Kathleen McCleary, Parade Magazine

Kathleen McCleary

Parade Magazine

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

What People Earn 2021: See the Salaries of Everyday Workers Across America, Including the Most in Demand Pandemic Jobs

From health care workers and plumbers to home renovators and online shoppers, Parade's annual What People Earn salary survey shares a sneak peek into the paychecks of workers across America. → Read More

Career Switch Success Stories: These 6 People Successfully Changed Professional Gears During the Coronavirus Pandemic

From art galleries to online marketplaces and medical offices to home offices, these six people switched gears, adapted and figured out how to pivot their careers. → Read More

10 Best Historic House Tours Across America

We’ve compiled a list of 10 homes across the USA (all of which are observing COVID safety protocols) guaranteed to cure your housebound blues and provide the perfect combo of history and trivia. → Read More

Earth Day Everyday! Here Are 5 Ways We Can All Help the Planet in 2021

Enforced isolation has been a boon to the planet: Air pollution has decreased, water quality has improved and noise pollution has dropped. Here are 5 ways to continue helping Earth. → Read More

How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays In-Person This Year — Doctor-Recommended Tips

Experts at Cleveland Clinic share tips for how to safely celebrate in-person during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. → Read More

Electoral College: How Does It Work, Does Your Vote Count?

Here's everything to know about the Electoral College. Learn the history, how the Electoral College works, why we elect presidents this way, and if your vote counts. → Read More

How to Get Your Baseball Fix With Quarantine-Friendly Options — Quarantine Baseball Options

If you're missing America's favorite pastime, check out these at-home quarantine baseball alternatives, including how to watch vintage baseball games fro free. → Read More

50 Earth-Saving Activities and Ideas From Every State — Earth Day Activities

In honor of Earth Day, we're highlighting some of the best Earth Day activities across America. From New York to Wyoming, good citizens are planting trees, protecting nature and much more. → Read More

Company Culture or Salary Struggles? This is the No.1 Reason Employees Quit

When employees ponder the question, 'should I quit my job?, these four factors are some of the biggest motivators. → Read More

What's the No. 1 Work Skill of the Future?

What's the No. 1 work skill of the future? It's actually a soft skill that you probably already have. Here's how to use to your advantage. → Read More

The Most Important Job Skills You Need to Prepare for Labor Market Slowdowns

Almost overnight, COVID-19 has changed the American labor market. The global outbreak has cost millions of Americans their jobs, with nearly 3.3 million people filing for unemployment in one week. The good news is that unemployment requirements are changing rapidly, and nearly everyone qualifies. But the question among Americans remains: When can we turn the [...] → Read More

How Is Climate Change Affecting the Labor Market? It Just May Create the Next Hot Job

From farming, fishing and fire fighting to urban planning to tourism, almost every job is or will be touched by changes to the environment over the next decade. → Read More

3 Must-Visit Presidential Libraries to See This Year

We recommend you plan to tour all of the presidential libraries, but if you can't, you should put these three at the top of your must-visit list. → Read More

It's Baseball Season! Celebrate Your Love of the Game With These Fun Items

Whether you’re a baseball lover who’s glued to your stadium seat or a team loyalist who likes to wear your passion on your sleeve in front of the TV, we’ve got what you need to root, root, root for your home team.Dig ItIn 2014, Florida Tech pitching coach Randall Thompson picked up the sawed-off barrel [...] → Read More

Want a Great Space to Work? Co-Working May Be Your New Dream Office

If TV’s long-running sitcom The Office re-launched today, it would be called “The Co-working Office,” featuring the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in a renovated warehouse, working side by side with freelance writers, small business owners and employees of giant corporations like General Motors or Samsung. Co-working spaces occupy more than 43.5 million square [...] → Read More

Six of the Hottest Jobs for 2019, Including Tech Jobs for People Who Don't Like Tech

Looking for a new job? From caregiver to animal lover to e-commerce, here are six hot job trends to consider.Related: What People Earn 2019: Get a Sneak Peek at the Real Paychecks of Everyday Workers1. Tech Jobs for People Who Don’t Like Tech“If you want to work in tech, you don’t have to be a software [...] → Read More

What People Earn 2019: Get a Sneak Peek at the Real Paychecks of Everyday Workers

Welcome to Parade’s most popular edition, where we take a sneak peek at the paychecks of everyday workers—from small-town mayors and big-city CEOs to crane operators and therapy dog owners.Click through our gallery to see what these everyday people earn in their careers. —Additional research by Becky Hughes and Megan O’NeillRelated: What People Earn 2019: [...] → Read More

What People Earn 2019: How Much the Biggest Celebrities and Influencers Really Make in a Year

Do celebrities and CEOs really make that much? Yes, they do. Click through our gallery to see what some of the most famous stars and celebrity influencers earn.—Additional research by Becky Hughes and Megan O’Neill Related: Get a Sneak Peek at the Paychecks and Jobs of Everyday Workers → Read More

How One Couple Said Goodbye to $78,000 of Debt + Other Side Hustle Success Stories

Sometimes, a side hustle can save your life—ask some of the furloughed federal workers who spent 35 days without a paycheck earlier this year.Thirty-one percent of American workers have side gigs, including freelance work, childcare or driving for Lyft or Uber, according to a 2018 Jobvite study. It can pay off: A recent Bankrate survey [...] → Read More

Is 2019 Really the Year of the Woman? Not When It Comes to the Gender Pay Gap

Looking back, 2018 was a great year for working women. A record 102 women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (23.4 percent). The New York Stock Exchange chose its first woman president in its 226-year history (Stacey Cunningham). Forbes named 27 businesswomen to its annual list of the World’s Most Powerful Women, up from [...] → Read More