Author: Laurie Junkins

Laurie Junkins

The Disappearing American Middle Class

Some Americans—a lucky few already in the right sectors before the economy did its nosedive—are still upwardly mobile, but over the past decade the middle class in America is disappearing like hot dogs at a 4th of July picnic.

The Dumbest Reasons for Getting Fired

Nobody likes getting fired, especially in a terrible economy, but when you get fired for a stupid reason, it just adds insult to injury. People get fired for ridiculous reasons more often than you would think, and employers get away with it.

Products That Should NOT Have Been Invented

Without people who invent things, we’d all still be living like primitive cavepeople, lacking transportation, electricity, smartphones, and those little corn-shaped plastic handles you stick in the ends of corn on the cob. But not every invention is a useful one–there are tons of fail products.

How to Sell Your Car

America is a country in love with driving, so virtually all of us end up selling a car at some point in our lives. Cars are big-ticket items, so when we do sell one, we generally want the most money for the least effort. So, how do you sell a car?

Why Shutting Down Online Poker Was a Bad Move

Last April, the U.S. government indicted eleven online poker executives and shut down the three biggest poker sites with operations in the U.S.: Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, and Poker Stars. The indictment isn’t as clear-cut as it may seem, though, as questions like prohibition vs.regulation arise.

Craziest Job Interview Questions

The job market in America is brutal right now, with one of the highest unemployment rates in recent decades and a nose-diving economy. As a result, companies have started asking questions in interviews that are so far out of left field, we wonder if they specially brainstormed them up.

Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

Private, consenting adult sex work, as one organization refers to it, is actually legal in most of Europe, Brazil, Australia, Israel, Canada, parts of Mexico, and is at least tolerated in much of Asia. The United States is the notable exception, where all forms of prostitution are both illegal and actively criminalized.

Are You a Sexual Harasser?

Sexual harassment is a complex and, unfortunately, pervasive phenomenon that spans all human cultures and classes. As it turns out, there are about a dozen different, unique ways to sexually harass someone. Do you fall into any of these category types?

Sexual Harassment 2.0

There are more ways than ever, both in the workplace and outside of it, for men to pay inappropriate and unwanted attention to women. Men no longer have to look women in the eye to harass them—now they can do so from behind anonymous avatars, by text, and on social media sites.