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Women who work nights face higher cancer risk: Study

admin November 5, 2018 0

These heightened risks were not apparent among female night-shift workers in Australia and Asia, said the meta-analysis in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. (Shutterstock/File)

Women who regularly work the night shift in Europe and North America may face a 19 percent higher risk of cancer than those who work during the day, said a study Monday.

These heightened risks were not apparent among female night-shift workers in Australia and Asia, said the meta-analysis in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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These are the most germ-infested items in your office

admin October 31, 2018 0

Visualizations show that many of the most germ-infested objects are present in the office environment, all of which contain microflora. (Shutterstock/File)

We go through every day with a casual disregard for the germs around us.

However, The Independent  reports that the average desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat and, as revealed by research from the University of Arizona, we humans are the most common source of this bacteria.

Visualizations show that many of the most germ-infested objects are present in office environment, all of which contain microflora. The worst part about this is that using these objects is so second-nature that it feels we know our hygiene all too well.

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/08/19/these-are-the-most-germ-infested-items-in-your-office.html

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5 tips for staying inspired in your career

admin October 24, 2018 0

Five tips that you could use to stay invested and interested in your career. (Shutterstock/Monster Ztudio)

“Be passionate about what you want to do”. That is the number one most common thing people might tell us when we begin our career. Being unhappy with your job will lead you nowhere. But how do you stay interested working in the same career for the rest of your life, and how do you find meaning behind your work?

Here are five tips that you could use according to Forbes  to stay invested and interested in your career:

1. Find out why

You have to know your whys. In short, you have to question why you do what you do. It will help you to connect on a personal level to your career, and it will encourage you to climb the career ladder faster.

 

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/06/13/5-tips-for-staying-inspired-in-your-career.html

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‘Death by overwork’: Occupational hazard for Japan’s media

admin October 20, 2018 0

Currently, Japanese firms can make full-time employees work far beyond the usual 40 hours a week during busy periods. (Shutterstock/File)

The news that a young reporter at Japan’s public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country’s media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

“I thought it would happen eventually because we work like crazy… like a slave,” said a journalist at one of Japan’s major newspapers.

“I really thought I would die,” she told AFP on condition of anonymity, recalling her days chasing after the prime minister and lawmakers in Tokyo, when she would routinely come home from work at 1:00 am and wake up four hours later.

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/10/13/death-by-overwork-occupational-hazard-for-japans-media.html

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LinkedIn will allow researchers to mine its data

admin October 16, 2018 0

The company is calling for academics to submit project ideas in three broad areas: analytics, economics and artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock.com/Indypendenz)

Once upon a time, Facebook Inc. allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Now LinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft Corp., says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers.

But this time the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, said it’s putting controls in place to protect user privacy.

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2018/08/23/linkedin-will-allow-researchers-to-mine-its-data.html

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LinkedIn reveals buzzwords most overused by Indonesian professionals

admin September 28, 2018 0

According to LinkedIn's data, the words were frequently used because most of the professionals were trying to highlight their specific skills and leadership abilities. (Shutterstock/-)

“Specialized” and “leadership” were named the two most overused buzzwords written by Indonesian professionals on their profiles in 2016, according to business and employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn.

According to LinkedIn’s data, the words were frequently used because most of the professionals were trying to highlight their specific skills and leadership abilities.

The company’s senior director and head of corporate communications for the Asia-Pacific region, Roger Pua, said in a press release that business professionals needed to make sure that their achievements and skills are reflected in the LinkedIn profiles. “While words may be an easier way to describe you, they may not be effective in bringing you to life as a professional, especially since everyone is using the same buzzwords,” he said.

 

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Greater Jakarta ranked fourth most connected city on LinkedIn

admin September 26, 2018 0

Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city across the globe. (Shutterstock/-)

Business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn announced on Tuesday that it had 500 million users worldwide.

Among the 500 million users, LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via telephone that there were more than 8 million LinkedIn users in Indonesia.

 

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The disappearing jobs of yesterday

admin September 13, 2018 0

Street clerk Candelaria Pinilla,63, types a letter on her typewriter, in front of the district taxing office in Bogota, on April 9, 2018 Street clerks are experts in filling out forms, documents and even in typing letters, to help their clients with paperwork. (AFP/Luis Acosta)

Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.

– The last street clerks of Bogota –

Inserting a blank sheet into her Remington Sperry, Candelaria Pinilla de Gomez starts typing. One of Bogota’s street clerks, she has spent the last 40 years typing up countless thousands of documents.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/04/26/the-disappearing-jobs-of-yesterday.html

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Six ways to handle stress at office and stay productive

admin August 13, 2018 0

Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. (Shutterstock/File)

Facing various pressures at the office could lead to stress, which in turn may affect work and reduce performance.

Kompas.com has listed six strategies to handle work-related stress.

Divert your thoughts when stress levels begin to rise

Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. With a little distraction, thoughts on a difficult situation could be halted. After a little distance, hopefully your mind is clearer upon returning to those pressing tasks and thoughts.

It is not recommended to force yourself to constantly think too hard at work if it makes you even more stressed out. Fill some spare time with things that you like and unwind, whether by reading funny articles, drawing or writing to relieve some tension.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/04/08/six-ways-to-handle-stress-at-office-and-stay-productive.html

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How stress affects your brain, and how to calm down

admin August 10, 2018 0

Experts believe certain activities—including exercise—can offset the response to stress set in motion by the brain, and minimize neural damage. (Shutterstock/File)

Myriad physical and emotional disorders have been linked to the incidence of stress.

Read below to learn how stress impacts your brain, and what you can do to reduce stress as compiled by Reader’s Digest.

Effects of stress

Your brain doesn’t learn as well

Neurons develop from neural stem sells in the hippocampus, a structure vital for learning and memory. Under chronic stress, these stem cells undergo an alternate differentiation pathway, forming oligodendrocytes, which coat existing neutrons with an insulting material known as myelin.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/12/01/how-stress-affects-your-brain-and-how-to-calm-down.html

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