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A Colorado ban on smoking in casinos leads to fewer ambulance visits

A Colorado ban on smoking in casinos leads to fewer ambulance visits

| March 22, 2017

Anti-smoking advocates have won uphill battles in banning smoking from restaurants, public spaces, and workplaces, but it’s been more difficult to clear the air in certain locations—such as casinos, which are generally exempt from indoor smoking bans. Yet a Colorado-focused study found that a ban on smoking in casinos has resulted in a drop in […]

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How to enforce your “No Soliciting” sign

How to enforce your “No Soliciting” sign

| March 22, 2017

Most business owners would agree that unwanted solicitation can create daily stress — and may even negatively impact employee morale and customer satisfaction. Many businesses address would-be solicitors with a clear “No Soliciting” sign posted in clear view outside the store. But when a simple sign doesn’t work, what steps can a business take to ensure […]

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The untold story behind stick figure bathroom signs

The untold story behind stick figure bathroom signs

| March 20, 2017

Anyone who’s ever “had to go” recognizes them: the stick-figure man and woman that adorn the signs of men’s and women’s bathrooms, indicating which gender is welcome where. The secret to the pair of pictograms’ longevity, reports the BBC, is simplicity. Found from continent to continent, in airports, bars, restaurants, shops, and, well, anywhere else […]

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Pet Adoption 101: Tips on adopting as summertime adoption events pick up

Pet Adoption 101: Tips on adopting as summertime adoption events pick up

| March 20, 2017

From South Carolina and the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, to Wisconsin, and New York,  summertime pet adoption events are popping up throughout the country. It’s a particularly relevant time to consider the stats on adoption, animal euthanization, and other furry friend issues. First, the good news: According to the Humane Society, between 1970 […]

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Lawsuit sheds light on dangers of revolving doors

Lawsuit sheds light on dangers of revolving doors

| March 20, 2017

A prestigious New York City literary agent’s close encounter with revolving doors — and resulting lawsuit — is drawing attention to the doors’ inherent dangers. Marianne Strong, a 91-year-old literary agent, was on her way out of a gala held at the Jumeirah Essex House in Manhattan in May of this year when the incident occurred. “The door […]

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Colorado Springs smoking ban makes parks smoke-free

Colorado Springs smoking ban makes parks smoke-free

| March 20, 2017

The smoke cloud is lifting over Colorado. In a six to two vote last week, the Colorado Springs City Council voted to prohibit smoking in public parks. By putting in place a smoking ban for all city parks in addition to trails and other open spaces, the city council intends to reduce cigarette butt litter and […]

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The disturbing significance of employee silence

The disturbing significance of employee silence

| March 19, 2017

Employee silence can mask an array of significant workplace problems, according to a recent study published in Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Surmising that all is well — just because all is quiet — can be a dangerous assumption on the part of supervisors and organizational leaders. In reality, “both performance and employee morale […]

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Out of the doghouse: Luxury home design for pets (and pet owners) is trending

Out of the doghouse: Luxury home design for pets (and pet owners) is trending

| March 19, 2017

Gone, it seems, are the simple clapboard doghouses the likes of which Snoopy used to snooze in. In their place, as pet ownership rises in the U.S., are heated pet beds, Fido-friendly windows, and custom-built nooks and crannies designed within — not outside — pet owners’ homes. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, certain pet owners […]

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Senate approves ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation

Senate approves ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation

| March 18, 2017

Earlier this month, the Senate approved a ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in a milestone vote that, for the first time in the Senate’s history, includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the U.S.’ nondiscrimination law, reports the New York Times. The bipartisan measure — called the Employment Nondiscrimination […]

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Signalling smokers: A website catalogs smoking hotels

Signalling smokers: A website catalogs smoking hotels

| March 17, 2017

When it comes to searching for smoking hotels online, puffers face a smoke and mirrors situation of time-intensive research and poorly-organized hotel information. One website, Smoketels.com, founded in November 2013, aims to make the process a bit easier by cataloging hotels with smoking rooms throughout the world. As Shawn Bradley, the site’s founder, told the […]

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