Why Working on July 4th Isn’t as Terrible as You Think

July 4th is right around the corner, and it’s one of the most anticipated holidays of the summer. A holiday where you celebrate our country, Old Glory and delicious food is one worth celebrating. Even if you aren’t an extreme patriot, you should take any excuse you can to indulge in all-day BBQ favorites like… Read more »

The 8 Co-Workers You’ve Definitely Had

If you’ve been working in “the real world” for at least a few years, you’ve probably realized that you’re going to interact with all kinds of personalities in the office. And unfortunately, you may not always get along with everyone. I mean, spending 40 hours a week (at least!) with the same people can really… Read more »

Tips on Beating Monday Morning Blues

Feeling the Monday blues again? You’re not alone — it’s always tough to have to go back to work after a nice, relaxing weekend. In fact, according to a study done by British researchers, the average worker can’t even crack a smile until 11:16 am on Mondays. That’s how demoralized some of us can feel… Read more »

It’s Time to Go Pro Puppy at Work

It’s almost Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 24th, if you didn’t already know), but why can’t every day be Bring Your Pet to Work Day? Some companies already allow pets in the workplace as one of their cornerstone office perks, and see that the benefits go far beyond simply having a furry friend… Read more »

5 Cool Productivity Apps to Check Out

We take our smartphones and tablets almost everywhere we go. They’ve made it easy to get things done on-the-go, socialize and kill time. But the easier it is to do so, the more help we need focusing and staying on top of everything. No matter how short your attention span is, these apps will help… Read more »

5 Out-of-the-Box Team Building Activities

Team building activities are crucial in assembling a tight-knit and productive team at work. But at some point, the same old team building activities get boring and aren’t as fun as they used to be. Two truths and a lie. The human knot. Trust falls. I’m sure you’ve done at least two of those activities… Read more »

Why You Should Listen to Music at Work

If you’re reading this now, chances are you’re wearing headphones. Maybe you’re listening to some mellow jazz music, or Beyoncé’s Lemonade (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t). Either way, music is a must when you take the subway to work every morning or want to relax at home in the evening. But… Read more »

How Colors Affect Work Productivity

Have you ever noticed the color of the walls at work? If the walls in your office aren’t white, they’re probably gray. Unfortunately, according to FastCompany, you should never paint your office walls white. It might seem clean, fresh, and crisp, but doesn’t it also remind you of a hospital? Too sterile and bland for… Read more »

How Companies are Revamping “Traditional” Employee Benefits

One of the best ways for employers to attract and retain employees is through offering a generous suite of benefits. Cash may still be king, but benefits are undeniably royalty. More and more employers are offering a unique portfolio of benefits to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The glitz and glam of the new age… Read more »