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  • Chef Gordon Ramsay: Tyrant or Teddy Bear?

    Can a man who uses the F-word every other breath while yelling at cooks really be kind, sweet, and a joy to be around? Anyone who has watched him hug "MasterChef" contestants goodbye has to wonder.
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  • Florida Sick Pay Policy May Make You Sick

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on Friday, June 14, 2013 that affects workers in Florida's ability to enjoy the benefit of sick pay. Depending upon who you ask, Scott is a champion of freedom or right-wing nut who is owned by big corporations.

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  • Lean In Foundation Seeks Unpaid Intern, Internet Goes Bananas

    Yeesh. No matter where you fall in the debate on paid vs. unpaid internships, you have to feel a little bad for Jessica Bennett. The Lean In Foundation editor posted a job listing on Tuesday, looking for an unpaid intern. She quickly deleted it -- but not before the citizens of the internet picked up on it and made their feelings known.

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  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways

    This week's Twitter roundup presents three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz in the Twitterverse: #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways. At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
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  • Cost of a Burger

    Recently, several media outlets have claimed that raising fast-food workers' salaries would raise the price of a Big Mac by only 68 cents. This figure represented only a 17 percent rise in prices; if it sounds too good to be true, it is. However, other research shows that the actual effects of paying workers a living wage, while higher than 68 cents, are not as bad as corporations make out.

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  • New York Times Cites Men 3.4 Times More Than Women

    A survey of the New York Times' front page stories showed that men dominate both the bylines and sources quoted in those stories. Since men greatly outnumber women in the newsroom that should come as no surprise.
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  • Howard Buffett's Crusade Against World Hunger

    Howard Buffett was born to privilege. But from an early age, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett wanted nothing more than to be a farmer. Later in life he found a way to combine his privilege and his passion, forming a foundation that helps fight hunger both in America and around the world.
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  • Fast Food Workers Can't Afford Rent, Demand Higher Wages

    Media outlets are calling it the largest fast food worker strike in U.S. history. Starting Monday, hundreds of low-wage workers walked out of McDonald's and other chain eateries in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Flint, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., demanding living wages so they can afford rent, shoes and healthy food.
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  • The Super-Cheap Masters Degree That Could Revolutionize Higher Education

    Georgia institute of Technology is about to rock the realm of higher education. The college will open up an online masters degree program in computer science for just $6,600 – that's $38,400 less than typical out-of-state tuition for the same degree on-campus.
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  • The Truth About Green Jobs [Infographic]

    CEO Magazine ranked California as the worst place to do business for the past five years? Why? At least some businesses say it's because of the state's stringent regulations, which make it tough to start and run a business.
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  • 7 Top Cities for Startups [Infographic]

    Looking for an affordable startup scene? Consider packing up and moving to Austin, Texas, which topped a recent ranking of the hottest startup scenes in the U.S.
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  • Beer Is Great for Business

    Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
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  • What's Trending on Twitter? #CMGRchat #SDCC #TheBreakfastClub

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #cmgrchat, #SDCC, #TheBreakfastClub. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SFOCrash #AmandaBynes #Hyperloop

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #SFOCrash, #AmandaBynes, and #Hyperloop. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? Well, somewhere among the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to having a career back-up plan, what is and isn't appropriate workplace attire, and eliminating the stress of your morning commute.
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  • Stop Hating On Millennials

    Millennials: the generation media love to hate. It seems like every day there's another hit piece on the "most selfish generation," the one that still lives with their parents, won't get married young enough, take endless selfies, post food pics on Instagram and can't decide on a career path. Relax, people. We're not as bad as you think.
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  • The PayScale Index is Cautiously Optimistic About Wages in Q2 2013

    After some minor dips in Q1 marred a nice run of rapid wage growth, it is with a cautious sigh of relief that we announce that the Q2 2013 PayScale Index comes bearing better news – for the most part.

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  • You Have the Right to Remain Pregnant

    This heartbreaking current event serves as a stark reminder: employees have the right to be pregnant. Pregnant employees have the right to accommodation. Don't let your employer bully you into risking the health and welfare of your unborn baby.
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  • It’s the End of Internships as We Know It: Fox Searchlight Ordered to Pay Interns

    In a groundbreaking employment case reported by NBC News, a Manhattan Federal District Court Judge ruled in favor of two production interns who worked on the blockbuster film “Black Swan." The ruling comes after a great deal of controversy and concern by the greater human resource community over what constitutes paid vs. unpaid assignments. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs because, “that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio received the benefits of the work.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter? - Interviewing, Health Datapalooza, and Lululemon

    In this week's Twitter trending recap, we will discover a new method candidates can use during interviews to land their dream jobs, check in to one of the biggest health and medical conventions to see how one woman entrepreneur is paving a new path for other females in her industry, and discuss how Lululemon's pants recall cost them mega-millions and left them feeling a bit ... exposed. Find out how these three trending topics touch on issues that can help improve your everyday work experience.
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  • Fashion Models Strut Into U.S. More Easily Than Engineers

    If you're tall, thin, gorgeous and make a living off those traits it's easier to get an American work visa than university-trained engineers. A puzzling 20-year-old decision by Congress allowed models to be included in the H-1B class of visas, an oversight that has led to relatively preferential treatment for foreign-born beauty over brain.
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