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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello and Happy New Year 2020,

Good Thursday morning.

  VIOLENCE AT WORK: Can our society lower this statistic in 2020? Going to work, school, and church should not expose us to the risk of violence, from Reuters, “Almost 10 million in U.S. have faced sexual violence at work” Comments?

GOSSIP:  Interested in hearing a story about one of your workplace colleagues? Think twice before you decide to pass the gossip on, from JD Supra Baker Donelson, “Have You Heard? Six Steps to Protect Your Company from Hostile Work Environment Claims Based on Workplace Rumors” Comments?

EMAIL: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) establishes new email rules, from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP. “How Employers Should Respond to the NLRB’s New Email Rules”Comments?

CONSTRUCTION: Good news for those working in or interested in working in the construction industry, from Jackson|Lewis,”Construction Industry Gaining in Diversity and Inclusion” Comments?

BACKSLIDING IMPACT: Backsliding on the control and prevention of infectious diseases. A sobering statistic from 2019. From The Washington Post, “‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in US” Comments?

DIET TIPS: With the start of the New Year many of us are considering our diets.  A source of information on selecting a diet from Michael Gregory, M.D. “How Not to Diet” Comments?

TRAVELTIME: Especially at this time of year, the holiday season, have your wondered why it feels like airline travel takes longer? From theBBC (Worklife) “Why airlines make flights longer on purpose” Comments?

LIFE RESOLUTION: Something to consider when making and keeping your 2020 New Year’s resolutions, from the Harvard Business Review, “What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity” Comments?

FLUSH?:  Think about this article from Undark before flushing, “Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes” Comments?

RECOMMEND HEALTH: Timely health news from Reuters, “Swapping out eggs, white bread for oatmeal linked to lowered stroke risk” Comments?

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