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Demanding Jobs May Increase Survival in Frontotemporal Dementia

People with more demanding jobs may live longer after developing the disease frontotemporal dementia than people with less skilled jobs, according to a new study published in the April 22, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the age of 65, results in changes in personality or behavior and problems with language, but does not affect the memory.

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Iowa State Researchers Test Brain Activity to Identify Cybersecurity Threats

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In a first-of-its-kind study, Iowa State University researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to cybersecurity.

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Write a Resume with Purpose: A How-To for New Grads

Focused, clear, concise and mistake-free: That is what career specialist Wes Lybrand recommends for new grads to craft a job-winning resume.

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NYU Study Evaluates the Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Convenience, Workplace Incentives May Increase Use of Public Transit

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Transit stops close to home and workplace incentives are associated with higher likelihood that commuters will choose public transportation, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study is co-authored by Aaron Hipp, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School.

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How Limiting CEO Pay Can Be More Effective, Less Costly

Forthcoming paper in Review of Financial Studies offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation reform

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Trending Stories Report for 14 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: organic chemistry, cybercrime, pancreatic cancer research from Mayo Clinic, diabetes, pediatrics, new cancer treatment in development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, pain medicine research from the Ohio State University, marijuana in the workplace, and stem cells

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Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue to change. The guidance paper summarizes current evidence regarding marijuana consumption; discusses possible side effects, including temporary impairment as it relates to the workplace; reviews existing federal and state laws that impact employers; and suggests various strategies available for monitoring marijuana use among employees.

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Who’s a CEO? Google Image Results Can Shift Gender Biases

A University of Washington study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed image results shifted people's perceptions about how many women actually hold those jobs.

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Europe: Have Engineering Skills, Will Travel

Obstacles haven't slowed the demand for engineers across Europe, but has made filling available slots more challenging.