Archive | September, 2008

Philosophy Major Makes Good

Posted on 30 September 2008

Of all the maligned liberal arts studies in college, perhaps the pursuit of a degree in philosophy is most suspect. How often have you heard: What in the world are you going to do with THAT? Well, if you’re Andy Norman, the answer is: quite a lot. After earning a doctorate in philosophy and spending [...]

Student Bank Accounts

Posted on 30 September 2008

Believe it or not, but choosing the right bank just before you set off to uni is quite a large decision, it’s likely to stay with you for the rest of your life… well for a very long time anyway!!! So is it best to go with the most freebies on offer, the best competitive [...]

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Give Fate a Nudge with Online Dating

Posted on 30 September 2008

Sorry folks, but after you leave college finding the perfect mate is just going to get harder. Given the easy, instant and relatively safe access that the Internet provides, it’s no surprise that online dating services are attracting millions of people looking for love or some fun flirting. If you’ve never tried it, here’s what [...]

Shopping for Retail Jobs

Posted on 29 September 2008

Employment in retail has recently declined, but the situation isn’t totally bleak. The Occupational Outlook Handbook states that retail employment opportunities will continue to grow through 2008 due to frequent turnover and a growing population. Other reasons include the growth of products for baby boomers–hearing aids for example–and the lack of e-business for these products. [...]

Money Management

Posted on 29 September 2008

Lets keep things simple. There are only two things you need to keep an idea of in order to stay out of the almost-out-of-overdraft zone, earn more than you spend. Sound easy? Read on… Leave it out! Keep your outgoings to a minimum, and yes we know that you probably know this already, so before [...]

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Demystifying Adventure Travel

Posted on 29 September 2008

The term adventure travel gets tossed around so much these days, it’s in danger of becoming a cliche. But what exactly is it? Luckily, you don’t have to go careening down a 540-foot drop on snow skis, brave the oxygen-deprived elevations of Nepal’s Mt. Everest or risk your life rafting the roughest passage of the [...]

Technology Hotspots

Posted on 28 September 2008

The numbers seem to get darker every day. There were more layoffs between December 2000 and February 2001, according to the consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, than during all of 2000. Webmergers.com reported 49 dot-com deaths over the same period, of which 52 percent were e-commerce wannabes. Cisco Systems stock, once considered a sure [...]

Dealing with Debt

Posted on 28 September 2008

4 Months into college life and scared to hear the rattle of bank letters coming through your letterbox? You probably aren’t the only one! Make it easy on yourself, have a look at this lot.. Before you blow a fuse, sit yourself down and have a nice cuppa. There. Better? First rule of debt is [...]

Places You Need To Go Now

Posted on 28 September 2008

You’ll always have the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London’s Buckingham Palace. But these days it’s harder than ever to find places untouched by civilization. From the jungles of Thailand to the Amazon rain forest and other places threatened by political, economic, cultural or environmental degradation, we’ve compiled a list of must-visit places. Hong Kong. [...]

Medical industry workers count on job security and growth

Posted on 27 September 2008

If 24-carat job security and continuous career development build confidence and happiness, today’s elite health care workers have good reason to be jumping for joy. While the U.S. economy teeters on the edge of recession, health care remains an essential and growing area, representing nearly 18 percent of total American business activity. The situation will [...]