These are the Best Jobs in America

We bet a lot of people made New Year’s resolutions to find a new job in the New Year and if you’re looking to nab the best job possible, you may want to pay attention to a new report that was just released.

Glassdoor has just come out with their picks of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019, which is compiled based on a career’s overall Glassdoor Job Score, which takes into account earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings.

Topping this year’s list for yet another year is a Data Scientist, thanks to a 4-point-7 (out of five) Job Score and a 4-point-3 job satisfaction rating. What’s more, there are currently 6,510 job openings for data scientists at a median base salary of $108,000.

Overall, tech jobs are represented the best on the list with 19, with eight jobs in healthcare also nabbing spots, an increase from five last year.

Top Ten Best Jobs In America For 2019(click here for the complete Top 50)

  1. Data Scientist (overall Job Score 4.7)
  2. Nursing Manager (4.6)
  3. Marketing Manager (4.6)
  4. Occupational Therapist (4.6)
  5. Product Manager (4.5)
  6. DevOps Engineer (4.1)
  7. Program Manager (3.9)
  8. Data Engineer (3.9)
  9. HR Manager (4.2)
  10. Software Engineer (3.6)

Source: Glassdoor


Have you ever stopped to wonder what’s the best country in the world? Well, thanks to a new ranking of the Best Countries by “U.S. News & World Report,” we now know the answer.

So, which country is the best? Well, the report hands Switzerland the top spot for the third consecutive year, getting an overall score of 10, and high scores for open for business, which ranks market-oriented companies, citizenship, quality of life and entrepreneurship. Japan comes in second this year, moving up three spots from last year, while Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom round out the Top Five. 

  • And while most Americans would likely expect the United States to be on top of the list, or at least fairly high up there, it actually doesn’t even rank in the Top Five. In fact, for a second year in a row it’s at number eight, with the mag noting the world's level of trust in the U.S. has declined for the third consecutive year. It does, however, top the list as the Most Powerful Nation, followed by Russia and China.

Top Ten Best Countries In The World

  1. Switzerland
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. United States
  9. Norway
  10. France

Source: U.S. News & World Report 


Are you a member of Generation X? You know, the generation of people born in the mid 60s to the early 80s. who grew up all angsty and were often characterized as slackers, who listened to grunge music. Well, you may be surprised to find out that you don’t really count anymore, at least according to one news organization. 

CBS recently ran a report about whether Millennials were the “burn out” generation, and listed all the generation guidelines, including the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Millennials and even Post-Millennials, but somehow left out Generation X. Well, folks who fall in that generation certainly had something to say about it social media, and it was pretty hilarious.

“As a member of Gen X, I am 100% cool with being left out of this mess,” comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, while another person added, “Gen X was apparently out of the building during roll call, probably too busy taking care of an elderly parent while sending an Uber to an unemployed millennial child and arguing with a post-millenial about why the WiFi is so slow.” 

Source: Huffington Post


The Super Bowl is a little over a week away and there are likely lots of people already planning their Super Bowl party menu. Any good bash will no doubt have lots of chips and beer, but the highlight of any party will likely be chicken wings, of course.

According to a report by the National Chicken Council, a whopping 1.38-billion chicken wings will be consumed Super Bowl weekend, which is up 3%, or 25-million wings, from last year. Just how many wings is that? Well, if that many wings were laid end to end it would stretch 28 times from Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough Massachusetts, where the New England Patriots play, to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where their competitors the LA Rams play.

But that’s not all…

  • It is also 6,600 times more than the combined weight of both teams' rosters
  • It is enough to circle the Earth three times
  • It represents four wings for every man, woman and child in the U.S.
  • It’s enough to put 640 wings on every seat in all 31 NFL stadiums
  • If each wing were one second, 1.38 billion wings would be 44 years

As for how folks will be eating those wings, 59% will be dipping them in Ranch dressing, but other sauces are also pretty popular, including:

  • Buffalo/Hot Sauce (48%)
  • BBQ Sauce (48%)
  • Honey Mustard (35%)
  • Blue Cheese (33%)
  • Teriyaki Sauce (23%)
  • Sriracha (15%)
  • Nothing/”eat them naked” (8%) 
  • ONE MORE THING! When it comes to the type of wings, bone-in are still preferred over boneless (60% vs. 40%).

Source: National Chicken Council


Mornings can be hectic for parents and sometimes one of the biggest obstacles to the routine is physically getting the kids out of bed. If your offspring are the type who can sleep no matter what’s going on around them, here are some methods to get them moving.

Make sure they’re getting enough sleep - Kids need a lot of sleep, but exactly how much? This list is provided by the National Sleep Foundation, and it’s broken down by age:

  • Newborns (0 to 3 months): 14 to 17 hours each day.
  • Infants (4 to 11 months): 12 to 15 hours each day.
  • Toddlers (1 to 2 years): 11 to 14 hours each day.
  • Preschoolers (3 to 5 years): 10 to 13 hours each day.
  • School age children (6 to 13 years): 9-11 hours each day.
  • Teenagers (14 to 17 years): 8 to 10 hours each day.

Let in the light - Sunshine can help pull snoozy little ones out of their deep sleep, so open the blinds or curtains to let the sun in and consider a sunrise alarm clock that gradually gets brighter for those dark winter mornings.

Give them a buffer - If you’re one of those people who can throw back the covers and jump right out of bed, good for you. But a lot of us need a few minutes to roll around, stretch a little and let our eyes adjust before actually getting up and your kids may need that extra time too. Try giving them a little break to lounge between “wake up” and “get up” time.

Add in the noise - Alarm clocks really do work, but a morning playlist is definitely less jarring. Create one with a few of your kiddo’s favorite upbeat songs to play during their buffer time and let them know that by song three they need to pull back the covers. You can always sing along obnoxiously to help them get moving.

If all else fails - When nothing else seems to work, try one of these effective ideas:

  • Let a younger sibling help with wake-up duty, either by letting them into the room or by telling the sleepyhead that their sibling is about to eat their waffle.
  • Wake them up and take the covers with you when you leave the room.
  • Tickle their feet until they hit the floor.
  • And as a last resort, you can always bribe them with screen time.

Source: Lifehacker

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