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Christina Majaski

Christina is a full-time freelance writer for various online publications including Money Crashers and EcoSalon. She lives in Minnesota, aka North American Siberia, with a 10-year-old, whose caterwauling and incessant need for food, keeps her working. Christina's favorite things include sushi, wine, and documentaries. And also, wine.

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Most Recent Posts by Christina Majaski
  • There May Be Another Reason Women Aren’t Scientists

    Up until now, it hasn't been much of a secret that there are fewer women in high-paying STEM fields. This contributes to the gender pay gap and is made worse by the fact that young girls and women are less likely to be encouraged to enter into these careers. However, a new study has found that there may be another, more disappointing reason that there are fewer female than male scientists.
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  • Catfights Are Worse at Work than Whatever It’s Called When Men Fight

    Susan drinks all of the coffee and never makes a new pot. Justin never washes his hands when he leaves the restroom. Karen is a backstabber, and Mark is a chronic adulterer. People get angry with each other at work. Many of us spend more time sharing space with co-workers than family members, and just like summer camp, disputes are bound to happen. Why then, is it so much worse when women fight in the office?
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  • 10 Signs You Love Your Job

    At a time when it seems that more people are taking jobs out of necessity rather than passion, it may be difficult to imagine that people exist who really love their jobs. While you may not refer to your job as your BFF or dream of your cubicle each night, you may actually be one of those people.
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  • How to Make Your Commute More Productive

    Unless you work at home, you probably have a commute. Most people are just resigned to the fact that this is one of the expenses associated with being employed. However, commuting doesn't have to result in wasted time. Here are some tips to make your commute a productivity blowout.
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  • The Tech Industry's Secret: Ageism or Business As Usual?

    Imagine spending thousands of dollars and at least four years in college to land a job in a field that you adore, only to find that thirty years later, around the age of 50, your salary drops 14%. Worse yet, imagine being replaced by a new graduate and suddenly unemployed.
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  • Incivility in the Office – Women Work Harder and Men Call in Sick

    Office life is often stressful. It's work, after all. And sometimes that means never ending phone calls, deadlines and meetings. Unfortunately, stressful offices can turn into downright unbearable atmospheres if you add incivility and disrespect into the mix. You may find it interesting that men and women handle this type of stress a bit differently.
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  • 10 Ways to Drive Your Co-workers Insane

    Some days, it can be difficult enough to hang out in an office all day. It’s an even more difficult duty when you work with someone who has an annoying habit, and by no means do you want to be the person in the office that gets on everyone’s nerves. If you don't want to be the cause of your co-workers' insanity, you may want to refrain from the following activities.
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  • What Women Want at Work [infographic]

    The challenges that women face in their jobs and what is viewed as “success” has changed a bit over the last 5-10 years, both within the U.S. and globally.
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  • Mommy Conventions: Business Trips or Paid Vacations?

    Everyone wants to work from home these days, and jobs and companies which allow telecommuting can be few and far between. Working mothers often find the greatest work-life balance when they are allowed to work from home. The fantasy that many people imagine is that of a person who is allowed the luxury of sitting in their pajamas and slippers in front of a laptop, while sipping lattes. All the while, the rest of us have to drag our begrudging behinds into an office to hang out in a cubicle.
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  • Girl Scouts Introduce The Video Game Developer Badge

    The Girl Scouts of America have long been thought of as the group which inspires young girls to camp, bake, sell cookies, and earn badges. In past years, these badges typically required tasks such as cooking and sewing, and other domestic chores. Cookies are delicious, but those skills aren't particularly useful, career-wise. However, the Girl Scouts have been working on changing the face of the organization and earlier announced a new Video Game Developer badge.
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