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Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and unfortunately in business, it can be the make-or-break quality of a successful leader. Arrogant leaders are prone to being disagreeable and aggressive; they tend to push down their employees, drain away motivation and loyalty and paralyze productivity. Erika Napoletano, in a recent Entrepreneur.com article, calls arrogance “the idiot cousin of the confident businessperson.” Motivational sales trainer Patrick Henry Hansen, who has advised my company on a number of issues over the years, puts it this way: Confidence is always attractive, and arrogance is always repulsive.

June 14, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


'Jurassic World' and the maternal instinct

At the outset of the early 1990s, long before 3-D made an aggressive comeback and computer-generated imagery was still a rare novelty, Steven Spielberg released a film about dinosaurs that quickly became nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.

June 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chafin appointed to Georgia Student Finance Commission board

Development Authority of Bryan County CEO Anna Chafin has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Student Finance Commission's board of commissioners, the governor's office announced Friday.

June 12, 2015 | | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


City to get three 'major' motels

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


It's time, again, to leave my comfort zone

It was in September 2011, about three years and nine months ago, that I made a huge leap of faith.

June 09, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The key ingredient to a more fulfilling life

What's the key ingredient to a more fulfilling life? According to a new poll by YouGov, the answer might be marriage.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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It's important to try to do hard things, at work and in life

My 9-year-old son may look like his mother, but when it comes to personality traits, I often see myself in him.

July 07, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy

Women in the U.S. Navy and Marines now have up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, according to The Associated Press, and some wonder if the extension might indicate changing tides in work-life balance in America.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


How to spot and correct credit report mistakes

Credit report mistakes are like mosquitos. It’s hard to tell how many there are and, in many cases, they’re nothing more than an annoyance.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

Despite presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ best efforts, college in America still costs money. A lot of money. In fact, the cost of college has risen so dramatically in the past few years that many have begun to question whether or not a higher education is even worth it anymore.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Everyone is working more hours, but also watching more TV and sleeping

Even though Americans claim to be some of the busiest people on the planet, they somehow found time to add 10 minutes to their average workday in 2014, according to the most recent American Time Use Survey report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

July 06, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Business


Plants are a lot like businesses

Why have my tomatoes stopped growing? Why are the blueberries on my plants ripe but only the size of a pea? Why do I have dead spots in my lawn? Why did some of my azaleas defoliate and others have half the leaves tan? Why is my holly fern getting brown edges on the leaves?

July 04, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”

July 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Hospice Care of Georgia will hold a career and volunteer-recruitment fair from 4-6 p.m. Monday at 9998 Ford Ave., suite 5, in Richmond Hill.

July 02, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours.

July 01, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.

July 01, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


How retiremen goals impact finances

The concept of "retirement" has changed dramatically in recent decades.

June 28, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Ford Plantation expanding fitness programs

The Ford Plantation's director of golf-course maintenance has expanded his role at the 1,800-acre private community, while the club also has brought on a new fitness manager to oversee a more-complete wellness program for members.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


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