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Watercooler Stories – July 26, 2012 – UPI.com

On-the-job cussing may hurt career CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) — Cussing at work may feel good in the moment but could be a career-sinking habit over the long haul, a survey by a U.S. online employment search firm indicates. CareerBuilder.com in Chicago said in a release Wednesday that 64 percent …

The Couch Potato Goes Global – NYTimes.com

Last month, researchers affiliated with the World Health Organization and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine reported that, worldwide, people’s waistlines are expanding, with the total combined weight of human beings on Earth now exceeding 287 million tons. A third of that global human biomass exists in North …

Nude cruising. Not just for Europeans anymore | GlobalPost

Move over, Germany. Carnival’s nude cruise to Panama is expected to be the largest gathering of nudists in the world. Next February, Carnival Cruise liner Carnival Freedom will send its first nude cruise out on the open water. The eight-day Panama cruise will offer just what one expects from a …

E-books sales soar in 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, e-books and novels for young people are hot. Sales of e-books more than doubled from 2010 to 2011, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 publishers released Wednesday. E-books jumped from 6 percent of the market to 15 percent and e-revenue for new adult fiction …