According to new research, listening to music at work actually makes you better at your job. The study found that workers preformed their tasks better if they were listening to music. More than 80% of those involved in the study had more accurate test results and worked faster if they had music going. It should be noted, that the study was conducted by “Mindlab International on behalf of MusicWorks, the joint campaign from music licensing companies PRS for Music and PPL,” according to The Telegraph. We’re not saying it’s biased, but the people behind the research definitely had a stake in the results. Either way, we’re not going to argue with it. Science doesn’t lie, right? ... Discuss
South Korea’s version of the KFC Double Down—boldly called the “Zinger Double Down King”—has just upped the ante of all meat-only sandwiches. It’s a culinary creation so audaciously meated, even Ron Swanson would shudder at the prospect of consumption. Unlike the timid American version of the deep fried sandwich, that merely puts bacon and cheese between two chicken cutlets, the Zinger straight-up crammed a hamburger into the mix. The 750-calorie creation will only set you back $7, so yeah, it’s totally worth the trip ... Discuss
Officials have confirmed that a 33-year-old doctor in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus. Dr. Craig Spencer—a Harlem resident—recently returned from Guinea were he was treating Ebola patients, working with the organization Doctors Without Borders. Though he felt well on Oct. 14 when he flew home, on Thursday morning, he began experiencing a fever, alerted medical officials and was transported to an area hospital.
Even though Dr. Spencer went bowling, jogged and took the subway since returning from Guinea, city officials believe it is very unlikely he could have infected anyone else. As a precaution, three individuals who have had close contact with the doctor have been quarantined. At a press conference, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo assured the public that local medical staff is prepared for this scenario, telling the reporters, “We are as ready as one can be for this circumstance” ... Discuss
The entertainment industry giant NBCUniversal has agreed to pay $6.4 million as part of a settlement with thousands of former unpaid interns. According to THR, the suit, which was brought by several former interns that worked on shows like Saturday Night Live, claims that they were denied “minimum wage salary, overtime pay, social security contributions and unemployment insurance” and that NBC was violating labor laws. Each of the interns is entitled to about $500 as part of the settlement. The pay out may just be one of many in the industry. Sony, Warner, Viacom and Fox are all facing lawsuits related to internships ... Discuss