• Machines Will Do Half of All ‘Work Tasks' By 2025. Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    By the year 2025, robots will do half our work-but they won't won't take our jobs, say experts. More machines completing more so-called work tasks means humans can do even more, and that more jobs will be created, according to a new future of jobs study from the World Economic Forum .
    The report, released on September 17, forecasts that by 2025, half of all “work tasks” will be done by machines. That's up from 29% today and will lead to the displacement or loss of up to 75 million jobs by 2022. That sounds like a lot, sure. But in that same period-just four years into the future-the study...
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  • What Every Student Should Know About Student Loans

    1 month ago - By Mint

    Teenagers tend to have few financial obligations. They may need to work a part-time job to earn spending money, but generally, no one is expecting them to put food on the table or manage important assets. It's usually understood that high schoolers don't yet have the life experience or maturity for those kinds of responsibilities.
    And yet, we allow them to take out tens and even hundreds of thousands in student loan debt before they turn 18. That's a financial obligation on par with buying a home, entrusted to kids who can't even rent a car. Unfortunately, it's a reality for most young...
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  • A fight over SEPTA's natural gas generator continues, even as construction nears its end

    1 month ago - By Philly

    Activists fghting a natural gas plant in Nicetown stay fierce even though the work is nearly done.
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  • Evernote just slashed 54 jobs, or 15 percent of its workforce

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's no secret that Evernote , the productivity app that lets people take notes and organize other files from their working and non-work life, has been trying to regain its former footing as one of the most popular apps in the U.S., and that doing so has been an ongoing struggle.
    Just two weeks ago, we reported that Evernote had lost several of its most senior executives, including its CTO Anirban Kundu, CFO Vincent Toolan, CPO Erik Wrobel and head of HR Michelle Wagner.
    Now, Chris O'Neill - who took over as CEO of Evernote in 2015 after running the business operations at the Google X...
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  • 6 things you should always keep at your desk

    6 things you should always keep at your desk

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Your desk is your space at work where you complete all of your job-related tasks.
    You should organize your desk in a way that enhances productivity, rather than clutter it with items that hinder it or distract you.
    Here are six things, like a good office chair and desk planner, you should always keep at your desk.
    When I became a full-time freelancer and transitioned to working remotely about eight years ago, I was terrible with organization.
    My "desk" was the couch, and my organization strategy was scribbling notes on Post-Its and randomly sticking them to my laptop, only for them to get...
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  • Work Work Work

    Work Work Work

    1 month ago - By NPR

    The availability of work - the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job - continues expanding.
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