Office Gossip Still Exists in Remote Culture

As the saying goes, if you don’t have something nice to say about anybody, come sit by me. Seriously, sit by me. Like Alice Roosevelt Longworth — to whom that quote has been attributed, and Olympia Dukakis’s Clairee in “Steel Magnolias,” who famously repeats it — I have a weakness for juicy, interpersonal information, a predilection…

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The Awkwardness of Starting a New Job Remotely During Coronavirus

José Goicoechea had just left his apartment for a quick trip to the grocery store in April when he got a calendar invitation. “I think I walked out at 11:55 and the meeting was at 12:00,” Mr. Goicoechea, 29, said. The other invitees on the Google Hangout included an H.R. person and Mr. Goicoechea’s manager,…

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Working From Home: Meet the Man Who Won’t

At the very beginning of April, Steve Swanson drove from his home in Glen Ellyn, Ill., to his office in Chicago. He told himself it was just a one-time thing, a visit necessitated by his need to collect files not accessible by computer. But it was more than that. It was a fix. Within two…

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Working From Home

In the Before Time, Dan O’Leary, a director of business partnerships at a tech company, commuted two to three hours a day and flew on weekly business trips. He adhered to a strict schedule: His alarm was set for 5:30 a.m. to fit in a Peloton ride and shower before catching the train, and his…

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Sortilin may hold the key to combat pancreatic cancer more effectively

Philadelphia, August 20, 2020 — Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis; it is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In a novel study published in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, scientists report the discovery of an increased level of the neuroprotein sortilin in pancreatic cancer…

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Exoskeleton research marches forward with NIST study on fit

A shoddily tailored suit or a shrunken T-shirt may not be the most stylish, but wearing them is unlikely to hurt more than your reputation. An ill-fitting robotic exoskeleton on the battlefield or factory floor, however, could be a much bigger problem than a fashion faux pas. Exoskeletons, many of which are powered by springs…

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2020 ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal awarded to Dr Stefania Maggi

Today, the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have awarded the Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal to Dr Stefania Maggi, Research Director at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Aging Branch-Institute of Neuroscience in Padua and Director of the CNR Project…

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UA research finds relationship between COVID-19 deaths and morbid obesity

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The prevalence of morbid obesity in a population is associated with negative outcomes from COVID-19, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Alabama of morbid obesity data and reported COVID-19 deaths in the United States. In a paper published in the journal World Medical and Health Policy, researchers found…

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