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How To Handle A Toxic Work Environment

It’s one thing to dislike your job, but it’s another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn’t have redeeming qualities, your work environment may be toxic in more ways than one. Here’s how to handle it, especially when quitting is not an option.


How To Effectively Work With People Who Are Smarter Than You

It’s entrepreneurship gospel — hire those who are smarter than you. There’s no mystery to this wisdom. Clever, skilled employees require less management, constantly teach you new things, and shore up your weaknesses. But while the rationale behind this oft-repeated tip is simple, executing it isn’t.


Three Common Freelancing Roadblocks To Avoid

As an independent contractor, you have no guarantees beyond the commitments you have right now. Your broader sense of freedom — compared to someone who works in an office — means you can dictate where your efforts will be spent each day. But it also means you have an ongoing responsibility to your bottom line and self-preservation. Your challenge is to find ways to plan for the future without knowing what’s around the corner.


Create A 'Brag Folder' In Your Inbox For Easy Resume Updates

When you do need to send out your resume, recalling all your achievements at your current job can be tough. That’s why The Daily Muse suggests keeping a “Brag Folder” in your email inbox where you save any praiseworthy message.


Top 10 Ways To Make Your Boss Love You

Unless you’re lucky enough to work for yourself, we all have a boss we have to answer to. Provided they’re not the devil incarnate, there are quite a few ways to ensure you two have a good relationship. Here’s what you should keep in mind.


How To Better Manage Your Freelance Income

Freelancing is rewarding, but it is not for the faint of heart. Yes, you get to do work you love and you get to do it on (mostly) your own terms. You also have play roles you may not enjoy so much, like marketer, sales person and bookkeeper, some of which we’ve talked about before. And one of the biggest challenges in freelancing is managing an irregular income.


It's SysAdmin Appreciation Day: Insist On Pizza

July 26 has been designated as System Administrator Appreciation Day. If you work in this often thankless task, we suggest you demand pizza and beer from your boss immediately.


The Developer's Guide To Working From Home

Starting a new remote gig, be it a contract project or a full-time job, can be a little intimidating if you’re used to going into an office day after day. But this style of employment is growing in popularity, with some very notable companies lending it their endorsements.


Work A Non-Standard Schedule To Avoid Consumer Traps And Laziness

Most people work a 9-to-5 job, Monday through Friday. That leaves a very specific amount of free time on the weekend and little during the week. David Cain, writing for the creative digital magazine Thought Catalog, argues that this specifically designed lifestyle funnels us into a pattern that makes us lazy, inactive consumers.


What's Your Ideal Salary?

The answer to the question of how much money you want to make always seems to be “more” Realistically, how much would you have to make to feel content?