Working From Home Makes You Happier and ‘Massively’ More Productive, According to Science

Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it’s a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management’s watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when Yahoo, IBM, and Aetna rolled back their work-from-home policies. Indeed, working from home seems like heresy if believe in the “collaborative, innovativeworkplace” idea, or (as I call it)Read More

13 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in August

Think job hunting is bound to be slow in the summer? Think again. Just take a look at the 13 companies we’ve rounded up right here. All of them are awesome places to work. But, the best part? They’re also all making major hires right now. So, freshen up that resume of yours and tossRead More

Restaurant Calorie Counts Can Miss the Mark

In some states, it’s already a requirement that restaurants with numerous locations must post the calorie counts of their foods. And, soon, federal law will require more restaurants across the country to provide such information to its patrons. But, just how accurate are the calorie counts provided by restaurants? That depends on where you eat.Read More

‘Biggest Loser’ Sends Wrong Message on Weight Loss

The reality TV show “The Biggest Loser” sends patients an unhealthy and unrealistic message about weight loss, a researcher said here. The message that overweight people can and should lose significant amounts of weight in a short period of time is unhealthy and makes it seem that extreme dieting, plus hours of daily exercise, are what heavy peopleRead More

Fatty ‘Comfort’ Foods May Alter Brain’s Response to Sadness

“Eating fat seems to make us less vulnerable to sad emotions, even if we don’t know we’re eating fat,” said psychiatrist Dr. Lukas Van Oudenhove, co-author of a study that tracked people’s responses to sad and neutral experiences while fatty acids were inserted into their stomach. The food appeared to cause emotional and physical changes.Read More