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They called it 'the worst job in the world' – my life as a Guardian moderator

Comments on the website can exceed 70,000 a day. Yes, there are trolls, but there is also wit, wisdom and a community worth fighting for, says a former moderator<p>A couple of years ago somebody sent me a link to a tweet. It said: “Moderating comments at the Guardian must be the worst job in the …

California's commercial drone industry is taking off

As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets.<p>The Berkeley company expects to sell thousands of the pizza-sized drones — for about $1,000 each — at home …

Drones

BlackRock exec loses career for dodging fares

He saved about $20 a day. And it cost him a career in finance.<p>A former managing director at BlackRock has been banned from the industry for life by U.K. regulators. His crime: dodging rail fares on his commute to work.<p>Jonathan Burrows was caught without a ticket at a station in the heart of …

Can Wall Street Protect the Elderly From Getting Scammed?

INDIANAPOLIS (TheStreet) -- It may be time to ditch this writing gig, because an officer at a Nigerian bank sent an email on Monday ("My Dear …

Investing

German Government May Say 'Nein' To After Work Emails

All of us are familiar with the sound a smartphone makes when an email or text has arrived. Our somewhat Pavlovian response is to pick up the device, see who the message is from and read it.<p>In Germany, a growing number of these emails come from the boss contacting employees after work. That's not …

Life Sciences

Amazon Unveils New Army Of Warehouse Robots

Amazon spent $775 million acquiring Kiva systems in 2012 and now it’s ready to show off the fruits of its investment. Just in time for Cyber Monday, the company has revealed the eighth generation of its fulfilment centers with Kiva robots at the heart of the operations.<p>The company has 15,000 Kiva …

Retirement Advice You Never Get But Need To Hear

Traditional retirement advice can be boring to some and less than fulfilling. Discussions about rollovers, precious metals, and the need to avoid probate can leave many new and soon-to-be retirees craving more. Desires that go beyond conventional financial recommendations and may include things …

4 ways to improve your well-being when retiring

Does the transition to retirement lead to increased or reduced well-being?<p>That's a question researchers have been debating for years, and the good news is this: Most retirees — 70% — experience little change in their well-being after transitioning into retirement, according to Mo Wang, a professor …

Retirement Planning

It’s Not Your Kids Holding Your Career Back. It’s Your Husband.

Almost a decade ago, the writer Linda Hirshman exhorted ambitious women to marry men with less money or social capital than they had. In articles and …

Retouching Photos, Processing the News

Claudio Palmisano, of 10b Photography, based in Rome, processed the images in this story for the journalists who shot them. He provided us with the …

WhatsApp At The Centre Of Nearly Half The Divorces In Italy

Italian marriages are suffering from the digital age according to new data from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers.<p>The organisation …

Why you shouldn't be afraid of credit cards

If you knocked on your credit card issuer's door, dressed in a bewitchingly scary costume, would you receive a trick or a treat? Many people fear credit cards, or rather, fear credit card debt. But if you use them right, credit cards are a treat, not a trick. Here's why you shouldn't be frightened …

Dogs

What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

When a Facebook user dies, there are two options: delete the account or memorialise it. How can people plan for their digital legacy?<p>Sadly, my wife passed away in April. Since then, I have made several requests to have her Facebook account turned into a memorial page. I would prefer this to …

Retirement: Some struggle with leaving their jobs

Many people give so much of themselves to their jobs that they don't have the time or energy to develop other interests.<p>When many people retire, they jump into their new lifestyle with gusto, but others mourn leaving their jobs and feel like they've lost part of their identity, experts say.<p>"Work is …

Careers

6 networking tips for retirees

Getting your finances in order before you retire is not just important, it's crucial. But just as important is the emotional side of retirement.<p>Financial advisers will tell you it is critical that you enter retirement with both a financial plan and a plan that lays out what you will do every day. …

Retirement

Wes Moss reveals the secrets of happy retirement

<i>Financial adviser and radio talk show host Wes Moss has a new book:</i> You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think: The 5 Money Secrets of the Happiest Retirees<i>. Moss, a principal at Capital Investment Advisors in Atlanta and host of "Money Matters" on WSB-radio in Atlanta, talked with</i> USA TODAY <i>retirement</i> …

Retirement

Obama to seek expansion of overtime pay

Another battle is brewing between President Obama and big business.<p>Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday designed to force businesses to pay more overtime to workers who have been exempted in the past.<p>The order to the Labor Department would restrict the ability of businesses to …

21st Century