Women on quarters: Who they are and why it matters

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Modern U.S. currency is sadly lacking in diversity, and until recently, women and people of color were almost entirely absent. The nation's money has traditionally depicted a static set of Founding Fathers, presidents, national memorials, and government buildings. But as Smithsonian Institution curator Ellen Feingold pointed out in an op-ed for...Read more

6 ways to strengthen your retirement savings this year

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Coming out of one of the most volatile years on record for the stock market, investors are looking for ways to take back some control over their investments—especially the savings they're putting away for retirement.

Stacker analyzed common retirement savings best practices from sources including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the...Read more

7 contemporary furniture design trends to look for in 2023

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Well-done furniture design is not simply alluring aesthetics, rather, it provides functionality while accentuating tasteful choices, adding elegance and beauty to a space. Furniture design has been a home staple seen as far back as the Neolithic era, or New Stone Age. Around 3100–2500 B.C., the people of Skara Brae built cupboards, dressers,...Read more

Infrastructure sectors hit hardest by ransomware

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Critical components of U.S. infrastructure, including hospitals and power plants, are increasingly connected to the internet and are at risk of exploitation from cybercriminals lurking in the world's darkest corners.

And one specific kind of malware attack has leaders in the private and public sectors sounding the alarm over the last two ...Read more

5 sustainable household upgrades that save money and energy

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A problem the size of climate change requires a solution equally vast in scale. One of the most important actions an environmentally conscious individual can take is to vote and influence elected officials to pass legislation to combat greenhouse gas emissions.

But one should not underestimate the effect one individual can have daily. Thanks...Read more

How cashless spending has grown since 2015

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Digital payment trends that had been steadily developing for a decade or more kicked into high gear when the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the widespread adoption of cashless payments.

In March 2020, consumers pulled back discretionary spending across the board. Instead of live events and travel, for instance, Americans widely opted instead ...Read more

Participation is down 40% in this agricultural program that protects wildlife, water, and soil

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Paying farmers to fallow their fields for conservation only works if the price is right, no matter how noble the cause. In some regions of the United States, farmers can net higher returnsby continuing to harvest crops like corn and soybeans than they would if they leased their land for conservation efforts.

In 2021, the Biden administration...Read more

5 stats to know when comparing online-only colleges

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Technological difficulties. Difficulty engaging students. Professors struggling to adapt to online teaching formats. The COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc on classrooms across the country and worldwide, introducing many people to online learning with mixed and often unsatisfactory results.

Not all schools were left scrambling to adapt to the ...Read more

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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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



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