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While finding a job that you enjoy with great people is important, let's face it, for a lot of people the most important thing about a gig is the paycheck. In fact, a Glassdoor survey reveals that for 67% of people, salary and compensation is one of their main considerations when taking a job.

So, who are the people making the most money these days? Well, Glassdoor analyzed feedback from their users over the past year and have come out with their annual list of the Highest Paying Jobs in America, and let’s just say, you’ll probably have to go back to school if you want one of them.

Topping the list again this year is physician a median base at $$195,842, and 3,038 openings currently available . Coming in at number two this year is pharmacy manager, with a median base salary of $146,412, followed by pharmacist with a median base salary of $127,120.

Top Ten Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016(click here for all 25) 

  1. Physician - Median Base Salary: $195,842
  2. Pharmacy Manager - $146,412
  3. Pharmacist - $127,120
  4. Enterprise Architect - $115,944
  5. Corporate Counsel - $115,580
  6. Software Development Manager - $108,879
  7. Physician Assistant - $108,761
  8. Software Engineering Manager - $107,479
  9. Nurse Practitioner - $106,962
  10. Software Architect - $105,329

Source: Glassdoor


Are you someone who’s always wanted to start your own business? While being your own boss sounds like a great idea - and the idea of opening your own business can be daunting - if you choose the right type of business to go into, it could be great in the end.

Well, the Fit Small Business website has just released their list of the Top Businesses to Start in 2018 and some of the ones making the list may surprise you. The site looked at six factors when deciding which businesses are best, including, profit potential, minimum required education and training, competition and business growth and more. 

Topping the list is a Landscaping Service, with the site noting it has high profit potential, and you don’t necessarily need a higher education to do it.

Top Ten Businesses To Start in 2018

  1. Landscaping service
  2. Child daycare center
  3. Pet spa
  4. Roofing company
  5. Courier, messenger and local delivery service
  6. Janitorial service
  7. Residential remodeling
  8. Full service restaurant
  9. Beer, wine and liquor store
  10. Limousine service

Source: Biz Journals


Nothing feels quite as good as waking up after an amazing night of sleep. We know how important sleep is to both our physical and mental health, but now there’s another reason we should make sleep a priority - not getting enough of it can turn us into “social lepers,” a new study suggests.

So in addition to leaving us groggy, cranky, and making less healthy food choices, sleep deprivation can also make us appear less approachable and attractive. Researchers found that those who are exhausted tend to feel lonelier and try to avoid social contact and that vibe can make others feel withdrawn being around them, even after just 60 seconds.

And we’re not talking about the effects after months of being sleep deprived, these effects were noticed after cutting rest time by a couple of hours. Study leader Matthew Walker with the University of California explains that humans are a social species, but the less sleep we get, the less we want to socially interact.

“In turn, other people perceive you as more socially repulsive, further increasing the grave social-isolation impact of sleep loss,” Walker says. “That vicious cycle may be a significant contributing factor to the public health crisis that is loneliness.”

Source: New York Post


While a lot of people would never think of dining out without a companion, these days, thanks to our phones and other devices dining solo isn’t as big a deal as it once was. Plus, there can be plenty of benefits to eating out all by yourself, even if the idea scares you.

Among the benefits of eating out alone:

  • There's no awkward check-splitting
  • You don't have to make plans...you can just GO whenever you want
  • There's no pressure to SHARE your food...
  • You get a lot of peace and quiet...
  • There's no need for small talk.
  • You'll enjoy your food more!
  • It's a fun excuse to people watch.
  • You can make healthier choices…
  • OR enjoy that dessert all to yourself!
  • You can actually get a confidence boost.
  • If there's a cute server... guess who's got their full attention?

Source: Buzzfeed


As we previously told you, several companies, including Starbucks, Marriott and Disney are doing away with straws over environmental concerns, and now a new report suggests another favorite may be on the verge of extinction as well – balloons.

As much as people love balloons, they’ve been a big issue for environmentalists for a while. Most folks love to release them into the air, but once their air runs out or they pop, their pieces fall back to earth, which can deadly to animals like seabirds and turtles, who’ll eat them.

While a ban of balloons isn’t getting as much publicity as that of straws, some places are taking steps to get rid of them. For example, starting this year, Clemson University will no longer release 10,000 balloons in the air before football games, and Virginia has tried to urge folks to release something other than balloons at weddings.

  • Earlier this year, Rhode Island took things one-step further, banning the sale balloons in order to protect marine life. And while that sounds like no fun, a rep for Rhode Island notes, “There are all kinds of alternatives to balloons, a lot of ways to express yourself." 
  • Balloons aren’t necessarily the worst culprits when it comes to coastal debris, but they can be particularly hazardous to marine life. Although the Balloon Council (yes one exists) doesn’t necessarily believe balloons are causing the death of marine life, they do try and educate folks on being responsible when it comes to balloons. The urge the public to not release them into the air, and suggest weighted strings on them so they don’t fly away.

Source: CBS News


Now that we’re halfway through August, fall really is right around the corner. While some are counting the days until their beloved Pumpkin Spice Lattes return to Starbucks, others are marking the change of season with a whole new hair color. And this fall, one of the biggest trends takes its inspiration from coffee.

New York City-based colorist Kimberly Bonondona gets credit for kicking things off, she first posted the shade to Instagram and fans quickly started calling it “cold brew.” So it’s brown, but we’re not talking about a boring brunette - this color has swirls of mahogany that actually do resemble an iced coffee when applied to dark brown hair.

So if you have dark brown locks and want to change things up a bit for autumn, without doing anything drastic, this could be your new color inspiration. But colorist Nikki Ferrarawarns that this might not be the hue for those who hate any sign of brassiness or red tones in their hair. But if you’re into it, let Instagram help you show your colorist exactly what you want when you go. And happy almost fall!

Source: Allure

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