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Why a four-day workweek is not good for your health

It’s only fair to share…Why a four-day workweek is not good for your health Allard Dembe, The Ohio State University Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. Spurred on by visions of spending more time… Read more »

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Health warning: five fashion trends that are terrible for you

It’s only fair to share…Health warning: five fashion trends that are terrible for you Naomi Braithwaite, Nottingham Trent University The media frenzy after a woman was hospitalised for wearing skinny jeans has seen a fervent increase of interest in the medical dangers of certain fashion trends. But the health hazards of wearing tight clothing are… Read more »

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Health Check: why do some people feel the cold more than others?

It’s only fair to share…Health Check: why do some people feel the cold more than others? Duncan Mitchell, University of Western Australia; Andrea Fuller, University of the Witwatersrand, and Shane Maloney, University of Western Australia When HMS Beagle docked at the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego, Charles Darwin remarked on the capacity of the… Read more »

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Why too much Facebook can leave you feeling down

It’s only fair to share…Why too much Facebook can leave you feeling down Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, University of Houston “Comparison is the thief of joy”, said former US president Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth that is just as relevant today. In the 1950s, the acclaimed social… Read more »

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In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure

It’s only fair to share…In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure Brock Bastian, UNSW Australia The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy. Take Christina Onassis, the daughter… Read more »