The rocket-powered "SkyCycle" ridden by Evel Knievel in an attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in the 1970s is part of a display at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The exhibit, "True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel," is slated to run until Labor Day.
Summer picnics can offer a chance to network with other professionals, but don't be heavy-handed at such an event -- the conversation should center around mutual interests and summer plans, not just your career, Vickie Elmer writes. The key is to set up a time to talk in more detail later about job plans, so you're not seen as just another summertime pest.
Not all industries are in an economic slump -- some are even growing. Among the businesses thriving, according to this article: doughnut makers such as Krispy Kreme, pet-pampering services, the tattoo industry and fantasy sports -- an $800 million business with 29.9 million active users.
The unemployed who are reaching the end of emergency jobless benefits -- 99 weeks -- say they are stressed about money running out because they're still not able to find work in a tough job market. Some lawmakers believe extending the benefits creates a reason for people not to find work. "Before this, I figured that if you can't find a job in two years, you're not looking," says one jobless worker. "But I keep looking and jobs just are not there."
Some of the most popular work-from-home jobs include graphic designers, business consultants, personal chefs and virtual assistants. While success at these jobs may depend on your skills and the ability to sell yourself to others, salaries can range from $25,000 to $80,000 a year.