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Need a job? Here are the top 25 best cities to find one, according to data from Glassdoor

2017-09-12

Geekwire If you are looking for a job and don’t mind living in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, or Kansas City, there’s good news. Glassdoor, the second-largest jobs site, published its annual “Top 25 Best Cities for Jobs” list based on its data about hiring opportunity (ratio of active job openings to population), cost of living (ratio of median annual base salary to median metro home value), and job satisfaction (Glassdoor reviews). The top 50 most populated U.S. metros were considered.

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color

2017-09-11

Medium At Living Cities, we’re working to get dramatically better results for low-income people faster, particularly people of color. To do this work, we must be clear that racism isn’t limited to Tiki torches and small-town violence. There are both historical and contemporary policies and practices that continue to have disparate effects on people of color throughout their lives. From something as quotidian as commuting times to larger systemic barriers and implicit bias, it is structural racism and White supremacy that have created and continue to create inequities in health, housing, education and beyond. For many people of color, these barriers appear in their day-to-day lives.

Dotloop Adds 23 New Partnership Integrations in First Half of 2017

2017-08-10

Dotloop Dotloop announced 23 new integrations with partners that have gone live since January 2017. The company achieved this record pace of new integrations after introducing an improved application program interface (API) platform for developers in March 2017. These new partnership integrations create significant value for dotloop users by allowing a more seamless operation with external real estate applications and services that many dotloop users are already leveraging to do their day-to-day jobs. Each integration offers real estate professionals expanded features to increase efficiency while conducting deals - all of which help to elevate their productivity and the industry overall.

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Is Searching for Treatment Breakthroughs

2017-08-10

Cure The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, a project of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), aims to overcome slow progress in the development of treatments for the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM). Ludwig San Diego’s Paul Mischel, one of the collaborative’s leading researchers, says that cancer patients have not yet really benefited from the identification of the map of the genes that make proteins and their alterations. The collaborative aims to overcome this by stimulating teamwork among top brain cancer experts through funding collaborative, multi-institution programs at three institutions serving as contracted research partners: The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

How to Continue Making a Difference as You Make a Living

2017-08-09

Thrive Global Zillow’s Rebekah Bastian pens this byline in Thrive Global offering advice for recent grads looking to be socially responsible. She shares a few ideas for figuring out the right company to work for and becoming a change-maker once you’re there. For starters, ask yourself whether the company is a good fit for you. What are the company’s values, and do they align with my own? What is the company doing to ensure it’s making a positive impact on its community? On the world? What are its key initiatives? The causes it supports? Asking questions like these can help streamline and prepare for your job search.

Families bear the burden of this disease in silence. Pope Francis made us into a community

2017-08-08

STAT News In this heart wrenching piece from freelance writer Mona Gable, she tells the story of a group of Huntington’s Disease patients and advocates who traveled 6,000 miles from Latin America to be blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican. HD causes a staggering array of mental and physical difficulties. There are few treatments and no cure. As if that weren’t enough, many people hide the disease and live in isolation fearing discrimination, rejection and condemnation. But on this day, Pope Francis spoke to the extraordinary difficulties these people face, lifting the shame and stigma associated with the disease and letting them know they are not alone. Offering his support and embracing each and every person with HD, Pope Francis declared that those suffering from HD are “Hidden no more!”