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Etc. A comprehensive new assessment of women in the global workforce from Mercer, the international human resources consulting firm, has identified a “glaring and persistent gap in female workforce participation.” Although efforts at gender equality are under way in every region of the world, they are...

The Office Dear DW, Is it OK to talk about politics at work? Signed, The Debater Dear The Debater, It’s probably best if you don’t. For starters, some employee handbooks explicitly advise against talking politics in the office. As election season gets into full swing, it’s a good idea to...

Shortcuts Sleep problems have become something of an epidemic: one-third of adults in the United States report sleeping fewer than seven hours a night, and a similar number say they nod off in the daytime at least once a month. These tips from the National Sleep...

Fear of failure holds many of us back. But if we heed the Silicon Valley motto— “Fail Fast, Fail Often”—­we may be better able to achieve our goals and advance our careers. By Ellen Lee Steve Jobs was the ultimate failure. He dropped out of college, he...

If you have an idea that you’re excited about, you may be tempted to dive right in and schedule a formal presentation with your company’s top brass....

These days, creating a menu for a holiday party requires more planning than ever....

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