Thanks to tight deadlines, crowded inboxes, constant meetings, and pressure to perform, it’s easy to fall into the trap of working too much.And while it’s important to be dedicated to your career, finding time for a life outside of work is just as (or more) crucial.“As humans, we need other outlets in our lives, such as friends, family, and hobbies, to live the kind of lives that bring us greater satisfaction,” says Scott Dobrowski, a community expert at Glassdoor, a site where employees can review their jobs and employers.Glassdoor recently sifted through its data to find whichprofessions offer the most flexible schedules, the option to work from home, and allow employees to set their own schedules. In other words: the jobs that provide the best work-life balance.
Data scientist, SEO specialist, and tour guide top the list.
“By maintaining a healthy work-life balance, we see employees who tend to be satisfied in their jobs,” Dobrowski explains. Employees in these jobs are motivated and hard working, yet still avoid burning out, which is good for both the employee and employer.
20. Game Designer
Work-life balance score: 3.8
“Nice people with a high team spirit, a great work life balance, countless events, activities, and benefits and low hierarchies.” —Wooga Game Designer (Berlin, Germany)
REGINA – Police arrested two people for producing counterfeit money at a home in North Central Regina on Monday night.
After a lengthy investigation into the fake bills led to five previous arrests, police raided a house on the 800 block of King Street and seized counterfeit U.S. bank notes and equipment that can be used to counterfeit paper currency.
During the raid police also seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug equipment and weapons including a crossbow, throwing knives and two stun guns.
36 year-old Jason Alvin Ursulan and 26 year-old Melissa Ann Heather Patterson are facing numerous charges including production of counterfeit money and possession of equipment used to make counterfeit money.
During the raid police also arrested 27 year-old Shelsey Raelyn Hansinger for possession of crystal meth.
Ursulan and Patterson both made their first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– You can tell by the smells, and by the sounds, that the Big E has officially started.
Springfield natives Madeline and Bill Laskoski told 22news it’s an event worth traveling from for, even from their new home in Alabama. “I love the circus, even though I’m old, well I’m not that old, but I do love the circus. I love the craft part, I do love the state buildings and I love the food,” Madeline said. Bill told 22News its all about the music.
Big E organizers told 22News that when it comes to bringing in large numbers of people, the big name entertainment acts have become one of their most significant tools.
The Big E is North America’s fifth largest fair. It started as a nine day event, but about 20 years ago that changed and the fair doubled its running time.
“So our economic impact really exploded when that happened. It expanded the fair by 40 percent but attendance to the fair actually grew much larger than that,” Gene Cassidy, President and CEO of the grounds told 22News.
Cassidy also said that while their operative 365 days a year, the now 17-day long Big E fair makes up roughly 80 percent of the Eastern States Exposition’s annual revenue.
A marketing study conducted by Amherst-based Regional Economic Models released earlier this year found the fairgrounds have a total year-round economic impact of nearly $480 million dollars to the West Springfield and surrounding region.
The Big E runs from September 12th to the 28th.
The 5 Best Places To See The Leaves Change Color This Fall:
1. Upstate New York There may not be another place in the world that is more famous for it’s changing leaves than the northern reaches of New York state. Heralded in films and literature alike, the vibrant layers of orange, red, and yellow are nearly impossible to beat. Our favorite route? Highway 97, from Hancock to the sleepy little enclave of Port Jervis. 2. Vermont Not only is Vermont home to some of the sleepiest, prettiest small towns in northeastern America, it’s also one of the most singular Fall landscapes in the country. We recommend cruising out to Burke for their annual Foliage Festival, where you much apples, catch live music, and play “cow plop Bingo” like a true local. 3. Québec, CanadaCome for the maple syrup, but in September – stay for the gorgeous, yellow-leaved landscapes of seemingly endless trees. For culture-hounds, stay in the scenic little city of Montreal, but for the ski fanatics, head to Mont Tremblant. It’s a picturesque, mountaintop ski resort that affords stunning views of the surrounding countryside.4. Missouri Whodathunk? One of the best places to see beautiful fall foliage is right smack in the middle of the country, where the scenic Ozarks have gained the well-deserved reputation of having some of the densest, most brilliantly-colored fall foliage there is. “Peak” season is usually in October, so you’d even have time to catch some fall festival annuals in the northeastern Kingdom before heading this way. Great driving tours can be recommended via Branson.5. Oregon No surprise that Oregon, a country famous for its greenery and environmentally-minded populace, would be one of the most beautiful places to watch the leaves change color. Hiking enthusiasts will find tons to explore just inside and outside of Portland, from the nearby Multnomah Falls to the centrally located Japanese Gardens. MORE ON MSN
Stanton tweets that he’s ‘much better’
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins says he’s feeling ”much better,” one day after sustaining facial fractures and other injuries when he was struck in the face by a fastball.
Investment in America’s infrastructure is critical to sustaining long term economic growth. In fact, there is no logical basis not to invest in infrastructure. Presently, we have a crumbling infrastructure. Despite a grade of D plus by the American Society of Civil Engineers, policy makers, namely conservatives, are reluctant to ramp up infrastructure investment.
Credible studies show that just $157 billion dollars additional investment per year between now and 2020 will save America $3.1 trillion dollars in lost gross domestic product. Additionally, such investment will protect 3.5 million American jobs and prevent a decline of $3100 in annual personal disposable household income.
Underinvestment in America’s infrastructure imperils all actors in the economy. Not only will transportation jobs be preserved with more infrastructure investment, but businesses will invest in areas where infrastructure is sound. In an era of rapid globalization, we can ill-afford the economic policies of austerity when it comes to infrastructure investment.
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