• What's With the Hieroglyphics, 'Merica? 5 Tips For Writing With Real Words

    Get out your iPhone or your stone slab. We write with pictures now.

    When a friend told me recently that the youth these days use emojis to build phrases, like how we use words to make a sentence, my response was, "Really? Are we going back to hieroglyphics?"

    I checked in with my 20-something cousin, and apparently this is a sensation that has been sweeping the nation for a while. A tech recruiter I know describes emoji conversations as "an interpretive dance." These artful statements may send the correct message or they may not. It's all about interpretation.

  • Fashion Week Salaries: How Much Do Fashion Models Make?

    Remember Michelle Obama's stunning, white, off-the-shoulder dress she wore to her husband's inaugural ball? Its designer, Jason Wu, is at Fashion Week this week, along with other top designers, showing his collection for Fall/Winter 2012. And who is wearing those fashions? Top models.

  • Teachers' Salaries: Top Pay for Physics and Ph.D.s

    Want to inspire an awkward moment at a cocktail party? Bring up teachers' salaries. You'll ignite a hot debate, not a "let's get to know each other" conversation. People feel very passionately about how much teachers earn, yet how educated are they on the topic?

  • Fan Face-Off: Careers in New England vs. New York

    When Giants and Patriots players finish their battle on Feb.5, the winners will enjoy some serious pay benefits. Think millions. Will their fans be as handsomely rewarded? No, but PayScale has concluded that one teams' suporters enjoy a similar and very valuable advantage: a better shot at a satisfying, stable, well-paid career in their hometown.

  • Jobs That Pay $20 Per Hour

    Ready for a gig that pays you $20 per hour? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started.

  • The Secrets of Your Boss’ Salary

    Whether they manage every minute of your day or disappear most afternoons to “lunch meetings,” you know one thing for sure about your boss. He or she probably makes more money than you do. How much more? It depends on your gig.

    Online salary database PayScale.com put together a list of common boss-subordinate relationships and calculated the earnings differences. Chances are your boss is doing well financially.

  • What
    In the worldwide effort to call forth the one percent of Americans who hold a disproportionate amount of our country’s wealth, the 99 percent stay united in a single group. But, if you are hard working college grad with a steady gig, especially if you’re in a dual-income household, you might be in the top 10 percent, at least, according the 2010 U.S. census data.
  • Strange Salary Negotiation Strategies

    The debate rages on: Should a job candidate name a salary number first, or wait to hear from the employer? Money is on the line and feelings are strong on both sides of the issue. Most experts suggest that applicants should keep their mouths shut and make the employer talk first. New research suggests, though, that this may not be the wisest approach. Naming a salary number might boost your earnings.

  • How to Resign with Dignity

    By Laura Beth Roberts, PayScale.com

    The year 2011 has brought us many goodbyes. Oprah said goodbye to CBS, Michael Scott bid a tearful adieu to The Office, and I resigned and said goodbye to my former co-workers. You might not have heard about the last one, but it was tough. And, it caused me to consider, "What's the best way to resign?"

  • Road to Riches: Engineering Disciplines Pay Off

    Does an aerospace engineer really earn more than a history major? Absolutely. An aerospace engineer’s typical starting salary ($60,700) practically matches what a history major earns, on average, after 15 years of working ($69,000). In fact, according to PayScale’s data, if you choose to pursue math, science or engineering disciplines, you are nearly guaranteed a lucrative career.

  • Facebook vs. Google: Which Employer Suits You Best?

    By Denene Brox

    Google and Facebook are not your typical technology companies. They are innovators that have literally changed the way people all over the world interact online. Both companies had humble beginnings. Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford University PhD students. CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, launched the site in 2004 from a Harvard University dorm room.

  • Top Paid Jobs Post-Military Service
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  • Napping at Work Is Good for Your Heart
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    By Lisa Mandel, AOL Jobs

    It looks like nap time isn't just for toddlers any more. A recent study shows that bagging a few Zs during the day at work could not only refresh you and reduce stress, but could even have cardiovascular benefits.

  • Spend Smart on Your College Tuition: Rankings by ROI
    Do you have $200,000 handy? How about $120,000? Okay, let’s go as low as $70,000. Got that? Outside of a few public schools’ in-state tuition, you’ll be paying $70,000 or more for a bachelor’s degree these days. It’s a lot of money so what if you thought of it as a financial investment? You could pick the school that gives you the most back on your tuition dollar and be… profitable.

  • Jobs That You Can Start Today
  • Low Stress Jobs That Pay Well
  • How to Work Your Way Up to Management
  • Careers That Earn You $30 per Hour
  • Careers That Earn You $40 per Hour
    A $40-per-hour job provides an annual income of around $83,200. Not bad at all. How do you get to that level of earnings? Look at healthcare and IT jobs. You’ll likely need a degree and a good amount of training to get hired. But, if you’re looking to start a new job path and are willing to spend some time to prepare, the following careers will pay off.

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