Work and Career News

How Meaningful Relationships Can Help Us Thrive

September 1st, 2014
A new paper provides an important perspective on thriving through relationships. Past research has shown that individuals with supportive and rewarding relationships have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being, and lower rates of morbidity and mortality. The work explores the method by ...

3 Factors Tied To Sky-High Suicide Rate Among MDs

August 30th, 2014
A new analysis finds an astonishingly high rate of suicide among physicians in the following categories: those who were found unfit to practice; those in solo practice; or those who were taking benzodiazepine (anti-anxiety) drugs. The analysis, published in the journal General Hospital ...

Sincere Appreciation Leads to New Friendships

August 29th, 2014
A new Australian study suggests that the act of expressing gratitude to a new acquaintance for their help makes it more likely that they will seek an ongoing social relationship with you. Thus, the courtesy of saying “thank you” has value far beyond ...

No Easy Online Answers for Divorcing Co-Parents

August 28th, 2014
Online educational and support classes are often required for divorcing couples with children. But new research finds that standard content is often inappropriate as each parent has his or her own specific emotional needs. The concept of online education to teach parents how to ...

Overconfident People Likely to be Overrated

August 28th, 2014
A new study from the UK finds that overconfident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are. Researchers discovered these self-deceived individuals are more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and other organizations. However, ...

Heart Fitness Improves Brain Health

August 26th, 2014
A new Canadian study suggests exercising to improve cardiovascular fitness may protect individuals from cognitive impairment associated with aging. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the ...

Some Negative Feelings May Improve Work Performance

August 25th, 2014
Surprising new research suggests it can actually be good to feel bad at work, and that feeling good in the workplace can lead to negative outcomes. The study of emotions in the workplace, edited by University of Liverpool researchers Drs. Dirk Lindebaum and ...

Poor Childhood Can Lead to Impulsive Adulthood, Lack of Persistence

August 21st, 2014
Growing up poor appears to influence a person’s sense of control, leading them to give up quickly on challenging tasks. Moreover, the perceived loss of control may contribute to impulsive decision-making and unwise behaviors, suggests research recently published by the American Psychological Association. "Two ...

Social Media Becoming Go-To Info Source for Moms

August 21st, 2014
Social media may now rival girlfriends and playground parents as a source of trusted advice for mothers. A new Australian study finds that Facebook and other web communities are now the preferred information conduit, a distinction that some believe offers a largely untapped ...

Abusive Leaders Undermine The Whole Team

August 21st, 2014
Rude and abusive behavior by a supervisor toward individual employees harms more than just the targeted person -- it can trigger conflict among the entire work team. Michigan State University (MSU) researchers conducted a study in China and the United States and found the ...