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Infographic: Corporate Wellness Programs Following in the footsteps of Google’s new employee meditation program, companies across the country are introducing more wellness initiatives aimed at keeping health care costs down and boosting worker productivity.
The Onion | Apr 16, 2015 2:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Study Links Facebook To Depression A new study has found that people who use Facebook are more likely to report feelings of depression, most likely due to the phenomenon of “social comparison” in which people weigh the average moments in their own lives against the “highl
The Onion | Apr 16, 2015 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials.
Reuters | Apr 15, 2015 11:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wolverine tranquilized at New Jersey airport after chewing through cage NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - Authorities at Newark International Airport in New Jersey tranquilized a wolverine who was enroute from Norway to an Alaskan wildlife center on Wednesday after discovering the wild animal had chewed through his metal carrier.
Reuters | Apr 15, 2015 9:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Interpol Admits 89% Of Its Cases Involve Finding, Recovering The Mona Lisa PARIS—Shortly after returning Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous portrait to its home at the Louvre for the second time this week, Interpol officials admitted Wednesday that a full 89 percent of its work involves locating and recovering the Mo...
The Onion | Apr 15, 2015 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Infographic: Budget Wedding Tips With Americans still feeling the effects of the recession, many engaged couples are looking for ways to save money on their wedding by holding a smaller ceremony, hunting for deals, and more.
The Onion | Apr 15, 2015 1:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mom Scared For NHL Players Without Visors BEMIDJI, MN—Visibly horrified as she listed off numerous ways in which they could easily get hurt, local mother Anne Hendrickson expressed grave concern Monday for NHL players who don’t wear visors on their helmets.
The Onion | Apr 15, 2015 1:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fast Food Drive-Thru Just Cow Carcass, Bucket For Money VENTURA, CA—Calling it the ultimate combination of freshness, value, and convenience, local fast food chain Sunshine Burger announced that, beginning this week, its regular drive-thru windows would be replaced by a cow carcass and a bucket for money
The Onion | Apr 15, 2015 1:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Cosmologists: Aliens Most Likely Huge Using energy conservation laws, cosmologists at the University of Barcelona have concluded that if intelligent extraterrestrials exist, they are likely to weigh 600 pounds or more and bear little resemblance to their portrayal in pop culture.
The Onion | Apr 15, 2015 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Georgia man's mother-in-law injured after bullet bounces off armadillo Police say a Georgia man shot an armadillo but the bullet ricocheted off the animal and hit his mother-in-law in the back. | Apr 14, 2015 7:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend