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Meditation for factory workers

If you are stuck in a highly repetitive, altogether routine job with no alternative employment options, then Scott Herriott of the Maharishi University of Management, in Fairfield, Iowa, suggests you take 20 minutes twice ...

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The economics of fear

When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.

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Peer problem solving leads to operational efficiency

Strength in numbers may not just be a truism for those seeking moral and emotional support, but it also may be an avenue for those seeking customer support. New research shows peer-to-peer problem solving can lessen the need ...

Decompression surgery linked to reduced risk of falls

Fermi finds a 'transformer' pulsar

Explaining the games gasoline retailers play

(Phys.org) —When it's time to top up the tank, how much thought do you give to where you will buy gas? Maybe you drive around town, looking for the best deal. Chances are, you usually visit the same station in your neighbourhood, ...

Timing stock repurchases pays

Can companies buying back their own stock time the market to get a better price? This was an unanswered question in corporate finance until now.

Creating optical cables out of thin air

Study reveals nervous system's role in asthma attacks

Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts

Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

A life well spent: Consume now (in case you die early)

You only live once. Carpe diem. You can't take it with you. As often as we hear these clichés, they might include some real economic wisdom for some, according to research led by Princeton University's Woodrow ...

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Boosting the force of empty space

Bats use polarized light to navigate

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