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  • Did the Bumpy Obamacare Rollout Save the Economy?

    The bumpy first few weeks of Obamacare might have helped to force Democrats and Republicans to work together on a budget deal. At least, that's Joe Weisenthal's theory over at Business Insider.

  • Millennial Moms Would Give Up Sex and Dessert Before Smartphones
    A new study shows how technology, specifically social media, has affected women in the digital age, both at home and at work. It found that today’s moms could care less about “having their cake and eating it to,” and would rather cuddle up with their smartphones than their husbands. (Sorry, not sorry.)
  • 5 Inspiring Career Tips From Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela was a man of great courage, wisdom, and love, and he never let adversity get the best of him. We’ll take a look at five of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring quotes to help you realign your career focus and humbly continue down the road to success.
  • GM's New CEO Mary Barra Is the First Woman to Lead a Major Car Company

    Mary Barra has worked for General Motors for 33 years, most recently as executive vice president of global product development. She seems like a natural choice for replacement for departing CEO Daniel Akerson, who is stepping down in January. Why Barra's is appointment such big news? Because she will be the first female CEO to head a car company the size of GM.

  • New Farm Bill Might Allow Agribusinesses to Stiff Workers
    The House of Representatives is currently considering weakening the FLSA rights of agricultural workers. The FLSA was designed to protect all those who toil under the employ of others. If we start taking away one group of workers' rights, whose rights will we take away next?
  • Can Policy Changes Help the Struggling Lower-Middle Class?

    More than half the families in the United States earn less than $60,000 per year. Even at 250 times federal poverty level, lower-middle class incomes leave workers vulnerable to financial disaster.

  • Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?
    Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
  • Secrets About Men's Income and Happiness, Revealed
    Harvard University has released the results of the longest running longitudinal study of human development in history. They began following 268 male undergraduate students in 1938. Today, they have revealed much about the relationship between happiness and money.
  • What Needs to Happen for Americans to Find Work-Life Balance
    Studies show that fewer Americans want to become parents today than 20 years ago. The lack of support that the US offers its working parents, compared to the rest of the world, is definitely a factor. We’ll take a look at what America needs to do for its workforce to make holding down a career and a having family more realistic and less burdensome.
  • 3 Career Tips From the Founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling
    GoldieBlox caused quite a stir with its ad for its line of engineering toys for girls that was tuned to Beastie Boys’ song, “Girls.” However, the genius behind the ad and the company, founder Debbie Sterling, has some novel advice for girls and women looking to join the ranks of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer.
  • The Supreme Court Is Listening to a Lot of Employment-Related Cases Right Now
    Workers and laborers continue to file employment-related lawsuits challenging discrimination and wage violations. Some make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Fast Food Workers Strike for a Higher Minimum Wage

    In 100 cities across the U.S., fast food workers are walking off the job today to protest the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – a rate they say doesn't cover the basic necessities of life.

  • Is It Fair to Pay Some Workers Less Than Minimum Wage?
    There has been much discussion and debate recently about whether the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour should be raised. Some argue that this wage is so low it must be doubled to fairly compensate those who labor in the employ of others. It may come as a surprise that there are people who earn less than the federal minimum wage, and it is legal.
  • Despite Legal Issues, Goldie Blox Still Rocks for Girls in Tech
    You've probably already seen the genius advertisement for Goldie Blox, the engineering toy specifically for girls set to the catchy Beastie Boys song, “Girls.” Despite the company’s public battle to keep their creative girls-only remix of the song in their ad, Goldie Blox takes the cake for putting engineering in pretty little minds of young girls everywhere.
  • Women in Tech Are Closing Out 2013 With a Big Bang!
    The tech industry spoke, and the ladies listened. We’ll take a look at how women are geeking out (in the most fabulous way) and making their mark on the computer science industry this year.
  • Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There's a Law for That!
    Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
  • Would You Choose Being Healthy Over $1 Million? This Football Player Did
    If John Moffitt continued to do his job for about another year, he would have easily made over a $1 million. Instead, the now-former professional football player decided he wouldn't risk his long-term health for the money.
  • This Wal-Mart Is Running a Food Drive for Its Own Workers

    A Wal-Mart spokesman says that a recent food drive at it store in Canton, Ohio -- in which employees donated food to their co-workers -- is a sign that teammates at the store look out for each other. Labor organizers says it's an indication that Wal-Mart doesn't pay its workers a living wage. Who's right?

  • Technology Giveth Jobs and It Taketh Them Away
    We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
  • It’s Legal in 29 States to Be Fired for Being Gay (and Why That’s Bad for Business)
    Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business.