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ACLU says Facebook allowed employers to post job ads that excluded women

The ACLU complaint argues that Facebook is not just a middleman for jobs, but acts as an employment agency and is therefore liable.

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Women in STEM more likely to drop out if they are only female in class

"Women pioneers were not only more likely not to finish their [STEM] degree in time, but they were also more likely not to get it at all."

Office Life

Survey: Employees say this type of music boosts productivity

While research has found that millennials who feel like their finances are secure are more likely to listen to classical music, a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps shows that among office workers who say listening to music at work helps them get more done, "pop" is the top genre that boosts their productivity.

Success

According to a new study, first impressions may not be as important as we thought

According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, people tend to underestimate how much another person likes them.

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Survey: This is the best city to raise your family in this year

While obviously not perfect, the findings will hopefully give people a sense of the areas that offer the greatest opportunity to raise a family.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs in September 2018

Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs in September using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

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The fastest-growing business type in every state

Software publishing stood out. It leads the way in five states and was the second-fastest growing business type in the country.

The Commute

The states with the safest and most dangerous commutes

Commutes are a major part of our lives – we spend nearly 38,000 total hours driving – so, what are the best and worst states for drivers?

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60% of American homeowners say they don’t have a disaster plan

The fact people aren't prepared for a disaster is especially alarming, given what Hurricane Florence has already done in the Carolinas.

According to Science

Robots have the power to influence children’s decisions

"A discussion is required about whether protective measures ... should be in place that minimize the risk to children during social child-robot interaction."

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More employees would pick natural light over childcare when it comes to work perks

We set our internal clocks to natural light. The study demonstrates that natural light is more of a basic need, less of a fun perk.

Productivity

Almost half of employees worldwide think they could do their job in 5 hours or less each day

The case is getting stronger for a shorter workweek. According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, 78% of full-time workers say it would take less than seven hours each day to do their job.

Personal Finance

Americans spend an average of nearly $3,000 annually on vices

Chances are, you also indulge in one of these vices from time to time — don't we all? But if you're a Gen Xer, you may be spending a little more.

Retirement

The average social security benefit does not cover basic living expenses: A state-by-state look

This visualization signals an ugly truth: Social security, on its own, hardly affords anyone a decent standard of living.

Gender at Work

No more ‘leaning in’ – the neoliberal myth of the superhero businesswoman holds us all back

To build a future in which a businesswoman can have the freedom to achieve full potential, we need a better understanding of why they are lagging behind.

News

Survey: Employee less likely to feel they have competitive benefits today compared to 2008

While some employees are feeling worse about benefits today than 10 years ago, the data shows other ways things have been on the decline.

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Survey: 10% of Americans say they’ve ‘had their phone out’ during a job interview

While in the office, 25% of respondents admit they check their phone at least once every hour and 20% check every 20 minutes.

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There was a 2016 Amazon patent putting workers in cages

Amazon had an idea to put humans in cages above a robotic trolley so that they could work in robot-only zones safely and efficiently.

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Survey: 45% of employees have seen a colleague get harassed at work

42% of those say they didn't speak up about it and 46% of employees say the didn't report harassment for "fear of retaliation."

Personal Finance

San Francisco is so expensive over 50% of tech workers say they can’t afford to start families

If you can't afford a house in San Francisco and the surrounding areas there is a good chance you can't afford to have children either.

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The global misery index has reached its highest levels in years

It's a sad, sad, sad, sad world! A tide of negative emotions has led to the Negative Experiences Index reaching the highest it has been in 12 years.

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Why team sports can help you live longer

It pays to play well with others: A new study shows that people who participated in team activities had a health advantage over people who exercised alone.

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Millennials in this American city are carrying the most debt

New data from LendingTree shows which states Millennials are carrying the most, and least, debt and what contributes most to the debt balances.

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Survey: Only 54% of Americans know how much they need for a comfortable retirement

Knowing how much money is going to be needed to retire comfortably is the number one source of financial stress among Americans.

Books

5 new books I’m reading to boost my career and life this fall

From Maxie McCoy to Brene Brown (and some are delightful new finds), I hope you’ll join me as I devour these books, page-by-page.