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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?
    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
  • No Upward Mobility Needed? Making the Case for Individual Contributors in the Workplace
    Getting a promotion to a high level management position seems like it would be a dream come true for some folks trying to get ahead at work. After all, we’ve all been programmed to climb the corporate ladder to success, right? Yeah, not so much. Here's why remaining in an individual contributor role may be your best option.
  • 8 Tips for Surviving Your First Week as a Temp
    In a tough job market, many folks are turning to temporary and contract assignments in order to land work in their fields. This is especially helpful for those who are new college graduates or career changers. Temping also has multiple benefits for job seekers.
  • Teen Workers More Likely to Be Successful Adults According to Recent Study
    Remember the excitement you felt when you got your first summer job as a teen? It was that pivotal moment when you knew you had gone from being just a freewheeling kid to being part of the adult world. Whether you worked in a restaurant waiting tables, at a cash register helping customers, as a babysitter, lifeguard or camp counselor – the experiences you had as a teen earner may have made you the working professional you are today.
  • Rodgers Megadeal of $22 Million Tops NFL Paychecks ... For Now
    In a game of high-dollar leap frog, NFL quarterbacks are cashing in and one-upping each other to monstrous pay days. The latest market-setting contract extension belongs to Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, superstar signal-caller, who has hopped his way to the top of the list, for now.
  • Do NFL Rookies Still Need Agents?
    Since the NFL and its players agreed to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2011, the landscape of rookie salaries has shifted dramatically, causing some to wonder if rookies even need agents anymore.
  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet
    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
  • Money Buys You Infinite Happiness, Says Totally Un-Groundbreaking Study
    We all know the equation: more money subtracts stress and adds a peace of mind not afforded the cash-strapped working poor. In other words, money buys some measure of happiness. But a new study by the Brookings Institute suggests something more: that the wealthier you are, the happier you become. So, evidently, money buys you infinite happiness.
  • Fed Should Shift Focus to Expand Employment
    If we want the economy to really rally, we need to do something about unemployment. It seems, at first, a semantic ploy, to call for the U.S. Federal Reserve to shift its approach from slashing the jobless rate to actually expanding employment. But there is a difference, and it's less subtle than you might think.
  • Can Doritos-Flavored Tacos Save the Economy?
    Well, America, it seems we’ve found a solution to unemployment: Dorito-flavored tacos. Or at least that's what Taco Bell is crediting for the recent creation of 15,000 new jobs.
  • Is Vine the Future of Resumes and Job Applications?
    The current economy has left a lot of people jobless (about 7.7 percent in America), which means that job candidates need to find new and creative ways to make them stand out to potential employers. One journalist, Dawn Siff, took to new video social networking app Vine to show off her skills.
  • Happiness Workshops Lift Employees' Spirits
    MEC is a media agency with an office in Manhattan that is committed to keeping their employees happy. The company recently offered happiness workshops for a small group of employees who work out of the Manhattan offices.
  • Learning to Deal With a Micromanaging Boss
    Being micromanaged can ruin your entire work experience, disallowing you from actually being able to do your job the way you want. Sometimes managers and supervisors spend so much time telling you how to do your job, they might as well just complete the tasks themselves. However, there are ways to deal with a micromanaging boss that can hint at their less-than-ideal ways without putting your job at risk.
  • The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs in America
    The U.S. Department of Labor has released a list of the 10 lowest-paying jobs in America, and things are not looking so great for people who work in the restaurant and beauty industries.
  • Family Businesses Shine During Difficult Times
    They say you should never mix business with pleasure, but a new study suggests that families who go into business together have a higher rate of success when times are tough.
  • CEO Pay in Perspective: Infographic

    Nobody thinks being the CEO of a huge company is an easy job, so it makes sense that these bigwigs get big paychecks for their hard work. But when you compare the salaries of some CEOs to what their average workers earn, the difference can be a little mind-boggling. PayScale just published a newly updated comparison of the salaries of CEOs at the largest companies in the United States to those of their workers.

  • Why the Small Business Will Never Die

    Large conglomerates seem to have taken over the world, but there are still many small businesses alive and kicking in America. In fact, a poll conducted by the Public Affairs Council last year found that a large majority of Americans have a positive view of small businesses and more than two-thirds would rather pay more money with a small business than a large one. There are a few distinct reasons why.

  • The Lottery's Biggest Winning Losers [infographic]

    Monday seems like the perfect time to do some daydreaming about winning the lottery. However, as this Casino.org infographic reveals, it isn't quite the life-changing event one might expect.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Boeing Layoffs, Cannabis Cloud and Eagle Scout Vs. Athlete

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • How to Deal With Bad Bosses

    Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There's just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss.