The eight-hour workday is fairly standard in the United States, and June 19 marks the 100th anniversary of it becoming law for federal workers back in 1912. Private companies began to follow suit four years later, but these days, working only eight hours a day sometimes seems downright quaint.
Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but the total body mass of all the overweight people in the world is truly surprising, according to a new report. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the US accounts for a disproportionate number of this extra poundage.
In the first-ever historical comparison of stress levels across the US, researchers have now determined what many of us have suspected: adults are a lot more stressed out now than they were just 25 years ago.
As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.