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8 foods proven to reduce stress levels

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It’s been scientifically proven that what you eat has a direct effect on how you can deal with stress. Straight away, we know what you’re thinking and don’t worry, this isn’t one of those articles telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. There are already thousands of those elsewhere on the Internet. All this is, are a few pointers about foods you might want to try and include in your lunchbreaks at work to help your body cope with stress. Spinach   As a famous sea explorer once said: “I eat me spinach because it keeps me strong (toot…

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Boss rewards workers by giving them the company

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The 2,000 employees at American yogurt company, Chobani, received an ownership stake in the company which will make many of the staff millionaires. The New York based business is set to go public and the CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, has decided to give the workers a 10% share. Ulukaya, originally from Turkey, started the business in 2005 and said he wanted to pass the wealth on to the workers who had given years of service from the beginning. He said: “I’ve built something I never thought would be such a success, but I cannot think of Chobani being built without all…

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How does the gender pay gap affect employees with children?

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It looks like having children helps your career… if you’re a man. According to the TUC, men are likely to earn more after they have children, whereas women are likely to earn less. The research found that fathers in full time work earn 21% more than male staff who do not have children. However, the picture is bleak for women. The same survey found that full time working mothers will earn 7% less than their female counterparts who do not have kids. Why is it that despite all the anti-discriminatory laws we have put in place, stats show that women…

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1 in 5 workers request “peternity” leave

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New research has shown that 20% of people actually request time off from their workplace when they get a new pet. This comes from a survey from the pet insurance provider, Petplan. They also found that 5% of new pet owners in the UK have actually been offered time off work by their employers when they get a new pet. The first major company to introduce this policy was Mars Petcare, producers of many name brand chocolates, drinks and pet food which you’ll recognise. They allow employees, 10 hours paid leave when they get a new pet and even the…

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“Self-employed” workers take legal action over employee rights

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Four bicycle couriers in the UK, are taking legal action against their companies in order to be entitled to workers’ rights, such as paid holidays and the minimum wage. Similar to the story in the US, where Uber drivers are campaigning for employee’s rights, this case could be significant in the business world regarding workers who are being categorised as ‘self-employed’. The couriers, in this case, are being considered self-employed despite working 50 hours a week for one firm. Many bicycle couriers, work longer days and particularly in London, can cover 60-70 miles per day, being paid £2 per delivery….

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