A bunch of furloughed government workers, willing themselves to make lemonade from lemons, have been hosting shutdown parties to cheer themselves up. The New York Times ran a piece about the trend, which extends to restaurants and cafes offering deals to anyone who shows a government ID.
The College Board, the group that administers the SATs, is reaching out to high-scoring, low-income students, to convince them to aim higher and apply to elite colleges and universities.
The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming more mainstream. Some of the top-ranked institutions in the nation are offering them for free. But with so many now on the market, it's easy to get lost in a sea of options. Here's a list of some of the best MOOCs, according to Business Insider.
Bet on a Vet is a campaign to help disabled veterans utilize their skills and talents in the workplace here at home.
The federal sequester is felt by a wide range of demographics, it's true. But some of the programs getting shuttered until the nation's leaders get their act together and come up with a budget agreement affect the nation's most marginalized people – the working poor, children, veterans, the elderly and women.
Economists argue over whether inflation has shrunk the minimum wage, and they never seem to resolve the issue. Here we have the argument over money and inflation simplified.
Mark Cuban has a lot going for him, and we can learn valuable lessons for our own careers by examining who he is and how he got to be extremely successful.
Politicians in Washington are currently negotiating a continuing resolution to fund the government. It's a big deal, but it's almost small compared to the next fiscal fight – the debt ceiling.
One economic theory says that raising the minimum wage causes employers to hire fewer workers.
Conservative economists argue that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) negates the need for a minimum wage.
Imagine the entire professional hierarchy restructured into something more democratic. No boss to report to, no corporate ladder to climb, no one to beat for a promotion and no one left in the dark about overall goals and far-reaching vision. Will it breed innovation or lead to a Lord of the Flies style meltdown?
The leader of a company is expected to make considerably more than the average employee, but at what point, if any, does the discrepancy become unethical?
The best way to help the working class and create jobs is not to raise the minimum wage, but to invest government dollars in education.
In the great debate about raising the minimum wage, people seldom discuss how doing so could actually hurt the workers that it's intended to help.
The Vancouver Canucks professional hockey team were concerned their demanding schedule was hurting their performance on the ice. Their solution — start measuring their players sleeping performance.