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Hard Times Hit Harder for Young Black Men

Unemployment is tough for anyone, but young black men suffer disproportionately lower well-being when they are out of work, Gallup reports. Black men ages 18 to 34 already report lower well-being scores than men the same age of other races, with ...

New Rule Would Clear Way for Workplace Wellness Programs 

A new proposed rule from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would give employers the all-clear to issue financial rewards and penalties tied to workplace wellness programs while remaining in compliance with the Americans ...

Here’s Why You Should Ask Your Boss for a Treadmill Desk

The science is pretty conclusive: Too much sitting can make you sick. Given that, standing and treadmill desks look like attractive options for the modern office worker. But how to convince your boss it’s a good idea? While it might seem like ...

Calm Your Nerves and Work Better with the Power of Positive Thinking

Soothing your nerves and performing better in the workplace may be as simple as believing in yourself, a new study indicates. In a series of experiments, people assigned to lower-power job roles performed worse at a series of negotiating tasks than ...

College Experiences That Actually Prepare Kids for Life

Six key college experiences are strongly tied to a sense of preparedness in life after college — but only 3 percent of college students experience all six, a new Gallup-Purdue University study shows. Three of these experiences were related to ...

Five Reasons to Cut Down on Your Work Commute

Hate those morning and afternoon commutes? Here are five reasons why you might want to consider a job that’s a little closer to home, Health.com reports. It’s a pain in the neck: Persistent neck and back pain are a problem for about one in ...

Tell Your Boss: Flexible Workplaces Are Healthier Workplaces

The business world is notoriously slow to change its ways, but more companies — led by tech giants like Google — are becoming comfortable with the practice of flexible scheduling for their staff. And that’s a good thing for both employees and ...

Workers Offered Big Bucks to Join Wellness Programs

U.S. companies are dangling an average of $693 in incentives to get workers to take part in wellness programs in 2015, a record high amount, Reuters reports. That's up from $594 in 2014 and $430 in 2010, according to an annual survey by Fid...

Skipping Vacation Could Be Bad for Your Health

The percentage of Americans who don’t take vacations is roughly the same as that of Americans who struggle to control their stress. Coincidence? Maybe, but as NerdWallet reports, vacationing not only is a proven stress-reliever, it also has ...

It’s True: Your Job Could Be the Death of You

Workplace related stress may kill more people than diabetes or Alzheimer's disease, Harvard and Stanford Business School researchers say. The Atlantic reports that the report draws its conclusions based on 10 common workplace stressors, like lack ...