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  • On The Body Language of Digital Presence

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 15, 2018
    Body language is just as important as content in terms of communication, and when telecommuting workers talk over a webcam or a chat app, there remain unspoken cues that they should be mindful of in order to maintain positive relations with colleagues. 
  • Organizer of Disastrous 'Fyre Festival' Sentenced to Six Years

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 12, 2018
    Billy McFarland, the 26-year-old organizer behind last year's infamous Fyre Festival, has been sentenced to six years in prison on fraud charges. 
  • Amazon Discards Computer Program for Vetting Resumes Because of Its Bias Against Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 11, 2018
    Amazon started using an automated algorithm to review resumes from job applicants in 2014, but  after finding out in 2015 that the algorithm contained within it a systemic bias against female candidates, the company ultimately discarded it.
  • ATM Fees Have Grown by 53 Percent in Past Decade

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 10, 2018
    It's not just you: using an ATM is, indeed, getting more expense.
  • Research Finds Men Penalized at Work If Deemed Insufficiently Masculine

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 9, 2018
    While men are generally advantaged in the workplace over women, those who benefit the most are specifically men who conform to normative masculine behavior, as several studies have found that men perceived as more feminine face career penalties that can limit their professional advancement. 
  • Survey of 18-23 Year Olds Finds 55 Percent Either Consider or Already Pursuing Accounting Career

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 5, 2018
    Accounting firms will soon be flooded with applications from fresh-faced young people eager for a job in the industry, if a recent survey of about three thousand 18-23 year olds is any indication, as 55 percent are either considering a career in accounting or are already pursuing one. 
  • More Companies Broaden Definition of Diversity, Blunting Demographic Initiatives

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 4, 2018
    While companies are paying more attention to diversity, an article in the Harvard Business Review reports that what they actually mean by that word is broadening beyond demographic concerns, which has resulted in fewer women and people of color rising to high-level corporate positions. 
  • Study: Parents Spend $500 Billion a Year to Support Adult Children

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 3, 2018
    A recent study from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and research firm AgeWave has found that, as much money as it costs to raise a child, the most costly phase of parenthood may in fact be when children are grown up and ostensibly on their own, as parents collectively spend about $500 billion annually on their adult children. 
  • Cryptocurrency Markets Lousy with Bots

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 2, 2018
    Cryptocurrency investors and exchanges are reporting that much of the sector's wild swings can be attributed to bots acting on behalf of unscrupulous traders, and, given the lack of oversight in such markets, it appears unlikely this activity will stop anytime soon. 
  • New California Law Mandates at Least One Woman on All Corporate Boards

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 1, 2018
    The governor of California has signed into law a bill mandating that all public companies based in the state have at least one woman on their board of directors.