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Office space: What pollutes the air you breathe at work?

Office space: What pollutes the air you breathe at work?

Technology
"How much are you polluting your office just by existing?"That's the rather vexing question posed by researchers at Purdue University in Indiana. It turns out we are each to blame quite a lot. Especially those of us who use deodorant and, er, breathe. To figure this out the team rigged up an office building with thousands of sensors and a highly sensitive "nose" to identify indoor air contaminants and figure out how to control them.The "nose" is an instrument normally used for measuring outdoor air quality.It helped "sniff" out the compounds in human breath, such as isoprene, in real time - many of which linger in the office even after people have left the room. Advertisement Air quality can have an enormou...
Earning money after 65? How to make it work for you

Earning money after 65? How to make it work for you

Finance
Photo by Hero Images via Getty ImagesYou may feel ready to work beyond age 65. Your boss has a different story.Whether your retirement nest egg could use a little more strengthening or you're looking to keep busy, there are plenty of reasons why you'd like to keep punching in.Your employer could probably do a better job of preparing for this.While 43% of employees envision a phased transition to retirement, involving a reduction in work hours or working in a different capacity, fewer than 2 in 10 employers offer such a program, according to a survey from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.The organization did an online survey of 1,825 employers and 4,649 workers from October through December 2018."Our survey findings reveal a major opportunity for employers to increase their suppor...
Open enrollment is coming up. Here are ways your benefits at work can help your family save in 2020

Open enrollment is coming up. Here are ways your benefits at work can help your family save in 2020

Finance
Jamie Grill | Getty ImagesSlow down as you pick out your employee benefits for next year. Your household finances could depend on it.Open enrollment season — a period in which employees update their insurance coverage and other perks for the upcoming year — is just around the corner.It's tempting to merely choose last year's insurance coverage and perks.About a third of employees polled by Prudential Financial decided to keep their benefits from the prior year, but did so after making an informed decision.The insurer polled 2,000 adults in August."People miss the mark when they stick with what they were doing before without double-checking their assumptions," said Kelley C. Long, CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs' consumer financial education advocates."Most people set thei
Box CEO says he’ll work collaboratively with Starboard after activist investor takes big stake

Box CEO says he’ll work collaboratively with Starboard after activist investor takes big stake

Finance
Aaron LevieDan Edblom | CNBCBox co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie told CNBC on Thursday that his company will take a collaborative approach to working with activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which disclosed a 7.5% stake in the cloud software provider earlier this week."We're very aligned with Starboard's interests," Levie said in an interview on "Closing  Bell." Box's stock price has jumped more than 15% in the two trading days since Starboard's announcement and ticked up further in extended trading on Thursday.Levie declined to discuss the nature of the conversations between Box and Starboard. He said the company, which provides cloud-based collaboration and file-sharing software is focused on accelerating growth and improving profitability while cutting back on sales and marketing c...