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If you're looking for a new job there’s good news. A new report by CareerBuilder finds that the mid-year hiring outlook looks good.

The survey finds that 63% of employers are looking to hire full-time permanent workers in the second half of the year, which is up form 60% last year. What’s more, some gigs are so in demand, that many are offering higher salaries, as well as perks like the ability to work from home, signing bonuses, extra time off and more.

Overall, 45% of employers plan to offer higher salaries to new employees, with increases as much as 5%, while 48% will increase salaries and compensation for existing employees before the year ends.

  • Of course, some jobs are more in demand than others, and CareerBuilder reveals which ones are the hottest out there. They include:
  1. Customer service – 41%
  2. Sales – 28%
  3. Information technology – 22%
  4. Product development – 16%
  5. Business development – 16%
  • Many companies will be offering incentives to attract new employees and what they are can run the gamut. The most popular perks include:
  • Casual dress code – 36%
  • Employee discounts – 31%
  • Ability to work remotely – 25%
  • Extra paid time off – 22%
  • Signing bonus – 21%
  • Free lunches – 14%
  • Gym memberships – 12%
  • Work from home Fridays – 10%
  • Daycare – 8%

Source: Business Journals


Our lives are filled with endless decision making and it can leave us feeling drained and tired of choosing by the end of a long day. So by the time we get home and have to think about what to cook for dinner, we’re so over it, our willpower is out the window and our favorite delivery place is calling our name. But here are a few things we can do to help us stay on the healthy eating bandwagon, according to science.

  • Toss temptation - According to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people with the strongest self control rely less on willpower and avoid temptation as much as possible. So maybe rethink your route from the train stop if it takes you past that bakery you can’t resist.
  • Stock up on snacks - You’re going to get hungry, so replace the sweets in your desk drawer with healthier options with lots of protein, like nuts, Greek yogurt, natural nut butters, and hummus. They’ve been found to keep you full longer so you’re not hangry by the end of the day.
  • Meal prep like a pro - A recent study shows meal preppers are more likely to have a higher quality diet and are less likely to be overweight. So they’re eating right and that takes time and planning, but if you set aside some time on Sunday to think about your meals for the week, you can create a shopping list and prepare some meals and snacks in advance. And then you’ll be a healthy-eating meal prepper, too.
  • Delay, don’t deny - When you’re really craving some chocolate after a nutritious dinner, one study finds that delaying your desire instead of denying it will help you resist the temptation. So instead of saying you can’t ever have it, just put it off and say you’ll have it later. Hey, it’s worth a try, right?

Source: Women's Health


There are times that hand sanitizer is worth its weight in gold, like in a crowded airport during cold and flu season or after any Porta-potty visit. But as handy as our trusty hand sanitizer is, it might not be disinfecting as well as we think. According to a new study, one type of bacteria seems to be adapting to alcohol-based hand cleaners.

With hand sanitizers at every turn in hospitals, researchers wanted to know if alcohol is effective at killing E. faecium, a kind of bacteria that’s multidrug-resistant. This stuff naturally occurs in the GI tract, but can cause infections when it spreads to other body parts and in recent years, infections from it have been on the rise.

When they added alcohol solutions to samples of this bacteria from hospitals from between 1997 and 2015, they found the samples from 2010 and after were 10-times more tolerant of alcohol. This means E. faecium is getting more tolerant of alcohol over time. But before you ditch your hand sani altogether, remember this study was only on one specific kind of bacteria.

And don’t forget the power of washing your hands with good old soap and water. The CDC says it’s the best way to clean your hands and they only advise using hand sanitizer when necessary, like when you have no choice and are forced to use a Porta-potty.

Source: Shape


It isn’t surprising that teenagers are embarrassed by their parents, but one teen had that embarrassment play out at a baseball game for everyone in the park, and on social media, to see. The incident occurred at a San Diego Padres game, when his mom got up and started showing off some of her sexy moves, much to his dismay. The teen’s reaction was caught on the big screen at PetCo park, which shows his arms folded, as he tries to hide his blushing face. To make him even more embarrassed, his dad decided to join in on the dancing as well. Thankfully, someone decided to share the hilarious moment on Twitter. Check it out:

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