US Job OpJob Openingsenings Highest Since 2001, But Hiring Slips

US Job Openings

US Job Openings

U.S. job openings rose to their highest level in more than 13 years in August even as hiring fell.

Job openings were at a seasonally adjusted 4.835 million compared with a downwardly revised 4.605 million in July, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey on Tuesday. Job openings are used to measure labor demand.

Federal Reserve policymakers have said they are monitoring the JOLTS report as they consider their next step on monetary policy.

Employers hired a seasonally adjusted 4.640 million people in August, down from 4.934 million in July, the report said. August’s hiring was 27 percent higher than in June 2009 when it was at its lowest level since the beginning of the recession.

At 1.8 percent, the quits rate has held steady for seven consecutive months. That rate measures the number of people who leave their jobs voluntarily and is an indication of how confident employees are that they can find a better job elsewhere.

A separate Labor Department report released on Friday showed the labor market picking up as U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, and the national unemployment rate slid to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.

Federal Reserve officials see the labor market as a key indicator to determine when to raise interest rates.

Taylor Swift Joins ‘The Voice’ as Season 7

Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice'

Taylor Swift Joins ‘The Voice’

Taylor Swift will be a mentor on the current season of ‘The Voice’.

Her participation in the show had been rumoured for some time, but the network announced today that she’ll be a “key adviser” during the Knockout Rounds.

Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is going to act as the sole mentor for all of our teams during the Knockout Round.

The 24 year old will be joining fellow newcomers Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, as well as ‘The Voice’ veterans Blake Shelton and Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine.

Acting as coaches in the background will be an impressive arsenal of stars including Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, which ensures that the new season is certainly jam-packed with household names.

On three shows the hugely successful singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, will advise her protégés on vocal techniques, stage presence and preferential song selection.

There’s no word as yet as to whether Taylor Swift will make any more appearances beyond the November 3rd show.

‘Twilight Saga’ Returning With Five Short Films On Facebook

'Twilight Saga' Short Films On Facebook

‘Twilight Saga’ Short Films On Facebook

The hit vampire franchise starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson ran for five movies, the last of which opened in cinemas in 2012. Twilight fans will be pleased to hear that the vampire saga is to be revived in a series of short films to be shown on Facebook.

Now Lionsgate studios and Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the books on which the hit franchise was based, have announced plans to make five “mini-movies” based on Twilight characters to be shown exclusively on the social networking site next year.

Kristen, who starred as Bella Swan in the films, and Stephenie will be part of an all-female panel who will choose and mentor five aspiring female directors to make the shorts.

Other panellists include the actresses Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and Julie Bowen; Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight movie; the film producer Cathy Schulman and Jennifer Lee, who co-directed hit animated movie Frozen.

Michael Burns, Lionsgate’s vice chairman told the New York Times: “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energising existing fans.”

Actress Amanda Bynes Back In Trouble With Drug-Driving Arrest

Actress Amanda Bynes

Actress Amanda Bynes

Troubled former teen star Amanda Bynes was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs in Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said on Monday.

Bynes, 28, who has become known in recent years more for her legal troubles and bizarre public behavior than for her acting, was taken into custody Sunday at 4:10 a.m. (1110 GMT).

The former child star was determined to be under the influence of an unidentified drug after being evaluated at a nearby police station.

The actress was booked at LAPD Van Nuys Jail and held on $15,000 bail. She was “cooperative during the entire process”.

Bynes was released Sunday afternoon and is expected to appear in court on Oct. 23, 2014.

Best Wrist Tattoos Design Ideas For Girls

Wrist Tattoos Designs

Wrist Tattoos Designs

Tattoo art has been prevailing the fashion industry for a long time now. Wrist tattoos designs are extremely popular among men and women. So it’s even more essential than usual to wear sunscreen on your wrist tattoo every day to prevent your beautiful ink fading over time.

Quote Tattoo

A quote tattoo on your wrist is also cool especially if the words are beautiful and meaningful. It can be a love quote or even a motivational/inspirational quote so you can be more motivated to live your life. It will be cool for having a good quote on your wrist.

Bow Wrist Tattoo

Bow wrist tattoo is also beautiful to have. Do not really stick with black ink color because for the bow, it will be prettier if you use pink or bright color to paint this. Consider the bow tattoo and you will find it cute and pretty on your wrist.

Angel Wing Tattoo

Angel wing tattoo will also be great on women who want a wrist tattoo that is simple but looks so damn cool. You can have one wing on your left wrist while the other one is on your other wrist to make it a pair. This is definitely beautiful.

World Map Tattoo

World map tattoo will definitely look good on your pretty wrist and this can simply be painted in small size. It will look cute and cool since it is different from any other wrist tattoos that may mostly people have.

Crown Wrist Tattoo

Crown wrist tattoo is also beautiful to try and it is usually often worn by women. You can have the small or medium size just based on your preference. Many women will love crown tattoo design, so you may feel so.

Know Your Internet Browser Shortcuts

Internet Browser Shortcuts

Internet Browser Shortcuts

There are dozens of different shortcut keys that can be used with Internet browsers. Below are a few of our top suggested Internet browser shortcuts.

  • Press Alt + D to move the cursor into the address bar.
  • Hold down the Ctrl key and press the + or – to increase and decrease the size of text. Ctrl + 0 will reset the text.
  • Press the backspace key or press Alt key + left arrow to go back a page.
  • Press F5 to refresh or reload a web page.
  • Press F11 to make the Internet browser screen full screen. Press F11 again to return to the normal view.
  • Press Ctrl + B to open your Internet bookmarks.
  • Press Ctrl + F to open the find box to search for text within the web page you are reading.

Homemade Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids

Homemade Christmas Craft

Homemade Christmas Craft

When you come across yourself running away from time this Christmas season and therefore are in want of some quick and uncomplicated Christmas craft tips then there is no better time to start looking than at this time. On Christmas children enjoy and love making the crafts for Christmas for kids. There are many easy crafts for Christmas and here you can get ideas of Christmas arts crafts.

Greeting Cards

You can easily make these in class with some construction paper and common craft supplies. Before class, cut out enough card for each student. Then have students draw, paint or use felt to make a Christmas scene on the card. Students can then decorate the cards with glitter, cotton wool for snow, shiny stickers, etc.

Christmas Tree

In many parts of the world there are pine cones all over the place at this time of year and they can be used for making great mini-Christmas Trees. All you need is pine cones, glitter, cotton balls, small beads threaded onto some cotton or dental floss and a star for the top.

Paper Plate Snowman

Just glue 2 white paper plates together to form the body and then use felt or colored paper to decorate. You can use pipe cleaners for the arms.


These are easy to make and look great and you can get the materials from most art & craft stores. You need some felt which you wrap around rolls made from card (finger size). The heads are made from wooden balls which can be found in art & craft stores and then pipe cleaners and buttons for decoration.

Christmas Wreaths

This one is so easy to do and nice and messy! You need red and green paint in separate trays. Have each student put a red and green print of their hands onto card. When the paint has dried, cut out the hand prints and either glue together in a circle shape or glue onto a ring made from card.