Employee Fired for Instagramming Paycheck. Is This Legal? | The Practical Employer

Employee Fired for Instagramming Paycheck. Is This Legal? | The Practical Employer.

Hmmm….

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How Unpaid Internships Cheapen Workers of All Ages – PBS

Interns have been used as a cheap labor force, thousands upon thousands of internships each year in the U.S. are illegal, which has gone global and is completely unregulated, and the system is indeed inefficient and unethical in a variety of ways.

We’re actually eating our young.

via Will Work for Free: How Unpaid Internships Cheapen Workers of All Ages | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS.

Amen.  You should get paid for work.  Never work for free.

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance

via The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

I work from home.  This article link is for all the times I’ve been accused of napping in lieu of working.

Gotcha.

How Coursera, A Free Online Education Service, Will School Us All | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Coursera courses are 6 to 10 weeks long, with an hour or two of videos per week. In addition to the snap quizzes, they feature weekly exercises, ranging from problem sets to spreadsheets to design projects or essays, and sometimes a final project or exam. For all quantitative courses, the platform uses artificial intelligence to evaluate each longer exercise, with instant results. Students can keep trying until they get the right answer. For humanities courses, Coursera is testing a form of peer grading.

via How Coursera, A Free Online Education Service, Will School Us All | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Great article about a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  HT – Mish.

Retirees Are Living Longer, Creating a New Star Financial Product

Business & Money

The push for guaranteed lifetime income has turned a former wallflower insurance product into a popular choice. Deferred fixed income annuity sales hit $1 billion last year, up from almost nothing a half-decade ago, and this is now the fastest growing corner of the $219 billion annuity world.

The appeal is obvious: for a large single payment today you get guaranteed income that starts at a later date and lasts as long as you live. A man who is 65 and plunks down $50,000 can expect monthly payments of around $2,500 at age 85 and lasting until he dies. Deferred fixed income annuities work like better-known immediate fixed income annuities, only the income stream is postponed and every year you wait the monthly payments increase.

This is exactly what many boomers are looking for. They are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day, staring into a potentially lengthy future…

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