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Your Smartphone or Tablet Adds Two Hours to Your Work Day

When you buy a new smartphone or tablet, you may not realize that perhaps the biggest effect it will have on your life is that you will work more.

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What’s Your Biggest Workplace Fear? [POLL]

As anybody who's ever had a job will tell you, work isn't always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright scary.

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Would You Rather Have Better Pay or a Better Boss? [POLL]

Not being paid enough and having a difficult boss are two of the more common complaints of the employed. But which of these problems bothers working folks more?

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Some People — GASP — May Not Actually Be Sick When They Take a Sick Day

In not-so-stunning news, it appears that every sick day taken by employees may not be due to genuine illness. The latest survey by CareerBuilder found that about a third of all call-ins last year were made by workers who simply opted to take the day off rather than save their sick time for when they actually needed it.

However, the most interesting attribute of calling in sick is the excuses that people make for not coming into work. Sure, there are the standard lines that most managers hear repeatedly, but some employees get creative with their excuses.

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Do You Eat Lunch at Your Desk? [POLL]

Recently, Applebee's launched a "lunch decoy" ad campaign which encourages folks to reclaim their lunch break. So, how many people are taking their midday meal at their desk?

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Research Finds Bosses Are Driving Employees Crazy with Weekend Emails [POLL]

It’s Friday afternoon --  you’ve tied up most of the loose ends you still have hanging over your head from the work week, but nevertheless, the weekend is upon you and it is quitting time.

So, you shut down your computer, tell some of your co-workers goodnight and move on to bigger, better and more exciting adventures, right?

Wrong.

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Stressed at Work? It’s Probably Your Parents’ Fault

It might be easy to blame your boss for all the work-related stress and high anxiety coursing through your veins, but a new study suggests that you might want to start pointing the finger at your family instead.

Well, sort of. Scientists have found that genetics play a significant role in how you react to your work environment.

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Working Overtime Can Actually Kill You, So Feel Free to Call in Sick

When you work more than eight hours a day you begin to suffer from frustration and lack of a social life. But did you know overtime can actually kill you?

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