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Commencement Addresses

Lady Antebellum to UGA’s Class of 2018: ‘You can take a big risk’

Here is the full transcript of the commencement address by Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood to Georgia’s Class of 2018.

News

Going to a sauna can lower your risk of stroke by 60%

We already know that being healthy means eating more greens, sleeping longer, and working out more, but a new study found that there's one unexpected way we can boost our health — going to a sauna.

News

Should hourly employees get full benefits? This CEO thinks so

Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman announced that salaried and hourly employees would get access to the same bereavement, parental leave, family sick leave and sabbatical packages.

News

New study explains how an open office plan can be sexist

Open office plans are designed to break down the physical and metaphoric walls between us, but a new study found that they were guilty of putting up new kinds of barriers between employees, reinforcing the same gendered hierarchies that they aimed to deconstruct.

News

Google won’t confirm if AI assistant will identify itself up front as a robot

This ethical tension could be partly resolved if its AI assistant was required to announce that a computer is on the phone calls, but Google has been vague and will not confirm if Duplex will be made to self-disclose.

News

These are the top states and cities retirees are moving to

We analyzed migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, we compared the number of retirees immigrating into a city and compared it to the number of retirees emigrating from a city. Check out our data and methodology below to see where we got our data and how we put it together.

Commencement Addresses

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Penn’s Class of 2016: ‘Immigrants get the job done’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Lin-Manuel Miranda's commencement address to University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2016.

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls

In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.

Commencement Addresses

Tim Cook to MIT’s Class of 2017: ‘How will you serve humanity?’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Tim Cook's commencement address to MIT's Class of 2017.

News

This group of workers sleeps on the job more than any other

Employees in some industries have a habit of sleeping on the job in certain places — but some people do so more than others. Research from Amerisleep shows that construction workers are sleeping on the job (despite not being allowed to) more than any other industry.

News

How posting memories on social media can make you more forgetful

A new study found that the use of social media can actually make us more forgetful about what exactly happened in those pictures.

News

Here are the top places people fall asleep on the job

How many corners of the office is it possible to nap in? Recent research shows that people have gotten creative, whether they meant to or it happened accidentally.

News

Survey: Americans are way more anxious than last year

If you keep waking up in cold sweats, if you cannot stop worrying about your future, know that at least you are not alone. Americans have one common trait that's growing to define them — their anxiety.

Inspiration

Oops! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has a misattributed ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ quote on his refrigerator

Some of us say affirmations in the mirror, others have a conversation with a friend when in need of support. But some people rely on other sources of wisdom in everyday life.

Health

These are the 47 unhealthiest jobs in the United States

Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. Read on to find out which jobs have the most potential to damage your health.

Commencement Addresses

Steve Jobs to Stanford’s Class of 2005: ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Steve Jobs' commencement address to Stanford's Class of 2005.

Work Fashion

Survey: 44% of executives have approached employees ‘about inappropriate attire’

We all know that it's entirely possible to mess up in the personal style department at work. In fact, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam showed that 44% of top managers have approached an employee because of "inappropriate" clothing.

News

These are the hardest-working countries and cities in the world

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — using the most recent data from 2016 — Mexico, Costa Rica and Korea top the list of average hours worked per year.

News

This California ruling could decide the future of contracted work

This month, the California Supreme Court challenged the entire gig economy's business model, ruling that a contractor must be classified as an employee if they do jobs that are part of the “usual course” of the company’s business.

Commencement Addresses

William Shatner to NEIT’s Class of 2018: ‘The real world is both beautiful and ugly’

Here excerpts from William Shatner's commencement address to New England Institute of Technology's Class of 2018.

Commencement Addresses

Mark Zuckerberg to Harvard’s Class of 2017: ‘Purpose is what creates true happiness’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's commencement address to Harvard University’s Class of 2017.

Commencement Addresses

Barbara Bush to Wellesley’s Class of 1990: ‘Believe in something larger than yourself’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Barbara Bush's commencement address to Wellesley College's Class of 1990.

News

The average American works more hours than a medieval peasant

Think you're working less than peasants did way back in the medieval ages? Although jobs have changed significantly since then, chances are, you're probably wrong.

Commencement Addresses

Ronan Farrow to Loyola Marymount’s Class of 2018: ‘Trust that inner voice’

Here is the full transcript of Ronan Farrow's commencement speech to Loyola Marymount University’s Class of 2018.

Personal Finance

This is how women and men Venmo differently

When you send your coworkers money for buying that round of happy-hour drinks, your method may be different depending on who you are, according to a new study