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8 Animals That Have Better Resumes Than You

A collection of creatures that prove that you don't have to be human to serve society.

As you contemplate your navel, your flaccid body splayed out along the edge of the sofa, take a slow look around the living room and allow yourself some small comfort in your pet, surely the laziest member of the household - even lazier than you, maybe. Look at him sleeping over there – no responsibility, not a care in the world. No job. Recent studies have shown that 90 percent of pets are lazy as hell, just taking up space and eating your food. But do they feel fulfilled? Can they really be happy with this lethargic lifestyle?

Maybe it’s time to re-think your strategy, as far as this whole job thing goes. Instead of pursuing your own professional dreams, think of little Fifi, life ticking by in dog years, who could be out there in the real world making an honest living. So the next time you catch your lil’ buddy napping, pull him up to the computer screen, and inspire him with this list of hard-working animals on the hustle.

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What Happens When You Give Youth an Opportunity?

Back in September, GOOD/Corps and The California Endowment launched the Pathfinder Fellowship, a joint-effort with one goal in mind: ensuring that young adults facing significant obstacles get the support they need to get back on track.

Back in September, GOOD/Corps and The California Endowment launched the Pathfinder Fellowship, a joint-effort with one goal in mind: ensuring that young adults facing significant obstacles get the support they need to get back on track. The opportunity that this program presented to these young people was the game changer they were looking for. They graduated from the program in December and the immense transformation we and our partner organizations witnessed in them is an affirmation of the power of opportunity, the strength of community inclusion, and the flushing out of individual talents for future career development.

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5 Pragmatic Alternatives to the Sagging Pants Debate

Instead of focusing on sagging pants, here are five practical things you can do in your neighborhood to improve things.

Somewhere between the Zimmerman verdict and the March on Washington 50th anniversary events, people tripped over debates about sagging pants. "Pull your pants up" has become the rallying cry—particularly among members of the African American community who feel that other black leaders wax poetically and passionately about structural racism while ignoring the self-inflicted oppression of black people. Sagging pants represent the lack of personal responsibility, which has, they believe, done more harm to the advancement of blacks than institutional racism.

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Four Ways to Find Your Work Passion(s)

Four steps to zeroing in on who you are and discovering how that relates to your passion for work.

As any job seeker knows, a wealth of information exists about how to write a resume, how to network, how to interview. But a component of the job search process not so well-documented is how to find out what you want to do in the first place. If you’re not born knowing you simply must be an architect or will always be a teacher at heart, the road to finding your work passion (or passions—there’s often more than one) can be long and circuitous.

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The Depressing Truth About Why Women Need College Degrees

Most Americans think women need to go to college to get ahead. Is that a good thing or just a sign that sexism still rules?


Since the early 1980s, more women than men have enrolled in college, and since 1996, women have earned more bachelor's degrees. Now, a new survey from the Pew Research Center may reveal why women are more likely to go to college: they need the degree to overcome the sexism of the working world.

Although the majority of Americans still believe going to college is essential for anyone who wants to "get ahead in life," even more people believe it's important for women. Seventy-seven percent of respondents believe women need a college degree to "get ahead," compared to only 68 percent who think men need a degree.

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