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Work-Family Conflict Hits Home

Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company’s bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Far less is known about the impact a parent’s work life has on their children’s health. In a paper published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, researchers report that...

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NBA Teams That Come from Behind Don’t Garner More Overtime Wins

Teams that come from behind do not have a greater chance of winning in overtime, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers in a study published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, debunking theories of how psychological momentum in sports and in life lead to success. “People talk about momentum as an indicator for...

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Board Independence Protects Firms from Corporate Misconduct

The more a company’s board is independent from management, the less likely it will become entangled in corporate misconduct, according to new findings, from a meta-analysis of 135 studies, published in The Journal of Management. The site of independence also matters. Independence on the audit committee particularly shelters firms from misconduct, researchers found. At the same...

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Tips for Making Resolutions Work

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions: Save money. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop smoking. Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. “It’s easy to be seduced by the promise of “new year, new you,” only...

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Stop Smoking Without Packing on the Pounds

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. According to the American Lung Association, your heart rate drops to normal levels in 20 minutes, your lung function improves in a couple of weeks and your risk of heart disease drops by half in a year. “But as...

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Views of Ideal Female Appearance in China Are Changing

Young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering their views of female beauty. “The beauty industry is booming in China, and these young women I interviewed in focus groups are really endorsing the Anglo-European image of...

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Capri Holdings Limited Completes Acquisition of Versace

Capri Holdings has changed its name from Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS), and beginning on January 2, 2019, its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will be CPRI. The company has also completed its acquisition of Versace. John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings said, “With the acquisition of Versace,...

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Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em? Tourists in Our World

Much of the world’s population has taken turns being tourists and encountering tourists in their home districts. Those of us who live in popular American major cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia frequently come across tourists, or in more gracious terms, travellers. In turn, when we travel to Portland or Las Vegas...

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Nine Ways to Make Your Skin Shine in 2019

New year, new you – the pressure to be the best version of yourself builds in January, including the need to be comfortable in your own skin. That’s why experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are sharing their top tips on improving how your skin looks and feels both...

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My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

One of the classic cold symptoms is a cough. When coupled with a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and fatigue, it can make you feel pretty miserable. Usually after a week or so, the cold runs its course and most of the symptoms go away. But for some people, the cough hangs around a little...