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Insomnia Costs America $62 Billion in Productivity

Insomnia isn’t just a bad deal for those who suffer through it.

It’s also a bad deal for the nation’s economy.

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive

The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls are plagued by intense bursts of distraction.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Celebrity Summer Jobs – From Grave-Digging to Dairy Queen

Before they made their millions, many celebrities settled for minimum wage. Though it’s hard to imagine it now, what with their expensive houses, cars and vacations, people like Amy Adams, Gwen Stefani and Brad Pitt actually worked at restaurants, salons and, in the case of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ star Christopher Meloni, the morgue.

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Former HR Exec Says Cover Letters Are a Waste of Time

If you’re currently in the market for a job, you’ve heard the age-old advice: have a great résumé, and don’t forget to include a cover letter.

David Gaspin, the former head of talent acquisition at Conde Nast, begs to differ.

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