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Article ID: 694651

Thousands of Acute and Critical Care Nurses Gather in Boston for Annual Conference Hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings together nearly 9,000 nurses this week in Boston at its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2018) with the theme “Guided by Why.”

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21-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694470

In Era of #MeToo, Majority of Employees Say Their Employers Fail to Take New Steps Addressing Sexual Harassment

American Psychological Association (APA)

The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the revelations and consequences have prompted ongoing, national conversations about appropriate behavior, only 32 percent of working Americans said that their employer has taken new steps to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.

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11-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694522

It’s Not Enough for Companies to Say They're a Flexible Workplace

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Faculty researchers at CSU Channel Islands and Sacramento State find employees really want a work culture that supports true flexibility, engagement and work-life balance.

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14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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11-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT

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Article ID: 694382

Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Negotiate the Best Retail Price

Baylor University

In today’s retail climate, where stores struggle to keep up with online competition and customers can compare prices with the ease of their smartphones, the price tag is just a starting point for negotiations, said a negotiation expert at Baylor University.

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10-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694286

Workplace Wellness Program Study Measures Quality of Life Variables

University of Georgia

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s success—and whether it was worth an employer’s investment—depends on how it’s delivered, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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9-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694119

'Productive Aging' Is Key to Addressing the Aging Workforce

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

With unprecedented demographic trends leading to an aging workforce, a new emphasis on productive aging is needed to keep US workers of all generations as healthy and productive as possible, according to an article in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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7-May-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694118

Payday Loans Not Just a Poor Person’s Issue

University of Georgia

A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia found that payday loan borrowers often come from middle- and higher-income households, not just poor or lower-earning populations.

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7-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694117

Are Health Regulations Enough? Lung Disease on the Rise in Mine Workers

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

While on-the-job fatalities due to injuries and accidents have steadily decreased in nearly every industry in the U.S., the burden of debilitating lung disease in the coal mining industry has sharply increased within the last decade. A new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal examines whether compliance with health regulations at mines across the country was sufficient to decrease instances of lung disease.

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7-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693789

Can ‘Local Acoustic Treatment’ Reduce Speech Distraction Within Open-Plan Offices?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

To make open offices less noisy, researchers are creating small “acoustic islands” using high-back chairs and retroreflective ceilings to direct sound to help you hear your own conversations -- not others’ -- better. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Manuj Yadav, at the University of Sydney, will present his and his colleagues’ work toward solutions to the speech distraction problem in open-plan offices.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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