Work and Career News

Does Money = Happiness ?

March 2nd, 2015
Emerging research looks at the relationship between money and well-being and finds conflicting evidence on the link between money and happiness. Research published in the journal Psychological Science has shown that experiential purchases -- money spent on doing -- may provide more enduring ...

After-Hours Work Email & Texts Bug Employees

March 1st, 2015
Employees who receive work-related emails and texts after hours become angry more often than not, which can interfere with their personal lives, according to a new study. For their study, researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings ...

Great Recession Tied to More Older Adult Suicides

February 28th, 2015
Suicide rates for adults in the United States between the ages of 40 and 64 have risen about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007, according to a new study. A possible explanation for the jump could be the detrimental ...

Traveling in Social Circles is Important to Improving Cities

February 27th, 2015
Where we go and who we visit is an important issue to urban planners as they work to improve our cities and our environment. A new Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study discovers that twenty percent of our movement around town is ...

Perception of Team Environment Boosts Desire to Complete Difficult Tasks

February 27th, 2015
Researchers have discovered that believing we are working together with others greatly improves our motivation to complete difficult tasks. Amazingly, the perception of a team environment enhances our drive, even we are actually working along. Stanford psychological scientists Priyanka B. Carr and ...

Negative Workers More Likely to Become Mentally Fatigued

February 26th, 2015
A new first first-of-its-kind study finds that although employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, they could be hurting themselves in the process. Michigan State University researchers found that such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...

Stress Influences Confidence, Can Lead to Inequalities

February 24th, 2015
A new study looks at the way in which stress influences our confidence in competing with others. European scientists say the behavioral investigation is the first to show how stress actually affects our degree of confidence. They believe stress can even be a ...

Voice Influences Perception of Intellect

February 23rd, 2015
A new study suggests verbal communication is more powerful than written words when a person is trying to sell themselves. University of Chicago researchers found that when hypothetical employers and professional recruiters listened to or read job candidates' job qualifications, they rated the ...

People Who Feel Powerful Think They Can Control Time

February 21st, 2015
Although it seems obvious that powerful people can wield more control over how they spend their time, with the ability to cancel meetings or have an assistant take over basic tasks, a new study by the University of California, Berkeley, found that ...