A decade after the emergence of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter, more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, according to part two of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) report "Stress in America™: Coping with Change" released today. This attachment to devices and the constant use of technology is associated with higher stress levels for these Americans.
Politics. Climate change. Your son’s scores in match class. There’s plenty to feel anxious about these days. The good news: a new study backs up what proponents of mindfulness have been saying all along: that medication can help reduce stress.
Kansas Democratic Representatives this week introduced a proposal to reduce workplace bullying, noting that it is increasingly being recognized as a major workplace issue.
According to a 2014 survey, 27 percent of workers nationwide reported current or past experience with abusive conduct at work and 72 percent of employers “deny, discount, encourage, rationalize or defend it.”
France already has a strictly enforced 35 hour work. Now, French workers are getting even more assistance with establishing a work-life balance in the form of a new “right to disconnect” law that requires companies with 50 or more employees to grant their workers the right to not answer emails outside of regular work hours.
If your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier meals, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a new resource for you.
The AHA has created an online recipe hub where you can find more than 350 heart-healthy recipes, along with nutritional information, and more than 100 short videos that highlight cooking techniques, hacks and tips.
A research study has found that people’s energy towards colleagues has a major influence on how likely they are to leave their job voluntarily. The in-depth study was undertaken with IT workers over a four-year period by academics at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and the Surrey Business School at University of Surrey.
An evening out turned tragic when Christine Alexander made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.14 (almost twice the legal limit). Alexander crashed her vehicle into her boyfriend, who was ahead of her on his motorcycle. He flew 65’ into the air, crashed onto her windshield and then landed on the pavement. He did not survive.
No doubt about it: the holidays can be stressful. Your regular “to do” list expands to decorating your house, shopping for gifts, wrapping those gifts, worrying that the recipients will not like the gifts, cooking special dishes and visiting with friends and relatives – which may involve traveling in inclement weather and arguing about politics.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is trying to change its image, one civil penalty at a time.
For decades, the federal agency largely was seen as a doormat with few resources and a toothless enforcement record. But over the past few years, under its chairman, Elliot Kaye, the CPSC has dramatically increased the penalties imposed on wayward companies, including multi-million dollar settlements with firms accused of failing to make timely disclosures of product hazards.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found a new way to look at jobs in the U.S.: through their physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training – even their mental requirements.
The result: the first-ever Occupational Requirements Survey.