Online Gamers Solve Protein Structure Mystery

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Next time you hear someone complaining about gaming and what a waste of time it is, tell them this story: Players of an online game recently solved a decade-long protein structure mystery. According to the Center for Game Science, part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, a small… Read more »


Finding a Job After 50

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If you’re over 50 and looking for work, it can be tough. There are many stories that mature workers have about the ways they have been misunderstood and unappreciated. They are told that they are overqualified, or that they cannot learn new things, even though that is what they have been doing their entire careers…. Read more »


Taking a Pay Cut After a Long-Term Job Search

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You have been laid off from your job and are looking for another one. The employment picture is a rather bleak one, as you have no doubt found out. You had a very good salary at your old job, and you are willing to take a pay cut to find something else, which you tell… Read more »


The “Combination” Resume

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You have been a good employee, a hard and productive worker. But even though you have worked hard for your company, when the recession hit and cutbacks were made, you were one of the people caught in the downsizing. You find yourself back searching for a job. You thought it wouldn’t take long, given your… Read more »


Employee “Disconnect” and Trust in the Workplace

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Almost three years after the recession began, and with the economy still in the doldrums, a recent survey has shown that the bonds of trust between employees and management have weakened noticeably. The survey showed that about 25 percent of workers are less involved with their managers than they were one year ago. The workers… Read more »


10 Must-Have Facebook Apps and Add-Ons

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Chances are, you’re one of Facebook’s more than 750 million active users. With the site constantly growing and changing, it can be hard to keep up with what it can offer you. Are you a music or movie-buff? Are you still waiting for an official “Dislike” button, or do you spend time trying to identify… Read more »


Shooting Down Addiction: A New Breed Of Vaccines Aims To Wean Users Off Cocaine

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As part of our commitment to our clients and employees in the pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical and healthcare industries, we occasionally like to highlight some of the newest research in those fields. A recent story that caught our eye is a report about a new vaccine being developed to help cocaine users kick their addictions. The… Read more »


When the Temporary Worker Asks: “Who Do I REALLY Work For?”

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Temporary workers are a big help to a company most of the time. Sometimes there are problems, however, and when there are, they usually fall into one of three areas. The first is when the manager does not clearly spell out the worker’s status, which causes the worker to believe he or she may end… Read more »


Key Project Management Factors to Consider When Managing Renewable Energy Projects – Part 2

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Several studies across multiple industries have examined the typical reasons for cost and schedule overruns when dealing with capital project management. There are less controllable factors, such as regulatory-driven changes and delays, licensing challenges and rising commodity prices; and more controllable factors, including project management and cost estimation. The root causes for cost and schedule… Read more »