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Being savvy about the practical uses, and pitfalls, of social media is becoming increasingly important as employers go online to check up on what their workers and prospective hires are up to. Career expert Nicole Williams explains why more and more people are taking a "less is more" approach to their online lives.

Read more …Facebook; Employers go online to check up on employee prospects featuring Obama warning to think...

- The number of surgical complications fell by more than a 1/3.
- Washing your hands -- saved Michigan State more than $100 million and 1500 lives over 1.5 year.
- 8 different hospitals tested around the world -- urgent surgery -- deaths dropped by almost 2/3.
- Study introduced by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008 -- Safe Surgery Saves Lives program.

Read more …Checklist helps surgical teams avoid mistakes and cuts deaths by more than half during urgent...

- Sleepiness is thought to increase the risk of traffic collisions, injuries on the job and medical errors.
- "It seems reasonable to assume that reduced errors are associated with fewer injuries, although we cannot quantify such a reduction,"
- The trials suggested caffeine improved memory, orientation and attention.

Read more …Caffeine might help some shift workers make fewer errors - CBC (article link)

- Compliance firms say more companies complain about work rants on social media.
- Posting work gripes on Facebook could be grounds for firing, employment attorneys say.
- One woman who was the subject of his offensive comments believed she had been sexually harassed at work.

Read more …Workplace rants on social media like Facebook are headache for companies - CNN (article link)

Overall, "homelessness is either a real or near threat" for millions of Canadians and getting worse, the report, titled "Poverty shouldn't be a life sentence," concluded.
- Levels were highest in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,
- Levels were lowest in Newfoundland and Quebec,

Read more …One in nine Canadians has been or come close to being homeless, a study released by the Salvation...

- Homelessness combine with psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment has been used as a weapon, the homelessness weapon.
- By eliminating the use of Homelessness as a weapon and one of the incentives for its existence for a start, it makes it easier to make Homelessness a part of the Dark Ages if there is no incentive, hidden reason, or use for its existence.

- Do not participate in psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment to cause someone harm or to wear them out and cause a burnout, it is a crime.
- This is linked to letting others change your behavior in a negative way.
- Many participate under pressure from others such as management and others simply because they assume they can get away with a crime.
- Changing your behavior in a way to harm others is not constructive or positive for you psychologically and it can also make you vulnerable to prosecution, which is linked to fear and manipulation.

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According to a new study from the Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), women who experience job burnout and men who experience depression were found to have increased levels of two inflammation biomarkers – fibrinogen and C-reactive protein (CRP). Both of these biomarkers have been associated in numerous studies, with an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease and stroke, over and above the conventional risk factors like blood lipids and glucose.
- Blood levels of CRP and fibrinogen concentrations were used to measure levels of micro-inflammation.
- Fibrinogen is a blood-clotting factor that responds to vascular and tissue injury and CRP is a complex set of proteins produced when the body is dealing with a major infection or trauma.

Read more …Work-related burnout can lead to inflammatory processes, which plays a key role in the initiation...

Homelessness and the Homelessness Weapon; the existence of the decades old practice of driving a person to homelessness through psychological harassment and psychological warfare is still denied today by the medical community and governments.
- Homelessness has been used as a hidden weapon in modern society and this fact is still denied by the medical community and governments.
- The homelessness weapon is linked to the denial of the existence of psychological harassment or psychological warfare along with the effects of high levels of stress on the body and brain.
- Advanced Technology or Sound Technology is also claimed to be used to accelerate the homelessness weapon and prevent exposure in modern society.

Psychological manipulation, psychological harassment, criminal psychological harassment, stress, sleep deprivation, and homelessness are "invisible" weapons used in today's modern society.

The same psychological manipulation tactics and desires are combined with advances in technology from flashing computer screens to sound distortions and harassment with the goal to discredit victims and drive them to homelessness.

Read more …Dan Aykroyd driven to homelessness intentionally - YouTube (video)

- Work stress was significantly associated with adverse outcomes, including depression and intimate partner abuse.
- Of these, lack of organizational fairness and job dissatisfaction were most strongly correlated with self-reported perceived work stress
- One interesting finding from this study was that officers reporting high work stress and who relied on avoidant coping mechanisms were more than 14 times more likely to report anxiety and more than nine times more likely to report burnout than were officers who did not rely on avoidance as a coping strategy

Read more …Work stress associated with adverse mental and physical health outcomes in police officers -...

- Often, emotional abuse builds over a long period of time until it becomes so unbearable that victims lash out in frustration and anger, only to appear unstable and aggressive themselves.

- This, according to Hirigoyen, is the intent of many abusers: to systematically "destabilize" and confuse their victims (with irrational, threatening behavior that preys on the victim's fears and self-doubts), to isolate and control them and ultimately to destroy their identity. - psychiatrist Marie-France Hirigoyen, author of Le harcèlement moral