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How Easy Is It to Spot a Lie?

"Who broke Grandma's favorite vase?" As you listen to a chorus of "I don't know" and "Not me," how will you determine the culprit? Conventional wisdom says, divide and conquer, but what does scientific research show us about questioning a group of people at one time? Unfortunately, very little.

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Biofuels Are Not Carbon Neutral, Predicting Jellyfish, Health Issues From Fracking, and More in the Environment News Source

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Working Well by Being Well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.

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Music at Work Increases Cooperation, Teamwork

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Cornell University researchers found that music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music.

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In Long-Distance Collaboration, Smaller Groups Accomplish More

When it comes to teamwork, familiarity breeds productivity rather than contempt, according to a new study from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

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Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.

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Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.

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Flexitime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flexitime and having autonomy over working hours - known as schedule control - impacts differently on men and women and may increase the gender pay gap.

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Many Underestimate Financial Loss Due to Poor Arithmetic

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Anyone who has lost out on an investment in recent weeks - from pension funds and stocks to the housing rental market and currency exchange - may have lost more than they realise, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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Employers Who Promote Ethics Should Reward Workers Who Exhibit Them, Baylor Study Finds

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Building a business reputation from the inside out — with employees giving a company high marks as an ethical place to work — is increasingly being hailed as a way to get a leg up on the competition, right alongside customer service and quality products.

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Developers, Skill Upgrade Programs, Boost Asia Pacific Tech Jobs Outlook

There are plenty of tech jobs in the Asia-Pacific, but the mismatch and shortage of engineering talent in much of the region has resulted in more companies creating programs aimed at upgrading the skills of engineers.

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The Surprising Side Effect of Kissing Up at Work

Kissing up to your boss doesn’t just impact your relationship with your supervisor, it can influence your co-workers, as well.

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At Work, Hierarchies Draw Narcissist Job Hunters

People who have narcissistic tendencies are more likely to support hierarchies, according to research by Emily M. Zitek, assistant professor at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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Incivility: A Workplace Epidemic

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Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this incivility may be spreading.

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Work Productivity Is Key Factor in Assessing Recovery of Depressed Patients

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While medications can quickly reduce depressive symptoms, monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term remission, a new study through the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute finds.

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Seattle vs Uber: Forefront of a Workers’ Rights Revival

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Tips to Get Moving During the Workday

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If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home. Here are some tips to incorporate movement into your work day.

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Toe-Tapping to Better Health: Fidgeting Helps Prevent Arterial Dysfunction Caused by Hours of Sitting

Previous research has shown that sitting for an extended period of time at a computer or during a long airline flight reduces blood flow to the legs, which may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease.

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Working Full Time Not Enough to Lift Thousands of Florida's Working Parents Out of Poverty

Even after working 40 or more hours a week, thousands of Florida parents would need to earn nearly double the state's current hourly minimum wage in order to break even, according to policy analyses conducted by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Findings from NCCP's latest brief, on Florida's minimum wage, underscore the importance of considering the consequences of policies--and policy interactions--on the lives of working families.

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Expectations for Employees to Check Email After Hours Can Cause Burnout, New Study Finds

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