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Past articles by Alexandra:

These are the hottest (and coldest) job markets in America

While some job markets flourish as up-and-coming hubs of technology and industry, others are dealing with high unemployment rates and low labor growth. → Read More

This is how working long hours affects your mental health

What does a 24/7 business operation mean for our mental health? Study findings aim to answer that very question. The results aren't exactly positive. → Read More

Possibly the sweetest job you can have: Get paid to eat chocolate

Mondelēz International, home to Oreo, Cadbury, Milka and many of your other favorite drug store candies, is hiring a part-time chocolate taster. → Read More

This simple ingredient could be the key to eternal happiness

Your waistline may increase but you might achieve happiness for the rest of your life if you eat this delicious item more often. Bon appetit! → Read More

These Harvard researchers say open offices are productivity killers

In an article Harvard researchers outline two recent studies they conducted that mean bad news for all the companies that have open offices. → Read More

Today is Employee Appreciation today and here is how people are celebrating

On March 1, people took to Twitter to thank those individuals who make their companies... well... work. This is what they had to say. → Read More

You may want to think twice about listening to music when you tackle a project

Researchers tested three different kinds of music, and none of them were good news for workers who want to get their creative juices flowing. → Read More

These are the states with the best (and worst) career wellbeing

Gallup just released new rankings from 2018, based on upwards of 115,000 surveys conducted throughout the year. Wellbeing appears high in the Northeast. → Read More

New parents, beware: This is how long it’ll be until you get normal sleep again

According to new research, neither parent should expect their sleep to fully recover for up to six years after their first kid is born. Whoa! → Read More

Teenagers are thinking about their mental health a lot more than you thought

You may be surprised that teenagers are thinking this much about mental health in regards to their future but the data proves it. → Read More

How to get fit with virtually zero time commitment and no buy-in

Health experts are looking at getting fit through a completely different lens after a major change to the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines last year. → Read More

If history is any testament, these are the jobs you’ll want

There are burgeoning fields in all kinds of industries that are going to need more workers for jobss – many of which don't require a college degree. → Read More

This free resource will take you on a tour of the world through art

You can bring life to an art demon from Lyon, France. Or turn an armored rhinoceros blue. You could go down the rabbit hole with Alice and friends. → Read More

Study: Young women are increasingly becoming the victims of this disease

Young women account for more and more of the hospital admissions for heart attacks in the U.S., according to new research. → Read More

The fastest growing job in your state probably isn’t what you’d expect

In this work-scape, what is the fastest growing job near you? Each state caters to different industries that dictate which job titles are on the rise. → Read More

The most (and least) sinful cities in the United States

Different states have their own reputations for vices and virtues. Some states hit the booze hard. Others are bad about bullying. → Read More

Chances are you’re not meeting an S.O. at work – but you will meet them here

Meeting a significant other online may be due to the pool of candidates being much larger and matches are "more discreet than dating a friend’s friend." → Read More

This is what Starbucks wants you to order, based on your zodiac sign

Can your sign predict your Starbucks order? The sane answer is no, probably not. But that didn't stop Starbucks from releasing its own zodiac. → Read More

This may be why you feel overwhelmed and irritated all the time

The following symptoms could indicate that you're suffering from cognitive fatigue. So if you're mentally exhausted, you may want to read on. → Read More

Warning: The luxury Starbucks you’re seeing on Insta may not be an ideal workspace

So what does Starbucks Reserve provide? "The rarest, most extraordinary coffees Starbucks has to offer," according to its website. → Read More