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I Was A Real-Life Disneyland Mermaid

When the new Submarine Voyage launched in mid-1959, eight costumed mermaids splashed around in Tomorrowland’s lagoon as part of the celebratory festivities. Six years later, Disneyland brought back a new group of mermaids for three consecutive
summers. Though the mermaids were popular, extensive exposure to the lagoon’s chlorine eventually became a concern, and park… More »


The News Genius Non-Controversy And Millennial Entitlement At Work

I’m done. The non-controversy around News Genius broke me. I’ve been denying it for years, but it seems true enough, now: Millennials are entitled.

If you haven’t heard about it, bless your soul. The whole thing centers on a Twitter call-out from herpes blogger Ella Dawson, whose post “I Am Not ‘Suffering’ from… More »


Make It Stop: Should I Invite My Bitchy Supervisor To My Wedding?

I work in a small office of seven people. I’m close with all my co-workers except “Susan,” one of my superiors who’s a backstabbing complainer. I know for a fact she would ruin my good time (and my coworkers’ time, too) if she were to come to my wedding. I’ve quietly invited everyone in myMore »


This Could Be Our First-Ever Female Combatant Commander

President Obama will name Air Force General Lori Robinson to lead the military’s Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. It’s one of the top US military positions and Robinson would be the most senior general overseeing North American activities. She “would also be the first ever female combatant commander,” Carter says. Read more onMore »


Waitress Stiffed For ‘Not Looking Normal’

Customers failing to leave tips is a daily fact of life in the restaurant business, though a diner’s excuse in Iowa was outstandingly bad: “Tips are only for normal looking people,” the customer wrote on the bill after stiffing pink-haired waitress Taelor May Beeck in Des Moines on Tuesday night. Read more on Newser…More »


New Study Says Women Leave Their Jobs Because Their Jobs Suck, Not Because They’re Having Babies

Shocking, right? More »


Lazy Weekends Are Worse For You Than Working All Week, Says Science

There’s been quite a bit of research in recent years about the association between sedentary behavior (which includes time sitting, watching television, or using a computer) with serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

Now, a new study has found… More »


Millennial Women Are Leaving Their Jobs Way More Than Men

Twist: it’s not because they’re becoming mothers. More »


Pursue These Careers If You Want To Get The Most Right Swipes On Tinder

Tinder is a science. You could be the most interesting guy or gal in the world, but if your photos aren’t flattering and your bio is some d-bag pick-up line, you’re going to waste a lot of time swiping.

So once you’ve gotten your pictures in order and actually come up with a… More »


Facebook Employees Are Replacing “Black Lives Matter” Slogans With “All Lives Matter” At Company Headquarters

Facebook’s famous signature wall has become another battleground for diversity in tech. More »


Make It Stop: “Help, I Love My Boss, How Do I Fix That, Or Should I?”

Don’t fall in love with your Obi Wan Kenobi and if you already have, try your best to extract yourself, stat. More »


The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It’s Still Hard To Be Queer In The Workplace

Studies show that lesbians might be paid better than their straight women counterparts, but they’re less likely to get hired in the first place. More »


This Australian Job Listing Keeps It Real In The Worst Way Possible

If you think you have the worst job ever, sorry, that title has already been claimed. A recent listing for a Senior Digital Producer position in Australia is now the reigning champ.

The right candidate would be “managing a bunch of lazy egotistic creatives and developers,” alongside “clients who are constantly annoyed.” As far as amenities… More »


Would You Be Able To Afford A Surprise $500 or $1000 Expense? Most Americans Can’t

Meanwhile, the CEO of your company has likely already earned your entire 2016 salary. More »


9 Things You Can Learn From Super Mario’s LinkedIn Page

Mario – yes, that Mario; Super Mario, as in Mario & Luigi – has an official LinkedIn account now. Why? Well, maybe because he’s six months away from being 35 years in the game business, and he wants to stay relevant in his field. Or something.

But yes: Nintendo’s best-loved, best-mustachioed heroMore »


What It Takes: To Start A Blog

Plus, want to start a blog of your own? Good news: We’re giving away a year-long premium subscription to WordPress! More »


What It Takes: To Design Games

Chelsea Howe from EA Games tells us how she got into game design, and how you can follow her lead! (And enter to win a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and a year-long Game Maker license!) More »


Man Sends Dick Pics To HR Manager, Company Rescinds Job Offer

A modern tale of professional woe. More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are… More »


Make It Work: How To Get A Grip On Your Work-Life Balance

Working to live or living to work? More »


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