The “Effective Dose” of Work You Need to Feel Fulfilled Is Surprisingly Low

Now that the World Health Organization has officially recognized the symptoms of ‘workplace burnout’, it’s clear that the mental health effects of too much work are a global concern. While it may feel tempting to walk away from work altogether, scientists warn that not working is also linked to mental health issues. As a paper published Tuesday in Social Science & Medicine, there’s an “effective dose” of work we should be doing each week to reap the rewards — and it’s not that much. Indeed eight hours a week would be enough for average worker.” As part of…

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Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments

Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments Around 33 per cent of young professionals in India feel technology is a major hindrance to work and family commitments, said a Monster.com survey, on Wednesday. Other hindrances were meetings, calls, and training after office hours (18 per cent) and negative attitude of supervisors towards work-life balance (11 per cent), the report said. “As opposed to the belief that technology is a facilitator, one-third of the young professionals find technology (laptops and mobile phones) a hindrance in…

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3 Eggplant Dishes That Will Change How You Feel About this Boring Vegetable

An aubergine (brinjal/ baingan) is not a very popular vegetable. People love to hate the ‘baingan‘ because of its texture, which many consider ‘slimy’. Others find it ‘bitter’ to taste. But this very fact that it has a woody, nutty flavour means that the eggplant can be adapted or mixed with several flavours. Also, most people do not cook eggplant properly, with the result that they don’t really realise they are destroying its flavour. Recommended ways to cook eggplant include slow roasting, slow baking, frying (in very thin slices), and…

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If Obamacare Dies, Cities Will Feel It

Every year, about 300 children under age 6 turn up with elevated blood-lead levels among the thousands of lab tests surveilled by Houston’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program. In the vast majority of cases, their staff follows up. Health officers reach out to parents to ensure that their kids are receiving care. Lead inspectors visit the aging homes in which those kids often live, and remediation crews scrape and replace the toxic paint from window frames and siding. Educators knit themselves into communities, educating schools, churches, PTA groups, and organizations…

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Only 3% of UK adults feel ashamed at wasting food, poll finds

Only 3% of UK householders think there is a stigma attached to wasting food, while many try to save money by switching off lights or turning down the heating, instead of reducing food waste, according to a report. The Sainsbury’s survey of food waste habits shows that the vast majority of people fail to see the value of watching out for food waste, compared with other money-saving habits that have become second nature. According to the poll of more than 5,000 UK adults, 74% of householders actively turn lights off…

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The Azaadi India Has Kashmir Can Feel Too: PM Narendra Modi’s Big Outreach

ALIJAPUR, MADHYA PRADESH:  In his first comments on the crisis that has wrecked Kashmir over the last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, “Every Indian loves Kashmir” and promised “the azaadi (freedom) that every Indian feels, Kashmir can feel too.” The PM has been faulted in parliament by the opposition for not speaking on the violence that has torn through the Kashmir Valley since security forces shot dead Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old terrorist who had turned into a local youth icon partly through his agile use of social media.…

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Heat Stroke Symptoms & Immediate Treatment: Is the Sun Making You Feel Uneasy?

            With the rising mercury levels, stepping out in this sultry weather has its adverse effects – from an unwanted pimple on your otherwise clear skin to that annoying rash on your back. The sun comes out in full throttle, throwing you off your guard. You need to be extremely careful about everything, be it the food you eat or the clothes you wear. The tendency to fall sick is greater during this period, hence one shouldn’t exert themselves too much. Excessive physical activity and…

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