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Ways to Get Funding for Your Business Idea

Having an idea for a new company or start-up is great—but most of the time, you need some cash to get it off the ground. Read on for a first-time founder’s guide to where to look for funding, and which type might be right for you.

3 Bad Habits at Work (and How to Make Them a Good Thing)

Whether it’s tweeting or spending too much time at the water cooler, we all have a bad habit we’re trying to kick at work. But instead of getting rid of it, why not turn it into an asset? Read on for creative ways to make your bad habit work to your advantage.

Joanna Barsh: Battle the Giant Squid—Fear

Thirty years ago, Harvard Business School student Joanna Barsh was afraid of being judged by those around her. But today, the author of How Remarkable Women Lead realizes that fear held her back. Read on for advice on why you should face your fears—today.

Just Go! How to Plan Your Summer Trip Abroad

Have some vacation time to burn, or a four-month break in between semesters? If you’re pondering what to do with your summer, we’ve got the answer: Get out of town. Better yet, out of the country.

23 Companies Hiring in May

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Plenty of jobs. Need proof? Take a look at these 23 companies that are all amazing places to work—and are all hiring in May. So, go ahead and spring clean that resume of yours and prepare to land an awesome new job.

What to Look for in a First Job

If you’re about to graduate and thinking about your first job, you probably know all of the parent-approved must-haves: good salary, medical benefits, 401(k) matching. But here’s what else you should keep in mind during your first foray into the professional world.

7 Ways to Build Company Culture With Food

Food is a great way to bring people together—even in the office. So if you’re looking for ways to boost camaraderie in your office, try one of these seven great culinary events.