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Amazon Upping its Hourly Wage to $15 per Hour

Facing economic and political pressure to better compensate its employees, online retail juggernaut Amazon announced that it will raise its internal minimum wage for all of its U.S. workers to $15 an hour.

Publish date: 10/10/2018

Try This Quick Routine to Improve Memory

You’re probably sick of all the news stories and articles about how little we exercise and the benefits we’re missing out on. But some recent research shows that just a small amount of physical activity can help the brain function better.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

Dealing with Mounting Paperwork

It’s hard to imagine that in this day and age, people would still be surrounded by so much paper at work. Yet, according to research from NAPO (the National Association of Professional Organizers), the average worker spends an estimated week each year looking for items that are lost or misplaced among the piles of paper that continue to accumulate on our desks.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

Changing Careers: What You Should Know, Part 2

Part 2 of Changing Careers: What You Should Know.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

Can Intellectual Property Laws Limit Career Mobility?

A law professor contends that non-compete contracts limit an employee’s freedom to change jobs. Adding a company’s ownership of intellectual property to the non-compete restriction imposes even stricter mobility limitation.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

More High-skilled Freelancers Earning Six Figure Incomes

A growing number of independent workers with in-demand skills earn six-figure incomes in a year. The most-often-requested skills are in IT, biotechnology and marketing.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

Is A Higher Level Degree Going to Help You?

While most recent grads don’t expect a corner office on their first day. But would they stay in school in pursuit of a higher degree knowing that without it, they may never get there?

Publish date: 09/26/2018

Being Gross at Work

In news likely to spoil your lunch, particularly if you eat lunch at your desk: the typical office desk is home to 400 times more germs than a standard toilet seat, according to research from the University of Arizona.

Publish date: 09/25/2018

New Job? Introvert? How Start Off Right

For introverts, starting a new job at a new company can be both exciting and overwhelming. This article offers some practical advice to help make this process successful and less stressful.

Publish date: 09/24/2018

Does Your Brain Run Better with a Treadmill Desk?

Using a treadmill desk – essentially walking while thinking – can impair working memory, according to University of Michigan researchers. Cognitive ability diminishes only slightly, however.

Publish date: 09/19/2018