News tagged with work

Web-surfing at work has its benefits

A new e-memo for the boss: Online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. Early findings from a University of Cincinnati study will be presented on Aug. 5, at the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Economics & Business
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P90X? Why consumers choose high-effort products

Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when a person's sense of control ...

dateJul 22, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Arm swinging reduces the metabolic cost of running

Have you ever tried running without swinging your arms? It's not easy. Each step jars and it feels like hard work: but is it? Christopher Arellano, from Brown University, USA, says, 'We know from the literature that arm swinging ...

dateJul 18, 2014 in Other
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Summer McJobs are good for kids, study says

A new UBC Sauder School of Business study shows that teenagers who work at summer or evening jobs gain a competitive advantage later in life. Developing early knowledge of the working world and how to manage in it, they are ...

dateJul 07, 2014 in Social Sciences
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