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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Does Shopping Help You Feel Better After a Setback?

Feb. 5, 2016 — If you just flubbed a big work project, you might be feeling down on yourself. Maybe you'll head to the mall to indulge in a little retail therapy. Buying products is a common way to make ... read more

'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images

Feb. 5, 2016 — People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity -- dubbed "pushback" by researchers -- is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has ... read more

Psychological Toll of Madoff Fraud Case Went Far Beyond the Victims, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new study explores where Bernie Madoff’s fraud case left its deepest impact and on whom -- not just among his direct victims, but also on how others viewed the trustworthiness of financial ... read more

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Feb. 4, 2016 — Venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, say researchers, adding that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Teacher turnover is often rightly perceived as a problem for schools. A growing body of evidence finds that teacher turnover reduces student achievement, either directly because replacement teachers ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Restructuring Affects Staff Well-Being Regardless of Job Cuts

Feb. 1, 2016 — Restructuring in organizations has a mainly negative effect on the welfare of employees regardless of whether there are job losses, according to a new ... read more

New Model Could Solve Inventory Problem for Retailers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Inventory management has been the focus of three researchers for more than 10 years, Their latest study developed a new mathematical model to apply to inventory ... read more

Incentive Pay Not Motivating Enough for Some Managers

Jan. 27, 2016 — Incentive compensation is becoming an increasingly popular practice, with firms offering managers incentive pay in the hopes of improving company performance. But not all managers respond to ... read more

Good Boss? Bad Boss? Study Says Workers Leave Both

Jan. 27, 2016 — Workers leave good bosses and bad bosses in equal measure, a finding that companies can use to their strategic advantage, indicates new ... read more

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Lose

Jan. 25, 2016 — Entrepreneurs statistically fail more often than not, but new research suggests that the financial risk is not as great as previously thought, as failed entrepreneurs can return to the salaried ... read more

Can Performance Brands Cause a Placebo Effect?

Jan. 20, 2016 — A common marketing message from consumer brands is "you will perform better with us." Research has examined whether using performance brands such as Nike and 3M had any effect on ... read more

How to Increase Productivity by Stopping Cyberloafing

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new study takes a closer look at the nature of cyberloafing and finds that when it comes to stopping it, a democratic approach works wonders. Cyberloafing costs hundreds of millions of dollars in ... read more

Education and Industrial Variety Power High-Growth Companies Nationwide

Jan. 14, 2016 — High-growth companies are not just found in California's tech-rich Silicon Valley. According to a team of economists, these fast-growing firms are found across the US and in a variety of ... read more

Stress Test Will Help Community Banks Assess Financial Resilience to Crisis

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new macro stress test has been created that community banks can use to assess their capital adequacy in times of financial crisis and ... read more

Workplace Flexibility Benefits Employees

Jan. 13, 2016 — Workers at a Fortune 500 company who participated in a pilot work flexibility program voiced higher levels of job satisfaction and reduced levels of burnout and psychological stress than employees ... read more

Research Finds Reason Advertising Boosts Stock Prices for Some Companies and Not Others

Jan. 13, 2016 — The reason that advertising boosts stock prices for some companies and not others has been uncovered by new research. While nearly every research study has found that advertising has a positive ... read more

How Black Men Can Succeed in IT Careers

Jan. 12, 2016 — Expanding the range of black men's career options in an increasingly technology-oriented world will help alleviate high unemployment and poverty they often experience, according to a study ... read more

Robot Innovation Automates Short Production Runs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new quick-control system slashes substantially the programming time for industrial robots, enabling the use of automation also in short production runs of single-item products. This innovation has ... read more

Airline Passengers Face Longer Delays Under DOT Rule, Study Finds

Jan. 8, 2016 — It takes most air passengers far more time to reach their destination despite a federal rule that penalizes airlines for stranding them onboard during lengthy tarmac delays, a new study ... read more

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