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A new CareerCast report has just come out with a list of the best jobs out there for people without a four-year college degree.

Ten Best Jobs Without A Four Year Degree (salary, degree needed)

  • Broadcast Technician ($42,550, Associate)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ($64,280, Associate)
  • Electrician ($52,720, H.S. Diploma/Equivalent)
  • Executive Assistant ($55,860, H.S. Diploma/Equivalent)
  • Industrial Machine Repairer ($49,100, H.S. Diploma/Equivalent)
  • Medical Records Technician ($38,040, Non-Degree Certification)
  • Paralegal ($49,500, Associate)
  • Plumber ($51,540, H.S. Diploma/Equivalent)
  • Respiratory Therapist ($58,670, Associate)
  • Web Developer ($66,130, Associate)

Source CareerCast

A new survey finds that most Americans spend an average of three hours and twenty minutes a week cleaning without help.  Only 34% of people say they’ll clean more if friends are coming for a visit, while 24% will clean for parents, and surprisingly, only 9% will tidy up before a date arrives.  Women on the whole spend more time cleaning then men, with men are more willing to hire someone to do their cleaning.

Source: Yahoo Finance

A new survey finds that 23% of teens believe their parents’ driving habits don’t set a good example for them behind the wheel.  Parents are totally clueless with 62% believing their driving habits set a good example for their kids.  Parents and teens agree that texting and cellphone use are the biggest distractions behind the wheel, yet 63% of parents say they check apps, text or take a phone call while driving, while only 30% of teens say the same.

Source: Yahoo Finance

A new survey finds that one in six employees over 35 say they are unhappy with their job, which is twice that of those under 35.  Close to a third of people 55 and older don’t feel appreciated at their job, while 16% don’t have any friends at their place of employment.  A third of workers over the age of 55 think they are treated worse than their younger colleagues.

Source: Bloomberg

People use essential oils for everything from all-natural pain relievers to antidepressants. But is there any science-backed support of this practice? As much as we appreciate the power of aromatherapy, we want to know if the essential oils are actually working.

Well, according to naturopath and certified essential oil specialist Scott A. Johnson, Ph.D., essential oils are legitimately beneficial. "Pioneering researchers are beginning to unlock the powerful influence the aromas of essential oils have on brain-wave activity," he explains. "Increasing theta brain-wave activity is a preferred state for meditation because it heightens receptiveness and provides access to knowledge and information that is normally beyond conscious awareness."

According to one study, inhaling Siberian fir needle essential oil for 40 minutes increased theta brain waves and “promoted a more relaxed state.” Other essential oils that affect brain-wave activity like this include frankincense, balsam fir, and lavender.

Johnson also suggests using lavender, lemon, and rosemary to boost serotonin when you need a pick-me-up, ylang-ylang and bergamot to lower cortisol - the stress hormone, and lemongrass, citronella, and white verbena to relieve anxiety.

Source: My Domaine

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