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How to plan for your employees' Super Bowl hangovers

Roughly 1.5 million Americans didn't show up to work the day after last year's Super Bowl. Here's how to prevent the big game from sapping productivity at your company.

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15 of the most unbelievable things job interviewees did

From sitting in a yoga pose to bringing a dog in a duffel bag, people have odd ideas of how to land a job.

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Why poor presentations are like bad reality shows

Don't do this! Instead, use these 5 ways to create a compelling presentation

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8 smart ways to stop people from checking their smartphones during meetings

Ninety-four percent of bosses say it's wrong to use smartphones during meetings. But everyone still does it.

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4 big trends to watch for at CES 2015

Check out this list of tech one expert predicts will be all over the place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Wyoming artist to be featured speaker at Untold Nauvoo Stories

    Wyoming artist to be featured speaker at Untold Nauvoo Stories

    Sunday, February 1 2015 12:24 AM EST2015-02-01 05:24:05 GMT
    Artist Glen S. Hopkinson, a professional artist for 43 years based in Byron, Wyo., will be a featured speaker Friday and Saturday at Untold Nauvoo Stories, an annual symposium that celebrates Nauvoo's historical past with presentations exploring less well-known topics.
    Artist Glen S. Hopkinson, a professional artist for 43 years based in Byron, Wyo., will be a featured speaker Friday and Saturday at Untold Nauvoo Stories, an annual symposium that celebrates Nauvoo's historical past with presentations exploring less well-known topics.
  • New technology to battle resistant weeds means new stewardship requirements

    New technology to battle resistant weeds means new stewardship requirements

    Saturday, January 31 2015 12:49 AM EST2015-01-31 05:49:19 GMT
    QUINCY -- Mark Bernards reported a few scattered resistant weeds were in Western Illinois University fields in 2012 and 2013. By 2014, resistant weeds were widespread in a couple of fields, and the same scenario is becoming more common across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. "You realize what I've been doing in the past no longer works, and to accomplish in the future what I've done in the past is going to be hard," Bernards said.
    QUINCY -- Mark Bernards reported a few scattered resistant weeds were in Western Illinois University fields in 2012 and 2013. By 2014, resistant weeds were widespread in a couple of fields, and the same scenario is becoming more common across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. "You realize what I've been doing in the past no longer works, and to accomplish in the future what I've done in the past is going to be hard," Bernards said.

  • Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Thursday, January 29 2015 8:58 AM EST2015-01-29 13:58:54 GMT
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
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