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Unless your company is Chinese, it’s a tough time to be a telecoms engineer

Alcatel-Lucent’s announcement of 10,000 job cuts caught many by surprise, not least the French government, which vows to fight the layoffs alongside unions. Those familiar with trends in the telecoms equipment industry are not as surprised by the cuts; they are only the latest in a string of …

Alcatel-Lucent

1 in 5 U.S. Workers: I'm Too Educated for My Job

Actually, that's not so bad, by international standards.<p>When Americans aren't fretting over being undereducated, we're usually fretting about being overeducated.<p>Every so often, writers and academics start sounding the alarm about a coming glut of college graduates who will end up doomed to a life …

When It Comes To Jobs, Not All Small Businesses Make It Big

<i>Part of a series about small businesses in America</i><p>When it comes to job creation, politicians talk about small businesses as the engines of the U.S. economy. It's been a familiar refrain among politicians from both major parties for years.<p>But it obscures the economic reality. It makes a nice slogan, …

Brazil's Higher Interest Rates Not Done Rising

Brazil’s Central Bank just made borrowing costs more expensive in the country, and borrowing costs aren’t done rising yet.<p>Even as inflation falls below 6% for the first time in months, the Central Bank raised interest rates to 9.5% from 9.0% on Wednesday.<p>Higher wages, coupled with supply …

Middle-class buyers see fewer affordable homes

Middle-class buyers are seeing fewer homes for sale that they can afford given rising home prices, higher interest rates, flat incomes and fewer foreclosed homes on the market.<p>Middle-class home buyers are finding fewer homes on the market that they can afford.<p>In 14 of the top 100 metropolitan …

First-time buyer demand rising, mortgage lenders say

<b>Demand from first-time house buyers is continuing to rise, according to lenders, with a 33% increase in home loans in August from a year earlier.</b><p>Some 27,100 loans were advanced to those taking their first step on the property ladder in August, an increase of 7% on the previous month.<p>The Council of …

Baby boomers fueling wave of entrepreneurship

<b>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.</b> — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay's optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own.<p>In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of …

Entrepreneurship

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

Is the housing market making a major shift?

The real estate market has been one of the strongest pillars of the economy following the greatest financial downturn since the Great Depression. Amid low interest rates and a great deal of intervention from policymakers, home buyers received an added incentive to purchase a home. Meanwhile, …

The rent may be too damn high—but it’s not high enough for these landlords anymore

If there’s been one clear beneficiary of the housing crisis, it’s landlords. With people losing or unable to purchase homes, the rental market has been flooded with demand. And though the housing market has improved a lot since 2008, the amount of money the typical American household pays in rent …

Housing

Why I Hate a Food You Probably Love: Pickles

<b>Pickles: I hate them.</b><p>I don't know what my deal is. I know everyone else fiends the things. They're clearly a very lovable foodstuff. But I hate them. Every last briny one of them. And I've tried to confront this hate! Lord knows I've tried. I've got a buddy who hates Slurpees. Crazy, right? …

13 Lobster Recipes to Make While Lobster Is Cheap

From stews to salads to paella to tacos, 13 recipes that take advantage of near record low lobster prices<p>Whoa, lobster is getting cheap! <i>The New Yorker</i> ran a piece last month on how Maine lobster prices have been at an all-time low for over a year now. It's not good for the fishermen, what with …

3 Fruit-Based Cocktails for Early Fall

The first several weeks of autumn might be too chilly for sipping a cool, crisp rosé, but they’re also not cold enough to break out the hot mulled …

The 10 Salad Dressings to Know

Without dressing, salad would be extremely dry (and boring). Having a repertoire of dressings on hand can save your leafy greens and give them a bit of personality. Here are the 10 essential salad dressings to know -- just add lettuce.<p>More from Food52<p>• 9 Summer Salads<p>• Quinoa and Vegetable Chorizo …

Goldie's: A Cocktail Oasis on West Third in Los Angeles

I had long ago relegated Third Street to a time in my life when it was cutting edge to be a regular at the sort of place they'd eventually shoot a scene out of Entourage. But six months ago, a reason to revisit the neighborhood came via <b>Nick Mathers</b>, <b>Lincoln Pitcher</b>, and <b>Nick Hatsatouris</b>, the …

The Best Football Cocktails

For most people, "tailgating drinks" means cheap beer, or, if you're feeling extra-fancy, bourbon sipped out of a flask.<p>But this season, we'd like you to try stepping up your game and pairing the action on the gridiron with a different beverage: cocktails.<p>No matter if you're watching the NCAA or …

How To Make Fried Rice

<b>See our earlier posts in this series for more<br>on wok cooking and stir-fry basics:</b> <br>How To Stir-Fry Chicken <br>How To Stir-Fry Vegetables<p><b>Need a wok? Here's</b> …

Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part II: 8 Reasons You're Hardwired for Sheepness | The Art of Manliness

On February 19, 2012, a group of sixteen of the nation’s top snowboarders and skiers slipped through the Stevens Pass ski area boundary gate and its …

Manliness and Physical Fitness | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post begins our series on the five switches of manliness. The five switches of manliness are the power switches that are connected to our primal</i> …

Write and Deliver a Great 'Best Man' Speech | The Art of Manliness

Photo by trubluetitan<p>At some point in your life, one of your buddies or your brother will probably ask you to be the best man in his wedding. This is …

Being a Good Neighbor | The Art of Manliness

<b>Between college and graduate school I took a gap year</b> where I worked in a restaurant, snow skied every chance I got, and tried to figure out the rest …

How Men Can Appreciate Veterans | The Art of Manliness

How do you remember what you don’t know? How do you appreciate what you have not experienced?<p>A few years back I moved to LA to begin a graduate …

Style Tips for Short Men: How to Dress Taller | The Art of Manliness

Short men have always had a tougher row to hoe than their taller fellows. It can be frustrating to be picked last for the pick-up basketball game, to …

Open Doors for Women: How and When to Do It | The Art of Manliness

Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously …

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …