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Khloe Kardashian is working on a new messaging app

The reality TV star is helping to develop an app that lets users manage their social lives.

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Don't have enough money to pay your taxes? Blame these two words

So where's the money? The answer lies in two words. More>>

Why you should run your company like a co-op video game

The gamification industry is trying to make the workplace more collaborative by incorporating data into games. More>>

Why co-workers fear co-workers with mental illnesses

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who committed murder-suicide by flying a plane full of people into a mountainside, has brought the conversation about mental illness at work to the forefront. More>>

15 (more) hilarious tales of job interview embarrassment

Have you ever been the crazy candidate? Or interviewed someone off the wall? These are good for a chuckle.

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Older execs bring pluses, minuses to the job

Older executives have some better mental skills than their younger counterparts, but lag behind in others, according to a new study. More>>

4 reasons to rethink your company's policy on maternity leave

Here are four ways your company, like Vodaphone, can reap the benefits when you implement a generous parental leave policy.

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Why religious freedom laws absolutely threaten business as usual

As states and businesses battle over freedom of religion, echoes can be heard from 150 years ago. More>>

8 tips for crafting the ultimate April Fools' Day joke

April Fools' pranks attract almost as much critical attention as do Super Bowl ads -- even generating Best and Worst lists. The day is also becoming a can't-miss opportunity for marketers to show off their brands' playful sides. More>>

Businesses take a stand against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Big businesses and mom-and-pop stores alike are expressing concerns the new law condones discrimination.

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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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  • JWCC Earth Day event focuses on sustainable lifestyles

    JWCC Earth Day event focuses on sustainable lifestyles

    Sunday, April 19 2015 1:30 AM EDT2015-04-19 05:30:18 GMT
    QUINCY -- Jacob Krieger isn't quite ready to sound the alarm for the Earth's demise. "We're going to be here forever," the 28-year-old Krieger said. "We don't have to worry, but we have to work. There is going to be so much more work to do in the next 100 years than we've done in the last 1,000."
    QUINCY -- Jacob Krieger isn't quite ready to sound the alarm for the Earth's demise. "We're going to be here forever," the 28-year-old Krieger said. "We don't have to worry, but we have to work. There is going to be so much more work to do in the next 100 years than we've done in the last 1,000."

  • Flynn, Mellon among five to meet deadline to file for Schock's seat

    Flynn, Mellon among five to meet deadline to file for Schock's seat

    Monday, April 20 2015 6:39 PM EDT2015-04-20 22:39:35 GMT
    Monday was the final day to file paperwork to run in the election. Five people -- including two with Quincy ties -- filed to run for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's seat in the upcoming special election.
    Monday was the final day to file paperwork to run in the election. Five people -- including two with Quincy ties -- filed to run for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's seat in the upcoming special election.
  • Hannibal cafe uses faith to grow, connect with patrons

    Hannibal cafe uses faith to grow, connect with patrons

    Monday, April 20 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-04-20 13:33:17 GMT
    Employees of Hannibal's Christian Ambiance Cafe learned their prayers for new flooring were answered as soon as they began to pull up dirty, decades-old carpeting. Hannibal True Church Pastor Teri Maher said cafe staff heard the same day that David Davidson, praise and worship leader for the church, had donated thousands of dollars of tile.
    Employees of Hannibal's Christian Ambiance Cafe learned their prayers for new flooring were answered as soon as they began to pull up dirty, decades-old carpeting. Hannibal True Church Pastor Teri Maher said cafe staff heard the same day that David Davidson, praise and worship leader for the church, had donated thousands of dollars of tile.
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