More than half of the baby boomers (59 percent) and two-thirds of seniors (67 percent) who work for the federal government reported they are generally satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey released recently by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The survey found more than half of the federal employees in these two age groups - who make up half of the federal workforce - were satisfied with their job training (boomers 50 percent, seniors 58 percent), their telework options (boomers 75 percent, seniors 74 percent), and felt engaged by their jobs (boomers 64 percent, seniors 70 percent).
The holiest plant of the Christmas season may be a raggedy shrub with peeling bark that seems to grow best in a dusty backyard in Tempe, Ariz. This is Boswellia sacra, better known as the frankincense tree. The shrub’s gum resin is one of the three biblical gifts that the wise men bestowed on the infant Jesus. Until recently, Americans who wished to cultivate their… ... more