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What Does Your Facebook Profile Tell a Prospective Employer?

It’s pretty common for companies to scout out the social media accounts of prospective hires — and now a new study from Northern Illinois University says Facebook profiles are actually a pretty good predictor of job performance.

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You’ll Never Guess What People Would Actually Do to Be Able to Work From Home

Being able to work from home is a popular employee perk. And according to a new poll conducted by online communications provider TeamViewer, some people want to telecommute so much that they’d be willing to sacrifice some rather unorthodox things just to do it.

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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future? — Survey of the Day

Most people are at least a little shaky about what the future holds when it comes to their money, but it looks like now is the time people are more fearful of their financial security. According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans are more worried about their economic future than they have been at any point over the last 20 years.

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Is Your Office Making You Sick?

You may think staying indoors would be better for your lungs, but a new study finds Americans face the bulk of our health risks not from smoggy outside air — but from potentially toxic substances in our office air.

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Louisiana Congressman Landry Gives President A Sign

Last night while most of South Louisiana's registered voters were gearing up for Saints football, the President of the United States was making a major speech about employment in our country. One Louisiana Congressman, Jeff Landry (R), knew that he could not yell out what he and a lot of people in South Louisiana know about employment in our state. Instead the 3rd district Republican Congressman let his feelings be known with a small sign that got right to the point. DRILLING = JOBS,

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Louisiana’s Future Is Right Under Our Feet, But At What Cost?

 

Could the next big oil boom in Louisiana be right beneath your feet? If you are in the northern listening area of 97.3 The Dawg, I suggest you be very wary of anyone wanting to secure mineral rights on your property in the very near future. What is the source of this whispered buzz being spoken about in lunch meetings and conversations?  7-BILLION BARRELS of oil and natural gas that can be pumped to the surface using new technology! Sounds like a no brainer, huh? Weeeeellllll

Here’s where the story gets REALLY interesting, so read carefully and let us know how YOU feel!

 

 

 

 

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Calling For Computer Help? Your Call Will Be Completed In Another Time Zone

It is no secret that most of the help lines that you call for computer assistance originate from other lands. Most of the time that exotic far off place is the country of India. I bet you noticed the accent didnt' you? Why is that? You bet companies can save a fortune by hosting these call centers in emerging economies rather than paying a living wage to an American worker. What is the real story behind the call center? You might be tempted to be a little more patient after you get the rest of the story.

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Are Working Women More Happily Married?

For years, traditional wisdom has held that when both halves of a couple works, they spend less time together and are thus less happy in their marriages.

A new study, however, seems to disprove that theory.

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Need A Grandma? Why Not Rent One

Grandmothers are nice. I base that statement on all the grandmas I have gotten to know over the years. Sadly I never got to know my own grandmothers but there is hope for people like me. A new company allows you to Rent A Grandma!

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Top Jobs That Are Making A Comeback, What Should You Be Looking For?

The job market, it's tight that's for sure. This time of year especially with a new crop of graduates beating the bushes for the best paying jobs you not only need to be qualified but you need to make sure the job you get is one that is going to be there for a while. We were searching on Yahoo and found this great survey of jobs that once were not such good prospects, that have become a better choice for those looking for work. 

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