Gift wrap or tape in 1 hour: How Amazon aids procrastinators
Dec 24, 2017
With five days until Christmas, someone in New York urgently needed 10 rolls of wrapping paper. Another person needed a bag of potatoes and aluminum foil baking pans. And someone needed six rolls of Scotch tape, 100 blank ...
How mobile working ruins work-life balance – unless you've got a good manager
Dec 20, 2017
An increasing number of office workers can now work from any location for at least part of their working week. According to the Work Foundation, 30% of office workers could work from any location for at least part of their ...
China's one-child generation not so selfish after all
Dec 18, 2017
Every generation has a tendency to despair at the next one's perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different in this regard. The "Little Emperor" generation - those born during China's strict one-child policy, ...
Study shows promoting one woman helps many more
Dec 12, 2017
In the midst of intense national scrutiny of gender equality and sexual harassment in the workplace, one University of Virginia economist's work offers a glimpse of a solution.
It would cost 20 cents more per T-shirt to pay an Indian worker a living wage
Dec 08, 2017
If we really care about protecting the people who make the things we wear and use, we need to raise wages for workers in supply chains to above the poverty line. Our research shows that this only requires a 20 cent increase ...
Ford shifts production of electric SUV to Mexico
Dec 07, 2017
Ford says that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.
Strong quake jolts sparsely populated Iran, dozens injured
Dec 01, 2017
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake injured dozens of people after it jolted a sparsely populated area in Iran's southeast, media reported Friday.
Empowering workers can cause uncertainty and resentment
Nov 29, 2017
Attempts by managers to empower staff by delegating different work to them or asking for their opinions can be detrimental for employee productivity, research shows.
Stem cells that generate fat tissue have circadian clock
Nov 29, 2017
New discoveries about the circadian-clock machinery in the precursors to fat cells may explain why shift workers are prone to metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, a Stanford study finds.
Bringing social media to unconnected areas
Nov 27, 2017
The number of connected devices may be on the rise, but large swaths of the global population still live in areas without telecom infrastructure or a reliable internet connection. A group of EPFL researchers, working with ...