Stories by Kristin Burnham

5 Ways to Get More from LinkedIn in 2010

As the economy plummeted in 2009, LinkedIn's popularity skyrocketed. LinkedIn grew to more than 53 million members and announced partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and Twitter. If you're on the hunt for a new job-or just looking to ramp up your activity and connections-start the new year off right with these five tips to help you get more from the business networking service.

How to manage layoff survivor syndrome

Chances are, if you've survived a round of layoffs in your career, you've probably experienced a pang of longing for lost colleagues, a lack of motivation and a decrease in productivity. According to a report by The Conference Board, an independent membership organization, such reactions can be described as "survivor's syndrome."

New household robot promises to make virtual visits easy

iRobot-the maker of household robot helpers such as the Roomba (a robot vacuum cleaner), the Verro (a pool-cleaning robot) and the Scooba (a robotic mop)-has set its sights on a far more social product, the ConnectR robot.