By Susan Adams
Jewelers have one of the least stressful jobs.University professors have a lot less stress than most of us. Update: Well maybe not, see ADDENDUM below. Unless they teach summer school, they are off between May and September and they enjoy long breaks during the school year, including a month over Christmas and New Year's and another chunk of time in the spring. Even when school is in session they don't spend too many hours in the classroom. For tenure-track professors, there is some pressure to publish books and articles, but deadlines are few. Working conditions tend to be cozy and civilized and there are minimal travel demands, except perhaps a non-mandatory conference or two. As for compensation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for professors is $62,000, not a huge amount of money but enough to live on, especially in a university town.
Another boon for professors: Universities are expected to add 305,700 adjunct and tenure-track professors by 2020, according to the BLS. All of
By Susan AdamsRead More »from The Least Stressful Jobs of 2013
Want to come out ahead in 2013? According to the recent Forbes.com article, "Ten Resolutions the Most Successful People Make and Then Keep," which is aimed at business goals but applicable for personal gain too, you should:
• Spend more time on your not-to-do list
• Do what's essential first, then email second
Anti-resolutions showed up on Inc.com, which among other ideas suggested you:
• Not make excuses
• Not cheat
• Not waste time
Speaking of time-wasters, several prominent people keyed in to turning the Internet off, or at least down. Harper Reed, the Obama campaign's chief technology officer, recently walked away from information for about a week and concluded, among other things:
• "Books are important." and
• "Taking time to do something slower than you normally would is a privilege that should not be ignored."
But even before Reed went dark, many writers imposed social media breaks in 2012 and discovered:Read More »from How Successful People Approach a New Year
• They had healthier
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Tue, Jan 8, 2013 12:03 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Someone is a bit too insensitive for your taste, but they are telling you something you really need to hear. It could save you a pretty penny in the long run if you allow their message to sink in and then act on it. Don't be too proud to listen.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Life Path Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You need to find your real path in life, and let the financial chips fall where they may, pun intended. You could transcend your financial goals if you go about it the right way, whereas slogging along on the wrong road will lead to failure. It's a good day to change tacks.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Preaching won't get you anywhere today -- but it sure feels good! You are on a roll and almost nothing can stop you from spouting off at the
By Cindy Perman, CNBC.comRead More »from 2013 May Be the Year Employees Say 'I Quit!'
. The steady drumbeat of "you're just lucky to have a job" that played through the recession is finally starting to fade and employees may be getting ready to say, "I quit!" and bolt for the nearest exit.
One in three employees (33 percent) say they plan to look for a new job this year and nearly one in five (18 percent) say they'll be looking in the next three months, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive for job-search site Glassdoor.com.
Over at Indeed.com, their survey showed the number of employees making a New Year's resolution to get a new job jumped to 38 percent.
Part of this shot of confidence comes from the early signs of recovery in the job market, like the December jobs report, and part of it comes from the fact that most companies, while more stable than in recent years, are not confident enough to start handing out raises.
[Read more: Asking for a Raise in a Tight Economy]
"Now that it appears that the extreme highs and lows are
- POPSUGAR Smart Living | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 7, 2013 5:07 PM EST
SavvySugarSource: 9 Must-Have Household Items Every Savvy Woman Needs
We all love saving money, making these budget-friendly items must haves around the house. You might be surprised with the ways you can use these basic things to save you in a pinch while keeping a few dollars in your pocket at the same time. Plus, you probably already have a few of these savvy items already in your home. Click through for our favorite tools and more that will help you save time and money around your house.
- Needle and Thread: Not only awesome for attaching buttons and mending clothes, a needle and thread comes in handy for fun DIYs and crafts. Having an assortment of needles and thread at your house is much cheaper than paying a tailor for quick hem touch-ups and tightening loose buttons.
