California would have the fifth-largest economy in the world if it was a sovereign nation. The Golden State has a larger gross domestic product than the United Kingdom and India. Unfortunately California gained a dubious distinction this week among the world's "countries" as well. The state has at least 473,785 confirmed coronavirus cases as of July 29, according to Johns Hopkins University data. That places California fifth among countries for COVID-19 cases. Only the whole USA, Brazil, India and Russia have more cases than California.
Opioid abuse is a hot topic in Washington because of its prevalence. U.S. doctors issue about 200 million prescriptions for opioids (i.e. oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) every year, according to data compiled by the Addiction Center. These drugs are highly addictive because they block the brain from perceiving pain sensation, and create a sense of euphoria. Misuse of the drugs is the result for many. Upwards of 30% of patients abuse their prescription opioids.
The Toronto-based World Federation of Chiropractic aimed to raise awareness about spinal health and related disorders. It joined forced with over 200 organizations, including Financial District Chiropractic in San Francisco, and started World Spine Day in 2012. This year marks the eighth World Spine Day, which takes place every October 16.
Silicon Valley and San Francisco are still the technology meccas of the United States. But data released by commercial real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield earlier this year indicates that Salt Lake City and Boston are vying for that title. Salt Lake City has a combination of a large Millennial population and cheap rent, while Boston has easy access to venture capital and of course Harvard and MIT. But the Bay Area is not in imminent danger of losing its status, at least not as of today.
The global market office furniture market was valued at $117.1 billion in 2017, according to the latest figures by the Business Research Company. China is the country with the largest market share, accounting for 26.3% of the entire industry. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 44.5% of the global market.
People who love their work tend to be happier overall in life. Unfortunately most Americans do not fit this mold.
Many credit Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple, for being the pioneer of workplace meditation rooms. His wedding was a Zen ceremony and he also befriended several monks. The company used to make employees take 30-minute meditation breaks in the early years. The results were so positive that Jobs ordered meditation rooms to be built in the company's offices across the globe.
The American Institute of Stress found that 65% of American workers experience stress that causes difficulties not only at the workplace, but at home as well when the workday is over. Many U.S. firms have embraced 21st century trends like extending work-from-home opportunities, paid time off, and flexible scheduling to combat the realities of stress. But smaller companies may not have the resources to grant these types of benefits.
Interest in the standing desk alternative to traditional desks has been growing in recent years. According to the BBC, standing desks have already become commonplace in Sweden, Finland and Norway (why do those Nordic countries always seem to be ahead of the game?), with some estimates putting the adoption rate at 80 percent of office workers. In 2014, Denmark became the first country to mandate that businesses offer a standing desk option to all employees. But while spending less time sitting hunched in front of a computer might seem intuitively like a good idea, is there really any science supporting the increased interest? Turns out, the answer is yes.
San Francisco is home to hundreds of well-established companies, surrounded by thousands of fledgling start-ups hoping to make it big. There is a reason that this city in particular has become a hot spot for new ventures to get started. Other than the obvious close proximity to Silicon Valley, San Francisco benefits because it sits in between tech giants and social media companies — leaders in the next wave of business culture.
Among the large software companies in Silicon Valley and cities across the nation, software developers enjoy a wealth of amenities, from in-house coffee bars to ping pong tables to free massages. While these luxuries may be great in the short term, they don’t address the main problem facing professionals in this industry — long-term effects of time spent sitting at a computer.
Access to your own private office can be a luxury in the marketplace. Although they are usually reserved for higher paid positions, independent offices can be given to other workers if it is deemed necessary. If you are moving in to your first office, or you want to re-design your existing space, you may be wondering what things you should be including.
Everyday slouching and neck problems are increasing as more of our daily lives revolve around looking down at our laptops, phones, and other electronics. It can be a hard habit to break, but well worth it in the long run. There are a host of health problems associated with slouching and not sitting up straight.
As the number of freelancers and remote work opportunities increases over the next decade, more workers will utilize alternate work environments. Places such as libraries, coffee shops, and co-working spaces expect a significant jump in their daily usage. For most of these remote workers, they will opt to use their own office at home.
When Google and other corporate giants decided to implement an open office setting, instead of traditional private offices and cubicles, 70% of the American workforce followed the trend, according to experts. However, some people believe this trend is an epic fail. The Washington Post published that “Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. Workplaces need more walls, not fewer.”
Were you aware that the average American worker is productive for only 3 hours daily? In a study of 2,000 full-time workers, it was revealed that many workers are not working for the majority of the time they’re on the job. The average person works approximately 8.8 hours daily, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.