Work and Career News

Sometimes it is Okay to Ignore Your Boss

January 21st, 2015
While most of us have been trained to never retaliate against a supervisor, a new study suggests a passive-aggressive response may be beneficial for some circumstances. Ohio State researchers found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off ...

Young Adults Prefer Shared Work-Family Life

January 21st, 2015
It appears that 21st century young adults desire a life in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners. Thus, if the circumstances permit, women want to work and raise a family. The desire for an egalitarian relationship was discovered in ...

Healthy Changes More Successful If Partner Involved

January 20th, 2015
New research finds that people are more likely to improve their health habits when their partner makes positive changes too. Researchers from University College London (UCL), the British Heart Foundation and the U.S. National Institute on Aging looked at how likely people were ...

Researchers Work to Reset Circadian Rhythm

January 19th, 2015
A new area of study may make it easier to adjust to the problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Although the science is not quite there, recent work by Drs. Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental ...

Probes of MDs Can Lead to Severe Depression, Anxiety

January 18th, 2015
Physicians who are being investigated because of complaints tend to suffer from high rates of severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal BMJ Open. The researchers suggest that by causing psychological ill health and encouraging ...

Physical Inactivity more Dangerous than Obesity

January 16th, 2015
New research suggests that a lack of physical activity is twice as deadly as being obese. Scientists from the University of Cambridge discovered a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual's risk of early death. Researchers studied ...

Long Work Hours Can Lead to Alcohol Risk

January 15th, 2015
New research from the U.K. suggests that employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks. Risky alcohol consumption is considered as more than 14 drinks per week ...

Computers Better Than Humans for Assessment of Personality?

January 14th, 2015
Provocative new research suggest a computer is a better judge of a person’s personality than the person’s family or friends. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with the judged individual, while computer models used a specific digital signal: Facebook Likes. The results show that ...

Smart Phone Fitness Apps Need to Support Behavioral Change

January 14th, 2015
A new study of mobile phone fitness applications finds that while most apps provide an opportunity for social networking and feedback, few incorporate behavioral change techniques (BCTs) such as active self-monitoring. Behavioral change techniques help users modify their physical activity. As presented in the ...

OK to Be Emotional In Negotiations

January 14th, 2015
New research overturns the traditional advice that one should remain cool and calculated during a negotiation. Graduate student Bo Shao of the University of New South Wales in Australia found that trying to suppress anger about important points related to the negotiations could, ...