Some are questioning the growing popularity of rage rooms where people destroy items such as cars and computers, writes Matt Villano. "We have gotten to a point in society where adults will pay to have a temper tantrum rather than openly, directly and compassionately try to have a conversation with a partner, ex-partner, family member [or] colleague with whom we are having difficulty," says Deborah Cohan, sociology professor, University of South Carolina.
Four episodes of the television game show "Jeopardy!" are on the list of 2019's most-watched entertainment programs so far, and all episodes featured James Holzhauer, the contestant that made headlines this year for his multiple single-game records. Holzhauer's final game of his winning streak had 14.5 million viewers, which is the highest ratings for "Jeopardy!" since fellow record-breaking contestant Ken Jennings' streak-ending episode in 2004.
Employers should consider discussing workplace vaccinations amid the measles outbreak. Whether employers can require vaccinations is a complicated question, but fighting misinformation and holding vaccination clinics are ways to start the conversation.
When asking for help with your career, clarify exactly what advice you're seeking and promise to keep the discussion brief, writes advice columnist Karla L. Miller. If someone accepts your invitation, prepare to sound knowledgeable about their professional success.
Digital disruption is rapidly changing the technical skills employers need, but five time-honored traits will help secure one's employment, writes Karen Gilchrist. The demand for critical thinking, adaptability, communication and other soft skills is high now and expected to grow as disruption increases.
A study from the National Academy of Sciences found 43% of women and 23% of men leave full-time work in science, technology, engineering and math fields when they become parents. Businesses can help offset child care costs or provide on-site care to keep parents working.
The rise of the gig economy and independent contractors is creating issues for employers that can't be ignored, David Sparkman writes. "Staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for temporary workers, including making sure that all training requirements are met," he writes.
Vermont will give workers outside the state up to $7,500 to relocate starting January 2020, as employers struggle to fill positions, writes Adele Peters. The program mirrors efforts in other states such as Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to lure employees with cash, land and partial student-loan reimbursement.
Data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study shows that when people who had been unemployed returned to work, the likelihood that they would develop a mental health issue was cut by 30% if they worked fewer than eight hours per week. As work becomes more automated, employers may have to rethink their processes and consider redistributing work hours among employees, researcher Daiga Kamerade says.
People who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder must be highly productive or they will not get any work done, writes Peter Shankman, an author, investor and adviser who has ADHD. Shankman outlines 10 ways people with ADHD can increase their productivity, including avoiding multitasking and assigning action items to specific times of the day.
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