Posts tagged with 'study'
Your Health Could Depend on What’s In Your GutRead the rest of this entry »
Nutritionists have long told us “You are what you eat,” an adage embodied in the food pyramid every child learns in school. Now, out of the Netherlands comes evidence that what’s in our gut has a connection to a variety of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and diabetes.
Presenting the findings of a broad study of 422,417 unrelated adults of British ancestry, author Dr. Hilde Groot of University Medical Centre …
Skateboarding Is Good For Your Mental HealthRead the rest of this entry »
Stickers declaring "Skateboarding is not a crime" show up almost everywhere there are signs saying skateboarding prohibited or forbidden or something similar. It's skateboarders way of protest.
Now, a study out of the University of Southern California could add "Skateboarding is good for your mental health" and "Skateboarding encourages diversity" and a few others promoting the new found positive effects of the sport.
“Our research shows that through …
Alcohol Study: Is Even One Drink Too Many? Nah!Read the rest of this entry »
Just in time to spoil everyone's Labor Day barbecues came the news last week that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.
"Our results show that the safest level of drinking is none," was the dire conclusion of a massive study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. That single sentence made headlines around with the world. This one from Bloomberg.com is typical, if somewhat subdued: "No …
Lawyers, Scientists: The Loneliest of the ProfessionalsRead the rest of this entry »
Lawyers and STEM professionals may be good earners, but they are the most at risk of feeling lonely.
A study of 1,624 workers of a broad cross-section of occupations found lawyers, engineers and scientists were the loneliest, a finding that matches up with other studies of depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked these professions among those with the highest rates of suicide. (Farming, fishing and forestry workers …
A $65K Paycheck Will Buy HappinessRead the rest of this entry »
Cash is king, as the saying goes. But how just how much does it take to make you feel royal? And even if money can't buy happiness, how much do you need to avoid being miserable? At least miserable over your finances.
Would you believe $65,000 to $95,000? Higher for families.
Researchers at Purdue University came up with this figure by crunching an enormous amount of data from 1.7 million …
The Case Against A Happy WorkforceRead the rest of this entry »
"Happy workers are more productive workers."That's been said so often it has become an article of faith among human resource professionals and the occupational psychologists who study such things.And there's certainly no shortage of studies purporting to show the relationship between happiness and bottom line yields. One of the newest was published last month in IZA — Journal of European Labor. It confirmed a correlation between worker wellbeing …
They Are Watching You More (and Less) Than You ThinkRemember that time you wore mismatched earrings to a party? Or had a stain on that tie you grabbed from the closet in the dark?Read the rest of this entry »
Embarrassing, sure, but nowhere near what you might have thought. It turns out far fewer people notice such things. Social psychologists long ago showed that we overestimate the noticeability of our flaws and faux pas.
We go wrong, though, when we think no one is …
Employee Retention Could Be as Simple as “Thank You”,Top talent, particularly in the tech industry, remains increasingly difficult to attract, recruit, and retain. By one estimate, a third of a company's entire HR budget is spent recruiting and retaining these workers. Yet, they still leave.Read the rest of this entry »
A study by Appirio says there's a cheaper and easier way to hold on to your top talent, and, for that matter, all talent: teach your managers the value of saying "Thank you." …
Everyone Needs More Than One MentorMentors have always been important. Choose the right mentor and your career can take off. They not only help you to climb the career ladder, but mentors are invaluable to your development, assisting you when you run up against tough new challenges.Read the rest of this entry »
Today's fast paced and ever-changing business landscape calls for you to wear more than one hat, and to stay ahead of wave. Having a single mentor is no …
NIH Has Poor Record of Clinical Study TransparencyThe agency charged with responsibility for managing the clinical trials disclosure site ClinicalTrials.gov is among those worst at complying with the law mandating the transparency.Read the rest of this entry »
An analysis of compliance with the 2007 law requiring the posting of summary results of publicly and privately supported clinical studies, found that only 8.1% of trials funded by the government via the National Institutes for Health made it onto the site within the required …