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Take Action to Alleviate Workplace Stress

The Uprising Blog - Stress impacts 7 out of 10 employees worldwide and the cost impact continues to climb. As a result, the US absorbs $300 billion annually in lost...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:13:18 - #newstidbits

If your genes put you at risk of heart disease, exercise might be able to help

Popular Science - And every little bit counts.

In a study out this week researchers analyzed data from nearly 500,000 people who were enrolled...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:13:13 - #newstidbits

Bill and Melinda Gates ranked 2nd in Fortune list of the World's Greatest Leaders

GeekWire - In the process of giving away their massive fortune, Bill and Melinda Gates are looking to cure disease, improve education and lift millions...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:42:32 - #melindagates #gatesfoundation #newstidbits

Whole Foods ending rewards programs as grocer teases new ties to Amazon Prime

GeekWire - Whole Foods Market will retire its various rewards programs and online accounts May 2, as it continues to integrate with new owner Amazon. An...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:42:31 - #newstidbits

Skin cancers linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

Life - EurekAlert - Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:47 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Tai Chi improves brain metabolism and muscle energetics in older adults

Life - EurekAlert - A new Journal of Neuroimaging study provides insights into the biochemical mechanisms by which Tai Chi -- a mind-body exercise --...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:46 - #newstidbits

Global Findex: Technology Can Bridge Financial Inclusion Gap

Life - Gallup Headlines - A new World Bank report focuses on the role digital technology plays in personal banking and how it can help close the financial...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:44 - #newstidbits

Milky Way over Deadvlei in Namibia

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - What planet is this?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:43 - #newstidbits

Smother Your Anxiety With the Best Deal Yet on a Weighted Blanket

Life - Lifehacker - Somehow, it's still apparently winter on the East Coast, so you're probably feeling anxious and tired, a general malaise if you...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:42 - #newstidbits

In the News: Barbara Bush

Life - Gallup Headlines - During Barbara Bush's time as first lady, an average of 83% of Americans viewed her favorably, and she was named "most admired...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:41 - #newstidbits

Obesity linked with higher chance of developing rapid, irregular heart rate

Life - EurekAlert - People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke,...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:40 - #afib #newstidbits

Snapshot: U.S. Congressional Job Approval at 18%

Life - Gallup Headlines - Eighteen percent of Americans approve of the job the U.S. Congress is doing, matching the average rating the current Congress...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:38 - #newstidbits

Throw Out All Your Chopped Romaine Lettuce

Life - Lifehacker - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently urging consumers, restaurants, and retailers to throw out any chopped...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:37 - #newstidbits

Association of cannabis with cognitive functioning in young people

Life - EurekAlert - Frequent cannabis use by adolescents and young adults was associated with small reductions in cognitive function that appeared to...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:36 - #newstidbits

Sure, It's No Fun, but You Can Survive Identity Theft With These Easy Steps

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Just about every time you turn on the news, you hear a story about how bad guys may have gotten your personal information.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:35 - #newstidbits

Airstream Nest Travel Trailer

Life - GearMoose - A modern approach to a classic.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:34 - #newstidbits

The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment | Mark Tyndall

Life - TEDTalks Videos - Why do we still think that drug use is a law-enforcement issue? Making drugs illegal does nothing to stop people from using...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:33 - #newstidbits

39 Organizations Create Exceptional Workplaces

Life - Gallup Headlines - The world's best organizations don't simply promise a great employee experience; they create a culture of engagement.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:32 - #newstidbits

Amazon Prime has more than 100 million members; Bezos outlines tips to teach high standards

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' 2018 shareholder letter has a few key disclosures as well as some management tips to ponder.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:42:01 - #newstidbits

How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone

Enterprise - Computerworld - With police departments and federal agencies lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:13:34 - #newstidbits

How is America preparing for the future of work?

Think - MIT Technology Review - Three questions on retraining and the future of work with economist Jay Shambaugh.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:34:43 - #newstidbits

How Organizations Will Produce in an Autonomous Future

Think - MIT Sloan Management Review - How much will technology change affect labor? According to research informing our 2017 research report, "Reshaping...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:13:23 - #ai #newstidbits

How to Stop Worrying About Your Future (and Start Saving Time!)

