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Japan's Box Office Up 6.6 Percent to $1.75 billion in 2014

'Frozen' topped the rankings and helped push Hollywood's share above 40 percent. read more

'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Flexible work schedules improve health and sleep for employees

Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers. About 30 percent of U.S. adults reported not regularly getting a sufficient amount of sleep, a 2012 Centers for Disease Control survey found. Show More Summary

Open-Offices Are Making Us Sick And Less Productive

Google may have started the trend of open-offices, but everyone picked up on it pretty quickly, with 70 percent of offices employing low partitions or none at all. Open-offices are supposed to promote camaraderie, collaboration and teamwork,...Show More Summary

It's nice to see Republicans tout the economic recovery. But why on Earth would they think they're the cause?

The U.S. economy has experienced a major bounce back since the Great Recession. It has rebounded from the loss of 7 million jobs in a single year beginning in 2008 and an unemployment rate that soared to 10 percent in 2009. More than...Show More Summary

Microsoft's Surface tablet and Xbox businesses are booming

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Microsoft appears to be well past the days when it was writing off unsold Surface tablets and struggling to match Sony in game console sales. The Windows developer reports that its Devices and Consumer group's revenue grew 8 percent year over year in...

More than 9.2M people now subscribe to Microsoft Office 365, up 30% since October

Microsoft today revealed that it now has “over 9.2 million” Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers — that’s a more than 30 percent jump from the “more than 7 million” subscribers it had in October. Microsoft first launched its Office subscription service back in January 29, 2013. Coming up on its third year in existence, the service […]

Quote of the Day: Colorado lawmaker says IUDs stop “a small child from implanting”

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and saved the state more than $20 million in Medicaid funding.  Republican state Senator Kevin Lundberg, however, thinks he knows […]

Ava DuVernay? to Direct Film About Hurricane Katrina 

13 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In her continued effort to keep it 100% real, 100% percent of the time, Ava DuVernay's next film will be about Hurricane Katrina. Read more...

IRS imposter complaints soar by 2,300 percent

The FTC warns that complaints about calls from crooks claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payments are up 2,300 percent

Did the growth of Wal-Mart make America’s obesity epidemic worse?

Our collective waistline has been expanding for decades. The adult obesity rate in the United States surged from 13 percent in 1960 to a whopping 35 percent in 2012 -- with the most pounds added during the ‘80s, according to the CDC. Meanwhile, the first Wal-Mart store opened in 1962. The first Sam’s Club debuted […]

Snowboarding Still Sliding In Popularity

Guess the cool kids aren’t down with the snowboards anymore. Seems the number of snowboarders fell off by 28 percent between 2003 and 2013, according to a report from the “often misled by their own survey results” National Sporting Goods Association and quoted by the Associated Press. The decline in snowboarding continued last season, with […]

Super Bowl MVP Odds: Brady, Wilson Betting Favorites

Quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP 54 percent of the time, and sportsbooks are playing the odds by making Russell Wilson and Tom Brady the favorites to win the award this year. For the record, the Super Bowl MVP award has beenShow More Summary

IBM Layoffs Could Affect A Quarter Of Its Workforce

Technology giant IBM may be about to undergo huge layoffs with reports stating the company are preparing to make more than 118,000 staff members redundant which counts for 26 percent of its entire workforce. The news comes after technology blogger Robert X. Show More Summary

The New Job Search: How to Make Twitter Work for You

This is guest post by Val Matta. Social media has changed the way job seekers search for jobs. Recent research shows that 93 percent of recruitersuse, or will use social media to find hires in the coming year. Increasingly, those recruiters are using Twitter to post jobs, with 51 percent of all jobs posted online [...]Show More Summary

National Labor Policy Increasingly Grants Big Labor Privledges as Union Membership Declines

A recent press release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of American workers in labor unions dropped again. In 2014, only 11.1 percent of all workers belonged to a union, a slight decline from 2013.

Oceanografia Bondholders Suffer Collateral Damage

15 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

When Mexico seized oil contractor Oceanografia SA a year ago over loan-fraud allegations, at least one class of creditors took solace: those with claims to Goliath, a ship worth about $245 million, or 53 percent more than what they were owed. The post Oceanografia Bondholders Suffer Collateral Damage appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Learning in the Live Free or Die State

Jason Bedrick In 2012, New Hampshire launched a bold initiative to advance educational freedom: scholarship tax credits. The New Hampshire Opportunity Scholarship Act grants business tax credits worth 85 percent of those businesses’Show More Summary

Capture 10 percent more real estate leads with these 5 blog tools

Driving traffic to your website is a lot of work, and more than 90 percent of most website visitors bounce. That's a huge source of untapped leads that you can mine -- if you have the right tool set...

IBM bristles at report of massive layoffs to come

15 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Oy. what a week IBM has had. And it's only Monday. Last week, a report surfaced that the IT giant would soon cut a whopping 26 percent of its workforce -- or…

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