Take a deep breath, filling your belly. Pause. Now breath out slowly while counting to five. Repeat the cycle four times. Congratulations. You’ve just relaxed your body’s central nervous system. Controlled and mindful breathing, like the simple cycle described above, have been proven to reduc...
New research by the Department of Labor & Industries' (L&I) has shown that a common chemical used in commercial carwashes can endanger the health of people who work with it. SHARP, an occupational safety and health research program at L&I, closely examined 12 years’ worth of workers' ...
[caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, walks with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn at the Sun Valley Inn during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference[/caption] Walking meetings have become standard practice at LinkedIn headquarters. St...
Following a year of disturbing new coverage on the dangerous health effects of working on tobacco farms, 35 House Democrats have officially requested that the Obama administration prohibit children from this hazardous form of work. The Democratic legislators, led by Representatives David Cicill...
At last week’s Code Conference, a tech convention in L.A. sponsored by the publication Re/code, Walmart's CEO dodged a question about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly stating that like them, he himself is just another "associate." President and CEO Doug McMillon earns just unde...
Claiming that future jobs are at stake in Washington state, several local political leaders  urged the Boeing Machinists union to vote in favor of the divisive contract following a meeting Monday with Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner. “We have an opportunity to either grow the aerospac...
Signs reading "CLOSED" have been turning away disappointed visitors all week as they try to access the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other national parks. Yet these scenes give a limited sense of the real hardships caused by the nation’s first government shutdown since 1996. As inconveni...
While many have cheered the economic recovery, many analysts have reminded us that our celebration may be premature. A close look at the data reveals that the U.S. economy has created over four times the number of part-time jobs compared to full-time jobs the previous year; and recent reports issues...
Last week ESPN surprised followers by removing its logo and official affiliation from the PBS documentary project, "League of Denial,” which looks into brain injuries in the National Football League. Many suspect that the network caved into pressure from the league to back out.   The ESPN t...