What is Titanic II, and will it set sail?

Extravagant plans to build Titanic II, a replica of the original White Star Line ship, are back in circulation.

  • Titanic II has reportedly resumed construction.
  • The project has been resurrected after its failed attempt to begin construction in 2012.
  • If the project leaves the conceptual phase, the new ship is set to follow the same route as the original Titanic as one leg of its voyage.
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Amazon dumps "stealth tax" on unsuspecting warehouse workers

Amazon raised its minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour. Then, it took a bunch of other benefits away in what's being called a "stealth tax."

  • Previous to the announced increase in minimum wage to $15/hr., warehouse workers were eligible for production bonuses and stock awards. Those will be terminated when the wage is increased.
  • Amazon claims it's a net gain for the workers, but others disagree.
  • CEO Jeff Bezos still makes $30,000 a minute.
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Survey reveals the ideal American work schedule

35 hours a week would be ideal, say over 1,000 Americans surveyed. Just how overworked are we, really?

How much money would Americans sacrifice to work 4 days a week? (Infographic: The Sleep Judge)
  • A new survey reveals how American feel about workdays.
  • Many of Americans say they put in too many hours—educators feel the most overworked, while government and public administration workers are mostly fine with their workloads.
  • Which jobs waste employee hours the most? Legal work, apparently, with 47.6% of their work time wasted.
  • 41.2% of people would rather have more time than more money—but there's a catch when it comes to reality.
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When data drives diversity and inclusion, good things happen

What makes a job a great place to work? A sense of equity and ownership, says Michael Bush.

What makes a job a great place to work? A sense of equity and ownership, says Michael Bush, the CEO of the conveniently named Great Place to Work. They're a global consulting and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. Michael's new book is A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World, and he's brought to you today by Amway. Amway believes that ​diversity and inclusion ​are ​essential ​to the ​growth ​and ​prosperity ​of ​today’s ​companies. When woven ​into ​every ​aspect ​of ​the talent ​life ​cycle, companies committed to diversity and inclusion are ​the ​best ​equipped ​to ​innovate, ​improve ​brand image ​and ​drive ​performance.

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Don't want A.I. to take your job? Learn to use it as a tool.

Should we be scared of a robot job apocalypse? Not all at once, says Accenture CTO Paul Daugherty.

As the Chief Technology Officer for global management consulting firm Accenture, Paul Daugherty knows that there's a lot of people out there, in many industries, who are afraid of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. Here, he offers some sage advice in dealing with AI: lean into the change. Using AI to help you find new jobs based on your current skills is just one way to adapt to this new technology. Paul's incredible new book is Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.

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