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Most of us know how an exit interview works, but what is a stay interview? And can talking to employees about job satisfaction keep them from walking out the door?

By Dave Roos

Your permanent work from home gig may have you thinking of permanently relocating to a beach house or a foreign country. But before you do that, check with your employer. Some may not be cool with you making this move.

By Alia Hoyt

The list of U.S. employers mandating vaccines is growing by the day. Is it even legal for your workplace to force you to take a medication to come to work? And what happens if you don't comply?

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

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Bullet journals can be as plain or as fancy as you want them to be. They're just a way to organize your thoughts and plans. And it's easy to get started.

By Dave Roos

If you're new to working from home, it might not be the dream you were expecting. But we have 10 helpful tips to make your teleworking days more productive.

By Dave Roos & Kristen Hall-Geisler

Studies have shown that people spend less than half of each day really being productive. So, why not reduce the workweek to 32 hours and get more done? Although it's worked at a number of companies, others balk at making the change.

By Dave Roos

Coworking spaces are on a tremendous growth curve. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

By Dave Roos

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Whether in person or (worse) by webcam, the office meeting doesn't have to be long, boring and pointless. Not if you implement these five tips.

By Dave Roos

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

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Shelley Danzy

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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.

By Kate Kershner

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Dave Roos

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.

By Laurie L. Dove

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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.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Working adults spend more waking hours in the workplace than anywhere else — you can't blame them for wanting to inject a little fun into their workdays. Do workplace laughs actually make you a better employee?

By Bambi Turner

Can you boost your odds of happiness simply by choosing the right industry, or is there a better path to workplace satisfaction?

By Bambi Turner

Do you whistle while you work, or do you have a case of the Mondays – every day? You may be surprised to learn that money isn't all that important when it comes to loving your job.

By Maria Trimarchi

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Oh life, full of things you're supposed to do, like go to college, get married, have kids, buy a house. But most everyone who's done these things can find some downsides. Which decisions are most overrated and why?

By Dave Roos

Whether it's due to possible layoffs, the loss of a big account or even an atmosphere of gossip, staying positive at work can be tricky. The solution? Become an optimist.

By Julia Layton

What to do about the workplace brownnoser? Exclude and bad-mouth? Seethe in silence? Turns out if you can figure out the sycophant, you have a better chance of addressing the annoyance.

By Julia Layton

Acknowledging the significant role men play -- or perhaps should play -- in childcare and family life, several countries now have government-mandated paternity leave policies. Which locales make life easiest for new dads?

By Cristen Conger

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To work or not to work? That question has evolved into a guilt-inducing, tension-provoking division among mothers, continually rehashed in venues from the playground to congressional hearings. When it comes down to it, which moms are really happiest?

By Cristen Conger

You'd like to learn how to make a butterfly farm, as it seems an environmentally friendly project. Read here about how to make a butterfly farm.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors