Are You Endangering Your Employees’ Health?

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With companies of all sizes seeking to cut healthcare costs and avoid penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act, we’re hearing lots of news about instituting workplace wellness programs as a way to promote a healthier workforce.

Also gaining attention, workplace practices such as ergonomic office spaces, meditation, mid-day naps, standing desks and walking meetings are being put forth as ways to create a healthier workforce.

Healthier employees benefit business in many ways.

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Brands Look to Boost Conversions With Google Shopping Campaigns

Google’s local inventory ads, which recently opened up to all advertisers, allow brands like Macy’s and PetSmart to make in-stores sales from their search ads on both desktop and mobile.

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Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from ‘Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash’)

Watch the full length, “Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash” – http://bit.ly/1zDaW66 Coal ash, which contains many of the world’s worst carcinogens, is what’s left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people’s backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. VICE News travels across the US to meet the people and visit the areas most affected by this toxic waste stream. Since coal production is predicted to remain steady for the next few decades, coal ash will be a problem that will affect the US for years to come. In this extra scene, Ron and Joanne Thomas, who live just hundreds of feet away from a coal ash pond, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years. Watch “Showdown in Coal Country” – http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch “Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City” – http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read “The Fossil Fuel Industry Paid This Scientist to Deny Human-Caused Climate Change” – http://bit.ly/1MVE4P5 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Freezing and Fighting for Aid: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

As Syria’s civil war has raged over the past four years, more than a million refugees have fled into neighboring Lebanon. The Bekaa Valley, which serves as the main passageway between Damascus and Beirut, is now home to the largest concentration of Lebanon’s Syrian refugees. Currently in Lebanon there is one Syrian for every four Lebanese citizens — a population growth that has created a strain on the small villages and towns that bear the responsibility of hosting the refugees. Al Marj, a small city of about 15,000 in the southern end of the Bekaa Valley, is home to a refugee camp where approximately 400 families are living. VICE News traveled to the Bekaa Valley to see how the refugee population is faring as winter fully sets in, and found that the freezing temperatures are only one of their problems. Watch “The War Next Door (Full Length)” – http://bit.ly/1we4sbb Read “Is Lebanon’s Hezbollah Sending Fighters to the Iraqi Frontlines?” – http://bit.ly/1LCYA5q Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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