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Archive for July, 2012

Arrogant Bosses Insecure, Disparage Others

AKRON, Ohio (UPI) — Arrogant bosses are typically poor performers who cover up insecurities by disparaging subordinates and can hurt a company’s bottom line, U.S. researchers say. Professor Stanley Silverman, dean of the University of Akron’s Summit College, and colleagues at Michigan State University, developed a Workplace Arrogance Scale to help organizations identify arrogant managers […]

AA To Expand Lie-Flat Option On Planes

FORT WORTH, Texas (UPI) — American Airlines said some long-haul domestic flights would be run with planes with so-called lie-flat seats in the business and first class sections. The airline did not say when planes with lie-flat seats would be put to use for transcontinental flights, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. American is expecting […]

Massachusetts Paul Delegates Challenge GOP Ouster

BOSTON, (UPI) — Sixteen Republicans elected to represent Massachusetts at the Republican convention have formally challenged the state party’s decision to oust them. In a letter to the national committee, the 16 delegates — all supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul — said the Massachusetts Republican Party “changed the rules” when it disqualified them, the […]

Britain Hangs On To AAA Credit Rating

LONDON (UPI) — Standard and Poor’s said it was maintaining Great Britain’s AAA credit rating in anticipation of an economic upswing. The ratings agency said that while the British economy had dipped into a recession earlier this year, the second half was looking better due to progress in controlling the national debt. “The stable outlook […]

Dozen Rescued After Theme Park Ride Stalls

VALLEJO, Calif., (UPI) — About a dozen people were stuck mid-air when Superman stopped flying at a California theme park. Riders on the Superman Ultimate Flight rollercoaster were left 150 feet in the air for about two hours when the ride stopped, the Vallejo Times Herald reported. The riders, in two cars of six, were […]

Prolonged Sun Can Cause Tissue On Cornea

DALLAS (UPI) — The surface of the eye and the cornea are particularly vulnerable to the sun’s rays and that’s why a U.S. eye expert recommends everyone use sunglasses. Dr. V. Vinod Mootha, a specialist in cornea, external disease, refractive and cataract surgery, said sunglasses should be used by adults and children when outdoors for […]

Meditation Reduces Loneliness

PITTSBURGH (UPI) — U.S. researchers said they have the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Study leader J. David Creswell of Carnegie Mellon University also found that mindfulness meditation — a 2,500-year-old practice dating back to Buddha that focuses on creating an attentive awareness of the present moment — lowered inflammation […]

Mom-To-Be Diet Tied To Child Hypertension

GALVESTON, Texas (UPI) — The offspring of mothers on a low-protein diet are more likely to develop hypertension as adults, U.S. researchers say. Drs. Haijun Gao, Uma Yallampalli and Chandra Yallampalli of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston said in rats, the high maternal testosterone levels associated with a low-protein diet are caused […]

Britain Begins Formal Libor Review

LONDON (UPI) — One of Britain’s top banking regulators said the process of setting the London interbank offered rate or Libor was under review. “It is clear that urgent reform of the Libor compilation process is required,” said Martin Wheatley, managing director of the Financial Services Authority. “Such reform may include amendments to the technical […]

Anti-Fracking Rally Targets Washington

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Anti-fracking protesters joined ranks for a march and rally in Washington, ending at the U.S. Capitol, calling their movement a “Stop the Frack Attack.” “I got involved in the rally because I feel very passionately that fracking is a risk to West Virginia, said Fiona Druge, one of the rally’s organizers, WBOY.com […]

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