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JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether

Image: RollingNews.ie<p>Image: RollingNews.ie<p><i>Updated at 11pm</i><p>THE DEPARTMENT OF Social Protection is to commission an external review of the controversial …

5 Office Design Strategies That Will Make Employees Happier

How an aesthetically-pleasing office environment can help raise employee morale.<p>If I told you that a software engineer and salesperson need the exact same skills and tools to accomplish their job, you would call me crazy. Yet, when we take a software engineer and salesperson, stick them in the …

These Sleeping Pods Are Designed To Let You Live At Work–Which Is Just What You Want, Right?

In a new space for entrepreneurship built at the University of Utah, students working on a startup have the option to live in a sleeping pod in the …

How To Design An Office For Maximizing Employee Happiness

From color and textile to closed doors, here are the strategies for encouraging flexibility and productivity.<p>You might think the proliferation of wearables and apps to analyze and optimize our every move, along with the $6 billion spent on workplace wellness initiatives, would mean that every …

Fianna Fáil TD describes Sinn Fein as a 'cult' and believes the party's policies would 'destroy' the economy

TWO prominent Fianna Fáil politicians have ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Fein in a move that will heap pressure on party leader Micheal …

Google Renames Self Alphabet, Gives Sundar Pichai Better Title

Larry and Sergey have the moonshots, and Sundar has Google.<p>Google Inc. is now Alphabet Inc.<p>In a letter to shareholders on Monday, Google’s current CEO Larry Page spelled out what seems like a seismic change in the Internet search giant: The incorporated company now falls under a new holding …

Google to restructure into new company called Alphabet

Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>Meet Sundar Pichai: the man who will replace Larry Page as CEO of Google<p>Read more<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google.<p>In a surprise blogpost made …

Google Fiber

Don’t Hit Send: Angry Emails Just Make You Angrier

Venting is bad for us, research shows; It makes us angrier, and it is easier than ever to vent online and on social media<p>One evening, after a frustrating chat with his boss, Jason Bauman sent an email to a co-worker. He wrote that his supervisor never praised him, only criticized, and said he found …

Social Media

Libraries need bricks, not just clicks

The British Library becoming a Grade I Listed building shows that physical spaces are more important than ever<p>Bricks are the signature material of the British Library. More than ten million of them went into its construction and, since the doors were opened on Monday 24 November 1997, the warm red …

RIP 'LOL': online laughter is now all 'haha', 'hehe' and emoji

It's official: LOL is dead. But that doesn't mean that we're no longer laughing out loud -- we're just finding other ways to express hilarity …

Language

Drop the Bread: Reinventing the Sandwich for Health and Beauty

Whether you’re gluten free or playing up your eating-for-gorgeousness game, skipping bread much of the time can be a big step toward looking and …

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

Healthy Eating

No fizzy drinks, no juice: Here's what to drink to be healthy

We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but the latest research proves just how terrible they are. News that sugary sodas cause 8,000 diabetes cases each year follows a government report last week calling for consumers to minimize their intake of squash and fizzy drinks. Even sugar …

Can Eating Right Really Prevent Cancer?

Experts chime in on the diet-disease link.<p>Cancer is scary—mostly because it happens so randomly and seems so totally out of your control. And let us be clear: A cancer diagnosis is never anyone's <i>fault</i>. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidences can …

Space vegetables are on the menu for the first time at the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are going to have a very special meal tomorrow. Red romaine lettuce is on the menu, and when they take a bite, it will mark the first time astronauts eat food that was grown on the ISS.<p>Casual observers may be surprised to hear that fresh vegetables …

How listening to Mozart could prevent epileptic seizures

Scans show brainwaves of those with epilepsy appear to synchronise with music by Mozart and John Coltrane<p>Listening to jazz or Mozart might stop epileptics having seizures, new research has suggested.<p>Epileptics react differently to music than those who do not have the disorder, new research …

The Brain

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

The 25 best entertainment apps to download now

Watch films and TV, listen to the radio, book concert tickets - there's an app for it all. Many, many apps, in fact. We look at 25 of the best.<p>Sky Go<p>Free (subscription required); iPad, iPhone and Android<p>Offering entertainment from Sky’s live TV and Anytime+ movies and sports content, Sky has upped …