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Umemployment May Cause Heart Attack

There are many things known that cause heart attacks, stress, diabetes, smoking…we can now add unemployment. At some point in your life, if you were unemployed, whether you quit, were fired or were laid off, you may have increased your chances of getting a heart attack.

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The Invention of the Time Clock

In almost every occupation, when at work, we punch in and we punch out, we use a time clock to determine how long we have been on the job. These days’ computers have taken the place of the time clock, but it was thanks to the industrial revolution that keeping track of workers time became necessary.

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Saarland State Police

German Man Caught With Complete Mobile Office In Car

Got a GPS in your car? Maybe an iPod? Maybe you're really fancy and you use a hands-free cellphone kit? You've got nothing on this unnamed German man, who rigged an entire mobile office in his car.

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Facebook Can Now Help You Get a Job

Don't just update your status—update your résumé. Facebook has just released a Social Jobs App that will allow people to search job listings from a multitude of sites like Monster and DirectEmployers.

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Walmart Employees Toss iPads Around Because They Can

Maybe don't buy expensive electronics from Walmart. If this (NSFW) video is to be believed, they've all been tossed around and dropped on the floor repeatedly just for the hey of it.

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Are Federal Prisoners Taking Jobs From Law-Abiding Citizens?

There are currently thousands of inmates employed, at extremely low wages, in federal prisons all across the country manufacturing a myriad of products to be sold strictly to government agencies. Yet, while some argue that paying convicted felons to work in these factories is a good way of teaching them skills that can be used in civil society, others say that it takes jobs away from upstanding citizens at a time of economic difficulty.

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What Are the Best New Jobs in America?

Pretty much everyone knows how much trouble the economy has had over the last several years creating jobs. But some sectors have been bright spots, with booming growth and solid earning potential, enough to be called the best new jobs in America.

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Your Smartphone or Tablet Adds Two Hours to Your Work Day

When you buy a new smartphone or tablet, you may not realize that perhaps the biggest effect it will have on your life is that you will work more.

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What Are the Best Jobs in America?

If you're sitting around the office today thinking, There has to be a career path out there better than this, don't worry: you are not alone. Still, as you sit and ponder the possibilities of seeking a different career, there are people out there who actually hold the best jobs this wonderful country has to offer. But what are those jobs, exactly, and how much do they pay?

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700 to Lose Jobs Throughout New England at Shaw’s Supermarkets

Shaw’s Supermarkets announced today that they will lay off about 700 employees throughout New England. The grocery store chain did not reveal how many of those layoffs would take place at the 22 stores in Maine. About 90 affected employees have already been informed and the rest will be told during the next several days.

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