Parttime working mothers getting raw deal

first_imgWorking mothers who think of doing part-time jobs with flexible schedules are likely to end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime, new research has found. The study, led by researchers from the University of Kent, showed that women who gained schedule control over their work had an increase in the amount of unpaid overtime worked. This was found to be the case for both professional men (about one hour more a week on average) and women without children (about 40 minutes more a week on average). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBut, for part-time working mothers the unpaid overtime was around 20 minutes more a week. The increase may be because part-time working mothers feel the need to work longer to compensate for the possible stigma, perceived or otherwise, attached to them by other workers, especially when their schedules do not match normal working hours, the researchers said. It may also be that part-time working mothers have a greater ability to work unpaid overtime compared to full-time working mothers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”More control over your work is supposed to make life easier for workers, particularly those with children. However, it is clear that for many, blurring the boundaries between work and home life expands work to be longer, even when it is unpaid,” said Heejung Chung, from Kent’s School of Social Policy. “Employers need to be aware of this and ensure staff is not over-stretching themselves and undoing the benefits of flexible working,” Chung added. For the study, published in the journal Social Indicators Research, the team examined three types of flexible working that people use and how it impacted their workloads. Flexitime – where workers have set weekly hours but can work them within a schedule that suits them; Teleworking – ability to work from home for personal reasons on a regular basis; and Schedule control – where workers are able to determine their own hours and schedules, so long as the job is done. While for the first two types of flexible working, there was little evidence of an increase in unpaid overtime hours, but for those who gained schedule control over their work there was an increase in the amount of unpaid overtime.last_img read more

Hair care tips for Monsoon

first_imgWith the melody of monsoon playing in our heads, every year the rains bring in menace for hair. The excitement to get soaked in the monsoon feels is enticing, but the humidity and moisture which follows it is a concern demanding attention.Monsoon rains loaded with pollutants dampers hair quality, leading to breakage and hair fall. Further, the scalp becomes more prone to dryness leading to dandruff and frizziness. The season comes with its beauty, but hair problems become more frequent and hair fall increases significantly in the season. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNevertheless, hair loss problems due to this seasonal change can be addressed with careful measures and professional guidance. Below are a few easy and handy tips by the hair experts on maintaining your mane during monsoon season. Regularly wash your hair: In order to maintain a healthy scalp, the first and the most important step is keeping the scalp clean by at least washing the hair 2-3 times a week. Additionally, conditioning prevents fungal infection and ensures that moisture is intact giving a smooth and shiny texture to hair. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Reduce the use of hair styling products: The constant exposure to a humid atmosphere in rainy season makes the scalp dry making it more susceptible to damage. Hence, excess use of hair straighteners, curling rods and dryers can prove to be harmful in monsoons. Dietary: Diet is an integral part of one’s hair quality and therefore should be kept in check, irrespective of seasonal requirements. Protein-rich diet stimulates hair-growth. Hence, include things like dry fruits, nuts, seeds, meat and yoghurt in your daily diet. Drinking water is also extremely important to retain moisture and fight dryness. Avoid breakage: Use the right comb to untangle your hair, preferably, wide-toothed combs with less static. Further, to avoid breakage, start combing your hair from the bottom and then go to the roots. Also, avoid combing damp hair to ditch hair loss. Save your hair in style Lastly, to avoid damage from the chemicals that come with rainwater, carry an umbrella, raincoat or water-proof hat to prevent direct contact with the rainwater. In addition to this, braiding your hair in this season not only protects it from the damage but also strengthens the hair follicles. Following these handy and simple tricks will enhance the benevolence of the season with a cup of brewing coffee. (Inputs by by Advanced Hair Studio)last_img read more

