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Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.

Unwarranted Pessimism

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money
John Roman, Ph.D.

Maybe it's worth asking if the numbers aren't the problem. Maybe the main problem in the U.S. economy at the moment is not structural, but psychological. Maybe America's got the blues, and that pessimism is keeping us down.

Jobs Day! First Impressions -- A Disappointing Report, But One Month Does Not a New Trend Make

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In a surprisingly downbeat look at last month's job market, today's jobs report shows payrolls up only 142,000 in August, a downward revision to June's gain, flat weekly hours, and a slight tick down in the labor force.

Put Down the Tequila and Step Away Slowly

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

Monster.com, a global employment website, has published an article called "Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss." Here are the nine things, with accompanying commentary by a non-Monster.

4 Tips for Attending Job Interviews Without Your Boss Knowing

Val Matta | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Val Matta

You don't have to let your current job hold you back from taking the opportunity to land your dream job. Here are some great tips for going on job interviews without your boss knowing.

Living the Wage: Lessons on Privilege and the Unexpected

Joshua Mbanusi | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Joshua Mbanusi

I found the psychological and behavioral privilege associated with living wage work to be startling. I became aware of how far I had disconnected from the reality that forces those who earn a minimum wage to forego the convenience and peace of mind that a few thousand extra dollars a year can quite literally buy.

Is Dale Chihuly in the Right Line of Work?

Leni Miller | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Leni Miller

How did he do it? How did Dale find the right line of work and develop it over so many years and through so much adversity?

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.

24 Years Of America's Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business

The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect was on employment. The map, cre...

8 Unforgettable Lessons We Learned From Our First Jobs

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman-Hogan | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman-Hogan What was your first job? Serving fast food, delivering newspapers, cleaning hotel rooms, picking ...

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States ha...

Our Hidden Heroes Need Your Help!

Justin Constantine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Justin Constantine

Many of us who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have survived injuries that would have killed us in previous wars, and while that is of course a cause for celebration, it also demands incredible sacrifices by our caregivers.

Changes... And Hope

Rebecca Pell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Pell

A lot has happened in my life since the last time I posted. I moved to Portland about four weeks ago because as much as I enjoyed living in Bend, I ju...

Employment for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Lil' Help?

John M. Simmons | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
John M. Simmons

When you notice places of business and employment positions where people with intellectual disabilities might fit in, take a few minutes to write a letter to management.

Encourage Women's Involvement in Tech at an Early Age

Brian Honigman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Brian Honigman

As the future of work moves inexorably towards tech, it is shocking and troubling to see just how underrepresented women are in the tech world.

9 Tips to Make Monday Your Favorite Day of the Week

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Monday can, in fact, not suck. Monday can be amazing. It can be stress-free, productive without causing hair loss, and, believe it or not, you can actually look forward to it.

An Encouraging Sign For The Economy

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 millio...

How Fitbit Helped My Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

My Fitbit has taught me to flex new muscles both literally and figuratively. I have changed my daily routine by walking at daybreak every morning and I have a renewed appreciation for accountability in my life and career.

Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Lou Miceli | Posted 08.07.2014 | New York
Lou Miceli

As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and 2013.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Why A Higher Unemployment Rate Is Actually Good News This Time

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business

The job market is still not the greatest, but we just got one hopeful sign that it might be improving a bit. The economy added 209,000 jobs in July...

What Defines You?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

To these men and women (and many, many more), life is more than about doing a job and getting paid. It's about making a difference and following your passions. It's about connecting deeply to what you believe in, and expressing your values to others.

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

Why We Need a New Alliance Between Workers and Employers

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.

Black Women Still Suffer From Wage Gaps

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Here we are 50 years later, and if you're a woman of color, then you're still facing inequality in the workplace. According to a recent study, black women are making far less than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the same jobs and positions.