- Baking Soda: A box of baking soda only costs a few dollars and does much more than help your baked goods taste good and freshen your fridge. There are tons of money-saving ways to use baking soda. Instead of
SavvySugarSource: Savvy Resolutions You Should Make This Year
The best way to stick to New Year's resolutions (or any type of resolution, for that matter) is to keep it simple. You may wonder how you can streamline such a complex process - there are so many possible resolutions to commit to! The answer is easy: just pick one resolution. Read on to see our suggestions and pick your favorite.
- Drop Your Daily Deal Habit: This year, resolve to drop your daily deal habit. Buying coupons can be extremely addictive, because sometimes the deals are just too tempting. But oftentimes, you'll end up doing something that you never planned on doing in the first place and trying restaurants that you had no intention of trying to begin with. The problem with buying deal after deal is that you might forget about them if you're not carefully keeping track of them, and you may end up losing money when the coupon expires. Do yourself and your budget (not to mention your inbox!) a favor this year, and
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 7, 2013 2:49 PM EST
If you just aren't feeling it this year, don't despair. Surely you realize you're not the first to lose motivation so soon after you made those new year's resolutions. A British printing company, Parker-Holliday, created a series of posters in the 1920s around a fictional character named Bill Jones, whom "all workers were meant to emulate." The savvy advice was aimed at "that era's cubicle-farm set," but the messages are still relevant today. See if Bill Jones can do for you what he did for your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents back in the day: - By Meredith Carroll
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How not to get hacked.If you send e-mail, post updates on Facebook, check your bank account balance online, or do most anything that requires the Internet, you're at risk of being hacked.
In fact, last August, Mat Honan, senior writer for tech magazine Wired-someone presumably well aware of the dangers of hacking-got hacked. He lost data from his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, including all photos of his one-year-old daughter. "My entire digital life was destroyed," he wrote on wired.com. Luckily, embracing the Luddite lifestyle isn't your only option. These five simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being hacked.1. Be aware of what you share You don't have to delete your Facebook or Twitter account to say safe, but posting birth dates, graduation years, or your mother's maiden name-info often used to answer security questions to access your accounts online or over the phone-on social-media sites makes a hacker's job even easier.
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By Robert Frank,CNBC.comRead More »from What it Costs to Own Your Own Downton Abbey
You don't have to be the Earl of Grantham to own your own British country estate. But it helps to have a royal-sized fortune to burn.
With this week's season premiere of the third season of "Downton Abbey," we decided to take a look at what it costs to buy, own and maintain a grand estate in the U.K.
Rupert Sweeting, head of the Country Department of Knight Frank in London, said that the biggest costs of owning a country estate are the staff. He said that for a "moderate-sized" 1,500 acre spread, you'll need a butler, cook, secretary, groundspeople and cleaning staff.
"And for hunts, you need gamekeepers, one or two at the very least," he said.
Total annual cost for the staff would be anywhere between $600,000 to $1 million a year.
Then there all those leaky roves and crumbling gargoyles. Everyday repairs on your estate or castle will set you back another $100,000 a year or so.
Renovations are the big ticket item. Sweeting said most
- CNBC | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 7, 2013 12:04 PM EST
By Jane Wells, CNBC.comRead More »from How 'McDreamy' Plans to Resuscitate Tully's Coffee
Dr. McDreamy Not every coffee company born in Seattle is a winner. Tully's, a 20-year-old chain founded in the Emerald City, filed for Chapter 11 last fall. The chain had trouble competing in the shadow of Starbucks, and it filed for protection reporting $3.7 million in debts and very little cash.
Much of its debt is owed to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters which owns Tully's wholesale and roasting businesses.
The remaining part of the company - retail stores, agreements with franchisees and the coffee sold in grocery chains - is in need of a cash infusion immediately.
Actor Patrick Dempsey is one of several parties bidding to buy Tully's out of bankruptcy at an auction Thursday.
Dempsey told the Seattle Times he'd like to save the 500 jobs at risk. "I've always loved this city, and with the purchase of Tully's Coffee, I plan to spend a lot of time in Seattle - and the stores connecting with the community and growing the Tully's brand."
Other reported bidders include
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