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Sea and sun equal happiness

22/06/2013 10:26 (301 Day 04:25 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Spending time by the sea is one of the keys to happiness, according to a ground-breaking study employing mobile technology to track people’s wellbeing in different environments.

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Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk of having child with autism

22/06/2013 10:07 (301 Day 04:44 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Women in the U.S. exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

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Healthy food choices under scrutiny

22/06/2013 09:49 (301 Day 05:02 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Unhealthy diet plays a role in 11,000 deaths each year in New Zealand, and healthier diets are important in preventing common diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. The most effective ways to improve New Zealanders’ healthy food choices will come under scrutiny in a major five year research programme due to start soon, according to the University of Auckland.

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Birmingham’s leading businesses to pioneer new models for community relations in the 21st Century

22/06/2013 09:40 (301 Day 05:11 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Aston Business School hosted Birmingham’s annual corporate social responsibility summit to discuss new models of CSR relevant for the 21st Century on Friday.This year the BCBE (Birmingham Centre for Business Ethics) at Aston Business School and Thrive presented "Beyond Philanthropy" as the summit theme, according to Aston University.

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Working Together to Deliver Greater Opportunities for High Growth Businesses in their Supply Chains

22/06/2013 09:32 (301 Day 05:19 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- There have been a number of recent strategic initiatives from the corporate and public sector designed to increase the number of opportunities for small businesses in supply chains, revealed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.

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Research reveals early impact of legal aid cuts

15/06/2013 11:47 (308 Day 03:04 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- 91 per cent of charity advice workers believe that they are providing a lower level of service following cuts to legal aid, a study by the University of Liverpool found that .

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Life settlements are a win-win for consumers and investors

15/06/2013 11:19 (308 Day 03:32 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Americans who sold their unwanted life insurance policies, collectively received more than four times the amount they would have received had they surrendered them to their life insurance companies, according to the research based on a study of more than 9,000 life insurance policies.

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How to be happy with less money? – try thinking about your friends instead

15/06/2013 11:10 (308 Day 03:41 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Money makes you happier – but only if you really think about it, according to research from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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A record of two million IELTS tests taken around the world in the last 12 months

30/05/2013 14:39 (324 Day 00:12 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reinforces its position as the world’s most popular English proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with a record of two million tests taken around the world in the last 12 months, according to the British Council.

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Lack of local knowledge prevents expansion into BRICS

30/05/2013 14:21 (324 Day 00:30 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- While the West continues to struggle with post-financial crisis debt, the BRICS are seeing fast paced growth. But major investment opportunities for the West are being missed because of a lack of understanding of local business practices, according to a survey by London Business School.

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