Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Wanna be more productive? Look at this cat! A new study suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that looking at pictures of fluffy animals actually makes people better workers. More information (and kitten pics!) here.

Wanna be more productive? Look at this cat! A new study suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that looking at pictures of fluffy animals actually makes people better workers. More information (and kitten pics!) here.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012 Thursday, September 6, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012

Who needs barbecues? We have Labor Day TRIVIA.

Many thanks to the Census Bureau, which rounds up these trivial tidbits … 

  • 155.2 million — Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force.
  • 5.9 million — The number of people who worked from home in 2010.
  • $47,715 and $36,931 — The 2010 real median earnings for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.
  • 16.3 million — Number of commuters who leave for work between midnight and 5:59 a.m. They represent 12.5% of all commuters.
  • 76.6% — Percentage of workers who drive alone to work. 
  • 25.3 minutes — The length of the average commute.
  • 3.2 million — Number of workers who faced extreme commutes to work of 90 or more minutes each day in 2010. 

But wait, there’s more … !

Monday, August 27, 2012 Friday, August 24, 2012
FRIDAY FLASHBACK: “Can you work your way through college?” — from the July 1960 issue. Today, the answer for most students is no.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: “Can you work your way through college?” — from the July 1960 issue. Today, the answer for most students is no.

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Casey leaves her home in the Chicago suburb of Glenview at 4:30 a.m. CT for a 6 a.m. flight out of O’Hare. At 9 a.m. ET, the plane touches down at New York’s LaGuardia. Most weeks, this is her commuting life.

From today’s USA Today cover story, Sour Economy Gives Rise to Extreme Commuters.”

Extreme or … insane?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012