Face Revealed of the Only Man to Assassinate a British Prime Minister

first_imgThe face of the only person to have ever assassinated a British Prime Minister, described as an “angry businessman,” has been revealed for the very first time through a forensic reconstruction. A new dimensional portrait of John Bellingham, the only person to have successfully assassinated a Prime Minister, was created by museum technicians at Queen Mary University of London, using facial reconstruction based on his skull.The brain of the assassin was the most famous item in the collection at Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum.John BellinghamBellingham assassinated Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812. Although there is little information about this skull, it is known that the museum acquired the specimen because the punishment for murder at that time was to be “hanged and anatomized.”Forensic imaging expert Hew Morrison, whose previous work included reconstructing the face of Ava from the Bronze Age, carried out a digital reconstruction based on the skull, to show what John Bellingham would have looked like to his contemporaries at the time of his death.Bellingham shot Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the Palace of Westminster in May 1812.He was convicted and hanged for it.Photo by Queen Mary, University of LondonCarla Valentine, Museum Technician at Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum, said to Archaeology & Art: “This is a novel way to engage the public with a previously one-dimensional ‘specimen.’ In this project, we specifically opted to reconstruct a well-known figure in order to reinstate his personality.”She explained: “A skull which has been denuded of its facial features – and therefore its identity – has less of an impact on a museum visitor than being able to see the person’s face. The impersonal presentation of a skull can also be seen as creating a ‘spectacle’ out of the person, which is an issue when we work hard to display human remains to the public in an appropriate manner.”John Bellingham’s living relatives were tracked down and asked for permission. They agreed to the project.A 19th-century illustration of Bellingham’s assassination of Spencer PercevalKnowing that Bellingham was a male in his forties and British, a modern database of tissue depth markers that apply to European male individuals of the same age group were used to gauge the thickness of the tissues that overlay the skull.The eye sockets on the preserved skull were quite large, which led to the high position of the eyebrows on the reconstruction.The height of the enamel of the front teeth on the skull also determines the thickness of the lips. This was used to determine the height of the bottom lips from the teeth, but due to the top teeth not being present, an approximation had to be made for the top lips.To create the facial features, a large database of high-resolution photographs of human faces was used, according to Archaeology & Art. “Each facial feature was adjusted to fit with the underlying anatomy of the skull and facial muscles. Computer software was used to combine and blend everything together to create the completed face.”Hair color, eye color, and skin tone cannot be determined from a skull. A suitable hairstyle was added to the reconstruction along with sideburns, which were present in illustrations of Bellingham.After he shot the Prime Minister, Bellingham sat down on a bench and waited to be arrested.A contemporary engraving of John BellinghamHe was hanged for the murder one week later.“Bellingham’s assassination of Perceval came after years of trying to get the British government to redress the financial losses he’d suffered in Russia,” according to the Daily Mail.Bellingham had been jailed in Russia in 1803 when he tried to leave the country without repaying some debts. He accrued the debts after a business venture broke down. But he always claimed that the authorities were mistaken.Read another story from us: The Incredibly Realistic Face of Queen Elizabeth IEvidence of his insanity was presented at trial but discounted.Bellingham left behind a wife and children.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of Tudor-era thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her next book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th century. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more

Dolphins agree to oneyear deal with Jay Cutler

first_img Advertisement The Miami Dolphins have opted to sign Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill for the 2017 season.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, The Miami and Cutler have agreed to a one-year deal for $10 million, plus incentives.Miami and former Bears QB Jay Cutler are finalizing a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN. Two sides are expected to hammer it out shortly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2017 Cutler had been added to Fox’s NFL coverage as a color analyst, but instead will head to Miami to reunite with Adam Gase, who served as offensive coordinator in Chicago in 2015, one of Cutler’s best as a pro.Kaepernick watch continues.last_img

Aaron Rodgers shouldnt rush to resign with the Packers

first_imgAaron Rodgers shouldn’t rush to re-sign with the PackersEveryone knew that the Packers would be significantly worse without Aaron Rodgers, but in his absence, it’s become clear that Green Bay’s roster is filled with average talent. It’s more clear than ever that Rodgers has been singlehandedly keeping the Packers relevant.Colin thinks Rodgers deserves to be surrounded by better talent, and shouldn’t be in any rush to re-sign with the Packers when he’s able to opt-out of his deal after the season. Even though NFL Players have less leverage than NBA players because of the franchise tag, Rodgers has more leverage than most, and could at least force Green Bay to put players around him before agreeing to a long-term deal. Guests:Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL analyst is in-studio discussing if Aaron Rodgers should rush to re-sign with Green Bay; and his own experience of trying to move on from Kansas City.Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian is in-studio discussing his new book, This Book has Balls; why he thinks Lonzo Ball will bust; and if LeBron James is already bored with the regular season.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to explain why no player in the NFL is more valuable than Aaron Rodgers; and why he doesn’t think Matt Stafford can get it done in a down NFC North. Matt Stafford needs to win the NFC North this yearColin defended Matt Stafford when he signed a massive offseason deal, but now it’s time for him to produce. With Aaron Rodgers done for the year, a rebuilding Bears team, a Vikings team with a third string quarterback, and possibly the easiest remaining NFL schedule, Stafford needs to win now.There won’t be another year in the foreseeable future where Detroit will be in a better position to win the division, and for Stafford to justify being the highest player in the league, he has to take advantage and win the North. No excuses.Also:There’s no way an undefeated Wisconsin gets left out of the playofflast_img read more

VIDEO Devastating 1on1 office crossover may have coworker out until the AllStar

first_img Advertisement One lesson the internet can teach you is that people can get their ankles broken on a crossover just about anywhere, even at work.One woman, at what looks like some type of sales meeting, where a hoop happened to be set up for some reason, made the regrettable decision to lock down her co-worker in a quick game of one-on-one.Her co-worker proceeded to hit her with the AND1 Hot Sauce between the legs move, then finished her off with the hesitation ankle breaker on the other side. Somebody call work comp. She might be out until the All-Star break.I’m a give y’all a better version of my moms coworker blending ankles ??? AIL Insurance 1v1s pic.twitter.com/jsBj1sO8cz— Rashaad Poindexter (@_IamPD_) December 14, 2017last_img

