While people generally prefer to see jobs go to people rather than to robots, this preference reverses when they consider their own jobs. In that case, they prefer to be replaced by robots, new research from Stefano Puntoni, Professor of Marketing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) reveals. In an article published in Nature Human Behaviourtoday, coauthored by Armin Granulo and former RSM faculty Christoph … Continue reading Most workers would prefer to be replaced by a robot than by another human
• Pets that live with smokers can develop a range of health problems yet a third (32%) of frequent smokers in the UK don’t believe that smoking influences a pet’s health. 1 • 28-year-old Martine from Birmingham smoked 10-a-day before quitting for her beloved pet snakes and tarantulas. • Quit Cigarettes is the first mission from Change Incorporated, an editorially independent, purpose-driven online channel from … Continue reading COULD SNAKES AND SPIDERS HELP YOU QUIT CIGARETTES?
The number of people working ‘flexible hours’ has increased five-fold in the last two decades. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. According to the 1999 Labour Force Survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the percentage of people working flexible hours in the UK was 9.5% at … Continue reading Flexible working has increased five-fold in the last 20 years
Research by travel association ABTA recently revealed that £7 million was lost by more than 5,000 victims last year to holiday booking fraud. A new report created by KIS Finance has now highlighted the risks that British holidaymakers are facing when it comes to card fraud abroad. It has been revealed that the two most popular holiday destinations for Brits in 2018, Spain and the USA, are … Continue reading The top 2 holiday destinations for Brits are in the top 5 worst countries for card fraud
Glasgow firm TotsBots are the first company in the UK to get reusable sanitary pads onto the High Street as Holland & Barrett take the step to offer their customers reusable sanitary alternatives by stocking their Bloom and Nora range in 113 of their UK stores. This comes after the recent decision by Holland & Barrett to stop selling disposable wet wipes after the health … Continue reading Holland and Barrett to start selling Reusable Sanitary Pads brand Bloom & Nora
Gone are the days when students would merely seek out a roof over their heads when deciding where to settle during their studies. Today, students are looking for living space with shared facilities, flexibility, and comfort, new findings from the Class of 2020 think-tank reveals. Known as ‘Branded Living’, it would appear to be the future for student accommodation and offers much more than just … Continue reading Why ‘branded’ student accommodation is on the rise
People are living much longer and, as a result, populations are aging. During the last 20 years we have also experienced a significant slowdown in economic growth amongst the world’s most advanced economies. These two phenomena are directed connected, new research from BI Norwegian Business School and Stern School of Business reveals. Professors Espen Henriksen and Thomas F. Cooley found that changing demographics, in particular ageing populations … Continue reading How ageing populations are stagnating economies
The results are in from one of the biggest patient studies into obesity to be held in Greater Manchester, and they show not only significant weight loss but people reporting that they wanted to eat less, enjoyed moving more and felt more confident. More than 50 patients, who all live in Denton, Manchester and many of whom have diabetes,took part in a 12-week trial designed … Continue reading Seven out of Ten obese people feel less hungry in breakthrough NHS trial.
One in six Britons who undertake DIY projects in the home have injured themselves in the process, recent research has revealed* with accidents in the home costing the NHS over £200 million. As many homeowners follow in the footsteps of super cleaners such as Mrs Hinch and Marie Kondo during the summer months, leading ladder manufacturer WernerCo is urging people to stay safe this summer … Continue reading DIY LOVERS URGED TO TAKE CARE WITH ACCIDENTS ON THE RISE
New evidence is emerging to confirm that Tea is a ‘super plant’. Not only is it Britain’s number one drink, helping to solve our woes over a great cuppa, but British grown tea might also be a way to help protect Britain’s natural environment and reduce the carbon footprint of everyone who drinks it. Tregothnan was the first place in the UK to grow tea, … Continue reading Is British Grown Tea the Answer to Climate Change?