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Can Eating Lunch at Your Desk Actually Hurt Your Productivity?

These days, it’s not uncommon for employees to stay at their desks during their lunch hours and eat their midday meals while they continue to work. But is that really the best use of their time?

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Greatest Boss Ever Gives Workers $7,500 for Dream Vacations [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

Even though many American employees don’t use their vacation days, numerous studies have shown time off is actually good for productivity. So the owner of a Denver-based tech startup not only insists his workers take a vacation, he gives them $7,500 in travel money.

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Show Them the Money! Majority of Women Now Earn Most of the Household Income — Dollars and Sense

That age-old custom of men being the primary breadwinners may now officially be dead — a new study shows the majority of women now bring home most of the bacon.

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Why Does Getting Married or Having a Baby Kill Job Satisfaction?

If you’re a newlywed or a new parent who’s suddenly found yourself feeling less satisfied with your professional life, take heart — you aren’t alone.

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More Employers Hunting Through Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media to Recruit New Hires

If you didn’t know it by now, employers are using social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as an active part of their recruiting process.

In fact, a new survey suggests that even if you are not providing a recruiter with your social media information, most are still looking at them anyway.

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11 Signs You’re Too Old to Be Working

In the old days, if you were lucky, you worked until you turned 55, joined the ranks of the retired and scarred your grandkids for life by telling them about all the ears you collected during the big war.

Now, times are tough and pensions are nothing but a distant memory. So more people are working longer and retiring later, if they even retire at all. Of course, some really should consider taking the latter option.

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Best Buy Announces Plans to Lay Off 650 Geek Squad Employees — Dollars and Sense

It looks like the Geek Squad has come across a problem it can’t solve.

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What Are the Highest Paid Careers in America?

One of the most frustrating elements of trying to decide on a career path can be determining what degree or in what location your chosen profession will earn you the highest possible salary.

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