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Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

 

 

National Coffee Day is Thursday, September 29, and according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, scientists/lab technicians are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by marketing/public relations and education administrators. The survey results also show that coffee plays a major role in helping professionals perk up at work, as 34 percent need coffee to get through their workday, and 46 percent of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe.

New Book Says Ugly People Should Be A Protected Class

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Have you ever felt your looks have affected your life?  A new book called, "Beauty Pays" claims ugly people just have it tougher. 

University of Texas economy professor and author Daniel Hamermesh said, ugly people could make $230,000 less over their lifetime, versus their better looking peers.  He said if a majority considers someone to be ugly, then, he probably is.

But some people take issue with the book.  Rina Stermilla said, "I definitely don't agree with it."
Stermilla is a financial planner in Jacksonville.  She said in her business, looks don't have anything to do with money.  "The ugliest ones have way more money than the pretty ones."

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You never know what kind of fun you're gonna find on Jacksonville's Craigslist!

Today, this ad for a free dog had us in stitches. The owner even says he'll pay you to com pick him up! Surely someone wants a dog that stinks, scratches, bites, has fleas and no teeth!

Here's the link if you want to see it on Craigslist and maybe find yourself a new dog!

Link: Free Dog, Beagle on Jacksonville Craigslist

Check out what the owner says in the ad below:

Casino Ship Loses Power Near Mayport

Casino Ship Loses Power Near Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Coast Guard responded to a disabled motor vessel with 60 people aboard approximately 600 yards east of Mayport Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville was notified at 11:44 p.m. Sunday by the operator of the 155-foot motor vessel Jacks or Better Casino, a charter gaming vessel based in Mayport. The distress signal indicated the vessel sustained a loss of propulsion while transiting inbound to Mayport.

A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot rescue boat crew and commercial tugboat responded.

The Jacks or Better Casino regained propulsion and arrived safely ashore at 3:10 a.m. Monday.

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida's new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership.

The center filed the suit in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups.

"The best medicine is prevention," said Florida Pediatric Society president-elect Mobeen Rathore. "Unfortunately, I have seen too many tragic outcomes of an accidental shooting."

Rathore calls the new law a gag order. His organization along with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and The Florida College of Physicians are part of the lawsuit against the state.

Opponents of the law are calling it vague, and say the punishment doesn't fit the crime."It could go to the board of medicine. You could essentially lose your license if you violate it," said Chris Nuland, an attorney for physicians.