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How Sitting All Day Is Killing Your Body

How Sitting All Day Is Killing Your Body

If you're one of 86% of Americans who sit all day for their job, you could be at risk for 'sitting disease'.

If you're one of 86% of Americans who sit all day for their job, you could be at risk for 'sitting disease'. Read More »

Employer Gives $500 Bonus To Workers Who Quit Smoking

Employer Gives $500 Bonus To Workers Who Quit Smoking

While many employers are refusing to hire smokers, one employer takes a softer approach.

Calif. business offers bonus to get workers to quit smoking. Read More »

Fla. Teacher Fired After Allegedly Faking Terminal Illness For A Year

Fla. Teacher Fired After Allegedly Faking Terminal Illness For A Year

By Elicia Dover A Florida first grade teacher has been suspended for allegedly lying about having a terminal disease so that she could leave school early and take extra days off. Ashley Barker, a teacher at the Laurel Elementary School in the Polk County School District, was informed by the school board that... Read More »

Male Nurses: No Longer A Rarity

Male Nurses: No Longer A Rarity

One of the few brights spots in the economy has been the fast-growing health care field. As a result, more male workers are entering the booming sector. Read More »

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Everyone knows the flu shot has a serious purpose. After all, it's a safeguard against a condition that kills 36,000 people a year, according to the John Hopkins School of Medicine. But for the workers of one Ohio health center, the risks of skipping out on the vaccine extended beyond increased risk of... Read More »

4 Challenges Facing Disabled Veterans And How To Overcome Them

4 Challenges Facing Disabled Veterans And How To Overcome Them

As two wars draw to a close, the roughly 1.6 million veterans who have fought for America and survived will soon find themselves in the most civilian of activities -- looking for a job. For those who have already come home from the two wars, their search comes in a terrible economy. Although their... Read More »

Monterey County Fraud Unit Workers Claim Mold In The Office Made Them Sick

Monterey County Fraud Unit Workers Claim Mold In The Office Made Them Sick

Update: This story was updated on Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. In recent years, there has been a steady stream of lawsuits from workers -- many of them successful -- claiming that mold made them seriously ill. Read More »

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

"Much of my job is like being a therapist," says a Manhattan-based nutritionist of her practice. Read More »

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

The high rate of obesity and unemployment are, in many ways, the two biggest problems afflicting America in 2012. It almost goes without saying, both have grown way too fast. A new study by the Robert Wood Foundation predicts that half of the country will be obese by 2030, up from one in three now. The... Read More »

Recession Shortens Lifespans Of Older Workers Who Lose Their Jobs

Recession Shortens Lifespans Of Older Workers Who Lose Their Jobs

Despite a slight drop in the unemployment rate among older workers last month, many are finding that it still takes a long time to find work after being laid off. The length of joblessness among workers 55 and older rose to 52.7 weeks in August, much higher than the 36.1 weeks for younger workers, the Labor... Read More »

Feds Finally Acknowledge 9/11 First Responders' Cancers

Feds Finally Acknowledge 9/11 First Responders' Cancers

Eleven years ago on Sept. 11, thousands of American workers rushed to New York's World Trade Center to try and help rescue the victims of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers. In the aftermath of the 9/11 plane crashes that brought down the buildings and killed nearly 3,000 people, the work effort became a... Read More »

Fired Worker, Martha Parker, Blames Cough Medicine For Failed Drug Test

Fired Worker, Martha Parker, Blames Cough Medicine For Failed Drug Test

When you have a cough, it's only natural you'd take cough medicine so you can make it through the workday. Read More »

This Is Why Work Stress Is A Modern Epidemic

This Is Why Work Stress Is A Modern Epidemic

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Confessions Of A Male Nurse: Dealing With Nasty Jokes, Sexual Propositions

Confessions Of A Male Nurse: Dealing With Nasty Jokes, Sexual Propositions

It's a profession whose members help save lives on a daily basis. And given that nursing pays relatively well and is one of the fields projected to grow, more men are considering entering the traditionally female profession. But male nurses are still the butt of jokes -- and not just in movies, as Ben... Read More »

Home Care Aide Tells What Really Goes On At Work

Home Care Aide Tells What Really Goes On At Work

It's one of the fastest growing fields and requires no special training or degree, but it has some significant downsides. Read More »

Forklift Operator Ronald Kratz Settles For $55,000 In Obesity Discrimination Case

Forklift Operator Ronald Kratz Settles For $55,000 In Obesity Discrimination Case

Ronald Kratz had every intention of carrying out his duties as a material handler for defense contractor BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas -- despite his weighing nearly 680 pounds. So when in 2009 the seatbelt on his forklift wouldn't extend long enough for him to buckle it, he asked his superiors for an extender. Read More »

Worker Debra Moreno Wins $193,000 in 'Bag of Bones' Ageism Lawsuit

Worker Debra Moreno Wins $193,000 in 'Bag of Bones' Ageism Lawsuit

Age discrimination cases are very rarely clear-cut but this case is considered noteworthy for its accusations of outlandish discrimination. Read More »

Workers With Asperger's Syndrome Enter Economy With Challenges, Unique Gifts

Workers With Asperger's Syndrome Enter Economy With Challenges, Unique Gifts

Ask Daniel Felner about his $7.65 per hour job as a receptionist at a YMCA branch in New Jersey, and the 26-year-old will get effusive. "Everyone is so pleased with me," he says in a telephone interview. "I get complimented on the way I answer phones. Sometimes I compliment people when they walk in. And most of... Read More »

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Read More »

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

What bugs you the most about your job? And what crazy excuses would you give to escape your office? These were the questions that the corporate research consultancy Wakefield Associates explored in an online survey of 1,013 office workers for Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company. Read More »

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