The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed

The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed

The biggest employment change of the last century is the number of careers that shifted from physically exhausting to mentally exhausting. From doing stuff with your arms to doing stuff with your head. Since the constraints of physically exhausting jobs are visible, we took decisive action when things weren’t working, like the Adamson Act. But the limits of mentally exhausting jobs are nuanced and less visible, so we get trapped in a spot where most of us work a schedule that doesn’t maximize our productivity, yet we do nothing about it.

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West Virginia police officer sues after getting fired for not shooting suicidal man

West Virginia police officer sues after getting fired for not shooting suicidal man

Former Weirton, W.Va., police officer Stephen Mader is taking legal action after being dismissed for not shooting a suicidal man armed with a gun. 'I tried to deescalate the situation. I was just doing my job.' Last year, Mader was called to a home where a man — Ronald J. Williams — was threatening to kill himself. According to Mader, Williams was holding a gun and saying repeatedly, "Just shoot me." Mader refused, and instead tried to calm the man down.

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Woman drops 40 pounds to donate her kidney to a friend

Woman drops 40 pounds to donate her kidney to a friend

The moment 33-year-old Rebekah Ceidro crossed the finish line at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh Half Marathon was the first time in her life she truly felt like a runner. Less than a year earlier, Ceidro weighed more than 200 pounds and would routinely "drop something in the fryer" when she got hungry in between managing an Eat’n Park restaurant outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and taking care of her 3-year-old son, Noak.

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Canada eases steps to open supervised drug injection sites amid opioid crisis

Canada eases steps to open supervised drug injection sites amid opioid crisis

Canada’s government has made it easier to open supervised drug injection sites across the country, offering communities a lifeline as they battle an opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years. New legislation passed this week streamlines the more than two dozen requirements previously needed to launch these facilities, which offer a medically supervised space and sterile equipment for people who use drugs intravenously.

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Researchers identify main factors of home indoor air pollution: marijuana surprisingly plays a big role

Researchers identify main factors of home indoor air pollution: marijuana surprisingly plays a big role

Families that reported smoking cigarettes indoors had an average particle level almost double that of non-indoor-smoking families. These particles included nicotine and combustion byproducts, both linked to health issues. Surprisingly enough, marijuana smoking contributed to in-home air pollution about as much as tobacco smoking. Burning candles or incense, frying food in oil, and spraying cleaning products also led to an increase in the number of fine particles.

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