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Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Finance
Amazon will soon have more than 50,000 jobs to fill. The company announced this month it will open two new headquarters, one in New York City, and the other in northern Virginia, and that the average salary will be more than $ 150,000. Wondering if you could be a contender? CNBC talked with former recruiters at the e-commerce giant about what candidates should expect. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they're bound by agreements not to speak publicly about their time at the company. ...
Low-calorie diets affect men's and women's bodies differently, study shows

Low-calorie diets affect men's and women's bodies differently, study shows

Health
Men's bodies may respond better to low-calorie diets than women's, a new study showed. A study in Denmark recruited more than 2,000 people who had pre-diabetes -- meaning high blood sugar, but not yet diabetes -- to look at how low-calorie diets worked for them. In the study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that men benefitted in more ways from the reduced calorie counts, and not just in the numbers on the scale. "Despite adjusting for the differences in weight loss, it appears that men benefited more from the intervention than women. Whether differences between genders persist in the long-term and whether we will need to design different interventions depending on gender will be interesting to follow," said lead author Dr. Pia Christensen, of the University of Copen...
Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

World
Bodies have been recovered from wreckage after a plane crashed at an airport, officials in Nepal have confirmedThe US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at about 2.20pm local time.Airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur told the Kathmandu Post the aircraft veered off the runway while it was landing and crashed onto a nearby football pitch.Government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi confirmed deaths as a result of the crash."We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris," he said. Another official said 20 people so far had been taken to hospital.Image:Smoke rising from the aircraft. Pic: @saazan_gozimo/InstagramThe plane is believed to have taken off from Dhaka, Bangladesh, before crashing at the airport. Witnesses said the aircraft burst...
Medico contracted by Army for mortar shell bodies

Medico contracted by Army for mortar shell bodies

Business
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Medico Industries has been awarded a $ 191 million contract by the U.S. Army to manufacture and deliver 60mm and 81mm high fragmentation and non-high fragmentation mortar shell bodies.The deal was announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract, meaning if Medico Industries accumulates overrun costs while working on the contract, the U.S. government will not reimburse those company losses.The M224 60mm Lightweight Mortar is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high angle of fire weapon used by conventional and special operation forces for close indirect fire support of ground troops.Similarly, the 81mm mortar is classified as a medium-weight mortar that has the same characteristics and mission as the 60mm mortar system.Work on the ...
Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Health
Body dissatisfaction can start as young as six and lead to depression, anxiety and eating issues, MPs will be told.The Youth Select Committee urged the government to recognise the seriousness of body image fears, before young people suffered a long-term impact.It is launching its report into the issue, A Body Confident Future, as part of the annual Parliament Week.One expert said it was now normal for young people "to be unhappy with the way their bodies look".Dr Phillippa Diedrichs, associate professor at the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, added that body dissatisfaction was the biggest known risk factor for eating disorders such as bulimia. "It is a really important mental health issue, and I don't think it is taken seriously enough," she said.There ar...