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Check Your Inbox


In the fast moving online world, emailing almost seems old fashioned. However, the electronic mail has become a mainstay and is also still relevant when it comes to marketing products to consumers. According to data recently compiled by Magnetic, 44 percent of people in the United States and Canada checked their personal email one to three times a day.

Source: Statista.com

 

 

 

 

The Happiest Countries

Happiness, not just economic growth, is increasingly seen as a proper measure of social progress and the advised goal of social policy. According to the World Happiness Report 2017, the Norwegians are the happiest people on the planet, followed by the Danish and Icelandic. What the Nordic countries have in common is a rather even distribution of wealth.

Source: Statista.com

 

 

 

 

The Highest Paying Companies


The tech companies' ongoing quest and competition for talent shows in the salaries they’re paying. This sector clearly dominates the top 10 of best paying U.S. companies compiled by Glassdoor. Seven out of ten firms featured on the list are in the tech biz. However, the top two are consulting firms, which reflects the high entry barriers to the top jobs as those firms seek candidates who bring with them their personal contacts and have forged their own reputations.

Source: Statista.com



 

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Growing Pains

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Vineyards as Firebreaks

When the phone rang at 11 p.m. on October 8 last year, Lyall and Karen Fahden did not yet smell smoke. A friend from nearby Calistoga had called to warn them that a fast-moving fire was heading towa...

The Search for Seasonal Workers

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