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Happiest Jobs
School principals, executive chefs and loan officers are among the happiest jobs in the country, according to online jobs site CareerBliss’ 2015 list. Also on the tech-heavy list: systems developers, senior software engineers, business development executives, website developers, database administrators, research assistants and automation engineers. The results are compiled from data from more than 25,000 reviews by site users asked to rate their job satisfaction in several categories.

Let’s Be Honest

Inaccurate profiles are among the biggest drawbacks to online dating sites, says a new report from researchers at the University of Iowa. Based on more than 300 participants’ reactions to eight fabricated OKCupid online dating profiles, the study found that people were turned off by profiles that sounded too good to be true, preferring those of individuals who appeared humble, genuine and real. The more specific the information in a profile, the more viewers trusted the profile as accurate.

Automated Job Loss

Nearly half (47%) of the U.S. workforce is at high risk of automation as a result of technologies that are already largely available, according to Technology at Work: The Future of Innovation and Employment, a recent report by CitiGroup. The key challenge will be to make growth inclusive again and ensure ordinary workers have the ability to shift into new job opportunities. This shift will require more investment in skills and training, and tax reform, the report continues. Visit to download the report in its entirety.

Five Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise

A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise—and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who said last year that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma. He later apologized for his comment, saying he was “completely wrong.” So what is the correct way to ask for a raise?

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert and author of Poised for Success: Mastering The Four Qualities that Distinguish Outstanding Professionals, offers the following tips:

“It’s a fact that if you don’t ask, you may never get,” says Whitmore. “If you’re not earning a fair salary or not being given the raise you think you deserve, it’s time to focus on asking for what you think you’re worth. Asking for a raise is not only good business sense, it shows that you’re committed to your well-being and that of your family.”

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The Spies Inside Your Phone

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cellphone and can put it to use. But that app may just be a door you unwittingly opened to let spies take up residence inside your phone.

“Most free flashlight apps are creepware,” says Gary S. Miliefsky, CEO of SnoopWall, a company that specializes in cybersecurity. Creepware is malware that spies on your online behavior and could pass along information to others. In 2013, Goldenshores Technologies, the company behind the popular “Brightest Flashlight Free” app for Android phones, agreed to settle FTC charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to advertising networks and other third parties.

It’s not just flashlight apps—many seemingly innocuous apps have the capability to eavesdrop on your activities. “Consumers trust first and verify never,” Miliefsky says. “As a result, most of their smartphones are infected with malware that they trust in the form of some kind of useful app or game.” He offers the following tips: