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How Smartphones Rob Bosses of Company Time

Survey finds most employees spend an hour a day playing on their phones

(Newser) - Everyone knows smartphones can steal hours from a day, but employees are turning to their mobile devices while on the clock, too. A new survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam finds that office workers spend an average of 56 minutes a day on their cell phones while at work, and another... More »

Slimming Down US Won't Cut Health Costs

Or reject 'collectivist thinking' and let people make own choices

(Newser) - The Obama administration claims the anti-obesity bent of its health care plan will lower overall costs by making America thinner. “It won’t,” Jacob Sullum writes in Reason. Even if the government succeeds in slimming down the US—unlikely in Sullum’s opinion—the longer-lived result will actually... More »

Palin Talks of 'Choice' When She Would Take It Away

(Newser) - Sarah Palin continues to inadvertently make pro-choice arguments as she campaigns for a ban on abortion, Ruth Marcus writes in the Washington Post. After revealing that she twice considered aborting son Trig, Palin said “I do understand what these women, what these girls go through in that thought process.... More »

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