Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… eliminating more than 3,000 jobs. John O’Grady, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, called the march “a chance to speak out in unity against this administration” and its “ridiculous gutting of the EPA budget and staffing.” More than 2,000 people gathered at the Maine State House in Augusta. Speakers included a lobsterman, a solar company owner and members of the Penobscot Nation tribe. “I’ve seen firsthand the …


5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and with other people On …


College majors dominated by women lead to lower-paying jobs, Glassdoor found

April 20, 2017

The gender pay gap is linked to college majors, but even choosing a high-paying field doesn't always help.Image: Shutterstock / silvabom The gender pay gap in the United States starts early with what you choose as your college major. Majors that tend to lead to higher-paying jobs are dominated by male college students and majors that feed into lower-paying jobs are dominated by women, Glassdoor found in a new report. “Because men and women systematically sort into different college …


Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… Hampstead was the most expensive place for young professionals on the list, with a typical home there costing more than 1.3m. “Aspiring young professionals are typically well qualified, in well-paid jobs and tend to live in areas not far from the city centre where they work,” said Lloyds Bank mortgage products director Andrew Mason. “These buyers also don’t appear to be put off by the significant premium in price to live in areas popular with young professionals.” …


Retro tech provides a brief escape from the depressing nightmare of the present

April 12, 2017

Just admit it.Image: Vicky Leta/mashable Is sticking your head in the sand still frowned upon if you discover a buried mini Nintendo NES while you’re down there? How about a rad keyboard styled like it was yanked straight off a vintage typewriter? SEE ALSO: If Steve jobs was still alive he’d totally be wearing this 3-decade-old watch Dig around a bit more in the growing world of retro tech and you’ll uncover a modern brick cellphone, a toy Macintosh computer, and a host of …


10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Sarah Holmlund Whether youre changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often that image comes from a TV show or movie). For example, maybe you think every media job is exactly like the roles embodied by the journalists in the movie Spotlight. Or, you believe that engineering jobs are a close replica of the ones portrayed in HBO’s Silicon Valley. If you want to get a glimpse at your …


Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 6, 2017

Image: Ryzhi / shutterstock If you’re a woman who gets tongue-tied when asking for a raise or is too nervous to even bring up the subject with your boss it’s time to meet this new equal pay chatbot. SEE ALSO: The mentors and the role they play in Silicon Valley She’s your new foul-mouthed best friend on Facebook who can quickly guide you through the practical and professional terrors of asking for more money. She does this exceptionally well because her persona is based on …