Tips to be More Productive at Work

You may have the best intentions to stay focused and on task, but distractions are rampant at work. How can you best fight off the interruptions? The number one way is to save personal communications — all that chit-chatting and gossiping with co-workers — for your lunch hour or break. “It can help put more…

What Minimum Wage Buys, Then and Now

The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here’s a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum wage. Often looked to as a model era, the 1950s may have been nearly as picture-perfect as “Leave it to Beaver” seemed to suggest — minimum wage workers…