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Workaholic Women Have Greatest Risk Of Diabetes: Study

There’s now another study that adds to the growing understanding of how being overworked affects overall health. This time, however, the focus is on women.

Public Health July 3, 2018

Office Workers Exposed To Harmful Bacteria That Causes Illness, Says Microbiologist

From your workspace to office kitchens and copy machines, there are many office supplies that are contaminated with harmful bacteria. A microbiologist has revealed the biggest reason why people get sick at the office.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2018

Microsoft To Invest Billions Of Dollars To Upgrade Redmond HQ: Huge Expansion Detailed

Microsoft just announced huge expansion plans for its Redmond headquarters and it will pour billions of dollars into the upgrade. The project will start next fall and will take five to seven years to complete.

Microsoft November 29, 2017

Facebook Workplace Business Software Finally Launches To Take On Slack: Enterprise Social Networking, Anyone?

Facebook at Work has finally exited its extensive closed beta, rolling out on desktop and mobile as Workplace by Facebook. The enterprise social networking and messaging service comes with neat tricks and aggressive pricing, gunning for Slack.

Apps/Software October 10, 2016

People With Psychopathic Traits Can Be Helpful At Work

People who strongly exhibit psychopathic traits can be cooperative at work. Researchers, however, said that it is only possible if they have strong social skills.

Life & Style June 8, 2016

Warming Climate Boosts Risks Of Heat-Related Workplace Injury

An epidemic of heat-related injuries will hit workers as climate change continues to take place, warned a new U.N. report. The paper cited how rising temperatures reduce workplace productivity and cause occupational hazards, particularly in developing nations.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2016

Workplace Injuries Cause Nearly 3,000 Amputations In 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor said that more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries have been reported in 2015. This is after a new rule was implemented last year.

Life March 21, 2016

Health Benefits Of Standing Desks Largely Unproven: Study

Standing desks may seem like a healthy way to beat the negative effects of prolonged sitting at work. However, experts found that the health benefits of these desks remain uncertain and unproven.

Life March 18, 2016

Displaying Buddha, Moral Symbols On Your Desk Can Ward Off Evil Requests

Displaying religious images in the office may ward off unethical requests from supervisors. This influences officemates to behave ethically.

Society February 21, 2016

The Top Places To Work If You Are LGBT

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation says that more businesses are respecting the LGBT community by providing equality in the workplace. The Corporate Equality Index for 2016 is now out and the list for all companies who got the perfect score listed.

Business November 21, 2015

Amazon Connections Shoots For Better Workplace, White Collar Satisfaction With Daily Feedback System

Amazon has just faced severe criticism over its working conditions following a brutal expose back in August, but the company is apparently trying to improve its workplace. An internal system called Amazon Connections is now expanding, aiming to prompt employees to give feedback on their working environment on a daily basis.

Business October 13, 2015

New Study Says Humor In The Workplace Can Help Improve Boss-Employee Relationship - But There's A Catch

Using humor in the office is good, but it may not be effective for leaders if their relationship with their subordinates is not good enough, according to a new study.

Society October 9, 2015

Unfriending Someone On Facebook Is Bullying - At Least If You're In Australia

In its ruling, the Fair Work Commission of Australia found that Facebook unfriending could constitute workplace bullying. Refusing to acknowldge a "good morning" could be another.

Life September 27, 2015

Jeff Bezos On NYT Report About Amazon As Brutal Workplace: If It's True, It Will Be Crazy To Stay

Jeff Bezos and the New York Times are not on the same page regarding Amazon as a workplace, prompting Bezos to respond with a memo to Amazon employees.

Business August 18, 2015

Obesity May Be Workplace Disability, EU Court Rules: Here's the Implication

Europe's top court ruled that obesity can be considered a disability when this hinders a person from performing tasks at work, a decision tied with a number of workplace implications.

Life December 19, 2014

Google Glass Losing its Glitz? Early Adopters, Developers Quietly Skulking Away

Interest in Google Glass continues to fade on main street and app development is beginning to lose steam. However, the smart glasses are still offering promise in enterprises.

Gadgets November 14, 2014

10 percent of Americans get high before work

A new poll found that one in ten American workers show up to work high after smoking marijuana. While many employees smoke before work, it was more common for workers to take prescription pills.

Internet Culture September 19, 2014

Google gives dad a week off after poignant letter from young daughter

The power of a daughter's love got one dad a vacation from search company Google when she wrote a letter lobbying to get her beloved father the day off for his upcoming birthday. Warning: Cuteness overload ahead.

Business June 23, 2014

'Death on the Job' report is out. Here are most dangerous states for workers.

Although the number of work-related injury and death has significantly declined since the 1970's many workers still get hurt or killed on the job. The 'Death on the Job' report shows the most dangerous and safest states for workers in the U.S.

Life May 10, 2014

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