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.

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How to Answer the Dreaded Question 'What Are Your Salary Requirements?'

How can you answer the salary requirements question without selling yourself short? One expert says, "Just say no."

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel

No college degree in the world could prepare you to be the Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Job Market 'Hot' for Recent College Grads

Know a recent college grad looking for a job? A study on entry-level job salaries says the market is the best it's been in years.

Open-office Environs Make Employees More Self-conscious

A three-year study found workers in open offices were so self conscious about their images they changed the way they dressed.

Is No Job Better Than a Bad Job?

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

Why Hardly Anyone Uses Employee Assistance Programs

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.

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

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

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

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.

HowStuffWorks: Can you make a living as an artist?

Artists can struggle to turn their art into a living. Learn more about artists and options for them to make a living out of their art in this video from HowStuffWorks.

Like Airbnb But for Work: Rent Your Home as Office Space

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

Should 40-somethings Only Work 20-something Hours?

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?

How Professional Gaming Works

Dreams really can come true, gamers.

Diving for Golf Balls Is a Real Job

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

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

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?

10 Fields Where the Glass Ceiling Isn't Even Cracked

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?

The Strong Bias Against Women in Coding

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.

10 Job Titles That Have Been Around for 2,000 Years

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?

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

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

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

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.

Sarcasm Is Good for the Office. Yeah, Right.

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

6 Careers With Great Benefits

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.

10 Extinct Job Titles

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

10 Rules for Surviving Your Open Plan Office

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.

Does the video game industry really lack career stability?

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.

10 Careers Where You Can Eat for a Living

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.