Life - Lifehack - Have you ever lost sleep worrying about something that has yet to happen?
Has worrying about the future interrupted your productivity?...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:39:16 - #newstidbits

Our National and Moral Responsibility to Young People

Life - Gallup Headlines - About one in four U.S. adults say children aren't treated with dignity and respect, rising to nearly four in 10 among black...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:39:15 - #newstidbits

How Managers Can Help Teams Focus on the Work That Matters

Life - Gallup Headlines - Learn how managers can help teams silence the beeps and buzzes in our hyper-connected world and focus on deep work that creates...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:39:14 - #newstidbits

One in Four Americans Feel U.S. Children Are Not Respected

Life - Gallup Headlines - About one in four Americans say children are not treated with respect and dignity, ranking the U.S. in the bottom one-third...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:39:13 - #newstidbits

M57: The Ring Nebula

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Except for the rings
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:39:12 - #newstidbits

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that anesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

Life - EurekAlert - A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:13:09 - #newstidbits

FDA OKs Firmware Update for ICD, CRT-D Battery, Security Glitches

Life - - The FDA-approved update for the defibrillator implants from Abbott, formerly St Jude Medical, separately addresses previously...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:13:07 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Automate Your Quarterly Tax Payments With This App

Life - Lifehacker - For many first-time freelancers (and some seasoned vets), quarterly taxes are a nightmare. Either you don't know you have to pay...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:13:06 - #newstidbits

The Best Gaming Headphones Under $100

Life - Lifehacker - If you're serious about gaming, you need a good pair of headphones. And if you want to communicate to your team, you're going to...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:13:05 - #newstidbits

Need to Bag a New Job? Kroger Is Filling 11,000 Positions Nationwide

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Ladies and gentleman, bag boys and bag girls, stock clerks of all ages - Kroger wants you.
The grocery store chain has made...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:02:49 - #newstidbits

New study finds that workplace anxiety isn't always a bad thing

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers have developed a new comprehensive model of workplace anxiety. It includes triggers for anxiety in the workplace and...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:12 - #newstidbits

Researchers demonstrate the presence of beta-amyloid dimers in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's

Life - EurekAlert - A study headed by researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Institut Europeen de Chimie et...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:11 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Exercise to prevent falls recommended for older adults at increased risk for falls

Life - EurekAlert - For adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falling, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise,...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:10 - #newstidbits

Simple one-page tool improves patient satisfaction with doctor visit

Life - EurekAlert - A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:09 - #newstidbits

All-Cause Mortality 10% Higher for Night Owls Than Morning Larks

Life - - True night owls are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and multiple comorbidities compared with morning people, at least between...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:17 - #newstidbits

Dr. Peter Creigh Wants to Improve ALS Care Through Virtual Research Visits

Life - ALS Association - Today, we are happy to be joined by ALS clinician scientist Dr. Peter Creigh from the University of Rochester in Rochester,...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:16 - #newstidbits

Ten Ways Seniors Can Improve Mobility and Maintain Their Independence

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - Written by Nurse Susan
Many seniors assume that limited mobility is an unavoidable part of the aging process....
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:15 - #retirement #newstidbits

Chrome 66 rolls out: Autoplay video silenced by default plus 62 bugs fixed

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Chrome 66 mutes audio on autoplay video by default unless a user tends to watch video on a site with sound on.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:11 - #newstidbits

Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World?

Think - Knowledge@Wharton - Baby boomers, after spending years as the most coveted generation in the workplace, often now feel as if they're getting...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:43:38 - #boomer #newstidbits

Why the Most Productive People Don't Always Make the Best Managers

Think - - When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team's most productive performer....
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:41:55 - #newstidbits

Guns Fall From Record High as Top Problem

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' mentions of guns as the most important problem facing the nation fell by over half this month, ticking down to...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:13:08 - #newstidbits

Flyover of Jupiters North Pole in Infrared

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - What would it look like to fly over the North Pole of Jupiter?
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:13:07 - #newstidbits

Oregon scientists decipher the magma bodies under Yellowstone

Life - EurekAlert - Using supercomputer modeling, University of Oregon scientists have unveiled a new explanation for the geology underlying recent...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:59 - #newstidbits

The Best Windshield Wipers for Your Car

Life - The Wirecutter - After researching wiper blades for more than 60 hours, scouring user reviews, talking to auto-service shops in such weather-challenged...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:58 - #newstidbits

Just When You Got Used to the Old TSA Screening Rules, Here Are New Ones

Life - The Penny Hoarder - If your upcoming travel plans mean a trip through a Transportation Security Administration hand luggage-screening queue,...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:57 - #newstidbits

Seasons of Snow Cover in the West

Life - NASA Image of the day - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this photo while flying over the western United States. The...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:56 - #nasa #newstidbits

This Company is Hiring Work-From-Home Writers with Business Expertise

Life - The Penny Hoarder - If you've got business skills and are looking to earn some extra cash, then we've got a job for you.
A Pass Educational...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:55 - #retirement #newstidbits

Wait 17 Seconds Before Jumping Into Your Kid's Struggle

Life - Lifehacker - All day, every day, the struggles your kids face are real. And you can bet they'll let you know about those said struggles. Maybe...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:40:54 - #newstidbits