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Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Anyone who sits at a desk all day knows: Sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. We don’t need studies to tell us that sitting for eight to ten hours makes us feel sluggish, tight, and even overweight. But studies do confirm: sitting for six hours or more increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And researchers say that even if you’re a slave to the gym in your time off, the health benefits are undone if you spend the rest of your day seated. If that wasn’t depressing enough, it gets worse: Research shows that standing desks, a popular compromise for people who have to spend hours in an office but want to get off their butts, aren’t necessarily any better: Standing all day can be bad for circulation, and your posture may be just as bad as it was in a chair if you’re staring down your compute screen all day. More »

We’re Hiring At Blisstree And Launching New Sites!

We're Hiring At Blisstree And Launching New Sites!

Come write for us! We’re looking for writers and editors to join our team as we launch two new sites and expand coverage here at Blisstree and our sister site TheGloss.

Our parent company, B5Media is creating a new parenting site and a professional women’s site. We’re looking for editors in New York and Toronto to get these new projects off the ground. We’re also looking for a part-time health writer to work with us here at Blisstree. If you think you’d be a good fit, tell us why.

For more information, visit B5 Media’s Careers page at www.b5media.com/careers. More »

Jobless Rates Are Rising, But Are Women Coming Out Ahead?

Jobless Rates Are Rising, But Are Women Coming Out Ahead?

The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November and fewer jobs were added than predicted, according to a grim report released by the U.S. Department of Labor this morning. But alongside continually disheartening news about our economy are articles that trumpet women’s growing economic power, like The Rise of the Sheconomy, published in TIME last month. The gist of that article, and many others like it, is that women hold the reins to our economy through their overwhelming consumer power. Even in categories that are normally considered male territory, like tech gadgets and cars, female shoppers hold overwhelming influence over how to spend. And now, they’re also the primary earners.

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Need a Foot In The Door? Come Intern With Us

Need a Foot In The Door? Come Intern With Us

By this point in the fall semester, most college students are already situated in their fall internships and probably have their weekly routine down. But our parent company, b5 media, is looking for some college students to help with some new business development and social media initiatives, and these positions just can’t wait until the spring.

So if you (or someone you know) put off applying to an internship this semester, found you have a little bit of extra time in your schedule or just want to squeeze in a little more experience by working for an online media company, we might have the perfect opportunity for you. Or, at the very least, you can see how weird we all are in person. More »