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New Study Reveals Peer Pressure Is a Better Motivator Than Making Money at Work [POLL]

Throwing money at people has always been thought of as the great American motivator, but new research suggests that while lining the pockets with cash is nice, pleasing other people is a lot better.

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Do Telecommuters Earn Less Than Office Workers? — Dollars and Sense

Telecommuters enjoy a lot of perks, but they may come at a steep price: a new study finds people who work at home get smaller raises, fewer promotions and lower performance reviews.

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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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