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Workplace Wellness Programs Help Prevent Diabetes, Aid Weight Loss

Workplace interventions for workers with prediabetes, a health condition defined by higher-than-normal blood sugar and signaling high risk for full-blown diabetes, could stop diabetes’ progress in its tracks and help employees lose weight as well, ...

Rude Co-Workers Can Create a Toxic Workplace

How polite co-workers are to each other has a big impact on workers satisfaction, and a small number of rude employees can ruin the workplace experience for everyone, a new Swedish study suggests. Workers who are frequently the target of rude ...

Unemployed and Underemployed Suffer Same Poor Financial Wellness

Whether you’re unemployed or working part-time when you’d rather be working full-time, your financial well-being is approximately the same, Gallup reports. The financial well-being score of those who are involuntary part-time workers is about ...

Is Job Stress Shortening Your Life?

Too much on-the-job stress could cut your life expectancy short, the Atlantic reports. People who are employed in the most-stressful workplaces are more likely to die prematurely than those in the least-stressful workplaces, though how much stress ...

Could Green Offices Create a More Intelligent Workforce?

Employees working in “green” offices that allow more outside air and have fewer indoor pollutants have higher cognitive functioning scores than those working in less-healthy workplaces, a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ...

Use This Trick to Remember Others’ Names (and More)

Do you find it hard to remember the names of people you’ve just met? Try repeating it back to them aloud, a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. That’s a common piece of business advice, but now there’s science to back it up. ...

Is Unfriending a Co-Worker ‘Bullying’?

Could unfriending someone from Facebook constitute workplace bullying? You might not think so, but an Australian workplace tribunal recently decided otherwise, news.com.au reports. In a dispute between two real-estate agency employees, known as ...

These Are the Best Ways to Take Work Breaks During Your Day

Everyone needs a little break now and then during the workday, but not all breaks are created equal, new research from Baylor University in Texas shows. Here are the best  methods and times to step away from the desk: Take breaks in the mid-morn...

Working Longer Hours Could Give You a Stroke

There’s little virtue to working too many hours per week. In fact, it could cut your life short, TIME reports. People who work 55 hours or more per week have a 33-percent greater risk of having a stroke and a 13-percent greater risk of developing ...

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Work Email After Hours

Put the phone down and close your laptop: Checking work email after hours could do a number on your mental health, TIME reports. Work is stressful – literally – which researchers from the University of Hamburg measured by taking saliva ...