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Why music helps when working out

A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.

5 stages of conversational intelligence

When it comes to small talk, some people get it and some people don’t—or do they? Here are the five stages of conversational intelligence.

Strive to take better meeting notes

Poorly written notes from a meeting may result in confusion over who is supposed to do what moving forward. To keep assignments clear and concise, follow these tips.

4 tips to avoid social media gaffes

If your employer entrusts you with one of its social media accounts, you want to be sure not to make a major mistake. Amanda Clark has some advice to help you avoid faux pas.

Why your career may be stuck in neutral

If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

What great admins do well

Bonnie Low-Kramen, author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, explains six things that make assistants good at their jobs and irreplaceable to their employers.

Quiz: Do you misuse these phrases?

Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they're now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.

Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

How you sit matters: Send the right sign

Does your seated posture project confidence or fear; interest or apathy; sloppiness or professionalism? Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter of­­fers some tips to ensure your seated posture is sending the right message.

How to manage your image on the job

Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.