By Vanessa Van Petten
Have you ever wondered what makes someone a world-renowned musician or a critically acclaimed novelist? Malcolm Gladwell would say it all comes down to practice -- over 10,000 hours of practice, to be exact. But a study by Gary McPherson, discussed in David Brooks' book "The Social... Read More »
Who goes on sick leave and why? A recently published British study offers a provocative answer, suggesting intelligence -- or lack thereof -- plays a major role. The researchers, writing in the journal BMJ Open, found that the better people performed on childhood intelligence tests, the less likely they were... Read More »
It's rare for employers to allow workers to drink alcohol on the job. But in Florida, state employees not only imbibed while on the clock -- they got drunk and were paid to do it.
The incident, reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune earlier this week, was part of a "study" that the Florida Department of Law... Read More »
As the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have shown, many young people are angry about the rising cost of college. Few want to be burdened by tens of thousands of dollars in debt and are seeking debt forgiveness on college loans -- especially in light of the nation's lackluster job market, which is yielding... Read More »
Maybe it's the alcohol, maybe it's being surrounded by your co-workers, or maybe it just feels like the right time to cut loose. For whatever reason, it seems workers really do let it all hang out at office parties.
A new study suggests, however, that it is has more to do with where drinks are consumed than... Read More »
By Ed Orum
Women steer clear from jobs in tech because they imagine their lives would be like a bad episode of TV's "The Big Bang Theory." Whether that's true doesn't necessarily matter - the stereotypes of geeky guys in science and tech is enough to dissuade women from pursuing a career in computer... Read More »
Take note clean-shaven and beard-wearing Americans: Sporting a mustache may improve your chances of landing a higher-paying job, but it won't mean you put more money in the bank, according to a study commissioned by Quicken ® and the American Mustache Institute(AMI), the St. Louis-based think... Read More »