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How to Get Inspired at Your Job Anytime

Feeling gloomy? Maybe a little down in the dumps? Has your job completely sucked away your will to live? Here's a quick pick-me-up that should make you feel better in just under four minutes, and it's so simple

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5 Careers That Are Quickly Dying Out

Getting a solid apprenticeship or a college education is almost always a good idea for anyone traveling down the career path. The problem arises when you have to decide between several different options. While anyone with a strong skill set (blue- or white-collar) should be fairly employable, it’s just a basic fact that some vocations are more in demand these days than others. It often depends on where, and especially when, you live.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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Top 5 Skills Recruiters Look For in a Candidate

If you’re looking for a job, you’ve probably got your résumé online and you may even be attending career fairs. Whether you have a little or a lot of experience in your industry, there are certain working skills that all recruiters—no matter what job they’re trying to fill—are looking for in a candidate.

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Employment Laws You Should Know Before Taking a Job

All employees have basic rights. We can't be chained to our desks or held as indentured servants, for example. But do we actually know enough when it comes to the federal laws that govern our workplaces? You may have rights you didn’t know you had, particularly when it comes to getting hired.

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Do You Check Work Email When You’re Out of the Office? You’re Not Alone

With the explosion of smartphones and tablets, it should come as no surprise to find out that we spend a lot of time checking our work email when we’re not even in the office.

But just how much do we do it?

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New $100 Bills Coming in October

Get ready to throw away all those ratty old Benjamins that are just laying around your house—the newly designed $100 bill will be going into circulation in October.

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Category: Economy, National News
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Which Would You Reveal — Your Weight or Your Wallet?

According to a new survey, it looks like Americans are more likely to offer up how much they weigh over how much money they make.

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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You May Not Be Friends With the IRS, But They May Be Looking at Your Facebook Profile

So let's just say that your went on a vacation and  you MAY have written it off as a business expense. After all, you did tell your wife or girlfriend that you like your job. If that's the case, you may not want to post those pictures of you and her on the Tea Cups at Disneyland. It looks like someone finally told Uncle Sam about Facebook.

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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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8 Awesome Tax Songs to Help You Hate the IRS

The IRS has their systems in place to identify those of us who might be tax cheats. They separate the cheats from run-of-the-mill filers, regardless of income levels.

If there is something in your return that raises a red flag to the IRS, it can increase the likelihood of an audit. No wonder we hate the I.R.S., here are 8 awesome videos to help you hate them even more.

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