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A new study finds that a “disturbingly high” amount of workers say their work environment is hostile and threatening.  55% of workers say there are “unpleasant and potentially hazardous” conditions at their job, while 75% of workers spend a quarter of their job doing “intense or repetitive physical" labor.  On the flipside, 58% of people say they have supportive bosses, and 56% have good friends on the job.

Source: CBS News

We all dread having our picture taken for an ID, but when it’s time to renew that passport, driver’s license, or work ID, we don’t have a choice. We can’t do much about the lighting or the skills of the person operating the camera, but here are a few things we can do to help get the most flattering photo.

  • Keep your hair and makeup simple - This isn’t the time to experiment with a new lipstick or haircut. This is a photo you’ll be stuck with for a while, so stick to your go-to look. Skip the shimmering and setting powders that can wash you out under harsh fluorescent lighting, but darken your brows and use some blush to enhance your cheekbones.
  • Tilt your head - They’ll tell you to face the camera straight for your ID photo, but you can probably get away with a slight head tilt. And that little tiny tilt can help you look your best by softening shadows on your face and bringing out your jawline.
  • Smile like you mean it - Flash your genuine smile for your ID photo and save your steely gaze or duck face for the photo booth at your cousin’s wedding next month.

Source: PureWow

Ocala, Florida’s Marion County Public Schools has implemented a “no homework policy” for their 31 elementary schools.  According to the superintendent, they are instead encouraging children to read aloud with their parents 20 minutes a night. Reaction to the new policy, of course, has been mixed.

Source: Today

What do you usually sleep in? If you typically wear pajamas, you might want to rethink your choice. It turns out sleeping naked has a lot of health benefits, like these.

  • It's literally the coolest thing you can do - According to the Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute, one of the reasons people wake up during the night and can’t get back to sleep is because they’re overheated. So skipping the PJs can help you maintain cooler body temperature and make you less likely to wake up.
  • It's good for wannabe dads - A 2015 study found that men hoping to start a family or add to theirs shouldn’t just wear roomy boxers, they should sleep naked, too, to improve sperm quality.
  • Less clothes = more happy - A study from 2014 of 1,000 Brits shows that 57% of couples who sleep sans clothes claim to be happy together, compared to 48% of jammies wearers.
  • It's a stress-buster - “Sleeping naked helps to decrease cortisol, increases the growth hormone and balances melatonin,” explains sleep expert Neil Robinson, “all of which work to reduce stress levels.”
  • Your skin appreciates it - Robinson also says sleeping in the nude can improve circulation and keep your skin healthier.

Source: Whimn

According to Expedia, Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Top Ten Busiest Cities For Labor Day Weekend Travel

  1. New York
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Orlando
  5. Chicago
  6. Seattle
  7. San Francisco
  8. Denver
  9. Dallas
  10. Atlanta

Source: Expedia

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