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Americans and vacation remains a massive train wreck

Americans don't take vacation, they're morons

Here’s what we know so far: 430 million vacation days are left on the table by U.S. residents each year. Everyone always claims they “can’t” take a vacation because of “so much work” (the work will be there anyway) Seriously,… Continue Reading

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Where in the U.S. can you live eight years longer on average?

U.S. Areas With Longer Life Expectancy

From here: The key areas, then: Northeast Corridor/Philly Western coast of California Seattle Oregon/Washington border Southern Florida retirement areas Suburban Dallas and Houston Boulder/Denver, CO In those areas, it’s about eight years longer — which is almost a full decade… Continue Reading

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Only about 1 in 10 Americans can balance being busy with being happy

The balance seems a bit depressing, right? Continue Reading

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Where are the best places for singles to live?

In 1976, 37 percent of the U.S. population was single. Now, in 2014, it’s over 50 percent. I wrote once before about the best places to live if you’re single — Colorado Springs is apparently pretty good — and it should be… Continue Reading

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Leading a process? Learn the process.

Always thought this was interesting: members of Congress will have regular debates (and funding sessions) around public school in America, but most members themselves send their children to private school (well, at least at a rate that’s four times the… Continue Reading

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Where can you get the cheapest flight from?

We have some science behind when you should book travel to get the best discounts, and now we have a little bit of science around where you should fly from. Of course, the latter is a little bit restrictive, as people tend to fly… Continue Reading

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Should Human Resources optimize the talent or the organization?

There is possibly no more discussed topic in the Human Resources world than “getting a seat at the table” or “becoming a strategic business partner,” (can be said in other ways as well) which essentially means “being thought to add… Continue Reading

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Organizations like to describe women as “abrasive”

The gender bias in performance reviews can be pretty ridiculous. Continue Reading