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Career - Economics / Business - 03.06.2016
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention when people describe meaningful moments at work, but poor management is the top destroyer of meaningfulness.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 02.06.2016
New radio map of Jupiter reveals what’s beneath colorful clouds
Astronomers using the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico have produced the most detailed radio map yet of the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing the massive movement of ammonia gas that underlies the colorful bands, spots and whirling clouds visible to the naked eye. Optical images of the colorful surface clouds encircling Jupiter's equator - including the famous Great Red Spot - alternate with new detailed radio images of the deep atmosphere as much as 30 kilometers below the clouds.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 02.06.2016
Higher Heels Come from High Society, Researchers Say
Study of Retail Purchases Shows Upwardly Mobile Women Conform to Local Fashion Sense Chuck Finder / 412-268-3486 / cfinder [a] andrew.cmu (p) edu Women who move from Mobile, Ala., to New York City are likely to switch to higher heels. That's a small part of the findings of a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Galak and his co-authors.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 02.06.2016
No 187 from Jun 02, 2016 Study: Corporate Social Responsibility on the Rise - Despite Globalization, Cross-country Differences Persist Study by Social Scientists of Freie Universität Berlin with Support of the Bertelsmann Foundation
No 187 from Jun 02, 2016 Study: Corporate Social Responsibility on the Rise - Despite Globalization, Cross-country Differences Persist Study by Social Scientists of Freie Universität Berlin with Support of the Bertelsmann Foundation
Study by Social Scientists of Freie Universität Berlin with Support of the Bertelsmann Foundation No 187/2016 from Jun 02, 2016 Corporations from OECD countries are increasing their corporate responsibility efforts according to a study by researchers at Freie Universität Berlin. Prof. Gregory Jackson und Julia Bartosch have created a new Corporate Responsibility Social Index, showing that corporations from Spain and the UK are among the leaders, whereas German firms fall on average into the intermediate range compared to other countries.

Economics / Business - 30.05.2016
The myth of quitting in anger
Anger often decreases - rather than boosts - a person's intention to quit a job when they identify strongly with their company, says a new study.  Company policies that are designed to promote positive emotions or minimise negative emotions may in fact not have the intended effect. Jochen Menges Anger at the workplace is commonly associated with employees storming out of the office and quitting their jobs, but a new study from the Cambridge Judge Business School suggests that the picture is far more complex.

Health - Economics / Business - 30.05.2016
Impact of minimum wage on child health varies
McGill Newsroom Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

Health - Economics / Business - 25.05.2016
Global economic crisis linked to over 260,000 additional cancer deaths
Global economic crisis linked to over 260,000 additional cancer deaths
Unemployment and reduced public-sector health spending following the 2008 crisis were associated with increased cancer mortality, says a new study. The research, from Imperial College London, estimates that the recent economic crisis was associated with over 260000 additional cancer deaths in countries within the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) by 2010, of which 160000 were in the European Union.

Economics / Business - 23.05.2016
UK newspapers’ positions on Brexit
One month before the EU referendum vote, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University has released interim findings on the stance being taken by newspapers. The findings, which cover two sample days of coverage a week during the first two months of the referendum campaign immediately after David Cameron's post-summit Cabinet meeting on 20 February, find that of the 928 articles focused on the referendum, 45% were in favour of leaving compared with only 27% in favour of staying in the EU.

Health - Economics / Business - 20.05.2016
University of Bath evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging
University of Bath evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging
Implementation of plain packaging for cigarettes and loose tobacco will go ahead on schedule today (Friday, 20 May 2016) after yesterday's ruling from the UK High Court, which found in favour of the Department of Health.

Economics / Business - 20.05.2016
When consumers sabotage brands
When consumers sabotage brands
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) When consumers deliberately attack a brand with the objective of causing harm to it, this is known as «consumer brand sabotage». Marketing researchers at the University of Bern have examined this phenomenon in more detail, identified backgrounds and motives of brand sabotage and present initial countermeasures.

Health - Economics / Business - 20.05.2016
University evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging
University evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging
Implementation of plain packaging for cigarettes and loose tobacco went ahead on schedule (Friday, 20 May 2016) after last week's ruling from the UK High Court, which found in favour of the Department of Health.

Economics / Business - 17.05.2016
Borrowing Constraints Driving Homeownership Declines
A new brief just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research finds that due to current borrowing constraints, many households are renting out of financial necessity rather than by choice. Further, the report finds that these constraints are underlying declining home ownership rates and instability in the housing market.

Health - Economics / Business - 17.05.2016
Researchers nudge healthy food selection in food pantries
Grocery stores have long deployed insights from behavioral economics to influence the purchase of targeted foods. But can similar tactics work in community food pantries to nudge clients to make healthier food choices? Researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab have uncovered ways to do just that.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 16.05.2016
Animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens
Animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens
Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University of Bristol, RSPCA and the Soil Association. In the UK, cage-free egg-production systems account for 49 per cent of all eggs produced.

Economics / Business - 10.05.2016
Reading the face of a leader
Women (but not men) with both high and low facial masculinity are perceived as competitive leaders, finds new study co-authored by a Cambridge Judge Business School academic. This study challenges gender theory that says women with feminine facial characteristics are associated with communal behaviour and nurturing Jochen Menges Past studies have shown that, in competitive settings, people prefer both male and female leaders to have masculine facial characteristics - because these are perceived as signalling competitive personality traits.

Economics / Business - Earth Sciences - 10.05.2016
Industry collaboration and consumer pressure are key to stopping the trade of 'conflict minerals', report finds
Industry collaboration and consumer pressure are key to stopping the trade of ’conflict minerals’, report finds
Industry collaboration and consumer pressure are key to stopping the trade of 'conflict minerals', report finds Responsible sourcing of raw minerals from conflict regions could be achieved if firms were to collaborate and if there was more pressure from consumers, a new University of Sussex report argues.

Economics / Business - 04.05.2016
Counting calories
Counting calories
When migrants move, they often try to keep eating their native cuisine. But a new study from an MIT professor reveals an economic tension underneath this practice: Migrants who hang on to their old cuisines often pay more to eat, because they tend to move to places where their familiar foods are more expensive.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 03.05.2016
Poor cell phone coverage creates a ’mobile divide’
Cell phone towers (pink) are often surrounded by clusters of "femto-cells" (green) that indicate a poor signal from the towers. While femto-cells offer a solution for the affluent, their presence indicates that lower-income residents in the same areas are getting substandard service. If you live on the wrong side of the tracks, you may also be on the wrong side of the "mobile divide," where poor cell phone service may limit your economic opportunities.

Health - Economics / Business - 03.05.2016
Is hair the root to understanding our stress levels?
Is hair the root to understanding our stress levels?
Women with lower incomes have higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair, according to a new study from UCL. The study also found that women whose income has gone up over the last 4 years have lower cortisol levels than those whose income went down, suggesting an association between long-term financial strain and stress hormones.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 03.05.2016
Financial fraud targeting older adults often involves appeals to emotions like anger, excitement
Stanford researchers found that when an older person's emotions reach states of excitement and anger, they are more likely than young people to show interest in fraudulent appeals. An appeal to emotions like excitement or anger is a key persuasion tactic used by fraudsters to mislead the elderly. A study from the Stanford Center on Longevity indicates the elderly are more likely than younger people to fall prey to con artists who work on their emotions.