Category | Life

Mature Age Workers

Posted on 06 April 2009

Seniors Shift Careers On the Fly The future workforce may be powered by the past. We’ve heard a lot about those 40-somethings and their mid-life career changes. Well, move over mid-lifers. The fastest growing segment of the workforce is between 55 and 64, often referred to as “mature workers.” Is making a career change in [...]

Rebounding From a Layoff

Posted on 06 April 2009

The current economic slowdown cost the U.S. workforce more than 140,000 jobs in January, the highest reported number of layoffs since 1993. These numbers indicate that job security is suffering through a severe shock. And while finding a new job is a hard enough, displaced workers often find it difficult to adjust emotionally to their [...]

Milking the Part-Time Cash Cow

Posted on 04 April 2009

It seems like all your friends are buying flashy cars, strutting around in new duds, and putting down 10 percent on beachfront condos. So why are you still living in a one-bedroom apartment, living on chicken soup, and watching Gomer Pyle reruns? Maybe you’ve even considered taking out a small loan just to go on [...]

The Changing Face of College

Posted on 23 February 2009

Older Americans are returning to school in droves. Today’s college student may be any age from 20 to 100. And, if advances in longevity and genomics keep up, 150-year-olds may soon be found taking notes alongside their great-great-grandchildren in Psych 101. Even today, you can find an amazing diversity of ages in almost any college [...]

Blind Photographer Learns to Live Her Dream

Posted on 20 February 2009

Traci Parks had a typical dilemma. She went to college to pursue her ideal profession, but eventually realized that she wanted to do something else. In her case, that ‘something else’ was photography. Which is not so typical, because Parks is legally blind. In fact, she knew about her degenerative myopia even before making the [...]

The Mind Field

Posted on 19 February 2009

A prominent psychiatrist helps the famous and infamous. From kings to criminals, politicians to prostitutes, Dr. Alen J. Salerian explored the darker edges of the human mind as a high-profile psychiatrist. But he had no idea just how dark it could get–until he was sent to interview a mass murderer 15 years ago. Salerian found [...]

Use your time between jobs to rest and re-evaluate

Posted on 14 February 2009

Don’t let layoffs leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Once upon a time, there was a woman who lost her job–let’s call her Ellen. While she was waiting for a new job to come along, she organized her closets, put all her photos in albums, cleaned the house from top to bottom, and taught [...]

Gays and Lesbians Struggle for Office Equality

Posted on 30 November 2008

————— Christian Edvardsen radiates confidence and hope. He loves his job as product development and implementation coordinator for USATODAY.com in Arlington, VA. Meanwhile, Christian and his partner, Ben, are planning their commitment ceremony in June. Edvardsen’s co-workers are part of the festivities. “My boss is coming. In fact, five people from work will be there,” [...]

Let the IRS Pay You

Posted on 22 November 2008

Instead of sending Uncle Sam your money this year, you could be getting a big check from him–every two weeks. The taxman is hiring now, and hiring big. Between 1,000 and 2,000 professional employees will be hired. Anyone interested in working as an Internal Revenue agent, criminal investigator, revenue officer, tax specialist, resolution representative, or [...]

Financial Aid for Wounded Workers

Posted on 18 November 2008

Instead of sending Uncle Sam your money this year, you could be getting a big check from him–every two weeks. The taxman is hiring now, and hiring big. Between 1,000 and 2,000 professional employees will be hired. Anyone interested in working as an Internal Revenue agent, criminal investigator, revenue officer, tax specialist, resolution representative, or [...]