Not Taking A Lunch Break Is Psychologically Bad For You. Here's Why.

If you're not taking a lunch break, your creativity is probably suffering. This might seem obvious, but now there's research to back it up. And it doesn't even matter what you eat, or if you eat at all; what's important is that you physically step away from your workspace to recharge. » 3/05/15 11:20am 3/05/15 11:20am

Most Popular Desk Lamp: Softech Natural LED

The Softech Natural shone the brightest of your list of nominees, taking the title of best desk lamp with its minimalist style, sunlight-replicating glow, and power efficiency. » 2/25/15 3:16pm 2/25/15 3:16pm

Five Best Desk Lamps

You've turned up the brightness on five great desk lamp contenders, and now it's time to put a spotlight on the best. Read up and vote. » 2/23/15 3:15pm 2/23/15 3:15pm

What's the Best Desk Lamp?

We recently outlined the best upgrades for your office, but now it's time to shed some light on the desk lamp situation. Which lamp is most deserving of real estate on your desk? Tell us in the comments. » 2/18/15 3:46pm 2/18/15 3:46pm

Buying Guide: Upgrades For Your Office

You probably spend more time than you'd like to at a desk, and you should spend your money where you spend time. Today we're recommending the best upgrades for your office, with the help of Lifehacker's huge catalog of tips and your recommendations. » 2/10/15 3:15pm 2/10/15 3:15pm

Early Start-Times Are Robbing You Of Sleep

Everyone knows quality sleep is important, but getting more of it can be difficult. A growing body of evidence suggests early start-times for work and education may be to blame. » 1/07/15 1:40pm 1/07/15 1:40pm

How Hard Can a Robot Hit You Before It Becomes Illegal?

This is a question that is already becoming relevant as robots enter the workforce in larger numbers. And the answers proposed by standards bodies are about as strange as it gets. » 10/06/14 2:20pm 10/06/14 2:20pm

The Case for Staying Home from Work

We've all been there. We head to work even though we're under the weather. It's such a big problem that it's gotten a name — "presenteeism" — and it's costing companies billions of dollars. Here's why you should just stay home when you're ill, and why it's in your boss's best interest. » 9/26/14 11:00am 9/26/14 11:00am

Americans are more likely to work nights and weekends compared to citizens of other developed countries. In addition to spending more hours on the job, nearly 30% of Americans work weekends and — shockingly — more than a quarter toil away after 10pm. But people who work the extra-long hours tend to be highly educated… » 9/12/14 1:10pm 9/12/14 1:10pm

Sometimes It's Worth Finishing Your Worst Work to Move On To Your Best

We all have one of those projects sitting around unfinished that we know isn't that great. It's easy to abandon it, but as writer Steven Pressfield points out in Entrepreneur, sometimes, you just need to finish it to prove you can. » 7/23/14 12:59am 7/23/14 12:59am

"We Feel Guilty, Do We Not, If Not Busy?"

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, was a highly productive man and no stranger to great quotes. In his book Zen in the Art of Writing, Bradbury explains why we find ourselves hating work and what leads to our desire to be productive all the time. » 7/18/14 1:17am 7/18/14 1:17am

These Are The Most Depressing Jobs In America

Our jobs have a profound influence on our mental health. A new study shows the extent to which certain industries give rise to clinical depression. » 6/11/14 7:00am 6/11/14 7:00am

Remember When CEO Used To Stand For Chief Electricity Officer?

Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers. » 4/11/14 4:20pm 4/11/14 4:20pm

These Weird Jobs No Longer Exist

In the opening scene of Frozen, burly ice cutters sing a burly song about ice cutting. But, since the advent of refrigeration technology, ice cutters are no longer needed. An Imgur user has shared some amazing historical photos of other odd jobs that have gone extinct. » 4/11/14 10:20am 4/11/14 10:20am

The Worf of Starfleet should have won all of the Oscars

Sure, it's not a real movie, and is technically just a Star Trek: The Next Generation-filled parody of The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, but my god it is awesome. After all, revenge is a dish best served with 10-15 quaaludes a day. » 3/03/14 6:23am 3/03/14 6:23am

​Are long hours the new status symbol?

80 years ago, long working hours seemed to be on the decline, with ideas like the six-hour work day being floated. Now, that trend has reversed — and so has the way we think about them. » 1/21/14 7:10am 1/21/14 7:10am

Ditch your friends. Science says they're making you lazy.

Have you ever noticed that adding people to "help" with a workload doesn't seem to get it done faster? The more people working a task, the less they work. And this is something that scientists have known since the 1800s. » 12/02/13 6:20am 12/02/13 6:20am

Got a wicked case of the Mondays? Turns out that's not actually a thing.

Were you a bit sluggish getting out of bed yesterday morning — you know, on account of it being the beginning of the week and all? Did you chalk it up to a case of the Mondays? Newly published research suggests you should re-evaluate your terminology. » 8/21/12 7:20am 8/21/12 7:20am