VIDEO Baker Mayfield says he hung up on Brett Favres agent for

first_imgBaker Mayfield is one of the most polarizing prospects in this year’s draft. Some teams love Baker’s swagger and confidence, others – like Colin – think he’s overly arrogant and immature.Like it or not, Mayfield is uncompromising and during his Facebook documentary series Being Baker, he told a story about his first – and only – conversation with Brett Favre’s agent Bus Cook that illustrates the point. It didn’t go well.As Mayfield tells it, he was immediately turned off when Cook asked him when Bob Stoops recruited him to Oklahoma. As many know, Baker wasn’t recruited by the Sooners, but made the team as a walk on. Mayfield immediately hung up on Cook for the slight and never spoke to him again.Baker fans will love this and say he has a point, doubters will call it more evidence of immaturity. It’s just more fuel for the debate that won’t be settled until he either succeeds in, or busts out of the NFL.last_img read more

Video of LiAngelo Ball bricking his way through a predraft workout shows

first_imgLiAngelo Ball wasn’t picked in last Thursday’s NBA Draft, which wasn’t a huge shock. He wasn’t even considered a rotation player for UCLA before he left the school after the fallout from a shoplifting incident during a team trip to China, and most scouts just flat out didn’t think he was good enough to ever play in the league.His pre-draft workout at the IMG Academy probably didn’t help his cause either. A video of the workout, with LaVar in attendance, shows Gelo serving up tons of bricks during during a three-point shooting drill. It’s not awful if you’re at the Y, but when you want to play SHOOTING GUARD in the NB-freakin-A, it’s just not gonna cut it.Not even LaVar can talk this into existence. The verdict is still out on Lonzo as an NBA player, but it’s safe to say the verdict is in on LiAngelo. It ain’t happening.last_img read more

5 Apps to Help Unclutter Your Life

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 27, 2013 Register Now » 2 min read A few apps were made to de-clutter your inbox, desk and life.Here are a few that we’ve tested and praised as sanity-savers:1. Swizzle cleans up email spam by removing your name from multiple email lists at once. Swizzle is a new product from KeepHolding, the parent company of AdKeeper and Keep.com. On Swizzle, you sign up with your email and the service takes a few moments to (securely) scan the contents of your inbox. Then it surfaces the email senders that look most like spam. You can decide to mass delete them or delete a few spammers at a time. Swizzle is a desktop product, not a mobile app.2. CardMunch lets you store business cards on your mobile phone. On CardMunch, take a mobile photo of the business card, upload it to the app, and then toss the card away. CardMunch’s staff will transcribe all the information on the card and put it neatly under the contact’s name in the app. It also saves the photo of the card in case you want to review it later. LinkedIn owns CardMunch, and it’s also launching another contact management tool, LinkedIn Contacts.3. Paper Karma gets rid of spam snail mail. Paper Karma works a lot like CardMunch. Take a photo of physical spam mail you receive and Paper Karma will call up the sender and unsubscribe you. It only works for companies that actually have your name in their systems though. So if a company sends mail addressed to “current resident” rather than your name, Paper Karma won’t work.4. Mailbox makes it easy to archive emails and approach inbox zero. This is an email management apps that let you archive messages with the swipe of a finger. Mailbox also lets you save messages for later. You can get through multiple messages without having to delete or respond immediately, and they’ll disappear from your inbox.5. Evernote stores messages, photos and more in the cloud so you can access files across devices. If you’ve ever taken notes on your home computer and been aggravated you didn’t have them at work, Evernote solves the problem. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insiderlast_img read more

OK Explorers A New Version of Google Glass Is Coming Next Year

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lately, things haven’t been looking so hot for Google Glass. Reports say early developers and explorers are becoming disenchanted with the device. Then there was Google’s decision to shut down its physical Glass stores.But now comes word that far from easing off the brakes on Glass, Google is revving up its efforts. A new version of the device will be released sometime next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The upgraded device will replace the current version’s Texas Instruments Inc. processor with an Intel chip, and it will apparently boast improved battery life.Related: The Future of Google Glass Is Looking a Little CloudyWhile people “familiar with the matter” told the Journal that Intel plans to heavily promote Glass for use in the workplace — notably hospital networks and manufacturers — Google appears to be holding out hope that Glass can still reach a wider user base. The large majority of the more than 300 Google employees working on Glass are focusing on its uses for consumers, not its applications in the workplace, the Journal says.“We expect Glass to evolve and be more useful for companies, but it will still be a crossover device for consumers,” Eric Johnsen, a former Google employee who worked on the Google’s Glass at Work program, told the outlet.No word yet on price. Right now, Glass retails for $1,500, which has been considered a barrier for more widespread adoption.Related: Apparently You Can Become Addicted to Google Glass 2 min read December 1, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more