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Big Brother Looks at Infant Slings

A new federal standard aimed at making infant sling carriers safer is now in effect, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved the standard to prevent deaths and injuries to young children.  The new standard applies to any infant sling…

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The Colors of 2018

Paint maker Valspar has revealed the Colors of the Year for 2018.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all Color of the Year, Valspar offers 12 that can accommodate different lifestyles and preferences.

Curated thoughtfully from Valspar’s endless color possibilities, they represent trending lifestyle influences from culture, fashion, design…

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What Women Really Want On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so Summer’s Eve polled women to find out how they really feel about the “Holiday Of Love.”

The company is releasing the results from its telling “How Ladies Do V-Day” survey that offers a revealing look at how women today are redefining…

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Yes, You Should Be Prepared to Negotiate Salary

How often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package? Staffing firm Robert Half recently asked this question of professionals, and the results were interesting.

For instance, 39 percent of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.

Among people in the 27 U…

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Frequent Hand Washing Limits the Spread of Flu

We’re having an awful flu season this year, and many Americans are availing themselves of one of the simplest – and most effective – measures available to prevent the spread of flu: frequent hand washing.

According to Bradley Corporation, which makes commercial washroom and emergency safety products – Americans are rightly worried…

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More Americans Are Buying Groceries Online

Online grocery shopping continues to rise in popularity, according to a new survey from Unata, a provider of digital solutions for grocers.

In 2018, 36% of U.S. consumers plan to shop online for groceries, which is up from 22% of those who shopped online in 2017.

The 2018 shopper…

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The Economy Added 200,000 in January (and This Wasn’t Even the Best News)

The latest jobs report from the government is a particularly strong one. Not only did the economy produce about 20,000 more jobs than expected in January, but paychecks are finally growing at a strong pace.

According to the labor department, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 200,000 in…

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Tax Law Changes Impact “Gig Economy” Workers

The new tax law may create some headaches for “solopreneurs” working in the gig economy, tax expert Lisa London warns.

London, a certified public accountant working in North Carolina, said that the new tax laws could impact the deductibility of business expenses incurred by workers ranging from Uber drivers, multi…

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Companies Struggle to Comply with Regulations

Complying with regulations can be an enormous drain on company resources. Just how much this is true was recently highlighted in research from staffing firm Robert Half Legal.

Robert Half Legal surveyed lawyers across the country on how they’re coping with the growing number of corporate regulations and transactions…

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Should the Day After The Big Game be a Work Holiday?

A surprising number of office managers recently polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam think that the day after the big football game should be a work holiday. Cool.

According to a rousing 72 percent of HR managers, the day after the professional football championship game should be a paid national holiday…

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