Jobs

Most people spend anywhere from 20 to 80 hours every week on the job. That's a huge chunk of your time -- so it's a good idea to know what's going on in the world of work.


Research shows that being unemployed has negative health effects, but having a bad job can cause stress that's detrimental to well-being.

You may be able to get a will drawn up for free or free financial advice -- but these types of HR benefits often go begging. Here's why.

Not only is helping colleagues mentally draining, but it can also promote self-serving behaviors, a new study shows.

Eight percent of U.S. teachers are quitting every year. Some of them are communicating exactly why they're quitting via online resignation letters that we can learn from.

Some people find this as lucrative as hosting overnight stays, but with less hassle.

A study shows that brain performance lowers in older workers once they pass 25 hours per week. But does that mean they should cut back?

Dreams really can come true, gamers.

Like diving? Like golf? Not afraid of alligators? This could be your dream job.

And did we mention the foldable computers? Or the auto-inflate beanbag chairs? Or the smart fridge that may finally prevent you from stealing your co-worker's food?

Women in America have come a long way, baby, in certain occupations. But there are others where they are barely represented. Which ones are they — and why?

Female coders' work is less accepted than male coders' even though it may be better, according to a new study. Women coders we spoke with agreed.

Some jobs are so critical to everyday life that they've never gone out of style. Whether it's the first or the 21st century, you can find a baker, a soldier and a judge. Which job titles have been around for 2,000 years?

Mark Zuckerberg says he's taking two months off to be home with his newborn. What does that really mean in our wireless world?

Publicity stunt? Sure. Adorable? Oh yeah. After an extensive hunt for a new manager, this Romanian Internet startup ended up hiring a cat named Boss.

Study shows sarcastic remarks can help creativity. But not everyone agrees.

A good salary and benefits package aren't the only attractive things that keep you on the job. A few good perks can make a difference, too.

Time was when there were plenty of jobs for ice cutters and court jesters and crossing sweepers. What happened to these extinct jobs?

Right now, John's constant phone calls and Rachel's potato-chip crunching are driving you crazy. And you don't have a door to shut. Although unpopular with most employees, open offices appear to be here to stay. Here's how to survive yours.

A career playing video games? Sounds like a little slice of heaven, doesn't it? Well, maybe for some, but it's in an industry not exactly known for low-pressure environments and job stability.

You love to eat, and you need to money to live. Doing the former to make the latter seems like an unachievable dream, right? Not necessarily! Here are 10 potential paths to fulfillment.

You've tried lots of ways to give your career a boost: becoming best friends with the boss, grabbing all the attention at meetings, taking credit for others' ideas. Have you thought about appearing on a reality competition? It couldn't hurt.

Want to make money playing video games? Or earn a living eating food or wearing shoes? It's possible if you become a product tester. Check out these 10 cool product tester jobs.

Tired of your current job and thirsty for a new challenge? Well, whet your palate because you have so many options to choose from.

Spend all of your time at a 9-to-5 job dreaming of adventure? Then maybe it's time you start checking out our list of 10 jobs that will get you out of the office and into something unforgettable.

You could be paid to eat or shop. Sound too good to be true? Find out which jobs let you have your cake and eat it too.