Not everyone will be good in foreign languages, just as not everyone will be good in math+science, logic of the law, history, other topics. But the earlier the mind is exposed to a diversity of mental exercise, the better off it becomes in later life. Someone, who excels in foreign ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – If you spent six hours watching TV last weekend, congratulations: You’re less of a couch potato than the average American.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual American Time Use Survey Tuesday, which polled more than 13,000 Americans age 15 and up about their daily personal ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Do stocks yield better returns than savings bonds? Will consumers pay higher annual charges if they only make the minimum payment on their credit cards? Is it safer to sign up for a fixed-rate mortgage?
These are some of the most basic personal finance issues, yet when the ... Continue Reading
BAGGING a job after university is tough but one of the best ways to get a foot in the door is to offer yourself up for work experience.
“Being able to demonstrate structured, productive work experience is now almost an essential prerequisite for any graduate career,” says Phil Donnelly of Step ... Continue Reading
IBM has written to the Government about the need for a new school curriculum after it was unable to fill 200 jobs because of a critical shortage of skilled workers.
The software giant has created about 1,000 new technology, analyst and consulting jobs across the UK over the past year but ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The world’s huge appetite for energy and global industry’s checkered record on cleaning up after itself is actually cause for good news – if you want a career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a huge growth in geosciences jobs, so how can you make that ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Legislators and economists have struggled to come up with new and innovative initiatives to create jobs, but a new report argues one of the most efficient ways to do so may simply be adding a few bike lanes.
A researcher at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute analyzed a ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Saab, a Swedish car company, announced Wednesday that is doesn’t have enough money to pay wages to 3,700 employees.
The announcement follows months of financial struggles, including product shortages and problems with paying suppliers that indicate the company is in route to filing bankruptcy. While Saab’s fate ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The labor market is no longer a man’s world.
Between 2000 and 2010, the number of women employed in the U.S. increased by roughly 2.1 million, while the number of men remained essentially stagnant, increasing by just 54,000 in 10 years, according to data provided to MainStreet by ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The best gift for Dad this Father’s Day might simply be more time.
The vast majority of fathers who work white-collar jobs want to share the responsibilities of raising their children while simultaneously seeking to advance their careers, but as one new survey shows, most struggle to balance ... Continue Reading