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College-educated workers are taking jobs that don't require degrees

In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention.<p>He spins one way and pours a shot of vodka into a glass, then turns around and wedges a lime into a bottle of Corona, pushing it across the counter. Ignoring the annoyed gaze of a …

‘Survivors, scrapers:’ Why the middle class feels like it just can’t get ahead

After years of struggling just to make ends meet, many Americans who describe themselves as middle class say they feel like they are barely hanging on, rather than getting ahead.<p>That’s no surprise, given the years of economic data showing just how hard it has been for many people in the middle of …

Pew Research Center

Top 8 Marketing Lessons To Teach Your Social Media Intern

by Matt Powers on Sep 10, 2013<p>Behold your 20-something social media intern.<p>He or she is smarter than you were at that age, likely using Google for …

Public Relations

Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Your Household Lost Seven Thousand Dollars Last Year. Where Did It Go?

If you've read the new Census Bureau on income, poverty, and health insurance you may be asking yourself: Where did our seven thousand dollars go?<p>We're inundated with economic numbers every day, so let's just consider that one figure for a moment: Seven thousand dollars. Actually, the statistics …

Equality

Your Kids And Money: Teaching The Value Of A Dollar

What's the point of an allowance?<p>For Ron Lieber, personal finance writer for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times,</i> it'sa tool to help teach values and character traits like patience, moderation, thrift and generosity. And Lieber, who's writing a book, The Opposite of Spoiled, about kids, money and values, tells <i>Morning</i> …

Walgreen shifting 120,000 employees to private health exchange

Walgreen Co is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Wednesday.<p>The pharmacy chain will join 17 other large employers on the Aon Hewitt Corporate Health Exchange as part of a growing movement to offer …

Health Care

Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers?

Senator Mike Lee is proposing a richer child tax credit to help offset the cost of raising the next generation<p>REUTERS<p>For too long, Republicans and Democrats have paid lip service to the family, but offered little in the way of concrete family policies to shore up the eroding foundations of American …

Reviewz'n'Tips - Make a Head Start in Blogging

There is a wide variety of elements that determine how fast or how slow your blog will load. Some of the ones that you have a more direct control …

Marketing

Tips For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Become an entrepreneur is something that a lot of people dream of. After all, these are people who you hear about in the news making a ton of money, …

Entrepreneurship

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Enrollment in Harvard's Intro to Computer Sci Rose 580% in Last Decade

It's now almost as popular as the student-favorite introductory economics course.<p>“Introduction to Economics” has long been one of the most popular courses among Harvard undergraduates. Now it has more competition. In the last two years, “Introduction to Computer Science” has caught right up as …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

The Best Places for Recent College Grads Looking for Work, Mapped

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's September, which for many of us is synonymous with heading back to school or back to work. And …

Here Are The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Millennials, Gen X, And Boomers

If being an effective manager is understanding who you're managing, much of that knowledge comes down to understanding the generation that identifies your workers.<p>A new study published by EY, formerly Ernst & Young, includes insights from more than 1,200 professionals across generations and …

Demographics

Beware: Wall St. debt re-packaging machine is back

Complex securities — similar to those that fueled Lehman's demise — were revived as investors stretched for yield in a low-rate environment.<p>Wall Street's re-packaging of debt into an alphabet soup of complex, leveraged investments helped fell Lehman Brothers five years ago this month and brought …

Finance

Don’t expect jobs, wages to grow any faster, economists say

The U.S. economy is likely to grow a bit more quickly next year, but don't look for big changes in the pace of new hiring.<p>That sluggish pace of job growth will keep paychecks nearly flat and continue to weigh on household budgets and consumer spending, according to economists who track the health …

Economy

How (Not) to Pitch

A guide for freelance writers.<p>2. That said, unless you are going on location somewhere, do not write to ask if you can pitch things. Either write with a pitch, or ask to be put in contact with the editor who oversees the topic you want to pitch on if you know your one contact at a publication is …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Who Are the Long-Term Unemployed?

The long-term unemployed tend to be people who 1) are a little bit older, and 2) got laid off from their last job<p>It's been over four years since the recovery officially began, but there are still over four million people who are long-term unemployed. That's four million people who can't find work …

The Historic Healing Power of the Beach

When doctors prescribed sun and sea, to improve circulation and contract tumors<p>Long before the beach was a theater of bodies stuffed into tiny suits, exposing as much skin as possible to the sun, beach-going was often a strictly medical undertaking. For centuries we looked to the sand and surf as a …

The state of the union is weak: Young Americans are not joining unions anymore

The number of young Americans in unions is declining at twice the rate of all other workers.<p>Union members ages 16 to 24 fell 26% from 2002 to 2012, compared to an 11% overall decline in union membership, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics data.<p>How to reconcile these statistics with the …

Occupy Wall Street

Where Wages Have Grown the Most (and Least) Since the Recovery

Human Resources

How America's Minimum Wage Really Stacks Up Globally

When you account for buying power, $7.25 is better than it first looks by global standards.<p>By the standards of other rich nations, the U.S. minimum wage, at $7.25 an hour, can look pretty measly. Australia's minimum for full-time adult employees works out to almost $15, these days. France's is …

The New Isolationism: Why the World's Richest Countries Can't Work Together

The West has lost its ability to coordinate solutions to global crises, from Syria to the long recovery following the Great Recession<p>REUTERS<p>In rejecting the use of force in Syria, the British parliament did more than deal a blow to U.S. efforts to organize an international coalition against the …

Beyond The Shadows: Apple's iOS 7 Is All About The Screen

At some point in the coming weeks, users of Apple iPhones and iPads will wake up to an alert that there is a new version of the company's mobile operating system, known as iOS, for them to install.<p>If users follow historical patterns, within a few days of the launch of iOS 7, almost all of them will …