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A new study says more than half of us say we’d HAPPILY leave our job if a better one came up. And 44% are actually looking for that better job right now.
But we’re not going to focus on them . . . we’re going to focus on the people who WOULDN’T leave their job right now. What’s keeping them so loyal?
The survey found the five things a company can do to keep their employees from looking to leave. Check ’em out . . .
- Paying them more than they could get somewhere else.
- Providing above average benefits.
- A fun work environment.
- A flexible work environment.
- Fitting in with their values.
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If drinking one cup of coffee every day is good for your health, then the 15 cups I drink should turn me into Superman . . . right?
A new study out of England found yet ANOTHER big health benefit of coffee.
Researchers found that people who drink even ONE cup of coffee a day are 20% less likely to die after a heart attack than people who don’t ever drink it.
And the more coffee you drink, the better your chances are of surviving.
This is just the latest study that found coffee has serious health benefits. Other recent ones have found it helps fight liver cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s.
Dr. Wayne Aldredge, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, demonstrates how dental floss should be used in Holmdel, N.J. It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. When the federal government issued its 2016 dietary guidelines, the flossing recommendation had been removed, without notice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Well you can finally stop lying to your dentist about flossing.
The Associated Press just looked at the research on the benefits of flossing, and they got the Department of Health and Human Services to admit, quote, “The effectiveness of flossing has never been researched, as required.”
There have been plenty of studies on flossing, but none of them have definitively found that it helps you get rid of plaque or prevents gum disease. The AP looked into 25 of the biggest studies and found all of them were unreliable.
So why has the government been recommending that we all floss every day for almost four decades?
A dentist from the National Institutes of Health summed it up. Quote, “It’s low risk, low cost. We know there’s a possibility that it works, so we feel comfortable telling people to go ahead and do it.”
That’s probably true, except for one thing: Floss is a $2 BILLION market around the world, and half of that comes from the United States.
I would never have guessed that the SMITHSONIAN could turn getting drunk into an amazing job, but it’s a strange new world we live in.
The Smithsonian is doing research into American craft beer, so they’re going to hire someone to travel around for the next three years to drink beer, talk to brewers, and file reports. And they’re paying $64,650 a year, plus benefits.
Anyone can apply, but they do say they want someone who has a, quote, “advanced degree” in history, food, brewing, culture, or business.
People Are Giving “Boomerang Gifts” . . . Where They Give a Present That Benefits Them Too
What’s the big Christmas present you’re giving your significant other this year? A giant new TV? Dinner at a fancy restaurant? A trip to Hawaii?
If so, congratulations. Apparently you’re part of this year’s new trend called “boomerang gifts” . . . and you may not even realize you’re doing it.
A boomerang gift is when you give someone a present that also benefits YOU. Taking someone to a couples spa also benefits YOU . . . getting them a sweet new iPad also benefits YOU . . . five seasons of “The Wire” also benefits YOU.
A new survey found it’s becoming more and more popular . . . to the point where the majority of people are doing it now.
The top boomerang gifts are box sets of TV shows, boxes of chocolate, and movies. But really . . . who buys box sets of TV shows anymore?