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Maroon 5 Boosts Worker Productivity, Glee Prompts Anger

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Maroon 5 makes workers "more productive." A new study carried out by online music concierge service Songza discovered that half of respondents believe the group's hit single "Moves Like Jagger" makes them do better at work, while 42 per cent of those surveyed rely on Gotye's "Somebody I Used to Know" to give them an early morning boost.

By contrast, just over a quarter of people claim the Glee cast's cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" provokes "deep feelings of resentment and anger."

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Most Desirable Woman Emmanuelle Chriqui

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television,

Emmanuelle ChriquiThe year has barely even started, but Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has already been named the Most Desirable Woman of 2010.

The beauty topped a poll of men, conducted by website AskMen.com, who were asked to name the lady they would most like to have as a girlfriend or wife. “Hearing what the vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it’s about being a well-rounded woman. That’s really empowering and is just a massive compliment to me,” last year’s #12 said.

Explaining Chriqui’s appeal to men, James Bassil, editor-in-chief of AskMen.com, said: “It’s refreshing to see a respected but relatively low-profile actress like Emmanuelle top the Top 99, while many of the tabloid regulars didn’t even make it. To me, this outcome really reflects what is unique about our annual list: that it is a real indicator of the kind of women that men want, rather than simply those ones that we are continuously exposed to.”

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Google Uses Algorithms to Determine Employees Likely to Quit

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google,

Google logoBecause of the recent losses of Google employees such as engineers, designers and sales executives, the company is using an algorithm to help it determine which of their 20,000 workers would be most likely to quit. Based on information from employee and peer reviews, surveys, and promotion and pay raises, details are sketchy as to details of the formula. While it seems like an interesting idea, we are not sure that math can account for those workers who simply have a bad hair day, go ballistic and split.

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