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New Normal

Navigating the New Normal in the Job Market

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Years ago before the dawn of the internet and personal computers that were easily accessible, job seekers would pound the proverbial pavement to land ...

Is Striving to Conform Still the Norm?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jayne Lyn Stahl

As a country, we are pregnant with the lowest common denominator. We now view adaptability as virtue, and the desire to radically transform oneself and the world as insanity.

Optimism Or Overconfidence?

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Optimism is an attitude. Overconfidence is an error in calculating statistical probabilities. As you think about the value of being optimistic, I encourage you to make a distinction between optimism and overconfidence.

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Fed Official Offers Dire Forecast, Says Economy Will Suffer For Years | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top Federal Reserve official warned Tuesday that one consequence of the Great Recession will be a "new normal" in which Americans have lower expecta...

Lightening Beutner's Burden: The Impossible Battle of LA's Jobs Czar

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Harry Moroz

With the persistence of fiscal deterioration and skyscraper high unemployment, Congress must quickly pass urban jobs legislation. Restarting the economy is impossible without restarting its economic engines: cities.

Buzzwords For 2010: Which Words Will Catch On Next Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year, JWT trendspotter Ann Mack predicted a number of words she expected to enter the 2009 lexicon -- and some were more successful than others....

The Search for Normalcy

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

One view of "normal" has come out of the crisis stronger than ever: that "normal" doesn't exist at all, that the belief in market equilibrium has been effectively undermined.