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    Resources for Working Dads

    Resources for Working Dads
    Dads, you're not alone. That's the message from scores of blogs, Web sites, support groups and other resources aimed at helping fathers cope with the stresses of balancing parenting and careers. Fathers often feel lonely, isolated and lacking in resources to help them sort through the many issues they face when trying to juggle a son's plea to hear Goodnight Moon ...
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    7 Ideas to Recession Proof Your Mood

    7 Ideas to Recession Proof Your Mood
    With all the doom-and-gloom talk of our financial situation, staying upbeat can be tougher than ever. Simple strategies, however, can be used to take your mind off your budget and focused on the positive. We checked in with everyday Janes (and one Nathan) to get their tips and tactics on keeping your smile in the face of budgetary stress. “I’ve ...
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    Competent Jerks and Lovable Fools: The Likeability Factor at Work

    Photo: shearforce/Flickr (CC) Do your coworkers like you? Or do they avoid you like day-old conference-room bagels? Does it matter, as long as you're getting the job done? You betcha, says a Harvard Business Review report on "Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks" by Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo. Like it or not, likeability matters. ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    10 Ways to Work in Your Workout

    10 Ways to Work in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
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    The 20 Best Outdoor Adventures for Thrill-Seeking Business Professionals

    Need a break from florescent lights, desks and rolling chairs? Does your idea of a vacation involve taking in the great outdoors, and days of heart-pounding adventure? We thought so. Monster Small Business has compiled 20 adrenaline-inducing adventures for the tried and true outdoorsman (or woman). We’ve scoured the travel guides, combed the Internet and sought out word-of-mouth recommendations to ...
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    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
    By Bradley Richardson, Monster Contributing Writer  Over the past few years, many organizations have begun to allow their staff members to work out of their homes. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, some people rarely go into the main office anymore. Working out of your home is a mixed ...
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    Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life

    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
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    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur

    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur
    Living the life of an entrepreneur, it's easy to get lost in the cerebral side of your existence. By throwing yourself into the business, you may have lost touch with the simple joy in movement. We've come up with reality checks for the most popular excuses people have for not staying in shape. Myth #1: I'm not athletic, so even if ...
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes
    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than ...
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    Work Less (It's Good for Business)

    Work Less (It's Good for Business)
    Brett Schklar was a fast-rising, burn-the-candle-at-both-ends kind of executive. So naturally, he was on a business trip the day of his 31st birthday. His career as a vice president at a promising tech company was flourishing, and if that came at the expense of time with his family, time spent taking care of himself, time to even pause to celebrate his ...
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    What Not to Wear #1: Tacky Holiday Sweaters Why Not? For some professionals, wearing holiday sweaters and vests seems to be acceptable (at least ironically). But while some of your coworkers may get a kick out of seeing you wear Rudolph with a big red pom pom nose front and center, an adult only holiday party calls for more mature attire. ...
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:541725] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    Use Twitter like Oprah

    Use Twitter like Oprah
    We've reached the Twitter tipping point. Get ready for the boom. There have been plenty of headlines about celebrities who Twitter and people who post through disasters or breaking news events like the Hudson River plane crash, but still the popular micro-blogging Web site remained off the radar for many. After April 18, 2009 - a critical turning point in Twitter ...
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    What To Wear When You Work From Home

    What To Wear When You Work From Home
    h4. What should you wear when you work from home? It's a question I'm asked frequently in my image consultanting business, and one that bears thoughtful consideration. For just as your appearance matters when you report to work in the "outside" world, so, too, does it matter when your commute is just down the hall. Now before you snicker at this ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress
    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Men

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how ...
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