Fun Facts About Remote Work and Its Unexpected Benefits

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com. There’s no doubt about it—remote work has had a banner year. But, while many of the well-known remote work statistics help tell the story of how far it’s come over the past several years, there’s also a lot yet to be discovered. We dug deep to find these fun facts about remote work!

12 Companies Backing a $15 Minimum Wage — or More

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The $15 minimum wage is a flashpoint for disagreement. Many workers and labor activists say such pay is needed to provide millions of workers with a livable income. On the other hand, some business owners say they cannot afford the wage, and that it will force them to eliminate jobs. Amid this back and forth, a handful of companies have declared the question settled. These businesses have embraced…

10 Cities Where More Seniors are Staying in the Workforce

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com. The traditional retirement age of 65 is not a universal benchmark, especially for many older workers who are staying in the workforce beyond this age. The Social Security Administration has set the full retirement age for workers born in 1960 or later at 67. Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 33.2%

8 Ways to Make More Money From Craigslist

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder. Most of us have probably taken a deep, exasperated breath while surveying our homes, wondering how we managed to accumulate so much clutter. But there might be a way to turn that clutter into cash. It comes down to one word: Craigslist. Selling on Craigslist seems easy, but it requires some know-how to get the intended result and…

The Best and Worst Drivers Among 25 Major Cities

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on The Zebra. What makes someone a good or bad driver? It depends. There are a number of ways to look at driving ability. Skill is important — a person’s ability to parallel park; navigate around obstacles; handle busy highways; and maneuver through ice, snow and rain. But safety is also critical — attentiveness, patience and caution…

The 15 Best-Paying Cities for Moms

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on HireAHelper. Working mothers with children under 18 account for a significant share of the labor force. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, over 70% of these moms are employed, accounting for 24.7 million workers overall. The median annual wage for full-time working moms is $45,000, but moms in some parts of the country earn…

10 Places That Will Pay You to Move There in 2021

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We are a country on the move. Many Americans relocated during pandemic-ravaged 2020 due to a job loss or fear of catching the virus. Millennials and people in the upper middle class also are relocating. Moving and storage giant U-Haul identified Tennessee, Texas and Florida as the three top destinations for movers in 2020. Meanwhile, cities and towns left out of the boom are working to lure…

15 Cities With the Most Successful Blue-Collar Workers

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Inspection Support Network. After losing jobs in December and beginning the new year with only a meager increase in employment, the U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data shows that some blue-collar industries have more than rebounded from last spring—employment in residential construction…

These 10 Lego Sets Resell for Thousands of Dollars

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When I was a kid, an afternoon of pure bliss required only three things: A cold glass of Hi-C (Orange flavor, thank you very much.) Back-to-back episodes of “Bewitched” My mountain of LEGOs And though my taste in beverages and TV has changed, I still love those little interlocking bricks. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Today…

The 15 Best-Paying Cities for Minorities

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Self. Protests and civil unrest throughout 2020 and into 2021 have brought renewed attention to issues of racial injustice in the United States. While the current wave of activism has primarily focused on systemic racism in the criminal justice system, racial disparities are present throughout many aspects of American life…