There's been a dramatic spike in Americans' economic anxiety

May 5, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll puts numbers to what we've been seeing and experiencing.
Many Americans are scared they won't be able to afford basic necessities after losing income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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More seniors are working — some by choice, others by necessity

May 1, 2019
Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to keep working into old age.
Emma Allen drives herself to work most days. It’s convenient, but the cost of car insurance stretches her limited budget.
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Why most of our jobs are meaningless

May 23, 2018
A new book called "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory," looks at how a lot of the work that people do is meaningless.
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Why having a work spouse is good for you

Feb 9, 2018
It makes you more engaged.
Having a coworker to share jokes with can go a long way towards making you happier at work. 
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When being too productive can be counterproductive

Dec 23, 2016
The new book "Rest" looks at the importance of relaxation time and why overworking can hurt employees in the long run.
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Older workers head for retirement — and don't retire

Jul 30, 2015
The labor participation rate for people 55 and up is near its highest in decades.

Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.

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The benefits of wearing the same thing, every day

Apr 8, 2015
Art director Matilda Kahl changed her life by changing her wardrobe.

For many workers, there's no such thing as a "snow day"

Feb 23, 2015
The pros and cons of asking workers to brave a storm.

Being human in the age of automation

Oct 7, 2014
How can a video game teach us a valuable life lesson? Nicholas Carr explains.