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10 US and Canadian cities that are converting office space into housing

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Remote work has changed the nature of cities' downtowns. Once-bustling office towers see much less foot traffic as more companies have gone remote or hybrid, allowing employees more flexibility to work from home. Central-city housing is far from affordable—and homes in the suburbs aren't much cheaper.

In many cities, developers and ...Read more

The amount of solar home energy increased 32% in 2021. Here's how it happened

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Over the past 10 years, solar energy has experienced growth of 33% on average every year in the United States. As of 2021, there is enough solar capacity installed in the country to power 23 million American homes.

To get a bead on this clean energy trend, Stacker investigated how solar home energy has grown in the U.S. over time using data ...Read more

How to set productivity goals for 2023

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As the New Year arrives, many people make resolutions that they're going to get more done, whether it's at work or in their personal lives.

It can be hard to keep a resolution. Maybe you're trying to meet an unrealistic goal, or it isn't easy to make a new habit stick. If you want to be more productive—at anything—in 2023, set yourself ...Read more

Project management strategies everyone can use to boost productivity

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With more offices offering hybrid and remote options for employees than ever before, the need for efficiency is essential.

Workplace productivity is declining at the fastest rate in decades, despite employees working more. Experts cite many reasons, ranging from higher financial stress to a plateau following the rise in productivity in the ...Read more

Leave these 6 phrases behind to sound more confident over email

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Hello!

Per the above headline, I thought I would just put together a few tips that may help you try to write better emails. Is there a time that works well for you to do that?

If something about the above sentences feels uncertain or even hesitant, it's because they include crutches professionals lean on in communicating through email ...Read more

Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022

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Quarterback drama reached a fever pitch this NFL season.

First, there was Tom Brady skipping out on Tampa Bay's training camp. (Was he taping "The Masked Singer"? No. He was allegedly in the Bahamas in a last-ditch effort to save his now-dead marriage.) Then there was Russell Wilson's woeful play in the Mile High City (after he promised, "...Read more

5 home improvement projects to tackle during winter

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Looking to add a little value to your home or refresh your everyday surroundings?

The cold weather this time of year doesn't have to be a deterrent—instead, allow the warmth of your home to fuel those interior design dreams.

American Home Shield analyzed studies, popular home improvement projects, news reports, and cost trends to gather...Read more

How America's small businesses are handling pay raises in a competitive job market

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Although a tight labor market might benefit job seekers, it's squeezing employers—including small businesses.

Despite recent headlines that U.S. worker productivity has dropped sharply in 2022 and tech, media, and e-commerce giants are shedding workers in widescale layoffs, the overall job market remains robust. If everyone looking for ...Read more

5 countries that offer free college--and how they accomplished it

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In Europe, the collective commitment to make public education universal and government-funded rose from the resilience needed to pull through the trauma of the Second World War. Many European nations offer their citizenstuition-free post-secondary studies in public institutions, a benefit extended, in some instances, to prospective ...Read more

Everything you need to know about throwing a company event

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After COVID-19 caused drastic changes in business operations worldwide, face-to-face corporate events rebounded in 2022. All American Speakers Bureau, an industry leader in booking event talent, saw an increase in in-person requests from 46% of all bookings in January 2022 to 73% by March 2022. While corporate events can vary greatly in size, ...Read more

Americans spend $179 on fuel each month--here's how to spend less

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Owning a vehicle comes with a whole host of costs—from insurance and maintenance to parking and tolls. And if the past year has proven anything, it's that another cost associated with vehicle use—namely fuel—can fluctuate wildly, putting further strain on your bank account for an already costly necessity.

CoPilot looked into the Bureau...Read more

Contests, crowdfunding, and other ways to finance a small business without a bank loan

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Roughly 1 in 3 small businesses in the U.S. sought a loan in 2021. The top reason for a loan was to meet operating expenses, followed by funding a business expansion and refinancing debt.

That's according to the latest Small Business Credit Survey from the Federal Reserve, which found that about 75% of those loan applicants applied for ...Read more

3 most common Small Business Administration loans--and which type might be good for your business

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At more than 32.5 million strong, small businesses account for 99.9% of all American businesses. To help support these small but mighty drivers of the American economy—which collectively employ more than 45% of the nation's labor force—the Small Business Administration offers a variety of business loans to help them grow and succeed.

Of ...Read more

How quit rates vary by company size

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Nearly 3.5% of private-sector workers quit their jobs in November 2021, marking a record high point for the "Great Resignation" trend. But workers' increased tendency to quit has not affected companies of all sizes equally.

Sana analyzed differences in quit rates among various organizations, and found the largest companies in the private ...Read more

24 causes of death--and how likely they are to happen

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There is an old anecdote that says there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. No one lives forever, and it's a morbid reality not everyone will reach a ripe old age and die peacefully in their bed surrounded by loved ones. Despite modern advances in safety and medicine, death is still constantly around us like the apocryphal Grim ...Read more

The supply chain is still facing bottlenecks--here's how manufacturers are responding

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Much as everyone would like to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, positive cases continue to circulate throughout the world and the economy is still feeling its persistent effects—including the disruption to global supply chains.

With the onset of the pandemic, staying home caused consumers to shift their spending away from services ...Read more

The most popular book the year you were born

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There is nothing quite like settling into a book you love. But finding a real page-turner can be challenging and has only gotten more difficult as of late, as the amount of choices has grown exponentially. In 2022, roughly 542.6 million print books were sold in the U.S., according to Publisher's Weekly. Walking through a bookstore as you seek ...Read more

States with the most rental vacancies in 2022

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Finding a new place to rent is harder now than it's been since 1984.

The U.S. rental vacancy rate stood at 5.8% through the third quarter of 2022—the latest data available, according to the Census Bureau. Housing hasn't been this scarce in nearly 40 years.

Meanwhile, the cost of renting has increased dramatically: The median cost for ...Read more

8 ways to effectively winterize your home on a budget

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When winter hits, everything isn't always picture-book glistening snow and icicles. The situation can be much more serious than spending extra time digging out your car and scraping the ice from the windows.

What starts as gently swirling snowflakes can quickly snowball, so to speak. Snow drifts piling up can damage your roof and rain ...Read more

Iconic child stars of the '60s

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From Shirley Temple to the "Stranger Thing" kids, child stars have been a much-discussed fixture of Hollywood since its earliest days, and the 1960s were no exception. These tykes appeared in movies as the conservative Hays Code was abolished and were regular presences in TV shows just a decade after television became a mainstay of American ...Read more

 

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