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WashU Expert: NLRB decision reflects evolving labor market

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Broward College Offers Tips for Updating Resumes

When it comes to first impressions in a job search, there is nothing as important as a well-organized and visually appealing resume, especially since job recruiters quickly skim over the document before making a decision to toss it into the possible contender or rejection pile. With such a short time to get important information across, it is crucial that job seekers make their resumes as polished and professional as possible. To commemorate Update Your Resume Month, which is recognized in September, Broward College’s Career Center is offering tips to produce a resume that will impress potential employers and get results.

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Nations’ Policies Affect Mothers’ Ability to Balance Work-Family Life, Study Shows

Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries by The University of Texas at Austin.

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Lightness/Darkness of Skin Affects Male Immigrants’ Likelihood of Gaining Employment

Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new study.

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Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

An effective program to reduce work-family conflict (WFC) leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Expert Alert: What Is a Healthy Posture and How to Maintain It

Modern lifestyle factors, such as texting, reaching for your keyboard or wearing high heels, can create postural stressors that often cause muscle imbalances and injury. Having good posture is essential for good health; however, understanding what good posture is and maintaining it are hard.

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How Having Racially Diverse Friends Can Help You on the Job

Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests.

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Glass Paint Could Keep Metal Roofs and Other Structures Cool Even on Sunny Days (Video) 


Sunlight can be brutal. It wears down even the strongest structures, including rooftops and naval ships, and it heats up metal slides and bleachers until they’re too hot to use. To fend off damage and heat, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly paint out of glass that bounces sunlight off metal surfaces — keeping them cool and durable. The researchers present their work at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Programming and Prejudice

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Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. But a team of computer scientists from the University of Utah and elsewhere discovered a way to find out if an algorithm used for hiring decisions, loan approvals and comparably weighty tasks could be biased like a human being.

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Broward College Offers New Technology-Focused Degree Programs to Meet Local Workforce Demand

Broward College Online, the College’s virtual campus which offers some of the most affordable degrees in South Florida, is introducing two new associate degree programs in computer and network security – cybersecurity, and technology project management, to expand opportunities for students to enter these high-wage, growing fields of employment. These programs were developed using labor market analysis, which measures and determines local workforce demand.