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Mere expectation of checking work email after hours harms health of...

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members...

To be happy, be yourself at work

Hiding your true social identity — race and ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or a disability — at work can result in decreased...

Benefits of taking Fido to work may not be far ‘fetched’

Man's best friend may make a positive difference in the workplace by reducing stress and making the job more satisfying for other employees, according...

Researchers use human cues to improve computer user-friendliness

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Lijun Yin wants computers to understand inputs from humans that go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse. "Our research in computer graphics and computer vision tries to make using computers easier," says the Binghamton Un...

The better off sleep better

Analysis of the early data from Understanding Society based on 14,000 UK households found that overall the best sleep was reported by people with higher levels of education and by married people. The type of work a person does also impacts on sleep...

Zooming in on the weapons of Salmonella

Some of the most dreaded diseases in the world such as plague, typhoid and cholera are caused by bacteria that have one thing in common: they possess an infection apparatus which is a nearly unbeatable weapon. When attacking a cell of the body, they ...

New treaty on search for life-saving medicines in remote areas

Real-life scientists, whose work has overtones of Indiana Jones as they search for plants in remote areas of the world that could become the source of life-saving new medicines, are currently trying to figure out how a new international agreement on...

Social optimism during studies supports school-to-work transition

Students' social skills and behaviour in social situations during their university studies contribute to their success in the transition to work. The social strategies adopted during university studies also have an impact on work commitment and earl...

Fingerprints of a gold cluster revealed

Nanometre-scale gold particles are currently intensively investigated for possible applications in catalysis, sensing, photonics, biolabelling, drug carriers and molecular electronics. The particles are prepared in a solution from gold salt...

Kent State geology professor and research team present findings studying drought

A group of researchers have studied the history of drought in the Pacific Northwest during the last 6,000 years, a time that spans the mid-Holocene geological epoch to the present. The goal of the research was to improve the understanding of d...

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