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Advice from The Plumber's Wife

Ellen Rohr | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Ellen Rohr

We spent summers on the Jersey Shore when I was a kid, in Ocean City. About a block from our house was a little store, called Lazaleri's. It was a mom and pop shop. The Lazaleri's had a deli, and sold a few groceries and penny candy, back in the day.

WATCH: Stories You Won't Believe From Some Of The World's Dirtiest Jobs

TEDTalks | Posted 09.03.2014 | TED Weekends

Are people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth? So says Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs." See if he changes your mind about what it means to be happy at work.

Walmart Ad Leads To Death Threats For 'Dirty Jobs' Host

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” said in a Facebook post Monday that he has received death threats over his involvement in a...

Work, It's a Dirty Job We Should All Love Doing

Phil Butler | Posted 07.04.2014 | TED Weekends
Phil Butler

"We've declared war on work." With two minutes to go in Mike Rowe's solid TEDTalk on the merits of dirty jobs, the host who's done maybe more crappy jobs than anyone, he spills the beans on a huge problem.

My Unusual Solution To Our Trillion Dollar Student Debt Problem

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Mike Rowe

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy appearance at TED helped solidify an idea that had started to take shape a year earlier, and the response to that appearance helped convince me that my idea had merit.

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

Cal Newport | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Cal Newport

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy, we might ask, do we so easily accept the assumption that we're hard-wired for a specific economic pursuit?

I Suddenly Realized I Had Become A Farmer

Bob Comis | Posted 01.29.2014 | TED Weekends
Bob Comis

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFor the better part of 20 years whatever I did, wherever I worked, however much money I made, I was a stranger in my own skin. I never considered doing anything different.

WATCH: Stories You Won't Believe From Some Of The World's Dirtiest Jobs

TEDTalks | Posted 01.28.2014 | TED Weekends

mike roweAre people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth?

Work Smart, Not Hard

Bryan Elliott | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Bryan Elliott

I went Behind the Brand with Mike and talked about his new projects and how he's trying to ignite the job market by shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs and opportunities to get dirty again.

A Turkey Without a Pardon: Bidding Farewell to Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.21.2013 | TV
Mike Rowe

I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but we stuck to the mission statement. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was, as they say, a very good run. To everyone, thanks very much.

Are We Too Picky?

Anne Zink | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

Somewhere between the early '80s and today, we seem to have forgotten work feels good! It's empowering to finish the day knowing you accomplished something no matter how menial. I am concerned we've become very uppity.

'Dirty Jobs Down Under': Rookie Move Against Deadly Snake

Posted 08.30.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe's manhood has never really been in question. He's proven himself up to any task on "Dirty Jobs," and his gung-ho attitude continues on "Dirt...

Mike Rowe Pranked On 'Dirty Jobs'

Posted 03.25.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe is always cracking jokes, pulling pranks and generally having a lot of fun as he tackles various different "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on...

Mike Rowe Has Fun With Trash Compactor On 'Dirty Jobs'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe still knows how to have fun on "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Discovery). It's a good attitude to have when dealing with some of the jobs...

Who Says Mike Rowe Doesn't Get As Dirty As He Used To?

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe sometimes receives letters from fans who don't think he gets as dirty as he used to on "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Discovery). To imme...

Mike Rowe Visits The 'Doomsday Seed Banker'

Posted 12.28.2011 | TV

Mike Rowe's trudged through all sorts of muck and grossness in his run as the host of "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9PM EST on DSC). His latest adventure, which...

'Dirty Jobs': Plastering Fossils Compares To 'Ghost' Pottery Scene?

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe has taken on some pretty disgusting jobs through his years as the host of "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery). Most of them are jobs...

What To Watch: This Week's TV Picks

Posted 12.12.2011 | TV

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 "Fear Factor" (8PM ET, NBC) season premiere The anxiety-inducing competition series returns to NBC with all-new episodes featu...

2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...

The WORST Post-Grad Jobs: Horror Stories From Her Campus

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Everyone wants to avoid the grossest jobs in America, especially with shows out there like Dirty Jobs, which highlight some of the most undesirable wo...

Occupational Hazards: 10 Most Germy Jobs | Joseph Brownstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you feel guilty the next time you pick up the phone to take a sick day, you may be slightly comforted to know that your job might have been the sou...