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  • Why you should head to work on foot

    A team of researchers from McGill University looked at different modes of transportation — walking, public transit or driving — to determine which was more heavily contributing to overall health and social issues.

  • Want good health? Don't count on it

    Research published in recent years by the American Psychological Association in the journal Psychology and Aging indicates that older folks with dim views of the future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those with sunnier dispositions.

  • Lose some fat: Ride a bus

    Tired of traffic jams on the way to work? Maybe you need a healthier way of commuting.

  • New study: Have a seat, it won’t kill you

    The standing workstation has become a more common sight in offices across the country—some are shelling out thousands of dollars for custom-made stations and others are spending hours configuring their own with low-cost Ikea parts and furniture. But a new British study says that sitting is no more harmful than standing.

  • Law officers group supports moving clearance data out of OPM

    The group that represents federal law enforcement officers has thrown its support behind two lawmakers’ call to move security clearance information out of the Office of Personnel Management.

  • DHS implements new ID requirements

    The Department of Homeland Security announced that as of Oct. 10, visitors seeking to enter to military bases and most federal facilities will need to present state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by states that are compliant with REAL ID Act standards.

  • Air traffic controllers urge Congress to examine staff shortages

    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is calling for a congressional hearing to examine what it calls “chronic understaffing” of air traffic control facilities.

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  • Federal pay back in the news

    A libertarian think tank has rekindled the debate over federal civilian pay, arguing that federal employees have enjoyed years of faster compensation growth and higher pay than private-sector workers.

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