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Is Your Job Making You Sick?

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Image credit:Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur A lot of people are grinding it out in jobs that make them sick. They are so unhappy or overworked or stressed that work actually makes them physically ill. There's actually a word for it: Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology is a field of medicine that deals with the physiological manifestation of psychological stress. In other words, the word describes how stress can really mess up the body. It’s hard…

4 TED Talks to Help You Save Time and Get More Done at Work

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Image credit:Entrepreneur.com Being at work isn’t always conducive to actually working. Interruptions abound in the office. One after another, they tug you off task, further and further from productivity. Incessant emails. Pointless meetings. Chatty co-workers. You can easily find yourself drowning in distractions all day, every day. Will you ever have enough time to tackle your mounting tasks? Your boss certainly wants to know, like yesterday. Make no mistake: To…

8 Keys to Finding Your Inner Happiness

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Image credit:Shutterstock Happiness: It’s a simple word that we all desire. And it's something I was flush with just last week, despite a total travel nightmare. I'm thinking of my experience on one of the worst travel days of my life. A trip that should have consumed four hours and two quick flights turned into 24 hours and four flights. The reason was major storms, which caused delays, flight cancellations and…

7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Spend Time Alone

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Image credit:shrdnar | Flickr We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups. It seems that a never-ending “ping” has become our culture’s omnipresent background noise, instantly informing us of every text, tweet,…

Money Might as Well Grow on Trees Once You Pursue Work You Truly Enjoy

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Image credit:Shutterstock Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » Who doesn’t want to be free? To possess the ability to do what you want, when you want. I’ve always felt like life is too short. It’s definitely too short to be unhappy. When I was an undergraduate at Santa Clara University studying business, I was unhappy. Most of us aren’t…

10 Troubling Habits of Unhappy People

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Image credit:Shutterstock.com Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you. Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous Terman Study from Stanford followed subjects for eight decades and found that being around unhappy…

4 Surprising Predictors of Workplace Happiness

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Image credit:Shutterstock One recent morning, all I saw from the window by my desk was a blanket of gray where the Manhattan skyline had been. The sky, the streets, and the buildings were all uniformly covered in fog — one of those mornings when the weather outside finds a way to worm itself into your psyche and weigh you down. Much research has shown the connection between our environment and our mood,…

Unfair! Some People Actually Like Their Commutes.

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Image credit:Unsplash.com Based on my own experience with the joy that is the New York City subway system, schlepping to and from work can easily be the most exhausting part of the day. I’m not alone in this. According to multiple studies that examine the impact of commuting on workers’ wellbeing, journeying to work is the antithesis of a good time. It eats into time we could spend cooking, working…