New Poll Shows That Half of American Employees Are Looking for a New Job

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Nearly every job has its drawbacks, but for more than half of U.S. employees, their current work situation just isn't cutting it. A new Gallup poll found that 51 percent of workers in the country are keeping an eye out for job openings or actively searching for new positions.

There's a high number of jobs currently open in America, but many employees are still dissatisfied with where they end up. According to Gallup's latest "State of the American Workplace" report, 68 percent of workers say they're overqualified for the job they have. And even if they aren't looking to switch jobs right away, that doesn't mean they're thrilled with their present situation: Only 33 percent of employees reported feeling engaged at work.

But it isn't just unsatisfactory job conditions that have employees itching to move somewhere else: They also feel optimistic about their prospects. Sixty-three percent of people Gallup surveyed said they think it's "very likely" or "somewhat likely" they can find a job that's just as good as their current position. Compare that to 42 percent who said the same in 2010 following the recession.

If you're an employee who's not ready to make the next step in their career, or an employer who wants to keep their workers happy, science can help. Studies have shown that employees are happiest and most productive when they have the freedom to work from home and schedule breaks throughout their day.

But there are some jobs that can't be improved no matter how much you change your routine. Look out for these signs when assessing whether or not it's time to jump ship.

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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Does the Dryer Eat Your Socks? Use This Simple Laundry Hack to Solve the Problem

You never have to search for your missing socks again.
You never have to search for your missing socks again.
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Doing laundry is never fun, but when your pile of apparel emerges with socks missing, it can turn into an investigation worthy of a homicide detective. Whether they're Nike, Gucci, or Gold Toe, no sock is immune to foul play—and typically, no suspect can ever be located.

Socks get “lost” when they cling to the washer drum, disappear into a pair of pants, or fall out of the hamper on their way back to the sock drawer. It’s also possible for a washer to “eat” a sock by allowing it to tumble out of the drum and get stuck in an inaccessible portion of the appliance. Some socks have even made it to the water drain or pump in their desperate bid to avoid your feet.

Reader’s Digest has a solution to this phenomenon: Use a safety pin. When you take your socks off, clip them together with the pin. By utilizing this sock buddy system, the pair will never be separated in the wash. It’s also far less likely for a pair to be obscured by other clothing or to cling to a hidden surface like the washer or fall by the wayside in a crevice.

If you’re concerned safety pins might damage your washer, you can opt for plastic sock clips like Loc A Sock. A pack of 40 clips is just $15 on Amazon.

[h/t Reader’s Digest]

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