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work burnout
2014-09-18 03:00:17

Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime — all these factors can lead to a burnout. When it comes to mental health in the workplace, we often forget to consider the influence of home life.

How Plastic Solar Panels Work
2014-07-01 03:15:11

researchers have determined how light beams excite the chemicals in solar panels, enabling them to produce charge.

2014-04-25 10:07:07

Although our chromosomes are relatively stable within our lifetimes, the genetic material found in our mitochondria is highly variable across individuals and may impact upon human health.

2014-04-01 13:18:52

When temperatures reach 32°C or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27% higher than on typical summer days.

Nightmares Bad Dreams Not Always Fear Driven
2014-01-28 09:20:20

A new study has looked at the differences between nightmares and bad dreams and found that fear does not always play a major role in either type of unpleasant dream.

Understanding How To Address Childhood Aggression
2014-01-21 08:41:15

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment

2013-11-29 13:17:21

Genetic research that will be published tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests to Dr. André Lacroix, professor at the University of Montreal, that clinicians' understanding and treatment of a form of Cushing's syndrome affecting both adrenal glands will be fundamentally changed, and that moreover, it might be appropriate to begin screening for the genetic mutations that cause this form of the disease.

2013-11-25 12:50:11

Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors.

2013-11-25 10:02:42

Asparagine, found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was until now considered non-essential because it is produced naturally by the body.

2013-11-13 10:53:16

Contrary to common belief, parents do not generally treat their stepchildren less favorably than their own.


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bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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