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Life (@ Work) is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get!
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Healthiest Way to Work: Standing vs. Sitting and Everything Between

Healthiest Way to Work: Standing vs. Sitting and Everything Between | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
From standing desk vs. sitting to daily exercise and everything in between, we review the healthiest ways to work at a sedentary job.
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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable.
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Are You Clocked In But Checked Out At Work? Answer Three Simple Questions

Are You Clocked In But Checked Out At Work? Answer Three Simple Questions | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” You are the sculptor of your life. We believe that everyone has a work calling; something they are born to contribute to this world.
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7 Ways To Get Noticed At The Office

7 Ways To Get Noticed At The Office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No matter what your role or where you are performing it, you can shine – anywhere.
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5 Mental Health Exercises You Can Accomplish at Your Desk

5 Mental Health Exercises You Can Accomplish at Your Desk | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For many of us, the workplace is the cause of most of our stress.
Unfortunately, your office is also the most inappropriate location to meditate.
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Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?
The likelihood that we are not is central to Nikil Saval's impressive debut, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace . He begins with a ...

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How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project

How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Saying, "Um, I don't want to," can be tricky. So next time you get a request you don't want to accept, use these scripts.
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50 REALLY Bad Answers to “What is Your Greatest Weakness?”

50 REALLY Bad Answers to “What is Your Greatest Weakness?” | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Almost everyone dreads that one question – the job interview staple so inexplicably routine it has become the biggest cliché in the entire hiring process (and the subject of hundreds of blog posts on how to best answer).

“What is your greatest weakness?”

Just for fun, we decided to take a little different look at this question… and the answer. Using two words only, and with tongue firmly in cheek, here might be the worst possible answers to the worst question ever asked in a job interview:

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Divoux Anne-Laure's curator insight, March 24, 5:28 AM

Just for fun ;-)

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How to survive in an open-plan office

How to survive in an open-plan office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Amy Molloy: If red flags, funny hats and police tape don't stop your colleagues from invading your space, there's only one thing for it. Just be really unpleasant
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7 Things You Should Never Utter at Work

7 Things You Should Never Utter at Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What you say around the office can leave a lasting impression—and these eight phrases will definitely leave the wrong one.
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What To Do When A Colleague Tries To Sabotage Your Career

What To Do When A Colleague Tries To Sabotage Your Career | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you suspect a colleague is trying to sink your career, here’s what you’ll want to do.
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12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work

12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Judy Martin has some soothing suggestions with the 12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work.
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10 Tips For Winning Over Your Colleagues

10 Tips For Winning Over Your Colleagues | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you have colleagues who are curt, callous, or just plain cold toward you? That's not so uncommon--but in most cases, you'll want to do what you can to win them over.
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8 Simple Steps to Resolve Any Conflict Like a Zen Master

8 Simple Steps to Resolve Any Conflict Like a Zen Master | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How do some people manage to keep their cool during conflict? Learn these simple steps that can even turn conflicts into a pleasurable experiences.
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Don't Speak: Three Situations Where You Should Never Offer Feedback

Don't Speak: Three Situations Where You Should Never Offer Feedback | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you threw a rock you could hit no fewer than four thousand articles or think pieces on the value of feedback to a healthy corporate culture and another thousand or so on how managers can get better at giving feedback and employees (especially...
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5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements

5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A message pops up in the company chat channel: A new marketing idea “for discussion” from a colleague.
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Powerful questions that can get to the "heart" of the matter.

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How to Spot Burnout (and Recover)

How to Spot Burnout (and Recover) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Working too strenuously can lead to creative burnout, which leaves you feeling terrible and often costs motivation, time, and money.

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The Origins of Office Speak

The Origins of Office Speak | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work
(and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you)
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10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
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How To Defend Your Productivity Against Energy Vampires - Fast Company

How To Defend Your Productivity Against Energy Vampires - Fast Company | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

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We had lunch together only once, and I remember that what little I knew about his personal life always felt like too much.

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice.
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» Self-Protection in a Bully-Prone Workplace

» Self-Protection in a Bully-Prone Workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a new job, or have just started one, it pays to read the signs of a bully-prone workplace early so that you can take adequate steps to
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11 Tips You Need To Take To Win In Office Politics

11 Tips You Need To Take To Win In Office Politics | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there. There’s that one boss or co-worker who makes your life a living nightmare. It could be that your boss is a compulsive liar or has favorites on the team.
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3 Ways To Get Your Manager To, Well, Manage

3 Ways To Get Your Manager To, Well, Manage | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
While getting micromanaged is never fun, the other end of the spectrum is tough, too. Here's how to give your manager the hint when you need some guidance.
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Learning to Say "No"

Learning to Say "No" | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I’ve made my share of good decisions during my career. But, as far as time management goes, I freely admit my struggles. Last year I drafted the post The Ugly Truth About Time Management, (partially based on my own relationship with time). Interestingly, it has been the most well read post at The Office Blend. Which leads me to believe that time — and our relationship with it — is a universal challenge.

 
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Alex Cowans's curator insight, February 6, 6:12 PM

I found this article really helpful and relevant because I agreed to be in an extracurricular group despite my busy schedule between work, school, and rehearsal. I have to say no. This piece describes the reasons as to why people don't say no. It may be internal such as "I'm saying yes because I'm nice/don't want to miss out." They could also be external forces that "need" your help. Saying no does not mean you are weak, it just means you know your limits.