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It’s a Fact – Popping Bubble Wrap Reduces Stress

More than 75% of the people who took part in the new Bubble Wrap ‘Pop’ Poll reported their stress levels are up. Those responding said that they believe it would be easier to wipe out the National Debt than to erase all the stress from their lives

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10 Crazy Work Expenses Employees Tried to Write Off

Expense reports usually have the standard boring stuff — hotel rooms, gas, cab fares, client dinners and the like. But Robert Half Management Resources has evidence of creativity within the work force.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Survey of the Day — Most Workers Are ‘Not Engaged’ in Their Job

71 percent of American workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work.

According to Gallup’s employee engagement index, which is based on workers’ responses to 12 workplace elements, 19 percent of the employed are actively disengaged in their work, 52 percent are not engaged, and only 29 percent feel engaged in their jobs.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Your Boss Won’t Like This! Playing Online Increases Productivity.

New research indicates playing online at work actually increases productivity! The Wall Street Journal reports on the results of a study at the University Of Singapore.

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Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive

The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls are plagued by intense bursts of distraction.

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Tired? Stressed? Fatigued? You May Have Work Burnout!

The other day I was in my Doctor's office and there was a poster on the wall that asked, "Tired?  Stressed out?  Fatigued?"  And I thought to myself...YES!

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Are Working Women More Happily Married?

For years, traditional wisdom has held that when both halves of a couple works, they spend less time together and are thus less happy in their marriages.

A new study, however, seems to disprove that theory.

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