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9 Youngest in Their Fields

You're never too young to be the best. The young people listed here have achieved more in their short years than most adults who are twice their age. Read about the 9 youngest at the top of their fields, including Tatum O'Neal and Michelle Wie.


10 Rules for Surviving Your Open Plan Office

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?

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?

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 »

How Job Satisfaction Works

How Job Satisfaction Works

Do you whistle while you work, or do you have a case of the Mondays – every day? Learn more all about job satisfaction at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Work From Home: 10 Real-world Tips

How to Work From Home: 10 Real-world Tips

Working from home is not always the dream the average cubicle dweller might think it is. HowStuffWorks has 10 real-world tips for working at home. See more »

10 Overrated Life Decisions

10 Overrated Life Decisions

what are 10 overrated life decisions? Learn more about 10 overrated life decisions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you get fired for that?

Can you get fired for that?

Can you get fired for that? Discover what kinds of seemingly innocent behavior can get you sacked. Take our quiz and find out! See more »

How to Stay Positive at Work

How to Stay Positive at Work

Do you know the best way to stay positive at work? Keep reading to learn How to Stay Positive at Work. See more »

How to Handle a Brownnoser

How to Handle a Brownnoser

Do you know how to handle a brownnoser? Keep reading to learn how to handle a brownnoser. See more »

Top 5 Countries for New Fathers

Top 5 Countries for New Fathers

These countries offer paternity leave policies to help fathers ease into their new role. Learn which countries make life easiest for new dads. See more »