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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.

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Millennials are Most Hopeful When it Comes to Civility in America, Finds New Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate Research

The 5th annual Civility in America survey from global public relations firm Weber Shandwick and public affairs firm Powell Tate with KRC Research looks at civility through a generational lens to better understand what the future holds for society. Although Americans are unanimous about the bleak state of civility, the Millennial generation seems less convinced of a more uncivil future.

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Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm Firms

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A new study shows that CEOs with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently, and these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the combined entity.

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Bullies in the Workplace: Iowa State Researcher Examines Struggles for Victims to Tell Their Story

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Approximately 54 million workers are targeted by a bully during their careers. Instead of reporting it, an Iowa State professor found several victims suffered silently because of the challenges they face telling their story.

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Kinesiology Researcher Finds Dads — Not Just Moms — Battle Balancing Work, Family, Exercise

A study by a Kansas State University kinesiology researcher finds fathers experience the same exercise barriers as mothers: family responsibilities, guilt, lack of support, lack of time, scheduling constraints and work.

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Workplace Violence in the Health Sector: What Are the Consequences?

Exposure to violence in the workplace can lead to serious consequences for health sector employees say Stéphane Guay and Nathalie Lanctôt of the Institut universitaire de santé mentale and the University of Montreal, who studied this issue in a systematic review of the literature.

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Proactive Office Ergonomics Can Increase Job Satisfaction and Employee Retention

Although office ergonomics training programs have been shown to improve employee well-being and productivity, in many cases training occurs only after complaints are logged.

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Spouse’s Personality Influences Career Success, Study Finds

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As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success, new research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests.

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