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Analyzing the health of the office

Mar 28, 2014
By 2000, about two-thirds of U.S. workers spent their days in open-plan offices
Posted In: standing desks, office, working
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Survival of the fittest millennial

Mar 25, 2014
How are millennials handling student debt and the difficulty of securing employment?
Posted In: Millenials, student loan debt, debt, working, employment, college, college grads
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Working the holiday... by choice

Dec 23, 2013
There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.
Posted In: holiday, working
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Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, working, Retail
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Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Posted In: mom, working moms, parenting, working
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Is the 15-hour work week closer than we think?

Oct 19, 2012
John Quiggin takes a look at why the 15-hour work week predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes hasn't come to pass -- yet.
Posted In: working, employees, keynes
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Where did the American work ethic come from?

Jul 27, 2012
Until the Protestant Reformation, work was considered a four-letter word, then everything changed. Historian Roger Hill discusses how work became a source of American pride.
Posted In: work ethic, hard work, working
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In Germany, holidays are 'uber alles'

Jul 6, 2012
German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.
Posted In: summer vacation, work hours, working, Germany, holidays
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Midwest catches up to South in cost of doing business

May 21, 2012
When businesses are not moving operations overseas, the trend for decades within the U.S. has been shifting operations from the Midwest to the lower-cost South. But the Wall Street Journal has teased out some data showing when you look at the cost of labor, energy, taxes, and real estate, the Midwest is now just about as cheap as the south.
Posted In: working, Jobs, midwest
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The argument for work sharing

May 7, 2012
Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers discuss the idea behind work sharing, which would allow workers to get partial benefits when companies cut parts of their job.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, work share, working

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