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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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Men and Women Are Putting in Longer Hours at Work — But Who is Putting in More?

Studies show that both men and women are putting in more working hours than ever in addition to logging more office time. But which sex is working longer and harder?

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How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense

Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity.

However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.

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Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?

If you’re putting in a 60-hour workweek, you may think the people who do their regular 40 hours and go home are slackers — but the truth is, they’re probably more productive than you are.

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Is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on the Decline?

April 26, is “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” day. But the 20-year-old annual event may be losing relevance and declining in popularity due to a variety of factors.

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What the…? Woman Fired After Donating Kidney to Boss [VIDEO]

In today’s economy, it seems even donating a kidney to your boss isn’t a guarantee of job security.

Debbie Stevens, a Long Island divorced mother of two, alleges that she was fired from her job after donating a kidney to her manager, Jackie Brucia, and now she’s seeking millions of dollars in compensation.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Could Your Social Media Profiles Cost You a Job?

A new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals shores up the warnings many experts give job-seekers about social media — namely, what you post could wind up costing you a position.

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