hold your ground.

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New analysis: Americans are the smiliest people on LinkedIn

Nothing beats a broad, friendly smile in the professional worlds of America.

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What does Uber’s new CEO have that Travis Kalanick didn’t?

What makes a leader different from a founder? These qualities.

Technology at Work

New app will make office gossip a force for good

Can office gossip save your career?

Success

Stop using the ‘compliment sandwich’ to give feedback

Don't muddle your message.

Artificial Intelligence

New app scans your face and tells companies whether you’re worth hiring

Companies are letting the robots take over the first interview.

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Now Google searches will nudge you if you’re clinically depressed

Google's new approach is designed to help people find help instead of struggling alone.

Success

This is how Burning Man teaches millionaires how to be successful

Burning Man is that time of year where 70,000 people head to Black Rock City, a self-made, temporary-city that is created in the Black Rock Desert (affectionately known as “The Playa”) in Nevada.