Articles about Humor
Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay
Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.
These 8 innocent email clichés aren’t so innocent after all
Here’s what I really mean when I’m using this seemingly innocent email cliché.
Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume
There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.
How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response
But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.
Twitter shows us that ‘blending in’ at the office isn’t always a good thing
A tweet that went viral this week showed us what it's like to come to work and find out that your outfit has some company of its own. User @ilonacatherine shared the evidence on Twitter, prompting a slew of other users to chime in.
Top 9 meals to eat alone at your desk
From worst to best, here’s a definitive ranking of the top 9 lunches to eat alone at your desk, with suggested pairings of work tasks to complete while crying eating.
An illustrative guide to common words people tend to misuse
We've all been there. There are just certain words that sound so much alike even though they have completely different meanings. And sometimes, when we are required to spell them, it is a STRUGGLE.
The ‘What do you do?’ meme shows the perils of small talk
"What do you do?" is a phrase that took a new life on Twitter as people reminisced about how the idea of their job description does not always align with strangers' ideas of what they do.
Why Uber’s CEO encouraging employees to say they ‘have the D’ is causing a stir
When you speak in the unnatural language of spreadsheets and business how-to guides, you may end up saying something that you never intended to mean. Take Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's faux pas as a cautionary tale.
18 appropriate punishments for people who don’t keep their calendars up to date
Congratulations! You found that one-hour block in the next two weeks when everyone’s calendar is open. You send the meeting invite only to have Ben decline. “I’m actually out of the office that day,” he says. “Could you find another time?” But Ben, you wonder, how will I find another time if your calendar bears no relation to your actual availability? Here are some appropriate ways to punish Ben and colleagues like him who don’t keep their calendar up to date.
12 awards I deserve as your office Millennial
First of all, let me congratulate you on hiring me, your token office Millennial. Now, as you may have read on one of the many great trustworthy news sources of our time, like Pop Sugar or Twitter, my generation needs to be recognized for our success. So I’m going to need you to affirm me now.
Offices are being torn apart by Laurel and Yanny. Here’s why it’s definitely Laurel
If you work in an office with humans and computers there is a good chance that most of you are talking about the latest debate to take hold of the internet. Forget that banal blue white dress fiasco (and for the record, it was definitely blue), now it is all about Yanny-Laurel.
10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being
There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive. Become a better human being (internal) or become a better looking human being (external.) Here are a few quick ideas for maximizing them both.
6 amazing ways to take credit for someone else’s work
The path to corporate success is paved with hard work and dedication. But how can you blaze up that path without having to pave that road? Here are 6 amazing ways to take credit for someone else’s work.
Oops! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has a misattributed ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ quote on his refrigerator
Some of us say affirmations in the mirror, others have a conversation with a friend when in need of support. But some people rely on other sources of wisdom in everyday life.
What horrible thing was reheated in the microwave? An investigation
To fully understand the atrocity committed in the employee break room on Tuesday you must first immerse your senses.
These are the best practices for leaving early
A well-defined plan for leaving early today will facilitate many additional hours of time away from work where you can optimize doing absolutely anything else. Hone your leaving early today skillset (LETS) with these best practices to help you slip out undetected nearly every day of the week.
The definitive guide to working with the Millennial species
Millennials are a humanoid form presently perplexing the professional world. Never before has such an incomprehensible and downright mysterious breed had the propensity to darken hiring managers’ moods the world over.
20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked
Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:
9 non-threatening leadership strategies for women
In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.
36 signs you pulled this presentation together at the last minute
We all know you pulled this presentation together last minute. And here's exactly how we can tell.
7 out-of-office emails and the people who send them
We all know them.
Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s ‘secrets’ to hiring the best people
It’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google.
Here are the 10 most deeply meaningful team building exercises
Effective team building events are more than just forced icebreakers or embarrassing videos everyone wishes didn’t get shared with the entire company.
Here are 10 tricks to appear smart in business meetings
Like everyone, appearing smart in meetings is my top priority. Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings.