Are You A Lonely Freelancer? Try Renting A Desk In A Cool Office Space

The life of a freelancer or remote employee is characterized by a few day-to-day truths: a commute that doesn't necessarily involve leaving the bed, pajamas as acceptable daywear, and stretches—kind of long to very long—with no IRL human interaction. Leaving the house is healthy—but where to go? » 2/28/14 3:20pm 2/28/14 3:20pm

Clever New Clothes To Protect You From Germs On The Subway

The news that measles might be spreading through San Francisco's BART network not only triggered a warning from the transit authority itself, it is also a particularly alarming reminder that public transportation can be, well, disgusting. Winter's runny noses, summer's sweat, spring's sneezing allergies—it doesn't… » 2/14/14 9:40am 2/14/14 9:40am

47 Futuristic Jobs You Were Supposed To Have By Now

Earlier this week, the Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, said that in the future, "65% of grade school kids are going to have a job that hasn’t been invented yet.” If the past has taught us anything, though, it's that most yet-to-be-invented jobs will never actually exist. » 9/12/13 1:23pm 9/12/13 1:23pm

Have You Gotten in Trouble with Work Because of Your Computer Habits?

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that being at work is different than from being at home. Well, unless you work at home or live at work, which, um, maybe we can't agree on anything. But! The things you do on the computer at work should probably be different from your Internetting at home. But sometimes… » 8/01/13 11:19pm 8/01/13 11:19pm

How to Make Sure No One Bothers You in a Computer Lab

You have a lot of work to do. You're on a deadline. You're stressing out because people are constantly dropping by your desk saying hi, how you're doing because you're in a computer lab. You need to block everybody out. What do you do? Slap on some headphones and tape this sign onto your back. That should do the trick. … » 4/08/13 9:00pm 4/08/13 9:00pm

How To Increase Your Drinking Tolerance (So You Don't Make an Ass of…

So, you've got your fancy pants on. You're heading to the holiday party, and you're intent on impressing your bosses, in-laws, or significant other's friends with your worldliness and savoir-faire. Then you get too drunk, break stuff, offend people, get fired and/or dumped, and effectively ruin your life. » 11/23/12 5:00pm 11/23/12 5:00pm

Take Note: 5 Social Media Mistakes Not to Make at Work

Forbes, this morning, has a very on-point list of the top 5 social media mistakes to stop making at work. The author, Kelly Clay, supports her points with help from John Pirc, security researcher and Director of Product Management for HP TippingPoint and co-author of Cybercrime and Espionage. » 6/12/12 2:00am 6/12/12 2:00am

The Ultimate Cubicle Catapult For Irritating Your Co-Workers

The office would be intolerable without toy weapons. How else are you supposed to get someone's attention when they've got headphones on? The new Air Strike Catapult from ThinkGeek is the finest piece of desk artillery we've ever seen. The $15 onager-style catapult is based on the efficient, powerful design of Roman… » 3/16/12 12:20pm 3/16/12 12:20pm