A slightly more dedicated 45% admitted they will only occasionally indulge their social side and speak to friends while at work;
· 65% of communication is now conducted online, making it much easier to natter away to friends while at work;
· In fact, one third of those polled said they never go an hour without some sort of interaction with friends via Facebook, instant messenger or text, inevitably denting their productivity [...]
· We’re now up to 140 texts, 72 Facebook interactions and 40 emails per month to friends and family;
· Around half of us haven’t spoken to our closest friend on the phone for over a month;
· Nearly two thirds (63%) of those polled have people they consider friends but only ever contact via text or on Facebook.
Two thirds of all interactions between friends now take place electronically, a study has [...]
In the aftermath of one of the worst recessions in history, more Americans have limited or no interaction with banks, instead relying on check cashers and payday lenders to manage their finances, according to a new federal report.
Not only are these Americans more vulnerable to high fees and interest rates, but they are also cut off from credit to buy a car or a home or pay for college, the [...]
The emotional state of the brain can explain why different individuals do not respond the same way to similar injuries, say scientists.
Some recover fully while others remain in constant pain.
Brain scan studies showed for the first time how chronic pain emerges as a result of an emotional response to an injury.
The process involves interaction between two brain regions, the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens.
Lead scientist Professor Vania Apakarian, from Northwestern [...]
A federal department ruled last week that the Forest Service violated a Spanish-speaking woman’s civil rights by calling the Border Patrol to help translate during a routine stop, saying it was “humiliating” to Hispanics and an illicit backdoor way to capture more illegal immigrants.
The ruling by the Agriculture Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights could change policies nationwide as law enforcement agencies grapple with how far they can go in trying to help [...]
Scrawled comment on complaint form after agents tampered with luggage
April 24, 2012
New Yorker Ross Berenson can burn for ever in eternal damnation as far as the TSA are concerned, following his attempts to find out why his luggage had been broken into and tampered with during a flight from LAX to JFK.
When Berenson discovered that the “TSA-certified” green lock on his bag had been removed and the loops of [...]
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, it turns out that another storm is gathering on the eurozone horizon.
Spain was always on the ‘one to watch’ list. It now finds itself in that most awkward of positions: the financial equivalent of a vicious circle. The interest rate on its sovereign debt is rising, the economy is stalling and the government is fast losing the enthusiasm to [...]
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(SUN) The New Brunswick government is coming under fire for telling seniors in subsidized housing they need to get rid of their pets, or get out.
The social development department recently sent notice to seniors living in the Lions Tower residence in Moncton that they need to give up their pets or face eviction.
The province was acting on a recent complaint that tenants in the home were [...]