How Work Addiction Could Be Hurting Your Career Without Your Knowledge

“They intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are.” —Aldous Huxley

There are many faces of work addiction, and sometimes it’s hard to detect. All work addicts work too much, but not all act alike. Some are too careless, others too ploddingly scrupulous. Some can’t get started; others plunge in on a dozen projects and finish little. The end result of these differing work styles may look the same from the outside—an unbalanced life dominated by long hours at the office—but each face expresses a different set of emotional vulnerabilities. The broad umbrella of work addiction is only a starting point. From my clinical observations and research, I have identified four major classifications of work addiction: the relentless, the bulimic, the attention-deficit and the savoring work addict—all based on the

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Half-billion-year-old microfossils may yield new knowledge of animal origins

Half a billion years old microfossils may yield new knowledge of animal origins
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When and how did the first animals appear? Science has long sought an answer to this question. Uppsala University researchers and colleagues in Denmark have now jointly found, in Greenland, embryo-like microfossils up to 570 million years old, revealing that organisms of this type were dispersed throughout the world. The study is published in Communications Biology.

“We believe this discovery of ours improves our scope for understanding the period in Earth’s history when animals first appeared—and is likely to prompt many interesting discussions,” says Sebastian Willman, the study’s first author and a palaeontologist at Uppsala University.

The existence of animals on Earth around 540 million years ago (mya) is well substantiated. This was when the event in evolution known as the “Cambrian Explosion” took place. Fossils from a huge number of creatures from the Cambrian period, many of them shelled, exist. The first animals must have

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Knowledge Finance to Offer Higher Education Repayment Assistance

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Income Share Agreement (ISA) providers and private student loan originators now have a partner in Knowledge Finance, who is offering world-class servicing expertise to students, borrowers, graduates, program originators, investors, and colleges, universities, and educational institutions. As a Not-for-Profit, Knowledge Finance can focus on their partners and customers – their stakeholders – so that all needs are understood, met and exceeded where possible.

“To fully leverage our seasoned, refined, and customizable skill-sets, along with our infrastructure, and talent, MOHELA created Knowledge Finance to provide a more focused and intentional approach to supporting our customers,” said Ginny Burns, Executive Director and CEO of Knowledge Finance. “Our servicing and service levels have evolved over the past 35 years, to meet and exceed the ever-changing needs

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Supergene discovery leads to new knowledge of fire ants

Supergene discovery leads to new knowledge of fire ants
A Fire Ant. Credit: UGA

A unique study conducted by University of Georgia entomologists led to the discovery of a distinctive supergene in fire ant colonies that determines whether young queen ants will leave their birth colony to start their own new colony or if they will join one with multiple queens.

Researchers also found that ants were more aggressive toward queens who don’t possess the supergene, causing main colony workers to kill them. This critical finding opens the door to new pest control methods that may be more efficient in eradicating problematic fire ant colonies.

“Learning about the way fire ants behave is very important baseline information,” said Ken Ross, a professor of entomology at UGA. “This information is key to helping us manage pest populations and predict what dissimilarities can happen in their environment.”

A supergene is a collection of neighboring genes located on a chromosome that are

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Education for all has always been an integral part of the sustainable development agenda. The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002 adopted the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) which in its Section X, reaffirmed both the Millennium Development Goal 2 in achieving universal primary education by 2015 and the goal of the Dakar Framework for Action on Education for All to eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005 and at all levels of education by 2015. The JPOI addressed the need to integrate sustainable development into formal education at all levels, as well as through informal and non-formal education opportunities.
There is growing international recognition of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as an integral element of quality education and a key enabler for sustainable development. Both the Muscat Agreement adopted at the Global Education For

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