There are potential benefits for annuity professionals who learn about the Affordable Care Act, writes Linda Koco. Among them are solidifying their status as a trusted adviser and partnering with a health broker for referrals and education sessions for businesses.
Employees who are able to let their personal interests shine through in their jobs are generally happier at work and have fewer career regrets, according to a Philips North America survey. Another study by Officebroker.com finds 77% of workers admit to sometimes regretting their career decisions.
Executives from energy-drink manufacturers including Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar argued on Wednesday at a Senate hearing that they do not market their products to children and that the drinks are safe even for people as young as 13. But Marcie Beth Schneider of the American Academy of Pediatrics said energy drinks should not be included in the diet of children and teens. "Caffeine in combination with other stimulant ingredients is what makes these energy drinks of grave concern," Schneider said.
A market research analyst writes to Alison Green asking whether it's legal for the boss to temporarily reassign someone to his wife's firm. "To be clear, it’s certainly his prerogative to reassign you in this way. There’s no regulation that prevents it. It's just bad management," Green writes.
Studies so far have not validated claims that chlorogenic acid in green-coffee-bean extract can help people lose weight, although the hype surrounding the claims does not appear to be waning, registered dietitian Keri Gans writes. She warns that green coffee bean contains caffeine, the same as regular coffee, and too much can lead to insomnia, nervousness, gastrointestinal problems and a faster heart rate.