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3 in 10 US Workers Foresee Working Past Retirement Age

Source: Gallup, Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Thirty-one percent of nonretired U.S. adults predict they will retire after age 67, the current minimum age for receiving full Social Security retirement benefits. Another 38% expect to retire between the ages of 62 and 67, spanning the existing Social Security age thresholds for benefits eligibility, while 23% expect to stop working before they turn 62 -- that is, before becoming eligible for any Social Security retirement benefits.

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The World’s Most Admired Companies

Source: Fortune.com

There's a new AAA standard in corporate America: the one-two three punch of Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. For the fourth time, our list of the World’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars is led by a trio of tech giants under 40 years old. They preside over a class of blue chips and even younger tech stalwarts, such as Facebook (No. 14), Salesforce (No. 34), and Netflix, which makes a return to the Top 50 at an impressive No. 19.

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The Washington Post Top Workplaces 2016

Source: Dan Beyers, The Washington Post

Welcome to The Washington Post’s annual roundup of Top Workplaces, our attempt to identify the best places to work in greater Washington.

The 150 organizations that made the cut this year scored the highest all-around when we surveyed their employees. We asked people to focus on a host of factors, including the quality of leadership, pay and benefit practices, and work-life balance issues.

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A Working From Home Experiment Shows High Performers Like It Better

Source: Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Bloom and John Roberts

Marissa Mayer’s move to ban working from home at Yahoo in 2013 caused a media firestorm over the costs and benefits of this rapidly growing practice. People lined up to defend both sides of the argument: Do work-from-home (WFH) policies encourage employees to “shirk from home” or are they an essential way to make our modern work lives actually work?

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What Career Should You Really Have?

Source: FunEducation

Discover your perfect career!  This assessment calculates which personality traits are strong and weak for you.  Based on that assessment, it will match up your personality to over 300 career options to find out which potential career paths someone of your personality would be best suited for.

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Americans Find News No Longer Interesting

Source: Inquisitr, Amanda Gardner

In a recent survey of Americans, it was discovered that 95 percent of respondents found real news “no longer interesting.” In fact, 75 percent of those polled could not name a news story that did not involve either Donald Trump or a reality TV star.

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The World's Most Innovative Companies for 2016

Source: Forbes

Forbes names the world's most innovative companies for 2016.

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American’s Financial Worries Edge Up In 2016
Source: Gallup Survey, Justin McCarthy

Americans express slightly greater worries than they did last year about seven financial issues, with significant increases in concern about being able to pay medical costs in the event of a serious illness or accident and being able to maintain their standard of living. Americans continue to be most worried about not having enough money for retirement, with 64% saying they are "very worried" or "moderately worried" about this.

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Here’s The Scary Truth About Workplace Stress
Source: Huffington Post, Ariel Edwards-Levy

If you sometimes find yourself  stressed out at your job and working off the clock to keep up, you’re in the majority.

In a new YouGov poll for The Huffington Post, 58 percent of workers say they’re at least sometimes overwhelmed by their work, while 28 percent feel that way only rarely. Just 9 percent say work never overwhelms them.

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The 50 Most Addictive Apps
Source: Survey Monkey, Arjun Lall

Facebook is the most addictive app on mobile – and by a large margin. On average, users use the Facebook app 5.8 days a week, a full day more than almost all the other apps on the list. Maybe that’s no surprise, but what about the rest of the apps on our list?

You might be surprised to find the list isn’t full of the apps that top the store charts. Why is that? Most downloads end up on the last page of your phone’s app screens and stick around like discarded old toys. So what do the apps you actually open every day have in common?

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