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18 countries with more exhausting workweeks than the US

The average US workweek may be 38.6 hours long, but quite a few countries have employees who clock in even longer hours at work.
Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.

How Patagonia’s CEO uses daily meditation to approach her job as ‘a happy warrior’

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario has used meditation to help her stay focused on progress, rather than perfectionism.
Remote workers should be clear communicators.

11 traits you need to be an effective remote worker

Working remotely can sound like an ideal setup for many employees, but the reality is that it's not for everyone.

Not a day goes by that you won’t find us playing with these little magnetic balls at our desks — here’s why Speks are the best fidge...

Speks makes small fidget toys out of magnets to help you focus or practice creative building skills. Here's why we swear by them for our own desks.
The New York Stock Exchange's president, Stacey Cunningham.

How a single index card helps the president of the New York Stock Exchange keep her chaotic day in check

Stacey Cunningham has made high tech the focus at the New York Stock Exchange, but she uses an especially low-tech technique for managing her time.

I gave up 3 of my worst nighttime tech habits for one week — and it was harder than I ever expected

My worst habit is using too much tech before bed. I gave up my phone, social media, and TV for a week before bed and was surprised by the results.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up every day at 3:45 a.m. I tried doing it for a week, and it made me shockingly productive.

Starting the day ludicrously early seems to be a badge of honor for CEOs like Apple's Tim Cook. Now I understand why they do it.
Practice isn't all it takes to make perfect.

Malcolm Gladwell’s famous 10,000 hour rule for mastering a skill isn’t holding up in new research

As the Guardian reports, new research indicates the 10,000-hour rule alone doesn't account for mastery in a given skill, like playing the violin.

11 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs use to run meetings

Executives like Bezos, Musk, and Jobs developed tricks to combat bad meetings. Steve Jobs liked to have meetings with the fewest people possible.

26 indispensable desk accessories we use to stay focused and comfortable at work

We see thousands of products every year, which makes us pretty selective. These are the desk accessories we use to keep us focused and comfortable.