Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:00 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Each year, American workers miss more than half a billion days due to illness and injury. While taking a sick day can sometimes not be avoided, a number of studies have shown that certain health conditions and behaviors dramatically increase the likelihood of workers missing work due to illness or disability. These conditions and behaviors include obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and smoking. Across the country, the prevalence of these factors vary considerably, directly affecting the amount of sick days workers take. While state-level sick day figures are not readily available, 24/7 Wall Street created an index of four measures to approximate the likelihood workers will take a sick day in every state. To best estimate sick days, rather than the aforementioned conditions, the index comprises factors that directly correlate with missed work. These include self-reported poor mental and physical health, … [Read more...] about Missing work for illness? States where people are too sick to work
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NEWPORT, R.I. -- Investigators are trying to learn more about a bizarre incident off the coast of Rhode Island, CBS Boston reports. A woman said she fell off a sailboat and her husband didn't know she had been overboard for hours in Narragansett Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard says the woman said she fell off her husband's 39-foot sailboat sometime Friday afternoon as they were sailing from Newport to East Greenwich. Woman rescued after falling from cruise ship and spending 10 hours in sea The woman, who authorities haven't identified, was found on Prudence Island at around 4 a.m. Saturday by a passing boater who heard her cries for help. The Providence Journal reports the woman had mild hypothermia, but refused treatment. Her husband was found around 2 a.m. in Warwick after he ran his sailboat aground. The man told local police he thought his wife was below deck sleeping and didn't realize she was missing. "It was pretty challenging because she could have been anywhere. She could … [Read more...] about Woman falls from sailboat off coast of Rhode Island; husband apparently didn’t notice for hours
Everyone on this side of the Atlantic has heard of the Hamptons and probably think of it as posh (parts are) but The Berkshires and Rhode Island are where the real Toffs retreat as they're more discrete. The check-in process was swift and painless but it was what happened next that made me fall deeply in love with the place. When asked if I'd like an alarm call in the morning and I answered in the affirmative, I was asked what beverage I would like. No disturbing phone call to scare you out of sleep - instead the comfort of caffeine. The following day, having ingested a large flask of coffee, I had a look around and the more I saw, the more I fell in love. It's actually hard to do Ocean House justice without gushing. The hotel is rated five-star and deserves every single one of them. Like most other five-star properties, it's fabulous and awe-inspiring but there's more to it. Ocean House is designed as a haven, a place of relaxation and calm, the food is splendid and the staff not … [Read more...] about Rhode Island & Berkshires
William Shatner knows the perfect date: April 25. On Wednesday, the actor commemorated the moment from the film "Miss Congeniality" when Miss Rhode Island described the perfect date in the film by saying in a new social media video, "The perfect date, remember? Not too hot, not too cold -- just bring a light jacket." In the film, Shatner plays pageant host Stan Fields in the 2000 film when he says, "Miss Rhode Island, describe your perfect date," to which the contestant responds, "That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th, because it's not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket." The line has gone down in history as one of the most iconic calendar dates in pop culture, along with "It's October 3rd" from "Mean Girls." William Shatner: "Star Trek" technology is not that far-fetched Shatner was promoting a perfect date contest for site Match.com in a video he posted on Instagram about the scene: "And to think it was 20 years ago that I asked the question," … [Read more...] about William Shatner commemorates perfect date: April 25
The best Greek islands for families, whether your children are after sandy beaches, wild water sports, unspoilt island life or history and culture. 1. Rhodes, Dodecanese Best for: fly and flop If you’re after a bit of R&R, Rhodes’s east coast has a 30-mile stretch of well-maintained golden-sand beaches with warm, shallow water down its eastern coast. One of this coast’s big modern hotels, with their all-inclusive packages, should be just the ticket: everything is on your doorstep – kids’ clubs, water sports facilities, babysitting, wellness, restaurants and cafes, so you can switch off and truly relax. If you do venture out, don’t miss the magnificent Unesco-listed Rhodes Town on the island’s northern tip, which will take you back through the centuries, with its medieval fortifications and car-free cobbled alleys. Full travel guide to Rhodes View our best luxury holidays in Rhodes View our best escorted tours of Greece Stay: Mark Warner … [Read more...] about Which is the perfect Greek island for your family?