A lot people will tell you that college is the best time you’ll ever have, but a new study suggests that the ages at which life is most enjoyable are actually 9 and 68. Researchers say that is likely because these ages represent a time when humans are more likely to make having fun a priority.
City officials in Chicago are considering a proposed “violence tax” on guns and ammunition in hopes that it will help shade in the gray areas of a $115 million black hole in the city’s budget and police the number of guns in circulation on the streets. This has Second Amendment supporters ticked off because sources say the proposed tax will increase the prices of these items exponentially, even though no one yet knows what the tax would be.
They say the best time to look for a new job is when you already have one. Turns out there might actually be something to this phenomenon: New research suggests that the longer you’re out of work, the harder it gets to find a new job.
Last week, Sears and Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster) announced that they were seriously entertaining the idea of doing away with their traditional health insurance programs and opting instead to provide their employees with a heath-coverage allowance.
The two major American companies plan to allow employees to select coverage through an online marketplace, where workers will have the opportunity to browse and purchase various employer-backed health plans.
If you are frightened by the likelihood of this Halloween costing you a Franken-fortune, you are not alone … or are you?
According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, consumers are dying to spend more money this Halloween, as the ghoulish holiday has been predicted to drive the stakes into this wicked season to the tune of more than $8 billion—a 10-year high.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Education at a Glance 2012 report, and two of its conclusions jumped out at us: 1) countries that spend more on education tend to have more highly educated populations, and 2) the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be employed.
While that may not sound too surprising, it’s an important reminder of just how valuable education is in the current globalized economy—especially following a calamity like the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession that America is still ever-so-slowly recovering from.
Taken as a whole, the report is a good indicator of which countries are the most educated, and, helpfully, the OECD showed us how they made those determinations.
General Motors announced Friday that it plans to recall nearly 474,000 of its Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles due to a serious issue that could result in the car rolling freely while in the park position.
The rich keep getting richer, at least according to Forbes. America’s 400 wealthiest people now reportedly have a combined net worth of a $1.7 trillion, up from last year’s meager $1.5 trillion figure. Don’t know about you, but we’ve got like 26 bucks.
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