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When Work and Life Collide, Employees Can Lose ItMarch 12, 2015
People whose family life regularly gets in the way of their work are more likely to become emotionally exhausted and, in turn, verbally abusive to coworkers and loved ones, a new study suggests. The...
Three Traits Give ‘SuperAgers’ a 30-Year EdgeFebruary 5, 2015
Researchers are trying to figure out why the brains of some older adults look 30 years younger than their peers. While these so-called cognitively elite “SuperAgers” may be 80 or more years old, they...
Guess Who Fakes Their Sick Days More Than Others? January 2, 2015
A recent poll reveals that as many as 39 percent of Australian employees ages 18 to 24 admit to playing hooky in the past 12 months. Among workers ages 25 to 34, 43 percent admitted to faking a sick...
How to Be One Step Ahead of the Latest Fashion Trend December 18, 2014
Analyzing relevant words and phrases from fashion reviews makes it possible to identify a network of influence among major designers, say researchers. This work also lets them track how those style...
Political Wins Don’t Give Us the Lift We ExpectNovember 5, 2014
Winning barely makes people from the winning political party happier, a new study finds. In addition, being on the losing side reduces self-reported happiness and increases sadness substantially. The...
Why Bribing Smokers to Quit Doesn’t Always Work June 16, 2014
MRI scans of smokers suggests there may be a connection between how the brain responds to rewards and the desire to smoke. “We believe that our findings may help to explain why some smokers find it...
Testing and treating the oversized prison population in the United States for hepatitis C could make it easier to stave off a national epidemic, but how to pay for it remains elusive. Nearly 4...
In Red Wine and Chocolate, Resveratrol May Be a Dud May 13, 2014
If red wine and dark chocolate prevent cancer or heart disease, it is not, as was suspected, because of the antioxidant resveratrol. Italians who consume lots of an antioxidant found in red wine,...
How Head Trauma and Homelessness Are LinkedMay 1, 2014
A recent study of homeless men in Toronto shows that almost half had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life and the majority of those injuries occurred before the men lost their...
Happier People Are More Productive – Here’s ProofMarch 21, 2014
New research confirms what Google already knows: Greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality. Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea...
Another Reason to Think Twice About Your SmartphoneFebruary 25, 2014
You might be less productive at work during the day if you use your smartphone to get work done at night. A pair of studies surveying a broad spectrum of U.S. workers shows that people who monitor...
Did You Hear About the Benefits of Gossip? Pass It OnJanuary 28, 2014
An experiment to study the nature of gossip and ostracism suggests both serve important roles in society: reforming bullies and encouraging cooperation. “Groups that allow their members to gossip,”...
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