Who ends up being long-term unemployed?

The long-term unemployed tend to be people who 1) are a little bit older, and 2) got laid off from their last job.

The economic recovery officially began a little over four years ago. But there are still over four million people who are long-term unemployed. That’s four million people who can’t find work even after looking for six months or more — four million people who can’t even get companies to look at their resumes anymore.

 

 

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Stress becomes number one cause of long-term absence from work

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Stress has become number one cause of long-term illness.

The pressure of the recession is taking it’s toll as stress becomes the number one cause of long-term absence from work for first time, figures show.  Research in almost 600 organizations also showed a link between job security and mental health issues, with employers planning redundancies ”significantly” more likely to report problems among their staff.

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Brain Replays Memories And Stores The Highlights While We Sleep

Brain Replays Memories And Stores The Highlights While We Sleep

Jim Carrey has memories of a painful relationship wiped from his brain in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

We may think we are asleep – but deep in the recesses of our mind a “memory editor” is working overtime, replaying the experiences of the day and storing the highlights on our brain’s version of a video recorder, claim scientists.
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Learning With Robot-Aided Therapy

Learning With Robot-Aided Therapy 

A robot named Cosmo has become six-year-old Kevin Fitzgerald’s unlikely ally in his uphill everyday battle with developmental difficulties.

At a strip mall clinic in suburban Maryland, Kevin is at the unlikely intersection of new efforts to treat symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders with robotics and computer work.

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