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The Resume Shuffle

During the height of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate reached 10%; recently, it has dropped to 4.1%.1 However, there’s a “shadow” statistic that’s rarely reported: the labor participation rate, which is the percentage of Americans who are either working full-time, or are actively seeking full-time employment. Immediately preceding the recession the […]

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How to Free Yourself From Your Smartphone

Data gathered by research firm Dscout reveals that the average person spends 2.4 hours a day tapping, swiping and staring at their phone screen. And for a ‘heavy user,’ this number increases to 3.8 hours. But it can be difficult to determine whether you rely on your phone too much […]

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Tips to Save More on Holiday Expenses

The holidays are a time for friends, family, celebrating and… spending way too much money. Between gifts, parties and festive events, you end up starting the year at zero, which never feels good. This year, keep some of that money in your bank account without sacrificing any of the jolly […]

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How to Use the Art of Persuasion to Get That Raise at Work

You’ve been working hard to hit your targets and show that you can handle additional responsibilities. It seems like a raise is within reach. But in the world of work, ambitious colleagues, new clients and office politics can take attention away from you – and your raise-worthy achievements. Before penciling […]

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