Thursday, April 22

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10 Workplace Safety Ideas To Explore In 2020
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10 Workplace Safety Ideas To Explore In 2020

Companies have a lot of goals they want to accomplish. They may want to grow quicker, develop better products, and have the best customer service in the world. However, one of their biggest goals should be to provide a safe environment for their employees to work in. Workplace safety is an incredibly important topic that leadership teams should always have in mind. Workplace safety evolves as the world evolves, so new ideas on how to make the workplace safe could come about every day. If you're trying to think of some new workplace safety ideas to implement in your organization, take a look at these 10. Make Cleaning A Priority One of the most important workplace safety ideas companies should explore right now is formulating a thorough and effective cleaning strategy. As of April 25, 2020...
Growing Old Doesn’t Meaning Turning Dull: How To Stay Vigorous and Free Even in Old Age
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Growing Old Doesn’t Meaning Turning Dull: How To Stay Vigorous and Free Even in Old Age

Everyone, at some point in their life, will encounter age related health issues. We're always learning more about the human body and what it needs to function in tip-top shape, and so healthcare and nutrition actually getting better as we age. What may have been an unavoidable health condition in your grandfather's time is either being studied closely or easily treated nowadays. Some look at old age and the related maladies with fear; many don't recognize that there is no cause for concern if you're aware of health tips and tricks throughout life that anyone can learn. While you might still be relatively young, there are approximately 50 million people in the USA who are 65 years of age and older. This is not only a timely topic with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but it's also information...
Financial Quarantine Tips: Things to Spend Money On (And What Can Wait)
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Financial Quarantine Tips: Things to Spend Money On (And What Can Wait)

The coronavirus known as COVID-19 is causing a pandemic, and in response, a general lockdown is in effect, with millions of Americans quarantined and numerous businesses closed to protect public health. While medical supplies and hospitals are under strain, the healthcare system is doing all it can to help the sick, and in the meantime, working Americans (including you) should remember that it's not just health being affected right now; it's also finances. While the general American economy and Wall Street are beyond the control of everyday Americans like yourself, you can and should keep an eye on your spending and make sure you don't sink deep into debt or get any property repossessed. The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting some households harder than others, but in general, the following are ...
Black Bear Breaks Into Hotel Bathroom, Peacefully Naps On Sink Counter
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Black Bear Breaks Into Hotel Bathroom, Peacefully Naps On Sink Counter

As summer comes to a close, there a couple of things we won't miss. Among them are mosquitoes. We take time during the spring and summer to repair holes in window screens or doors to make sure the bloodthirsty insects don't slip through. Sometimes successfully, other times not so much. As it turns out, in Big Sky, Montana, there are much larger creatures that windows and doors should be secured from. At Buck's T-4 Lodge in Big Sky, one such intruder got into the hotel via shimmying its way through a ladies' bathroom window that was apparently ajar. The culprit, a young black bear, got into the bathroom and, instead of leaving, it chose to hop onto the bathroom counter and lie down for a snooze in the sink. Hotel employees sought to let the bear leave on its own terms, but it was ve...
The Likely Root of the Plastic Surgery Boom? Age Discrimination
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The Likely Root of the Plastic Surgery Boom? Age Discrimination

Many Americans are rather obsessed with the idea of preserving their youth and beauty. With 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures performed throughout the U.S. during 2016, it's clear we're focused on maintaining our appearance. And in many cases, we're willing to go to great lengths for the sake of our looks. But according to a new study, our penchant for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures may not merely be rooted in our own vanity. It could actually be tied to widespread age discrimination -- in other words, our systemic fear of aging. Plastic surgery is becoming more widely accepted, with more people willing to go under the knife (or needle). The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that U.S. residents spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgica...
Climate Change Threatens U.S. Recreational and Commercial Fishing
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Climate Change Threatens U.S. Recreational and Commercial Fishing

In 2017, there were approximately 11.6 million youth participants (aged between six and 17 years) in fishing in the United States. Although there are a staggering number of people who may not want to admit how dire global warming might be, there's little doubt that we're starting to feel the effects. From increased instances of flooding to extended allergy seasons, scientists are quick to point out that it can all be traced back to climate change. And as ocean temperatures continue to rise, there's another consequence of our unwillingness to protect the planet: the practice of fishing may be in real trouble. So whether you're one of the 49 million Americans who participate in freshwater, saltwater, or fly fishing as a hobby during the average year or you contribute to (or benefit from) the...
Chicago Mosaic Artist Turns Potholes into Works of Art
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Chicago Mosaic Artist Turns Potholes into Works of Art

American artists appear in 40% of art collections worldwide. Glass mosaics have been in use for ages. In fact, this work of art dates back more than 300 years before the birth of Christ. Few people would ever expect such a traditional piece of art to appear in the middle of the road. But that's exactly what Chicago artist, Jim Bachor, has done. He first became intrigued by the long lifespan and durability of mosaics after visiting Pompeii, which featured these works of art from more than 2,000 years ago. After learning how to create beautiful Mosaics from Italy, has used this superpower to fill potholes since 2013. Bachor has created a variety of mosaics, many of which feature comforting images like cats, foods, and flowers. He claims that the goal of his work is to put a smile on th...
What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee
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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee

Appearances aren't always what they seem. We're a species very much concerned about our outer physical appearance, doing all sorts of things to make ourselves more attractive. Having that pearly white, perfect smile explains the 39.09 million Americans who were using tooth whiteners in 2017. Another part of physical appearance on many minds is hair. One report suggests that 68% of women are unhappy with their hair. Similarly, with men, hair loss is something they generally don't want to experience. Still, it happens, so there are certain strategies men use to conceal their rapidly balding heads. One Colombian man sought to conceal a little more than baldness recently. Landing in Spain from Bogota, Colombia, authorities spotted the man with a very unusual looking toupee. With the FAA...
Study Finds Connection Between Employee Stress and Weight Gain
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Study Finds Connection Between Employee Stress and Weight Gain

Contrary to what you might think, the workplace can be rather dangerous for many of us. You don't have to be employed in a hazardous field to get hurt on the job, of course. And if you do slip and fall at work, you could be among the 5% of people who fracture a bone as a result. But these kinds of accidents aren't the only ways we can experience negative physical effects as a result of our employment. In fact, your job could be the very thing that's infringing on your self-esteem and your long-term health. According to recent data, roughly 50% of Americans say they're unsuccessful at losing weight because they lack self-discipline. But as one study revealed, failing to reach our weight loss goals may not be entirely because we're not dedicated enough. In some cases, it could be because ...
Airbnb and Other Top Companies Set Strict Dating Policies in the Workplace
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Airbnb and Other Top Companies Set Strict Dating Policies in the Workplace

Dealing with sexual harassment at work is not uncommon and many employers have enforced strict dating policies regarding employee relationships in the past. But some top companies are flipping the script. While most companies ban employee relationships altogether, Airbnb, Facebook, and even Google have rolled out a new policy that's simultaneously strict and welcoming at once: now, coworkers get one chance to ask their coworker out on a date. "You can only ask another employee on a date once, and it can’t be someone in your chain of management, so not your boss or someone on your team," explained an Airbnb employee to MarketWatch. Should a coworker say no, this ensures that sexual harassment is avoided in the workplace. After all, more than 30% of cases presented to the EEOC we...