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Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night

(Reuters Health) - Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.
 
Researchers found that when workers had higher occupational noise exposure, they had higher blood pressure and higher levels of the stress-hormone cortisol after work, and got less restful sleep that night, compared to days with lower daytime noise exposure. ...




Study: ‘Cyberloafing’ could play a workplace wellness role

Are cute cat videos the key to employee engagement, efficiency and workplace wellness?
 
Probably not, though YouTubing funny felines, surfing dogs, prancing pangolins and Eagles fans running into poles might not be the bane of business productivity after all. ...




11 Calculated Risks You Should Be Taking In Your Career

When it comes to your career, there are certain risks you could be taking, and should be taking, but you may not be doing so. For instance, are you at the job level you aspire to, and in a job that you love? According to several experts, the deliberate career risksyou take can reap many rewards, so it’s best to take a chance and try them out. ...




Time-Saving Networking Strategies for Busy People

No time to network? No problem! These tips are effective and require no more than a few minutes.

If you've been in the professional world for a while, you undoubtedly know that networking is an essential part of career success. After all, career opportunities don't just appear out of nowhere; they usually come from the people who know, like and trust you (i. ...




5 soft skills you need to boost your career

Getting the job you want used to mean simply having the relevant technical skills, knowledge and expertise. But these days, ‘soft’ skills are becoming increasingly important too. In fact, many employers rank ‘soft’ skills higher than ‘hard’ skills. ...




This Is How to Quit Your Job Like a Pro, According to Former Facebook, Google and Apple Employees

Quitting your job and moving onto something new is always a nerve-racking process.
 
But just think about how people who’ve left the biggest companies out there must feel.
 
Business Insider has spoken to numerous alumni of some of the most talked about companies. ...




When To Ignore The Most Common Piece Of Career Advice

I’d spent most of my career working toward becoming an HR Director, and I was well on my way to achieving that goal. But, man, was I unhappy.
 

And I know–we’ve all found ourselves in jobs that aren’t very fulfilling, but this was something more. ...




Norma Kamali: "Be Passionate, Driven, Courageous, and Willing to Work"

The designer shares career advice as she celebrates her 50th anniversary.
Norma Kamali is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year and as that particular milestone would attest, oh what a career it's been. The designer opened her New York City shop in 1967 selling vintage pieces and her own samples, and the decades' style icons wore styles she designed (like Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones). ...




What Now? Where to Start When an Injury Results in Disability

You may sustain numerous injuries over the course of your life, and most injuries require minimal medical attention and downtime. However, there are some instances when serious injuries occur, and they can have a detrimental and lifelong impact. If you have recently been seriously injured, you need to understand how to manage your health and finances in the days and weeks to come. ...




4 Simple Resume Tweaks That Will Get You Noticed

If you’re a college student or recent graduate, you’ve likely already heard all the generic resume tips, such as using a standard font, creating consistent formatting and avoiding fluff words. But what should you do if you’ve tried the obvious and still aren’t getting any bites?
 
We asked career experts to shed light on easy ways for those new to the job market to take their resume from average to eye-catching. ...