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Panama Canal Expansion Could Mean Tougher Times For Egypt's Suez, As Revenues Lag Despite Sisi's Promises

Not everyone is thrilled with the new and improved Panama Canal. The expansion of the storied channel was unveiled to great fanfare Sunday, but for …

Job Stress Linked To Later Health Problems

Mental job strain can come from tight deadlines, high demands and having little control over one's work. Physical strain includes sweating, breathlessness and muscle strain.<p>"Job strain is something that is individually perceived, so persons working in similar jobs can report different amounts of …

Tired of Being Stressed? Here's A Surprising Approach To Feeling Better

Some of us feel stressed because of the holidays – and some of us feel even more stressed being back at work. And everybody knows that stress is terrible for your health, right?<p>Wrong.<p>In this fascinating TED talk, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares some truly ground-breaking research. It …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Is stress as much a permanent fixture at your job as the office coffee machine? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to the American …

Global Leaders At Davos: 'Stress Is A Killer'

''Stress is a killer -- it thwarts productivity," the actress Goldie Hawn told the BBC this week from Davos.<p>Hawn, who led a session on meditation at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, was right on both counts: We're only just beginning to acknowledge the role of stress in the …

HR Trend Institute follows, detects & encourages HR trends

The HR (Human Resources) Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends. In the people and organization domain and in related areas. Where …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Simple Ways to De-stress at Work

Breathe deeply<p>Ms. Ehrman says breathing deeply and often at stressful moments will supply much-needed oxygen to your brain. “When we’re stressed we …

Mild stress makes it tough to control emotion

Everyday levels of stress can keep therapeutic methods for controlling emotions—like fear and anxiety—from working, report neuroscientists.<p>Their …

To think clearly under stress, focus on values

<b>CARNEGIE MELLON (US) —</b> New research provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the damaging effects of stress on …

A little stress can make brains sharper

<b>UC BERKELEY (US) —</b> Acute stress that’s short-lived, not chronic, primes the brain for improved performance, according to new research.<p>“You always …

Female brain super sensitive to stress

<b>RUTGERS (US) —</b> Gender differences in the brain may explain why women and men often react differently to stress.<p>Researchers studied the brains of male …

Leading Like Nelson Mandela

<b>Linda Hill</b>, Harvard Business School professor, shares her memories of meeting the leaders of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, and what she learned from them.

Why Japan’s Talent Wars Now Hinge on Women

“The majority — 65 percent — of our new recruits are women,” said the head of a foreign multinational I was working with in Japan last week. “We’re just going for the best, and the women are better educated and more mature.” Many foreign multinationals operating in Japan are beginning to understand …

Use the Office Holiday Party to Advance Your Career

<i>Will there be an open bar? Do I have to go? Can I bring my significant other?</i><p>A few of the above questions may be dancing in your head when you receive the invite to your organization’s holiday party. These are reasonable questions — but if you want to use the events this month to advance your …

Wage Inequality Rises in Europe as Workplaces Become Americanized

As European countries have tried to restore competitiveness, the decline of unions and the easing of worker protections such as restrictions on dismissals have helped “Americanize” workplaces there, says <i>The New York Times</i>. One consequence has been an increase in wage disparity. In Germany, for …

Change Your Company with Better HR Analytics

You’re probably a little tired of hearing about Big Data. While you would expect online giants like Amazon and companies like Netflix to be early innovators in the use of data to recommend products or movies, you only care about the answer to one question: <b>what does big data mean for the everyday</b> …

10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

1. Asian countries are overtaking European countries when it comes to prosperity:<p>2. The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (but research shows it’s entirely possible to reverse these bad habits):<p>3. …

Npower to outsource call centres and axe 1,500 jobs

Plans affecting 2,000 staff, and triggering nearly 1,500 job cuts, will be announced on Thursday under the codename "Project Regent"<p>Npower will spark a fresh political row over the energy sector today by revealing plans to axe nearly 1,500 jobs as part of a wholesale restrucuring of its call centre …

A minimum wage in Germany will be a big deal for Europe—and for economics professors

After an all-night bargaining session, early this morning Germany’s two largest political parties announced a provisional deal to form a coalition government. This comes two months after Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats recorded a resounding victory in the federal election, but fell just short …

Walmart To Put 1 Million-Plus People To Work On Thanksgiving

More than 1 million people will be spending part of Thanksgiving Day at Walmart -- and they won’t be looking for deals.<p>The company estimates that more than 1 million associates will staff Walmarts around the country during Thanksgiving, according to an email sent to reporters Wednesday. That’s …

Work until 70? Why old dogs must learn new tricks

The Grattan Institute this week published a report which confronted the problem of the ageing population and also revealed how big a political issue it has become.<p>Despite the report also suggesting the GST be broadened to include food and education, overwhelmingly the media attention focused on the …

Npower confirms 1,460 UK jobs to go

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1032000/1032187_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534528926_9191d7ce1d9f4926838415a2a8019e92<p><b>Energy giant Npower has confirmed that 1,460 UK jobs are to go as part of a major corporate restructuring.</b><p>The company, owned by Germany's RWE, plans …

German coalition proof of waning support for austerity

The world's staunchest advocate of austerity is changing its tune.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to a number of economic and social policy changes as part of a tentative deal reached between her conservative Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Social Democrats to form a …

Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving

Business News<p>After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.<p>Tony Rohr, who worked his way up from cook to general manager at the company, was told it was mandatory to keep his Elkhart, Ind., store open on the holiday.<p>"I just decided I …

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Whole Foods Employees Strike for Thanksgiving Off

A handful of Whole Foods workers at two stores went on strike in Chicago Wednesday to protest working on Thanksgiving. A handful of employees walked …