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The 5 things to avoid doing for a successful career, according to a Google exec

A director of engineering at Google explains how to avoid the biggest pitfalls in your career.

Daniel Rizea   


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I wanted to quit my job. Joining a fantasy football league with coworkers changed my mind.

When one of my coworkers asked me to join a fantasy football league, I knew nothing about sports. B…

Vicky Grogg   


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I wanted to quit my job. Joining a fantasy football league with coworkers changed my mind.

When one of my coworkers asked me to join a fantasy football league, I knew nothing about sports. B…

Vicky Grogg   


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I was struggling to focus at work. Then I tried prioritizing one task per day — and it's changed my life.

Michael Sim, a California Android developer, says focusing on one task per day seems counterintuiti…

Fortesa Latifi   


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The cofounders of Migos' and Lil Baby's record label share their secrets to success and longevity in the music industry

Learn to adapt to change and don't box yourself into one thing, the entertainment executives behind…

Talia Smith   


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I changed careers at 42 from massage therapy to real estate and now make 6 figures a year. Here are my best tips for breaking into the field.

Ontario-based Lambros Bryan says becoming a successful real-estate agent comes down to lead generat…

Robin Madell   


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We asked employees how they dealt with major life changes like parenthood at work. Here's what they said.

Many embraced new identities, like gender or parenthood, during the pandemic. As the world reopened…

Fortesa Latifi   


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We asked a firefighter his top 4th of July safety tips — including why you should stop giving kids sparklers

More than 10,000 injuries are treated due to firework misuse and malfunction annually, and some of …

Jenny Powers   


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I tried Harvard's top productivity routine. Here's how it impacted my work — and which habits I'm keeping.

For a week, writer Ryan S. Gladwin used "timeboxing" to schedule work tasks by the hour. He says it…

Ryan S. Gladwin   


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I charge $2,000 per wedding as a hired bridesmaid. It doesn't require much experience just these 5 skills.

As a hired bridesmaid, Jen Glantz attends weddings to make sure things go well — even if she …

Jen Glantz   


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I'm a 'bridesmaid for hire' who stands in weddings for total strangers. These are the best perks of the job.

I spend most of my weekends working as a hired bridesmaid. I've stayed at fancy hotels, received la…

Jen Glantz   


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I quit my stifling desk job to hike from Mexico to Canada. Here's why — and how I saved up to afford it.

The comfortable routine of a 9-to-5 banker made me feel like I was beginning my midlife crisis a ye…

Richard Whitehurst   


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Broadway understudies describe playing backup for a living, from replacing famous actors to ad-libbing lines

Broadway understudies must be prepared for anything, including jumping on stage mid-show or ad-libb…

Iris Dorbian   


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I hid my dyslexia at work for 25 years because I was tired of being labeled. Now I'm embracing it.

Darcey Gohring is a dyslexic writer, which makes many people ask: "How?" It made her fear that if h…

Darcey Gohring   


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I'm a flight attendant. The job can be lonely and physically taxing, but I'm in it for the long haul.

Leah says the inconsistent sleep schedule after 4 years of flying weighs on her, and that she's spe…

Colleen White   


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I'm the CEO of P.F. Chang's. My day starts with a 5 a.m. workout and ends with a cigar on the patio here's what my work routine is like.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Damola Adamolekun, the CEO of the restaurant …

Robin Madell   


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I'm a first-gen college grad who went on to be president at Comcast. I couldn't have done it without mentors.

By having mentors who nurtured his potential, Steve White says he learned to see mistakes and setba…

Steve White   


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I wanted to rent forever. But buying a home didn't just improve my life — it boosted my career and savings.

Renting allowed author Jules Rogers to invest, move for career opportunities, and not be tied down.…

Jules Rogers   


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I've worked more than 100 weddings. Here are my wildest stories, from fistfights to ex-lovers storming in.

When professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz began her career, she thought Hollywood exaggerated the dra…

Jen Glantz   


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I manage Wimbledon's tennis balls. It's harder than you'd think to get 58,000 balls onto the courts of tennis' biggest stars.

Andy Chevalier, 41, has worked on Wimbledon's ball-distribution team since 2018, but this is his fi…

Emma Magnus