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Monday Workplace News Round-up

Happy Monday morning! Here are some headlines catching my eye today:

The mancession is graying around the edges.

Hiring is up 12% in India, though.

The school science fair is going the way of the dodo thanks to the Great Recession.

Meanwhile, a team of grown-up scientists just created bacteria that can be programmed like a computer. Will they give us the blue screen of death?

A new study finds each generation has its own version of the "American Dream."

Australia's unemployment hovers around 5% but Australian consumers aren't spending their money.

Canada's privacy commissioner is keeping Silicon Valley companies on their toes.

Our neighbors to the north have also decided to accept more students from India.

Coffee and doughnuts make us smarter, just don't look at our expanding waistlines.

Managers think Gen Y lacks professionalism.

Fortune wonders what happens when the jobless give up. Well, they stop their magazine subscriptions, for starters.

Get ready for co-workers selling boxes of Girl Scout cookies around the office.

Wondering what to get employees for Christmas? MSNBC suggests pens and flash drives, because nothing says "we won't fire your ass" like 512MB of mobile storage space.

The financial services and accounting sectors are busy hiring.

Do you have a broadband connection? Well, think again.

One-third of British employees nod off at their desks. Zzzz...

Employees are still feeling sketchy about high deductible health plans.

There's now a high-speed train between Finland and Russia, and the Finns might let the Russians visit without a visa.

More than 40% of housekeepers and nannies in Colorado say they're paid less than minimum wage, half report being verbally and physically abused.

A new GAO study finds hotels are short sheeting their low-wage foreign workers.

Telecommuters are shiny, happy people. Too bad workers are too afraid to telecommute.

First Americans don't have jobs and now our golden years are fading to black.

College students are lying and exaggerating on their teacher evaluations.

30 million U.S. drivers have been drunk behind the wheel over the last twelve months. Cheers!

Employees who own iPads are more likely to use them for work purposes.

A federal judge in Virginia just declared part of President Obama's new health care law to be unconstitutional.

Say goodbye to the suburban office park.

60 Minutes runs an interview with weepy incoming House Speaker John Boehner. Maybe he shouldn't sit down with Barbara Walters anytime soon.

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