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Finding the purpose behind your work—even if it isn't at your dream job. Read More
 

The team behind The Social Network is turning their attention to another Silicon Valley story. Writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher are adapting Apple founder’s Steve Jobs bestselling biography by author Walter Isaacson. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, for his book Isaacson “obtained unrivaled access to Jobs during the last years of his life.” By all indications, this version looks like it will likely be better received than 2013’s Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, which earned only $35 million globally and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 27% ... Discuss

 

If you spend a portion of your workday looking at Facebook on your iPhone, you may actually be helping your company out. According to a new study from a team at Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, "Having workers take small breaks on their phones throughout the day may positively influence their perceived well-being at the end of the workday.” They observed that employees who played games, browsed the web (presumably reading Slices on RELEVANTmagazine.com) and texted friends for about 20 minutes throughout the day, tended to be more happy and just as productive as non-phone-using workers. The most happy employees though, were the ones who used social media. "If they are happy with social activities and employers know that, they may want to use the phone for those purposes during microbreaks in the future" ... Discuss

 
The tension of leaving a great community for your 'next right step.' Read More
 

If you have 70 days with nothing really going on, would like to make a cool $18,000 and are incredibly lazy, we’ve got just the job for you. NASA is looking for a few brave volunteers to help them in an experiment to find out the effects of spending a long period of time in zero gravity—an environment where your muscles do very little work. The researchers say that volunteers can even continue to do their regular daily activities—that is, as long as they are willing to sit nearly motionless “tilted head-down at a six-degree angle.” Sure, there is a risk of muscle and bone atrophy, bedsores and unknown, irreversible effects to the nervous system, but look at it as an opportunity to finally catch up on episodes of The West Wing. Let’s face it, this is the closest any of us will ever get to becoming an astronaut … Discuss

 

Employment compensation-research firm Payscale has released the findings of a new study that looked at what college majors lead to long-term satisfaction, and the ones that graduates now regret. The research looked at three primary factors: The median, annual salary in the field associated with the degree, the likelihood that the graduate would recommend the major and percentage of degree-holders that feel that their work makes the world a better place. Jobs in fields related to math and science dominated the top of the list, with many former engineering majors earning into the six figures, and would recommend their field of study to upcoming students. The most “disappointing” majors? Communications and Arts. Journalism, English, Anthropology and Art majors mostly said they would not recommend their degree programs to others and didn’t feel like their professions made the world any better. Puppetry Arts was once again curiously absent from the lists … Discuss