- 32.7% of workaholics also met ADHD criteria, compared to 12.7% of non-workaholics
- 25.6% of workaholics also met OCD criteria, compared to 8.7% of non-workaholics
- 33.8% of workaholics also met anxiety criteria, compared to 11.9% of non-workaholics
- 8.9% of workaholics also met depression criteria, compared to 2.6% of non-workaholics
Researchers have known for a long time that excess dust is falling on ocean coasts and that air pollution is making that problem much worse. But the study’s co-author, Athanasios Nenes, another Georgia Tech professor, said it is the first to show that strong currents carry it to the deep.
“People never thought that it gets transported thousands of miles away,” Nenes said in an interview Sunday. The only way to stop the process, he said, is to “control emissions of sulfur and nitrogen” as air pollution for factories and power plants — an effort that the leaders of 170 nations agreed to undertake at climate talks in Paris last year, knowing it faced enormous political challenges.
Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to make your office more bearable. Indeed, it often seems like every week, a new scientific study is telling us the latest, greatest way to make our workspaces more conducive to human occupation and productivity.
If all these studies are to be believed, implementing small changes to the office environment can make you more productive, less stressed, more energetic, more compassionate, and maybe, if you apply them all just right, will endow you with co-working superpowers.
Nearly 60 percent of crashes involving teen drivers involve some form of distraction, according to a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and in the 100 days after Memorial Day, teen crashes rise so dramatically that AAA has given those fair-weather months a name: the “100 Deadliest Days.”
A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and when they encounter the police.
In 1968, another study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This one gathered volunteers from federal or state penitentiaries in Texas and subjected them to a variety of conditions, with temperatures ranging from 4 to 10 degrees Celsius. They even submerged them in water baths at 32 degrees Celsius. As in previous studies, they inoculated the subjects with rhinovirus and then followed them clinically and with many cellular and antibody studies.
Almost three-quarters of U.S. drivers are eager to replace the daily commute’s drudgery with a self-driving car and 80 percent say they would pay extra to have a robot take the wheel, according to a survey that contradicts other recent studies.
AlixPartners said that when the 1,517 people it surveyed were presented with the attributes of self-driving cars, 73 percent said they would want autonomous vehicles to take over all their driving needs. Mark Wakefield, head of the consulting firm’s automotive practice, said 90 percent would let a driverless car handle their commute if they could occasionally take the wheel.
But hold onto the creamer, because the World Health Organization’s cancer research body did raise some broader concerns about the consumption of hot beverages. There’s limited evidence that beverages hotter than 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit) probably pose some cancer risk.
In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put out a report calling exercise a “miracle cure.” This isn’t a conclusion based simply on some cohort or case-control studies. There are many, many randomized controlled trials. A huge meta-analysis examined the effect of exercise therapy on outcomes in people with chronic diseases.