Search Slack to Discover Office Secrets at Your New Job

When you join a new job, there’s a lot you need to learn beyond the official orientation. You need to figure out your unspoken responsibilities, the relationships between people and departments, and a little of the office gossip. If your workplace uses the chat app Slack, you can pick up a lot of that info by…

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Always Look at Your Pay Stub

In this convenient era of direct deposit, do you look at your pay stub each time payday rolls around? Are you confident that the hours you worked are what you’re actually getting paid for?

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I’m Teresa Younger, President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and This Is How I Work

“At the Ms. Foundation for Women, we believe in a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age,” says foundation president and CEO Teresa Younger, quoting the feminist foundation’s statement of vision. We talked to her…

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How to Quit Your Job

You’re ready to move on, and it’s time to break the news to the boss. What’s the proper protocol for going out on the right note?

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How to Quit Your Job

You’re ready to move on, and it’s time to break the news to the boss. What’s the proper protocol for going out on the right note?

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I’m Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work

As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban with a federal lawsuit that has saved thousands of people from…

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I’m Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work

As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban with a federal lawsuit that has saved thousands of people from…

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Use a ‘Productivity Song’ to Train Your Brain to Work

Anyone who has ever seen a movie montage knows the importance of a motivating soundtrack. We may not have a professional editor to splice together footage of us training for a boxing match or studying for the bar exam, but we can pick our own music to help with our productivity.

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You Don’t Have to Monetize Your Joy

That’s the brilliant way that writer Molly Conway puts it, the old advice that bears repeating: When you’re good at something, people will tell you to turn it into your job, but you don’t have to. You probably don’t want to. Doing something for money is very different than doing it for fun. Still, in the modern world,…

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I’m National Geographic Photographer Mark Thiessen, and This Is How I Work

In their latest issue, National Geographic showed readers how smokejumpers fight wildfires in the Alaskan forest, with images by photographer Mark Thiessen. Firefighting photos is a specialty for Mark; he’s been doing it for 25 years, and shooting for NatGeo for 29. We talked to him about his first published news…

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