Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

Feb 16, 2017

Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

Working outside an office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the U.N. said Wednesday. A new report from the United Nations International Labour Organization studied the impacts of ...

Beyond Robby: London show portrays 500 years of robot evolution

Feb 8, 2017

Beyond Robby: London show portrays 500 years of robot evolution

Inspired by his belief that human beings are essentially terrified of robots, Ben Russell set about charting the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will force people to think about how androids and other robotic forms can enhance their lives. Robots, says ...

7-Eleven store illegally fined teen worker for taking sick leave

Jan 31, 2017

7-Eleven store illegally fined teen worker for taking sick leave

A 7-Eleven convenience store in Tokyo illegally docked the payment of a 16-year-old part-time worker after she took sick leave without arranging for another employee to cover her shifts, the chain’s operator said Tuesday. The store deducted ¥9,350 from the high school student’s paycheck ...