The City Mouse Is DifferentRead the rest of this entry »
Aesop was on to something more than a moral when he wrote about the dining preferences of the country mouse and the town mouse. Researchers have found that there is indeed a difference between mice living in New York City and those in nearby rural environs.
Here's how they put it in the summary to their paper published in Molecular Ecology:
"Our results indicate that white-footed mice in NYC ...
Bread and Some Filling and You're Celebrating!Read the rest of this entry »
Did you brown bag it today? If you did, heck, even if you didn't, chances are good that you or the person next to you will have a sandwich for lunch. On any given day of the year, 47% of American adults will eat a sandwich.
We tell you this so you can celebrate National Sandwich Day -- that's right, it's today -- knowing you are in good company ...
Healthcare to Drive Job Growth Over Next 10 YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by rapid growth in healthcare, employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million jobs over the next decade, says a forecast from the Labor Department.
Healthcare jobs will account for about one-fifth -- 2.33 million -- of all new jobs created between 2016 and 2026, according to the report last week. Issued by the Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the forecast included estimates for all key industry sectors ...
What the Smart Employee Won't Be Wearing On HalloweenRead the rest of this entry »
If you're planning to dress-up for work on Halloween, give your costume a sensitivity check. Wearing a costume that sends the wrong message can get you into hot water with HR or even kill a career.
A few years ago, Ebola costumes became trendy, until the backlash started. This year, retailers felt pressured to pull an Anne Frank costume after a social media storm ignited. People even came up ...
More Americans Than Ever Are FreelancingRead the rest of this entry »
Upwork, the online marketplace for contractors and gig workers, says 57.3 million of us earned at least some money freelancing this year. That's more than a third of the entire American workforce.
If that surprises you, consider that the survey by Upwork and Freelancers Union counts as a freelancer everyone who earned anything doing temporary, project, supplemental or contract-based work. That includes full-time workers who moonlight on their ...
Top Money Manager Says Bitcoin May Hit $10,000Read the rest of this entry »
Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that's seen its price rise like a rocket since May, could top $10,000 next year.
Former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz who's been investing in Bitcoin for months, told CNBC this week, "I can hear the herd coming." "It's a bubble," he agreed, adding, "It's going to be one the great manias of all time."
That doesn't mean cryptocurrencies and the ...
No Need to Carve These 'Pumpkensteins'Read the rest of this entry »
It's the time of year when pumpkins are the squash that's the big seller. They're showing up in every supermarket. Most, of course, will never make it to the dinner table; they're destined to be carved into all sorts of shapes -- the more grotesque, the better.
But there's one type of pumpkin that comes ready-made for Halloween. The "Pumpkinstein" or "Gruesomesteins," as their inventor is ...
Tired of Your Job? Redesign It!Read the rest of this entry »
Not happy in your job? Don't quit. Redesign it!
Job crafting is a way to rearrange and rethink what you do and how you approach it. Changing what you do is job crafting at its most extreme; more commonly, it's a way of customizing tasks and responsibilities and interaction with co-workers in a way that makes the job more satisfying and engaging.
Here's an example: a security ...
How Happy Is Your State?Read the rest of this entry »
The personal financial info site WalletHub does all sorts of amusing and engaging lists. The latest is a "happiness" ranking of the 50 states.
Turns out that Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes, the Vikings. the Twins and brutally cold winters, is the happiest state of all. It has one of the lowest divorce rates, highest volunteering rate, and it's one of the safest places to live.
At the ...
Pharma Turns to Social Media to Recruit VolunteersRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting participants for clinical trials can be as much of a challenge as hiring experienced workers for skilled jobs. A stunningly high percentage of trials never get underway because enough patients can't be recruited. And attrition rates average 30%, causing some trials to have to shut down.
For years, drug companies have resorted to advertising their need for volunteers on radio, in print, on TV. Lately, they have ...