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How to Connect Bluetooth to Your Dell Laptop

When you know how to connect Bluetooth to your dell laptop you'll get the most out of your electronics. Learn about how to connect Bluetooth to your Dell laptop in this article.


Helping Co-workers in the Morning May Make You More Selfish Later

Helping colleagues can be mentally draining and promote self-serving behaviors, a new study shows. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Teachers' Resignation Letters Going Viral. Maybe That's Not All Bad

Some teachers are posting their resignations online. Could those heartfelt letters effect change in the U.S. education system? See more »

Futurists Envision 3-D-Printed Food, Boss Holograms in 2030 Workplace

Planning on working in 2030? If so, here's what that office might look like according to 15 futurists and technology experts. See more »

The Strong Bias Against Women in Coding

A study shows that female coders' work is less accepted than male coders' even though it may be better. HowStuffWorks Now talked with female coders. See more »

Life on Leave: What Does It Really Mean to Be "Off"?

In our 24/7 world, can you really disconnect when you go on vacation or other leave? Do you really want to? See more »

Think Your Boss Is Moody? At Least You Don't Work for a Cat

Can a company hire a cat as its boss? Learn more about having a cat as a boss in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Sarcasm Is Good for the Office. Yeah, Right.

Is sarcasm good for the office? Learn why sarcasm might be good at the office at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

10 Rules for Surviving Your Open Plan Office

Open plan offices can drive you crazy if overhearing phone conversations and watching your coworkers eat drive you bonkers. See 10 tips on how to survive. See more »

Does having fun at work make you look bad?

Working adults spend more waking hours in the workplace than anywhere else. Learn about the fine line between fun and fired at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does any one industry have the happiest employees?

Can you boost your odds of happiness simply by choosing the right industry? Learn if there's a direct path to workplace satisfaction at HowStuffWorks. See more »