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Everyone has to deal with work deadlines, but they don't have to run your life. No, really. Here are five tips that anyone could use to help get everything done on time.

Meeting a new boss is a bit like going on a blind date -- an uneasy mix of anticipation and anxiety. You don't know if you'll hit it off, and you have to learn whether your boss is insecure and needy, or confident and energetic. But what if your boss doesn't know what he or she is doing or, worse, is just plain bossy?

Even great bosses occasionally act like jerks. However, if you repeatedly find yourself feeling demoralized after interacting with your superior, chances are you're dealing with an unfair boss.

Difficult people abound in life. But when those individuals affect your workplace, it can really make life miserable. The good news is that there are some things you can do to deal with challenging co-workers effectively and maintain sanity within your place of business.

There are many ways to promote your business acumen online. But you have to be careful to maintain a polished image. What's the best way to appear professional on the Internet?

If you know one of your fellow employees is being dishonest, you may be forced to handle it yourself. But how will you deal with it? The answer depends on how dishonest your coworker has been.

Giving a presentation is a task many people dread. Yet, it's a necessary skill in today's business world. Here are some tips to help you look poised and confident during your pitch.

You like your supervisor pretty well, and you know he's got a Facebook account. But your friend told you it's a bad idea to get too close to the boss. Can adding him as an online friend harm your working relationship?

Spending time on your favorite social networks may seem like fun, but it can also be a boon to your career. Sometimes instead of you finding a new job, the new job finds you.

If you've been monitoring the first 100 days of the Obama administration, you know a little something about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The case of unequal pay for men and women in the workplace continues to plague society in the 21st century.

It's a job-seeker's nightmare paradox: Cram as much information about yourself in as few words as possible. See expert advice for how to write a resume that will land an interview.

You poked fun at them in school, but see who's laughing now. Day after day, your hard work goes unnoticed, and it seems like the ones doing the brownnosing get the promotions and perks.

As an individualist, you've got a style all your own. You work hard and put in long hours at the office. But is all this going to waste if you don't play office politics?

When you've got a tickle in your throat, you've got two options: Suck it up and head for the coffee pot, or roll over and call the boss. But why do workers in certain places so often choose the latter?

Some days, we'd all rather swallow staples than sit at our desks and stare at a computer screen. But beyond the boredom, is your job literally making you sick?

Hiding your computer screen at work can help protect your privacy. Check out this article to learn great tips for hiding your computer screen at work.

Eliminating paper can provide space, lower storage costs, and improved access to information. Find out how paperless offices work in this article.

In general, the office is a pretty civil place. But researchers are saying that every once in a while, maybe you should drop some dirty words. What the heck?

According to the Peter Principle, some organizations encourage a hierarchy of incompetence by rewarding those who excel in their current jobs with positions that might exceed their field of expertise.

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.

Public speaking makes a lot of people nervous, but there's no need to be if you're prepared. Start by reading our list of 18 tips for public speaking, which includes tips such as staying sober and knowing your material.

Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the national-bestselling book "Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time." The CEO and Founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight, he wants to teach you how to network.

More and more people are working out of offices far away from their parent company. Why might this be a good idea, and what does it take to set up a virtual office? Read on to find out.