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EPA gives funding to replace diesel guzzling school buses in New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office announced today that it will be awarding a grant of $246,006 to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to help “curb harmful pollution from school buses on Long Island”. The grant is a part of the EPA...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:42pm

Passing along positivity with the Friday Forward

Some days it’s just easier to stare at the tiny digital clock at the top right corner of your computer screen than to actually focus on your work. Everyone needs a little life-affirming motivation to get through the work week before you can feel the enthusiasm drain out of you in the form of...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:38pm

Do millennials care more about money than love?

A lot has been said about the lack of work ethic of those young kids we call millennials. The old guard likes to jump on every opportunity to grumble from their rocking chairs and label them as good-for-nothing slackers. But as a recent study found out, millennials are more focused on advancing...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:05pm

Why do people 'bash' bankers?

Bankers have taken on an almost cartoon villain like quality ever since the financial crisis of 2008. But has a lot of that criticism been unjust banker bashing?  According to a report recently published by Selby Jennings titled “Lehman Brothers Ten Years On: Banking and Financial...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:29pm

Is it okay to flirt at work?

In the wake of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein being outed as workplace sexual predators and the emergence of the powerful #MeToo movement, professional dynamics have begun to change for the better. But, let’s say you have a harmless “work crush” at your nine-to-five. Is it...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:36pm

How and Why to Use the Equifax Free Credit Lock App

NerdWallet's Bev O'Shea provides an update on her last article profiling Equifax's extended free credit freezes. The following article originally appeared on the NerdWallet.    Equifax has made good on its promise of free, lifelong credit locks following last year’s...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am

Life lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan

According to Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, the first lines of their classic song “C.R.E.A.M.” painted the picture perfectly of what growing up in Staten Island’s Park Hill Projects was really like. “I grew up...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

The cost of taking a ‘victory lap’

It’s okay to not have your sh-t together when you first head off to college. At that point in your life, you’re still just a kid trying to figure out this big scary world. This is why so many students take an extra year to finish their four-year degree with what many call a “...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:28pm

Now that you've beaten the flu - Are your sick days paid?

With this dumpster fire of a flu season now finally coming to an end, as you peak back on the wreckage that was once your life you’ve probably noticed that all of your sick days have been used up for the year. This begs the question … are your sick days paid? In the great state of New...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:17pm

Healthcare industry to gain 4 million jobs by 2026

With so much projected growth in the economy, many experts are making predictions on what industries will see job growth in the coming years.  As it turns out, looking for work in the healthcare industry could be one your best bets. In a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

With prison in the past, he’s getting paid to go to school

The following article was originally published by our friends at NerdWallet by Personal Finance Writer Anna Helhoski.    The day Frank Melo turned 20, he woke up to handcuffs on his wrists and an arrest warrant in his name. During his yearlong sentence on drug charges, Melo had time to...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:54am

Don’t let your kid become a social media cyberbully

At what age should we allow our children on social media? Every day we hear nightmarish stories about children getting picked on by cyberbullies or viewing content that they shouldn’t on the darkest parts of the web.   It’s a problem that has blown out of control and maybe a...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:33am

Play trivia to pay off your student loans instead of a bar tab

What if there was a way to have fun while chiseling away at your massive student loans? Better yet, what if there was a video game you could download onto your phone that could help along the way?  It would beat the hell out of getting a second job, that’s for sure!  The online...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:30pm

Budgeting 101 for military service members

No matter what your political beliefs are, helping our veterans and active service men and women should be one of our nation’s a top priority. And with how much they sacrifice day in and day out for our country, stories of people going into debt after their service can break your heart. We...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:07pm

Breastfeeding protections for working mothers increases productivity

Even if you have the world’s greatest job, going back to work can be a tough transition for new mothers. With so many challenges ahead of them, working mothers need to feel as though they are welcome back in their offices once their maternity leave is over and not feel as though they need to...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:53am

What Equifax's extended free credit freeze means for you

You probably remember hearing about how Equifax, one of the world's largest credit reporting agencies, was hacked last Fall leaving millions of individuals businesses open to identity theft. Ah, those were some fun times!   Well since then, there have been some brand new developments...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:50am

Is there a gender bias against women in certain college majors?

It is pretty easy to see in certain technical industries that there is a skewed representation of women compared to men. It turns out that this tipping of the scale in one direction has been starting since college and could be a result of years of preconceived gender biases against women looking to...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:04am

Are promotions at work really just Ponzi schemes?

In some cases,  all that keeps you working at your current job is the promise of a promotion. But is your aspiration to climb the corporate ladder distracting you from achieving everything you can in your current role? Many people today equate titles with success rather than professional...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Glassdoor’s top 50 jobs in the U.S. for 2018

Early this morning, Glassdoor released their list of the top 50 jobs in the U.S. for 2018. The list was determined by weighing together the three following factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and the number of job openings for each...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:03am

NYC Catholic Schools announce 2017-18 open house dates

Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York has just announced open house dates for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Children and parents will now be able to make appointments to learn more about schools close by before applying. These “Touring Tuesday” open houses...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 5:54pm