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How to Conquer 5 Common Workplace Distractions

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Though you’ll probably never be able to eliminate all of your workplace distractions, it still is worth it to identify what your biggest ones are and to work towards minimizing those. You still might have some pesky coworkers interrupting you to show off some beach pictures, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the next half hour after they’re gone wasting time online.

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5 Ways to Start Off a Productive Morning

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

You don't need a secret formula to be a success all day long. Some of us deflate after a bad meeting, and others just perpetuate a bad mood by piling the work just to get it done. If you're serious about making a real effort then give some thought to this list.

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Sick & Personal Leave: When a Little Decompression Drives Better Performance

By James Thompson
Online Career Tips Contributor

Take a moment to check your human resource handbook and if you’re feeling like you’re heading over a cliff or you need to spend time with a sick child—think twice about passing up on taking a personal or sick leave day. Just one day may do you a world of good. Plus, you’ve earned it.

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Give Yourself a Break

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

Every work day should include break time. This has been a hard lesson for me, someone who never took breaks when working retail and food service jobs as a student and who mostly eats lunch at her desk. Breaks can be long or short, but they are always helpful.

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Laid Off at Work? 6 Ways You Can Get Back on the Horse Once Again

By Florence Jessica
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

Life doesn’t always bring with it innumerable happiness or pleasing events in your life, but it also counterbalances it with the events that might seem depressing to you but end up making you a tough, mentally strong person. The only thing that can get you out of the miseries of life is none other than hope. So, don’t lose hope, ever!

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Grieving at Work: How to Cope, Not Project

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Some might resort to projecting their stress, grief, or frustration out on a coworker or friend, but that's how you create enemies. Everybody processes grief differently, but at work there are ways to manage it without losing it.

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The Importance of Positivity on the Job

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

It’s understandable to fall in the glass is half-empty category, especially if you have a stressful job or numerous responsibilities at home. Sometimes, it’s easier to focus on the negatives instead of the positives. However, in the workforce, remaining positive is essential to performing your job to the best of your abilities.

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Bad Habits Your Coworkers Are Secretly Seething About

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips Contributor

Have you ever stopped to think what you may be doing to distract your fellow peers? Instead of shifting the blame elsewhere, why not take a moment to look at some bad habits that you may or may not be struggling with?

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