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Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

Rarely do you see the CEO of a $180 billion company care much about its warehouse workers.<p>But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company’s fulfillment centers, where Amazon‘s orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has …

Frugal Living: Daily Habits You Should Adopt ASAP to Save Money

Frugal Living

Allen B. West

How a tetanus shot could help treat a deadly brain cancer

The history of cancer research is one of inevitable hype and dashed hope. Though most people have been primed to believe in elusive ‘cures’, the most important news is usually about slowly strengthening imperfect treatments. Some of the most promising of these involve vaccines.<p>A study published …

Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

A new concept in multitools hides 25 different functions in one, low-key bracelet.<p>There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on …

Multi-tools

A Letter from a Sex Worker to a Wife About Her Cheating Husband

Despite what you may think of me, I offer a service that's discreet, uncomplicated, and a necessary ingredient in a lot of marriages.<p>Dear wife,<p>I don't know you, but I know that it's possible that your husband will cheat on you with a sex worker. I say that because I am one, and I am not short on …

First your cancer diagnosis, now some advice

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>Hiya, I see on the Internet you've had some wild news. What did they diagnose? What are your timelines? About the diagnosis: I have a friend, a former Special Forces …

Majority Of Americans Are One Surprise Away From Financial Disaster, Survey Says

It’s a conundrum befitting the post-recession years: a new study has revealed that while a vast majority of Americans say they follow a budget, barely more than a third of those same adults could pay for a $1,000 or even $500 emergency expense using funds stashed in a savings account. In other …

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10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

The Android Apps That Collect the Most Data on You

Apps often need permission to access other stuff on your phone to work. What is less obvious is the breadth of information collected, and <i>why</i> it gets …

Ex-NFL star: 'I had to start over and pick up the pieces'

After living the dream for a decade, T.J. Duckett fell into depression in 2009 when the clock stopped on his professional football career.<p>Like many players, the former Atlanta Falcons running back realized that devising a game plan for life after the NFL can be very challenging.<p>"I didn't really …