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Free Office Snacks Adding 1,000 Calories Per Week

All those cakes, cookies and brownies brought in to the break room are really adding calories to our diet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study to determine how many unhealthy foods employees consume while on the job. After analyzing the results, they found that...
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The Elevator Button That Doesn't Work On Purpose

If you've ever repeatedly pushed the 'door close' button on an elevator and thought, 'It's like this thing doesn't actually work,' you are about to find out that you are correct. Over the Memorial Day weekend, a passenger aboard an elevator posted a picture of the elevator button panel and...
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Vermont Looking To Pay You $10,000 To Move In

If you'd like to trade mosquitoes, hurricanes and sinkholes for cold winters, fall foliage and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, the state of Vermont is looking for you to move in and it could earn you $10,000! The state is looking to counter its aging population and give the tax base a much-needed boost...
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Plan To Make Fridays A Short Work Day

Tomorrow is Friday and it's hailed as the end of the work week. But with that end there is a crunch to get your job done and sometimes that means working past the quitting hour and missing out on a round of after work food and drinks with your friends and family. SO with some guidance from...
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Bug Repellents That Don't Work

Mosquitoes, wasps and flies have all had their coming out party and have invited themselves to your outdoor activities! While we spray repellent, burn citronella candles and plug in bug zappers not all bug repellents are equal and according to Consumer Reports, many simply do not work at all...
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People Judge You And Your Work Performance Based On Your Name

It turns out your name says more about you than you might think. Researchers found that our perceptions of people are based solely on their name and not on their performance and the results are not a poster child for equality. Female names are seen as warmer and less competent than male names,...
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Sleeping In On The Weekends Good For Your Health

If you enjoy sleeping in on the weekend, it may be good for your health after all. While experts have said it is impossible for you to "catch up" on sleep, a team of scientists reexamined this theory and looked at the sleep data from about 44,000 Swedish adults collected in 1997 and followed up...
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Even Starting An Exercise Routine In Mid Life Can Cut Risks Of Heart Failure By a Third

Proof that it is never too late to exercise for a healthy heart! Just six years of exercise in middle age is enough to slash the risk of heart failure by a third. A study of more than 11,000 adults found that increasing physical activity for as little as six years in your 40s to 60s cuts the risk...
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Beach Vacations Are Bad For Your Mental Health

Blasphemy! Beach vacations are bad for your health? It can't be true but a tourism experts at Purdue University says that a beach vacation can do more harm for your mental health than good unless your vacation has variety. Here's why. While the thought of spending an entire week doing nothing but...
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Make Mid-Week Social Plans For Better Sleep

In our hectic schedules it seems crazy to plan a few drinks with co-workers on a Wednesday evening instead of Friday or to take an art class on a Thursday night instead of a Saturday morning. According to a new study, making mid-week plans outside of work, can help you relax and get better sleep...
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