Japan

Good News About That Fitness Tracker 10,000 Step Goal

Fitness trackers know about 10,000. That's the goal many set for you for the number of step to take within a day. While that may be quite a challenge when you have projects due on a tight timeline, there is new evidence that suggests that people who step less than half that amount may still see...
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Company Creates Human-Size Mask Of Your Pet

We love our pets and for some there is no limit on how we express this love. Perhaps the creepiest way to show love is to get a human-size make of your pet! A Japanese company has started making masks that are uncomfortably realistic and mirror your cat or dog’s face . The "My Family" line of masks...
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The Countries Where People Are Expected To Live The Longest

The good news is that life expectancy is expected to grow worldwide but for us living in the United States it's isn't expected to grow much, especially by comparison to other counters. Using research from a 2016 study, scientists were able to analyze 250 causes of death to forecast a reasonable...
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Ziploc Storage Bags Make It Into The Fashion World

Some fashion trends can leave you scratching your head questioning its existence! While Gucci, Yeezy and Dolce & Gabbana are well-known fashion brands, Ziploc isn't. Until now. Yes, the reusable, re-sealable zipper storage bags and containers found in your kitchen can now be worn like clothes...
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Worker Punished For Taking Three Extra Minutes For Lunch

While many American companies are apologizing for using your personal information without your permission, a Japanese company is issuing a public apology for an employee using an extra three minutes for his lunchbreak! A 64-year-old male staff member at the Kobe City Waterworks Bureau took...
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Company Offers Paid Time Off To Compensate For Smokers Taking Breaks

Do smokers take more work breaks than non-smokers? One Japanese company has heard their non-smoking employees and feel they deserve an extra six days of paid vacation as compensation for their smoking peers taking regular breaks throughout the day. A spokesperson for the company said that an office...
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Should Non-Smokers Get Extra Paid Time Off As Compensation For Smokers Taking Breaks?

Yes, Smokers take time off from work to smoke, so I should get compensated.
100% (3 votes)
No, non-smokers can also take scheduled breaks and not smoke, so there is no need for additional paid time off.
0%
Total votes: 3
A Japanese company offers an additional six days of paid time off a year for non-smokers as compensation for smokers taking 15 minute breaks throughout the day. Do you think your employer should offer paid time off for not taking breaks to smoke?
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Coca Cola Merges Coffee And Soda Into A One Can Drink

It's no surprise that soft drink companies are looking to replace revenue streams lost as people are losing their taste for the fizzy drinks. This is leading to some creative products, such as Coca-Cola Coffee Plus. Think of it as a marriage of coffee and soda and it is showing up in soda vending...
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The 120lb Giant Tortoise Who Escaped A Zoo

You would think that finding a 120lb giant tortoise that escaped from a zoo would be a simple matter but Abuh, had been missing for about two weeks. It must've been all according to the plan as the 25-year old giant tortoise enjoyed roaming around an uncaged garden with zookeepers not too concerned...
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Ice Cream Popsicles That Don't melt Are A Reality

Nothing ruins a hot summer faster than an ice cream that starts to melt, run down your hand and leave you with a cool soup! Not to worry as Japanese scientist say they've created melt-less ice cream! In particular popsicles that don't melt. It's all because of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of...
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