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June 28, 2022

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Training Virtually Can Reduce Psychosocial Stress and Anxiety

Everyone knows that exercise brings physical and psychological benefits. A new study suggests that virtual reality exercise induces similar effects, meaning those with limited mobility may be able to ...

New Theory of Decision-Making Seeks to Explain Why Humans Don't Make Optimal Choices

A new theory of economic decision-making offers an explanation as to why humans, in general, make decisions that are simply adequate, not ...

When AI Is the Inventor Who Gets the Patent?

The day is coming -- some say has already arrived -- when new inventions that benefit society are dreamt up by artificial intelligence all on its ...

Narcissistic Bosses Stymie Knowledge Flow, Cooperation Inside Organizations

New research shows that narcissism can cause knowledge barriers within organizations. Narcissists hinder cooperation between units due to a sense of ...
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Scientists Conceptualize a Species 'Stock Market' to Put a Price Tag on Actions Posing Risks to Biodiversity

Species have intrinsic value, but also provide ecosystem services of major economic value, for example, bees that pollinate our crops. However, as such values are hard to translate into figures, ...

Tight Budgeters Beware: Skip the Coffee Before Shopping

The study found that shoppers who drank a cup of complimentary caffeinated coffee prior to roaming the stores spent about 50 percent more money and bought nearly 30 percent more items than shoppers ...

New Study Shows How Having Had COVID-19 May Negatively Impact Your Performance at Work

A new study shows that individuals who had contracted CCOVID-19 reported significantly more cognitive failures at ...

Pressures Within Supply Chains Paved the Way to an Oversupply of Prescription Opioids, Experts Say

New research shows pressure from manufacturers and suppliers of opioids, particularly national corporations, influenced how pharmacies bought and distributed those ...

New Technology Protects Authenticity of Engineered Cell Lines

A team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind method to create a unique identifier for each copy of a cell line to allow users to verify its authenticity and protect the manufacturer's ...

COVID-19 Mortality Rate Five Times Higher Among Labor, Retail and Service Workers, Study Reveals

New research confirms associations between COVID-19 mortality rates and socioeconomic position, gender, ethnicity and ...

Gratitude Expressions Between Co-Workers Improve Cardiovascular Responses to Stress

A study finds teammates who thanked each other before performing a high-stress task had a better cardiovascular response compared to teams who did not express gratitude. The enhanced cardiovascular ...

New Recipe for Restaurant, App Contracts

A novel contract could help alleviate key sources of conflict between restaurants and food-delivery ...

Making Sure Workers Have a 'Good' Day Gives Companies a Competitive Advantage

Researchers have identified five types of daily workplace experiences that influence employees' creative ...

Industry Lobbying on WHO Overshadowing Public Health Policy, Researchers Suggest

A new article looks at how producers of such products as commercial milk formulas, processed foods, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals and electronic gaming software have been ramping up efforts to ...

SMEs Are Likely to Achieve Higher Environmental Performance Through Circular Economy Adoption, New Research Finds

New findings have found Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are likely to achieve higher environmental performance through circular economy (CE) ...

Most Vital Strategies for Successfully Implementing Changes in Industry

Researchers have conducted a study in which they studied change initiatives at more than 600 architecture, engineering and construction firms in North America. They found those that were very ...

New Research Sheds Fresh Light on the 'Presenteeism'

Employees who are unwell only engage in 'presenteeism' -- continuing to work when experiencing ill-health -- when they have not met their daily work goals, according to new ...

Study Finds Top Reviews, Not Average Ratings, Sway Consumer Decision-Making

Collective wisdom dictates that online shoppers gravitate toward the highest-rated products. But new research debunks this and shows top reviews carry more sway in a customer's final buying ...

Blockchain Offers a Solution to Post-Brexit Border Digitization to Build Supply Chain Trust, Research Shows

As a result of the UK leaving the European Union, logistics firms have faced additional friction at UK borders. Consequently, there have been calls for automated digital borders, but few such systems ...

Innovation Flows Across Regions and Sectors in Complex Ways, Study Shows

Knowledge creation -- the generation of new ideas and patents -- is an important driver of economic growth. Understanding how knowledge moves across industry sectors and regions can inform research ...

Loud and Clear: High-Energy Ads Keep Viewers Tuned In, Study Shows

More energetic commercials are likely to be tuned in more or avoided less by viewers, according a new ...

Study Shows Gaps in How STEM Organizations Collect Demographic Information

Professional organizations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields could more effectively collect data on underrepresented groups in their fields, according to a new survey. ...

Married Mothers Who Earn More Than Their Husbands Take on an Even Greater Share of the Housework, Research Finds

While new mothers frequently take on a greater share of housework than their spouses, this effect is even more pronounced in mothers who earn more than fathers, new research ...

Personality Traits Are Associated With Well-Being and Satisfaction in Life After Work

A new study has identified novel associations between older adults' personality traits, the routes they took to leave their jobs, and their well-being after exiting the ...

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