COVID-19 safeguards are easier if you make more money

People who earn more money are more likely to wear a mask, social distance, and work from home. For people with lower incomes, that may not be feasible.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

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Customers drive grocery store worker distress during pandemic

Grocery store workers report experiencing severe levels of mental distress during COVID-19. Customers are one major cause.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~10 min

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Hospital support staff face far higher COVID risk

Support staff and Black and Latinx hospital workers have a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than doctors and nurses, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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COVID will likely shrink job market for college grads

As firms adjust to the COVID-19 economic slowdown, the job market for new college graduates is expected to decline for the first time in more than a decade.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Construction workers 5X as likely to be in hospital for COVID

A team of researchers predicted in April that COVID-19 would hospitalize construction workers. New findings show they were right.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Stress shows up in your spit after work interruptions

Lots of interruptions at work can raise the level of stress hormones our bodies produce, researchers report. But not all interupptions are the same.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Men with physical jobs have 55% higher dementia risk

While research has found that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing dementia, a new study finds that's not the case with hard labor.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before hitting the sack can help you get a better night's sleep and help you work better the next day.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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