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Businesswomen in meeting
2014-08-13 10:48:42

Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School study finds gender stereotypes continue to affect workplace behavior Recent research has suggested that women play better with others in small working groups, and that adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other. Force...

empathy from fiction
2014-08-11 13:01:51

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Empathy is important for navigating complex social situations, and is considered a highly desirable trait. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, discussed how exposure to narrative fiction may improve our ability to understand what other people are thinking or feeling in his session at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. Exposure to stories Many stories are about people - their mental...

2014-08-11 12:21:38

TERRACE, BC, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Hawkair is excited to announce Karolina Bulvova has been selected to its Women in Leadership Executive Development Program. "Karolina is an impressive individual with an intense passion for the industry and for helping others" said Jay Dilley President of Hawkair. "With her unique approach to developing others through analytical frameworks Karolina will be enriching the areas she supports." Karolina's program flight plan includes sharing...

Do Women Need To ‘Man Up’ For Male-dominated Fields?
2014-08-11 03:20:54

Michigan State University Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that’s part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process. In a laboratory experiment, women who described themselves using masculine-like traits (assertive, independent, achievement oriented) were evaluated as more fitting for the job than those who emphasized female-like traits (warmth,...

2014-08-07 12:27:45

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation and Home State Health partnered to host an anti-bullying event for over 75 elementary-aged students attending summer camp at Matthews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club. The "No Bullying Zone" event featured award-winning children's author Michelle Bain, reading, Splotch the Madpole Does a Whole lot of Bullying which was co-authored with Centene, Cenpatico, and anti-bullying expert Dr. Joseph Wright of Children's National...

music for power
2014-08-07 05:46:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The English playwright William Congreve wrote that "music has charms to soothe a savage breast," meaning that music could calm the nerves and emotions of the most agitated person. But what if being agitated, or more powerful, is exactly what you need? A new study from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University reveals that music is the answer in this case as well. However, not all songs are created equal when it...

2014-08-06 20:20:31

Course qualifies attendees for credits from the Project Management Institute, Human Resources Certification Institute, and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Academy Leadership, an elite leadership training firm founded in 2000 by service academy graduates, brings its concentrated, three-day Leadership Excellence Course to Salt Lake City September 30th through October 2nd. Academy Leadership affiliates Steve Alltop and Bob...

2014-08-06 08:28:06

In his newly released book Chestnuts: A True Story About Being Bullied Gilbert Ohanian Examines His Experiences Being Bullied in School SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long term effects of being bullied in school are finally being taken seriously, but the solutions are hard to come by. We know how being victimized by bullies can do lifelong damage, and schools are working to develop comprehensive approaches. In the meantime, however, students are still...

video games and teen behavior
2014-08-05 12:59:45

John Cramer, Dartmouth College Previous studies show that violent video games increase adolescent aggressiveness, but new Dartmouth research finds for the first time that teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely subsequently to engage in a wide range of behaviors beyond aggression, including alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency, and risky sex. More generally, such games—especially character-based games with anti-social protagonists—appear...

2014-08-05 08:42:15

Companies with Exceptional Workplace Engagement Invited to Apply Today SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Achievers, the only true cloud Employee Success Platform(TM), has today announced the launch of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces(TM) Awards in North America - recognizing top employers in the United States and Canada that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. Application submission opens on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, and will...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'