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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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Tipped Out: Gratuities Present Challenges for Restaurant Operations

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Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study conducted by University of Guelph professors. They found tipping poses significant challenges for restaurants, with managers seeing difficulties in hiring chefs and maintaining a cordial workplace environment. Surprisingly, servers welcomed changes to how tips are divvied up, even at the risk of less income.

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‘Local Food Opinion Leaders’ Can Help Bridge Gap Between Farmers, Consumers

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As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage others to eat healthier food and, in doing so, improve the local economy, according to new University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences research.

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UNLV Teams with Startup to Bring Advanced Wearable Health Tracker to Market

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MealCheck Technologies, Inc. will produce the UNLV invention, which combines the best of existing fitness-monitoring devices to make dieting or staying healthy easier than ever.

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MD Anderson Receives $19.1 Million in CPRIT Awards for Research and Recruitment

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded $19.1 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

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Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

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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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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames

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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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Buying High vs. Bargain Hunting

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Purchasing and pricing has always been a dance between buyers and sellers. Before deciding to make a purchase, buyers spend varying amounts of time and effort searching for price information. These searches can and do affect the pricing strategies of sellers: Where should they set their prices? Should they offer sales or discounts, or keep their product prices at a high margin?New research from Olin Business School at Washington University in St.

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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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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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Gartner Gives Top 20 Rankings to Supply Chain Management Programs at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management

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Gartner, Inc. announced this month that the supply chain management program (SCM) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 20 in the country, granting a #17 ranking to the graduate program and a #20 ranking to the undergraduate program.

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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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Wiring Reconfiguration Saves Millions for Trinity Supercomputer

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A moment of inspiration during a wiring diagram review has saved more than $2 million in material and labor costs for the Trinity supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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New Residential Water Heater Concept Promises High Efficiency, Lower Cost

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Florida has developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings.

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DHS S&T Awards $1.3 Million to Small Businesses for Cyber Security Research and Development

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $1.3 million to 13 small businesses for the development of new cyber security technology.

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In Right Balance, Environmental Regulations Increased Firms' Profits, New Study Finds

CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new University of Kansas study finds that the U.S. Clean Water Act, when implemented in the right balance, improves firms' profitability.

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Brec Huseby Joins AMGA Consulting

AMGA today announced that Brec Huseby has joined AMGA Consulting as a director. He brings to the organization more than 25 years of experience advising healthcare clients on strategic, operational, and financial issues.

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Seattle vs Uber: Forefront of a Workers’ Rights Revival







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