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September 22, 2017

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Back to School Can Mean a New Opportunity for You

The store shelves are already stocked with school supplies and while your children may not be ready to go back to school just yet, the inevitable is coming. For moms, by the time school starts again it is usually a welcomed return to routines and organized schedules.

However that routine can be stressful for most parents who have to juggle work, school, homework, and extracurricular activities. If this stressful lifestyle routine sounds familiar, it might be time to consider a different and new career opportunity. What if you could be your own boss and start your own business by the time the kids are back in school this fall? Read More

Men to Women: Shhhhhh

When Arianna Huffington pointed to the benefits of women serving on boards of directors, her male colleague snapped back, saying women talk too much.

That off-the-cuff comment cost David Bonderman his cushy gig: he resigned from the Uber board as the company claims that it’s determined to clean up its culture.


The same day, a male congressional colleague interrupted California Senator Kamala Harris — triggering women to express their outrage on social-media.

To most women, stuff like this is routine: we live in a society that expects women to take back seat or just shut up when it comes to important issues.

Whatever became of the saying, “I am woman. Hear me roar?”

Summer Jobs

Looking to earn extra cash this summer? A number of web-based service businesses might be the right fit, starting with Uber Eats and Postmates.

Under UberEats affiliate program you can make money signing up businesses and drivers to participate. To become an UberEats driver, now in 10 large cities, you must be at least 19 years old and a licensed driver for at least a year; have insurance and proof of vehicle registration; and be able to lift at least 30 pounds. You are paid on mileage and time, Uber takes a 25% cut.

With Postmates,  drivers walk, drive, scoot and bike; work anytime they want and earn up to $25 an hour plus tips. 

If pets appeal to you, both Rover  and Wag  have openings that can make you upwards of $1,000 a month.

If pets aren’t your thing UrbanSitter matches you with parents who need babysitters and nannies. Top sitter earn upwards of $1,000 a week.

Tradesy and Poshmark  are two alternatives to eBay, specializing in gently used clothing.

 

How to Spot a Bad Boss

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Harvard and Stanford researchers have found that the stress bad bosses cause can be as damaging as second hand smoke and that they can also make you sad, lazy and fat. Red flag No. 1 — do they lack basic respect and manners — is an obvious sign of a bad bops but there are five others, according to this piece in Fast Company. 

 

Use Correct English Not Slang At Work

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We can argue about whether using the word bigly at work is a bigly mistake or a big league mistake, but this piece says it has no place at work. Conversate and six other words or phrases also make the list.

 

Yellen: Make It Easier For Women To Work

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Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says that obstacles to women’s participation in the work force damage productivity in the United States and she thinks its time for us do something about it. The New York Times reports that in a speech at Brown University, Yellen noted that women transitioning from the home to the workplace after World War II was a “major factor in America’s prosperity.” But that progress stalled in recent decades, she said, leaving women less likely than men to hold paying jobs. Expanding the availability of paid leave, affordable childcare and flexible work schedules, Yellen said, could help to lift the American economy from a long stretch of slow growth.