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Study: Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses

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Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study.

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To Excel in the ‘1099 Economy,’ It Pays to Learn the Rules of the Game

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The classic, 20th-century ideal of employment—one full-time job for every worker—is dying. The new paradigm, dubbed the 1099 economy, makes it easier for creative individuals to carve a niche (or two or three) that reflects their interests. But success means knowing how to handle money issues. That’s where Rich Dad Education comes in. Based on the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki, author of revolutionary bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Rich Dad Education is dedicated to elevating the financial well-being of people from all walks of life.

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Help Wanted: Fast Food Cashier, $15 an Hour – New Report Details How the Industry Can Double Its Minimum Wage

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Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) have released a working paper verifying the ability of American fast food restaurants to more than double the minimum wage of their lowest paid workers to $15 an hour over a four-year period without causing the widespread employment losses and decline in profits often cited by critics of such increases.

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Social Media Can Provide the Support Needed to Maintain Weight Loss

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According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of social media sites like Facebook can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey.

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Hostile Boss? Study Finds Advantages to Giving It Right Back

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In a result that surprised researchers, a new study found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility.

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Immigration, Taxes, National Security, Jobs and the Economy: Experts Needed on Obama's State of the Union Tuesday

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Wash U Experts: Obama Child and Sick Leave Directive More Inclusive for Low-Income Families

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Humanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries,’ According to Researchers

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An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.” Civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activity, according to a report published today in Science by the 18-member research team.