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Dog Dividends

Dogs are great companions for humans, In fact, their company can pay real dividends in better emotional well-being – and even a better love life.

According to the results of a new survey from Purina, dogs are not just our best friends, but also counselors, confidants, bunk mates, stress relievers…

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Consumers are embracing AI and will reward organizations that offer more human-like AI experiences, new research from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute finds.

Capgemini is in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.

It finds that, as more consumers prefer engaging with organizations through a mix of AI and humans…

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National Ice Cream Day Is Almost Here

Sunday, July 15 is National Ice Cream Day in the U.S., the Census Bureau reminds us.

One of the joys of summer and sins of consumption goes back to 1786, when commercially made ice cream was first advertised in New York City.

Until then, ice cream was a privately…

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For Your Dining Convenience

Across the U.S., 85 percent of diners decide what to eat for dinner the same day the meal occurs, according to new research from service sales and marketing agency Acosta and research and consulting firm Technomic.

So it may not come as a surprise that compared to 2015, convenient…

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How to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Summer is the season of UV exposure, and the time of year when we really want to protect our eyes from harmful rays. This is why July is National Ultraviolet Safety Month, and why the experts at Lighthouse Guild have prepared some tips for protecting our eyes from the sun…

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Body Issues

More Americans are concerned about being seen in a swimsuit (24 percent) than are concerned about the possibility of seeing a shark (13 percent), according to a new survey of summertime worries from fitness center operator Planet Fitness.

This is not an indication of healthy body self-image.

Hitting the…

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How We Spend Our Time

In 2017, 82 percent of employed persons worked on an average weekday, compared with 33 percent on an average weekend day, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Multiple jobholders were more likely to work on an average weekend day than were single jobholders–57 percent, compared with 30…

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Study Reveals Growing Threat of OB-GYN Shortages

The U.S. faces growing shortage in obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYN) due to a maturing workforce and coming retirement wave, according to a study just released by medical social network Doximity.

This report, “2018 OB-GYN Workforce Study,” examined significant factors impacting the specialty, including high maternity workloads that…

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The Limited Recharge Following a Vacation

Taking time off helps the majority of U.S. workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job performance, but for nearly two-thirds of working adults, the benefits of time away dissipate within a few days, according to a survey released by the…

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The Best Deals in July, from RetailMeNot

Online offers and coupons site RetailMeNot has disclosed the best deals in July. If you find yourself in a shopping mood, read on.

From Independence Day to Amazon Prime Day, shoppers have plenty of opportunities to cut costs.

RetailMeNot’s shopping and trends expert, Sara Skirboll, advises shoppers to take…

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