Stock futures dip ahead of November jobs report as omicron concerns loom

Stock futures were lower in overnight trading Thursday ahead of the November jobs report as the market nears the end of a roller-coaster week driven by Covid omicron variant developments. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed about 90 points. S&P 500 futures dipped 0.3% and Nasdaq 100 futures edged 0.3% lower. The November … Read more

Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety

Sarah Lowe is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Photo courtesy Jeffrey R. Moran Climate change is changing how human beings live on the earth as floods, wildfires and extreme weather change the land and destroy property. Living with climate change … Read more

If you don’t get a 6% raise, are you taking a pay cut due to inflation? Here’s what experts say

A worker helps a customer at the Presidente Supermarket in Miami on April 13, 2020. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Workers across the U.S. are wondering how rising inflation might be impacting their take-home pay. Inflation has risen more than expected. In October, consumer prices increased 0.9% and pushed the year-over-year gain to 6.2%, hitting … Read more

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and other financial assistance to help bridge this gender gap in these crucial fields. Only 1 … Read more

Is a 4-day workweek the answer to employee burnout? Most American workers say yes

Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images More than a year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, many American workers are burned out. The remedy may be a four-day workweek, according to a survey from Eagle Hill Consulting. Of those U.S. employees polled, 53% said they are experiencing burnout, with women and younger workers … Read more

TikTok resumes and Instagram portfolios: How college students are using social media to find jobs

College students are on social media pretty much every day but when it comes to their job search, more than a third said they don’t use social media at all, according to a survey from College Pulse. And we’re supposed to be digital natives?! “I don’t get what the hype is around not doing social media. … Read more

Stress. Anxiety. Procrastination. Self-doubt. Don’t fall into these traps in college

Having to pursue college during a pandemic has left 95% of college students with negative mental health symptoms, according to a survey from BestColleges.com, impacting their academic performance and early career success. Since 2014, anxiety and depression have been college students’ leading mental health issues, according to research conducted by Boston University. What many students … Read more

Stock futures are on hold ahead of October jobs report

A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, October 6, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures were mostly flat in overnight trading Thursday ahead of the highly anticipated October jobs report. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 24 points. … Read more

How to become an entrepreneur — while you’re still in college

As the founder and director of two entrepreneurship-focused programs at Stevens Institute of Technology, Launchpad and iSTEM, I have overseen the creation of 12 officially incorporated enterprises, with many more on the way. It took about three years to put our first company together, but now we launch a new company every three months. To maintain this efficiency, we need to identify the right students: the rulebreakers, … Read more

Deadline Looms for Unvaccinated Air Force Personnel

Oct. 29, 2021 — The Air Force will have to decide in coming weeks how to discipline about 12,000 airmen who have rejected orders to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The deadline for airmen to be fully vaccinated is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Those who aren’t vaccinated could face escalating levels of discipline, including being kicked out … Read more