Highlights from Nadira's workplace columns and coverage, from spunky straight talk on office politics, body art, and happy hours to an eye-opening survey of twentysomethings on the rise at some of today's biggest companies.

 
 
 
  Fortune :  Using Your Contacts Without Being a 'User'

Fortune: Using Your Contacts Without Being a 'User'

  Fortune :  Fahrenheit 212—The Innovator's Paradise

Fortune: Fahrenheit 212—The Innovator's Paradise

 
  Fortune :  Tattoo Nation

Fortune: Tattoo Nation

  Fortune :  Managing Mom and Dad

FortuneManaging Mom and Dad

  Fortune :  Politics in the Office—Worse Than Office Politics

Fortune: Politics in the Office—Worse Than Office Politics

  Fortune :  Your Salary—Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Fortune: Your Salary—Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

  Fortune :  A Cautionary Tale From 30,000 Feet

Fortune: A Cautionary Tale From 30,000 Feet

  Fortune :  'Tis the Season to Be Social, Not a Social Networker

Fortune: 'Tis the Season to Be Social, Not a Social Networker

 
  Fortune :  How Much Is Too Much At Happy Hour?

Fortune: How Much Is Too Much At Happy Hour?

 
 

Photos: 'Using Your Contacts'—Terry Chay; 'Innovator's Paradise'—Courtesy of Fahrenheit 212; 'Tattoo Nation'—Deanna Wardin; 'Managing Mom and Dad'—~BostonBill~; 'Politics in the Office'—Thomas Hawk; 'Your Salary'—401(K) 2012; 'Tis the Season'—Marian Stanton; 'Happy Hour'—Uncalno Tekno.