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The story behind Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ shows us how to make projects our own

Aretha Franklin, the great American singer who became a defining voice of the 20th century and the acclaimed Queen of Soul, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday from pancreatic cancer, her publicist said.

Personal Finance

What to do when you hate your job (but need it)

When you hate your job but still need the money … you more or less have to “deal with it”. However, fortunately, you do have some options to help.

How To

What to do (and not do) when you’re unemployed

Unemployment can wreak havoc on your peace of mind and your finances. There are some steps you can take to try to limit that negative impact.

Morning Routine

Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less

We’re here to help you. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.

How To

3 questions to help eradicate conflict in the workplace

When I see conflict, it often relates to turf. People retreat to protect their territory. After all, change means giving up something — right? Not always.

Communication

Rock the body. Body language, that is!

There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.

Job search

9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

Parenting

Why being an overprotective parent isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Before you buy into the idea that all overprotective parents are ruining their children’s lives, check out how you might actually be helping them.

Coworkers

3 things to do when someone breaks your trust at work

It's a classic situation: Everything's going well for you and your team at work until someone breaks your trust, jeopardizing everything you've worked for.

The Whole Human

The identity trap: Being less wrong

What we call an identity is mostly a product of memory, and memory — as both science and history have shown — is incredibly hazy and questionable.

The Whole Human

10 ways to determine if you have healthy or destructive passion

The problem for most people is that they believe that passion is the moving cause, when in reality, passion is an effect.

How To

3 tips for writing an effective employee recommendation letter

Writing a recommendation letter for an employee can be loaded with challenges, but you can avoid them if you set yourself up the right way.

Life

13 Starbucks hacks you need to know

It’s worth looking into how to get more bang for our (Star)buck – here are 13 time, money, and calorie hacks for Starbucks.

Templates

How to apply for a job even if the company isn’t hiring

You can wait for hiring opportunities or you can grab them. A polished email introduction to a company could change the entire course of your career.

Self-Help

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

What if our beliefs about success are backwards? What if we could improve the odds of success when we quit and grit or perseverance leaves us worse off?

Office Life

5 questions to help you define your leadership brand

Consider these five questions as you proactively shape your work leadership brand for now — and your legacy for the future.

Communication

5 smart ways to ask for help without seeming incompetent

Don't be afraid to ask for help. You can handle complicated assignments and you are smart enough to realize when you need help to complete them.

The Whole Human

Life by design: Practical steps you need to take to do your own personal life audit

It’s a self-reflection exercise. A life audit will leave you with the clarity and space you need to “do you” at the ultimate level.

Morning Routine

How to prevent a bad start to your day from getting in your way

Here are four other ways to take a breather when you have a bad start to your workday and begin with a huge chip on your shoulder.

Communication

3 ways to axe the filler words in your vocabulary once and for all

Notice that your speech is littered with a whole "ums" and "likes," but it's too late to correct yourself? Here are three ways to stop using filler words.

Success

11 signs you’re going to be successful, even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you're pursuing your passions, if you're learning, and if you're forging solid relationships, you're probably on track to being successful.

Personal Finance

How speaking up changed my financial future

Are you talking to anyone about money?

The Whole Human

How to turn bad into good

Do good things when you have bad days. Do good things when you feel bad. Do good things. Start with this eight-point to-do list.

Office Life

You’re a perfectionist but your boss is not: 4 tips to deal with the paradox without losing your cool

If you’re a perfectionist it may be frustrating if coworkers aren’t as impeccable as you. It’s even more frustrating if your boss is not a perfectionist.

Productivity

5 habits that will make you more productive at work (without trying harder)

Our performance at work is impacted by routines and choices most of us aren’t even aware of. Refining them can help us be more consistently productive.