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  • Where Are the World’s Happiest Countries?

    04/06/2012 9:22:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 61 replies ^ | April 6 2012 | Sonia van Gilder Cooke
    If you’re happy and you know it, you probably live in one of these countries. The U.N. has released a new list ranking countries in terms of happiness, based on Gallup polls taken from 2005-2011.The top 5 are: DenmarkFinlandNorwayNetherlands Canada There’s definitely a pattern here.
  • Roll Over Cash Balance Accounts (Disgusting Vanity!)

    12/05/2006 6:03:52 PM PST · by Little Bill · 11 replies · 420+ views
    self | 12/05/06 | Self
    I rolled over a small cash balance from a company I worked for to an IRA. They, the Company recieving the money, didn't deposit it to my account. I talked to the company that held the money and they sent me a copy of the check. I am going to talk to the company that recieved the money, how should I handle it?
  • College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds

    03/28/2005 10:36:50 PM PST · by quidnunc · 21 replies · 880+ views
    The Washington Post, ^ | March 29, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says. By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans. The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of...
  • Another Reason to Switch From Microsoft to Linux, Monolithic software decimates IT budgets

    09/21/2003 1:04:56 PM PDT · by Coral Snake · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Newsforge ^ | 9-21-3003 | Jeff Childers
    Saturday September 20, 2003 - [ 08:08 AM GMT ] Topic - Business - by Jeff Childers - Corporate IT budgets have become paralyzed by their resistance to monolithic, all-or-nothing upgrades accompanied by painful services interruptions and unexpected cost overruns. Their obstinacy has been learned by hard experience, and is caused by the near ubiquitous use of Microsoft software in business. Microsoft has engineered its software to create just this interdependency. The result is the phenomenon of "cascading" upgrades, where the decision to upgrade a single Microsoft component triggers an avalanche of related upgrade requirements. Consider the following example: A...
  • Hispanics to Democrats: Don't Take Us For Granted

    08/09/2002 8:00:36 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 7 replies · 322+ views ^ | August 9, 2002 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Hispanics who have traditionally pulled Democratic levers at the polling booth since the most recent wave of immigration in the last half century, are deciding that they no longer want to be viewed as one monolithic voting bloc, and warn Democrats that Republicans are increasingly speaking their language.</p>