General: Job & Career

8 Things Your Boss Wishes You’d Stop Wearing to Work

Even if you work in an office so casual (or creative) that there isn’t an actual dress code, these eight items will get you noticed—and not in a good way.

How to Do a Week’s Worth of Work in 3 Days

Expert advice on efficient office hours—so you can power down, scoot home, and enjoy the holidays.

7 Secrets for Launching a Business You Care About

When lawyer Reshma Saujani lost a primary bid for Congress in 2010, she didn’t miss a beat: She wrote a book about how fear of failure holds women back and founded Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that has taught computer science to thousands of kids. She’s on a mission to build the next generation of female tech leaders. Saujani, 39, spoke with Real Simple about closing the gender gap and the value of a “try, try again” attitude.

5 Foolproof Tips for Dressing for Work

For when your go-to black sheath dress is at the cleaners. 

Your Summer Work Questions—Answered

Time Inc.’s all-knowing straight-shooting vice president of staffing, Bucky Keady, tackles your warm-weather workplace conundrums.

3 Ways to Get Unstuck at Work

Is the highlight of your day a trip to the vending machine? Career expert Anne Kreamer, author of Risk/Reward, offers tips for climbing out of a rut.

5 Smart Strategies to Make Your Goals a Reality 

Tech Entrepreneur, Phyllis Newhouse, spoke with Real Simple about the (not always steady) march to building your own business. 

7 Servings of Work Wisdom From White House Chef Cristeta Comerford

When Cristeta Comerford was 21, she came to the United States from the Philippines and took the first job she could get, in the kitchen of an airport hotel. Ten years ago, at age 42, she became the White House executive chef—the first woman in that role. Comerford took some time to speak with Real Simple about rallying talent, keeping calm, and feeding the country’s most influential family.