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Want People to Work Together? Familiarity, Ability to Pick Partners Could Be Key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

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Searching for a New Job? New Study Says Talking to Friends and Family Boosts Chances of Success

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A new study co-authored by an American University professor found that job seekers who share their ups and downs with family and friends are more active than job seekers who don't.

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Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off a Cold

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There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

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Linking Success in Certain Fields to Intellectual Talent Undermines Women’s Interest in Them

Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray ‘brilliance’ as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity, or college major to this trait undermine women’s interest in it.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Increases Women’s Earnings Over Time, Study Finds

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The earned income tax credit may be one of the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty mechanisms the United States has instituted. Proposed expansions of it generally cite extensive research that focuses only on its short-term benefits. But a new study from the University of California, Irvine suggests that a more generous EITC would also boost women’s earnings over the course of their working lives.

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Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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What's Behind a Primary Election, Firing of the HIV/AIDS Advisory Council, Tax Reform Confusion, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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"Women professionals should be thoughtful and intentional, rather than anxious, about male mentorship in the workplace" says director of WFU’s Mentoring Resource Center #MeToo

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Golden parachute, Innovation, Executive Compensation, Failure, Compensation Packages, Pay For Performance, Corporate Governance

In Motivating Innovation, Golden Parachutes May Have Silver Linings

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When an executive fails to turn a profit yet still gets a rich payout, it’s certain to raise eyebrows—and possibly trigger a backlash from shareholders wary of corporate excess. Yet in an age when companies must innovate to survive, it may be necessary to reward corporate leaders in spite of failure.







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