• World Health Organization Nov 16, 2020

    Workplace ‘Burnout' Recognized as Occupational Phenomenon by World Health Organization

    If you often feel exhausted or mentally distant at work, the World Health Organization may have a diagnosis for you: Burnout. For the first time, the WHO has officially classified workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon in its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The agency previously defined burnout as a “state of vital exhaustion,” but this is...

  • Virginia Apr 8, 2019

    Campaign Aims to Map, Understand DC-Area's Heat Islands

    Anyone who pays attention to temperatures around Washington and Baltimore knows that it is much warmer in these cities than in the surrounding suburbs, especially at night. This is due to a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. Essentially, all of the asphalt and concrete in the urban core traps heat near the ground creating a zone of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    With Employers Eager to Fill Jobs, Hiring Could Stay Strong

    Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, some barometers of the job market suggest that it has room to strengthen further. Businesses, hungry for workers, are advertising a record number of openings. Companies in October added the...

  • United States May 2, 2018

    Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows Sharply in US: Survey

    In every major ethnic and racial group, support for same-sex relationships has risen sharply in the last five years, according to a major new survey. NBC News reports that more than 6 in 10 Americans told the American Values Atlas that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, up from 52 percent in 2013. Now, a majority of black Americans...

  • Facebook Oct 12, 2017

    Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored With Hot-Button Phrases

    What does Russia-sponsored political influence look like on Facebook? An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called “Being Patriotic” shows it’s colored with words like “illegal,” ”country” and “American” and phrases like “illegal alien,” ”Sharia law” and “Welfare state.” “Being Patriotic” was among 470 pages and accounts that Facebook shut down in recent weeks in...

  • DRIVER Aug 11, 2016

    Debris-Related Crashes Increasing: AAA

    Research suggests that more car crashes, injuries and deaths are happening on the roads because of litter and debris.

  • DRIVER Jul 14, 2016

    Most Drivers Admit Angry, Aggressive Behavior or Road Rage

    Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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