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  • You're Probably Thinking of Stress All Wrong

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 2, 2018
    As if there weren't enough things to stress over, the scientist who first popularized the term and pointed to how it can adversely affect our health said that, in the years since his discovery, people generally get the story only half right. 
  • Study: People Prioritizing Family Make $8,714 More Per Year Than Those Prioritizing Career

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2018
    A survey of 1,015 U.S. workers found that those who place family and children as their top priority make about $8,714 more per year than those whose careers their top priority. 
  • Bigger Than Equifax: Data Leak Exposes Personal Info of 230M Individuals

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 28, 2018
    Exactis, a little-known marketing and analytics firm, maintains a vast database with personal information about 230 million individuals and 110 million businesses contacts. A security researcher recently discovered that the company had left this database wide open for anyone to access. 
  • Linguistic Analysis Finds Men Use More Forceful Nouns, Active Language in Resumes Than Women

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 27, 2018
    A recent study looking at the resumes of 200,000 men and women has found that, in general, men tend to use more specific nouns and active language than women, who more often refer to ability to organize and assist, create and communicate.
  • Poll: 70 Percent Will Refuse to Work for Company with Toxic Culture

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 26, 2018
    A recent survey found that, when it comes to recruitment, culture counts: 70 percent of professionals said they would refuse a job if it meant a toxic workplace. That's more than the 65 percent who said they would refuse if the pay was too low, and the 26 percent who said they would refuse if the title did not suit them.
  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: Students With Forgiven Debt Face Looming "Tax Bomb"

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 25, 2018
    Since 2007, certain students have taken advantage of "income-driven repayment plans" allowing them to spend about 25 years paying off what they can from their school loans before the remaining sum is forgiven. While this is certainly a load off their backs, the Wall Street Journal notes that it could lead to them replacing their student debt problem with a tax problem, as the loan forgiveness counts as income. 
  • The 5 Questions Interviewers Ask to Make You Sweat

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 22, 2018
    Certain questions, in the context of a job interview, are meant to clarify and expand on information in your resume. But others are deliberately meant to test your reaction and see whether you get tripped up while answer. What are some of these questions and how do you deal with them? 
  • Man Fired From Job By Robot, Humans Unable to Intervene

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 21, 2018
    In yet one more sign that robots are slowly but surely taking over the entire economy, a computer programmer was accidentally fired by an automated system, and when he pointed out the mistake to his fellow humans, they found they were unable to reverse the decision. 
  • What Exactly Do People Mean When They Talk About Company Culture?

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 20, 2018
    "Culture," especially in the context of a company, can seem to be one of those words that function as a sort of Rorschach test where lots of people interpret it to mean all sorts of different things, sometimes without even knowing other people see it differently. 
  • On Crying at Work

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 19, 2018
    Bad things can happen at work just as they can happen anywhere, and sometimes when bad things happen, we cry. This can be an embarrassing situation that can impact a worker's reputation at the office. A study found that, while crying at work is generally not approved of, certain scenarios are more acceptable than others.