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What Companies Can Do to Help Employees Address Mental Health Issues

“Most employees we surveyed already actively manage their mental health and consider it at least as important as their physical health” reports hbr.org. In November, Prince William joined a discussion on working in high-pressure environments at “This Can Happen,” the UK’s largest annual conference on mental health.For example, two-thirds of the UK workers we surveyed said they have experienced or are currently experiencing mental health challenges or have even had suicidal thoughts or feelings.When employers create a culture that supports mental health, workers are more than twice as likely to…

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Paychex Links Data To QuickBooks In Real Time

“Human resources and payroll management solution provider Paychex is integrating its data into QuickBooks Online to synchronize data for joint customers in real time” reports pymnts.com. The QuickBooks integration follows Paychex’s acquisition earlier this year of Lessor, a Denmark-based payroll company that will aid the company’s global expansion efforts.In a press release issued Monday (Dec. 17), Paychex said its General Ledger Service (GLS) now integrates into QuickBooks Online for faster access to key data for both small businesses and their accountants. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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4 Ways to Get Cash Back

“When looking for a cash-back card, pay attention to the percentages you’ll get back — and the annual fees” writes Rick Broida for cnet.com. By linking your credit card, you can nab those extra savings just by shopping like you normally do.By leveraging one or more cash-back services, you can save money and/or earn rewards.I’m not going to spend a lot of time here, other than to say that if you’re not using a cash-back card, you’re literally throwing money away. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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Players Can Now Buy Gold in Red Dead Online with Real Money

“Along with Rockstar’s most recent update for Red Dead Online, they have now released microtransactions in the game, which come in the form of gold bars” writes Jessie Wade for ign.com. The rewards include 15 gold bars and different amounts of cash, based on each player’s edition of the game.Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN and would just like some gold bars for free – please and thank you.There are six different bundles of gold bars available for players to purchase, ranging from $4.99 USD to $99.99 USD.…

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Rockstar Giving Out Additional In-Game Gifts to Red Dead Online Beta Players

“Rockstar has promised additional in-game rewards of gold bars and cash to Red Dead Online players” writes Shabana Arif for ign.com. Red Dead Online’s latest title update sees beta players getting in-game thank you rewards from Rockstar for participating, including 15 gold bars and varying amounts of cash based on the edition players have purchased.The additional 15 gold bars will be rolling out today, so you still have time to log on and make yourself eligible. Source: ign.com Share This:

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Shame Storm

“The irony, of course, is that there is no belief my brush with online shaming confirmed more” reports firstthings.com. And before that, in the Precambrian era of online shaming, there was me.If we had a breakthrough in our conversation, that was it: There is no content to a shame storm. Source: firstthings.com Share This:

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Retail sales get off to good start for the holiday season, online stores big winners

“If a big drop at gas stations is stripped out, retail sales rose a stronger 0.5%, the government said Friday” writes Jeffry Bartash for marketwatch.com. The category that’s mostly online sales recorded a robust 2.3% increase in sales last month.Retail sales increased 0.2% last month, led by online stores such as Amazon AMZN, -1.57%  and big-box stores like Best Buy BBY, +0.00% the Commerce Department said. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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