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Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows

Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows

The last few weeks have reminded me, yet again, that I really need more hours in every day.
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How strict should parents really be?

How strict should parents really be?

A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.
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Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

Research reported by Harvard Business Review reports an interesting phenomenon. When “rock star” employees — Fortune 100 CEOs, chief software developers and top “hot shots” in advertising, consulting and law — get hired away, in many cases the luster of their all-star performances lessen.
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Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.
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One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.
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There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.
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Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.
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Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.
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Know your lawn, how to fight mole crickets

Know your lawn, how to fight mole crickets

The yard to-do list is growing now that it is spring.

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Updated: may. 22, 2015 11:01 a.m.
Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.
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American employees miss out on average $1,300 annually, report says

American workers are leaving an average $1,336 each year on the table by not contributing enough money into their company's 401(k) savings plan to get the "free money" that comes from the employer's matching contribution, according to a report by Financial Engines.
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How quickly interviewers decide if they'll hire you or not

While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.
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What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.
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Ice cream distribution center still open

Ice cream distribution center still open

Blue Bell Creameries’ transfer station in Bryan County will remain open despite significant cost-cutting measures by the company, a Blue Bell spokesman said Tuesday.

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Yoga at work might help you control stress

Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.
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What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
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How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.
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McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.
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Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
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Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.
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Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.
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5 job interview tips you haven't heard before

5 job interview tips you haven't heard before

It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.
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Credit union returns $44M to members

Credit union returns $44M to members

Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring.

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Updated: may. 15, 2015 7:30 p.m.
What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.
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State now allows debit-card payroll

State now allows debit-card payroll

Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Competitiveness.

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Updated: may. 15, 2015 6:30 a.m.
Public relations firm to have ribbon cutting

Public relations firm to have ribbon cutting

Lesley Francis Public Relations will hold its official opening and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at its new offices at 11258 Ford Ave., Suite 2 in Richmond Hill Court off Cherokee Street.  

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Updated: may. 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.
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Bryancountynews.com changing calendars

Bryancountynews.com changing calendars

Bryancountynews.com is changing our event listings soon.

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Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”
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11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
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Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.
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7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

At our digital marketing agency, we help all kinds of local businesses, and especially dentists and doctors, improve their online visibility to grow their brand. To help a business grow, I first have to determine the underlying factors inhibiting their growth. In doing this, we typically see the same few problems again and again. Based on my experience, here are the main reasons why businesses often don’t grow as they should.
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Memories are made of sunlight, bubble gum, time alone with Dad

Memories are made of sunlight, bubble gum, time alone with Dad

I don't have a great memory, especially when it comes to my childhood. In fact, my wife and I have a running joke that every time she asks me how old I was when something happened in my youth, I respond that I was "8 or 10."
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7 things every employee wants in a boss

7 things every employee wants in a boss

Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your wakeup call. It’s never too late to become an exceptional leader, but not for the sake of receiving one more “World’s-Best-Boss” mug. Do it because of the impact your leadership can have on the happiness of your employees. Here are seven time-tested principles that will get you back on track.
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Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Volvo has dropped a site in Bryan County for a new plant.

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How your children are draining your retirement funds

How your children are draining your retirement funds

For the modern baby boomer, having your millennial children move in with you can bring a sense of youth and vitality. But adjusting to this new liefstyle isn't all fun and games. In fact, new research says taking care of your children after they've graduated from college may be sucking your retirement reservoir dry.
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How to avoid bees, other insects

How to avoid bees, other insects

The gnats are back, and so are the mosquitoes.

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Updated: may. 07, 2015 4:00 p.m.
How my lazy client became a triathlete

How my lazy client became a triathlete

I have an awesome client who, despite being generally lazy and unmotivated, was able to complete 3 triathlons. No, I am not exaggerating.
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Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

The debate over Jesus' political leanings continues.
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The place where most young people want to work

The place where most young people want to work

It isn’t easy to understand millennials.
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