In Houston, the weather has clear – a welcome turn of events for residents starting the the long hard work of stripping their flooded homes and rebuilding those structure. More than 100,000 structures were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, according to estimates by Harris County officials....
  For decades now, median earnings for women have been stuck at about 20 percent below men’s. Why hasn’t there been more progress on wage equality? The answer may lie with a troubling new research study: work done by women just isn’t valued as much. That explanation sounds li...
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? In the award-winning book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future   Martin Ford argues that as technology continues to advance and machines increasingly tend themselves, fewer humans will be ...
Americans, we assume, believe in competition. But a huge number of workers — 30 million, according to a report from the Treasury Department — are restricted by “noncompete agreements” forbidding them from leaving to work for a competitor or start their own competing business. And that number...
Take a deep breath, filling your belly. Pause. Now breath out slowly while counting to five. Repeat the cycle four times. Congratulations. You’ve just relaxed your body’s central nervous system. Controlled and mindful breathing, like the simple cycle described above, have been proven to reduc...
We commonly hear promises and praises regarding automated cars: that they will eliminate human-error accidents and make roadways and traffic more efficient. At first glance, such promises seem to indicate that self-driving cars would reduce congestion and reduce our commute times. But researchers...
Workers compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees recover from workplace injuries or illnesses developed through one’s work. Each state has a different set of laws for its workers compensation program, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits,...
[caption id="attachment_6912" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fast-food workers in L.A. on Thursday protest against restaurant-chain mogul Andrew Puzder, who was tapped by President Trump for labor secretary.[/caption] Andrew Puzder, who President Trump has nominated as our next Labor secretary, p...
How should we address job loss caused by automation? Offer a universal basic income? Put the brakes on technological development? Cut back on the workweek? Provide more education — or change the very nature of education? Raise the minimum wage — or lower it? These questions are becoming more and...
Boeing has taken a big leap into the new economy, where much of its factory work will be done by automated machines and robots. Some sections of the Everett facility will have massive machines but only a handful of people working alongside them. [caption id="attachment_6875" align="alignleft" width...