Sperm Donors and Sugar Daddies: The New College Fund

When I was in college, it wasn't uncommon to find me looking for clever ways to earn a quick buck. Many of my friends suggested plasma donation, which could have made me up to $200 richer, but I was too prissy for such things. This generation of college students might not be so squeamish. When it comes to paying for college, it could be that today's economy is forcing students and parents to get creative -- and a bit personal. 

Health Care Jobs are Booming [infographic]

One field that continues to boom, despite economic hardships and layoffs, is the health care industry. With 71 billion baby boomers scheduled to retire, more assistance and care is needed, resulting in 24.3 percent of available hospital jobs left open.

Holiday Gift Budgets Reflect Sluggish Economy

The dishes are clean, the leftovers are long gone, and holiday excitement is in the air. Today is Cyber Monday, the day many websites have their own Black Friday-esque deals and steals. With holiday gift giving on our minds here at the PayScale office, we wondered how budgets have changed since last year. Would our users be spending more on gifts this year?

Is It Ever OK to Cry at Work?

For years now, we've been hearing that crying at work is a bad idea -- especially for women. We've heard that it makes you look less professional, weaker than more stoic colleagues. So it is ever OK to shed a tear at the office?

Confrontation 101 [infographic]

Confrontation is difficult for most of us, but it doesn't have to be a completely unpleasant experience. There are ways of handling a situation that, if done in the right way, can have incredibly beneficial results. Now check out this infographic. Which path would you choose?