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How to Stay Warm in an Office Tundra

Winter officially started in late December but some workers feel as though they live in the tundra year-long in their offices. Frigid temperatures not only make you extremely uncomfortable but multiple studies have shown it can increase feelings of sadness and negatively impact your productivity. A study published in the journal HVAC&R Research found that those in offices with temperatures in the low 70s had decreased productivity and made more mistakes than their warmer counterparts.

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Your Guide to Gift-Giving at Work

Accounting and finance jobs bring their own demands in terms of day-to-day requirements and deadlines. When the holidays roll around, many workers in these fields feel an added layer of stress related to gift-giving to colleagues and bosses. The following guidelines for end-of-year gift exchanges provide some clarity and suggestions to help you make it through unscathed. You don’t have to participate in gift-giving As a starting point, exchanges should be strictly opt-in, says Allison Green, author of the career and management blog Ask a Manager.

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Tax Changes with a New President: The Clinton Edition

With tax policy shaping up to be a major issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, accountants and advisors working with wealthy taxpayers are analyzing proposals from the two major party candidate and considering tentative plans based on results of the election. Here’s a quick look at the Hilary Clinton’s tax plans and a look at how her plan would affect wealthy clients. Check back on Thursday for a similar analysis of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Best vacation spots for people who love numbers

Do you dream in debits and credits? Would you rather play with pivot tables in Excel than sip fruity cocktails from a beach bungalow? Everyone needs to take time off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your passion for numbers with you. Check out our picks for best vacation spots for people who love numbers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What better spot stateside than the home of the original U.S. Mint?

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How Celebrities Can Influence the Stock Market

Earlier this month, Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to lament an untimely death. Not a family member; all members of the Kardashian and Jenner clans are just fine. Kim’s meltdown was precipitated by the demise of her beloved Blackberry Bold. In 2014, Kim admitted to stockpiling Blackberry’s 2011 phone due to her love of the tactile keyboard. It seems that the phone is no longer available on EBay and it’s unlikely that Blackberry will be able to offer her a replacement.

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What do tax pros do in the off-season?

When tax season winds down, the lives of tax pros rev up. During the weeks leading up to April 15th, most tax pros are consumed by high stress and long hours. Having a life, connecting with friends and family, and staying healthy and active are next to impossible. Fortunately, most employers recognize this sacrifice and reward it with generous PTO policies and flexible schedules, allowing tax pros to make up for lost time from May through December.

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