Two-thirds of American office workers experience pain on the job and a quarter expect it. Not from physical exertion, but from too much hunching, sitting, clicking and staring at screens.
According to a recent study from the American Osteopathic Association, the average “work potato” misses the equivalent of three days on the job each year simply because they don’t move enough.
Are you a work potato?
A Filipino artist applies the finishing touches on a mural for Labor Day protests in Manila. Thousands of workers and activists will march to protest the government’s migrant labor policy and demand higher wages.
Photo by Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.
Young Iraqi dancers from a ballet and music school perform Thursday at al-Ribat Hall in Baghdad. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary James Brady was critically wounded when he took a bullet to the head to save Reagan from assassination.
Twelve years later, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act into law, which helped create the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that remains in use today.
Thirty-two years after being shot in the head, Jim Brady remains bound to a wheelchair and has difficulties with his vision. Watch his conversation with Judy Woodruff on gun control here.
At age 62, soul singer Charles Bradley released his first album to critical acclaim. Now, two years and another album later, he’s embarking on his first world tour.
Learn more about the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” (yes, that’s his nickname) here.
Terrorism has been in the headlines in Boston before, but when the Department of Homeland Security originally assessed the threat of terror to 65 American metropolitan areas in 2003, Boston barely made the top 10.
In 2009, Boston was re-classified as one of ten “tier 1” cities, making it eligible for more funds than metropolitan areas that face a lesser risk of terror. Learn more here.
They say it’s your Earth Day…it’s our Earth Day too, yeah!
What the holiday means today.
A skater performs a trick at the South Bank skatepark in London. Plans are underway to refurbish the complex, which would be replaced with new arts venues and retail outlets. The skatepark, hailed as the birthplace of British skateboarding, is to be moved to a nearby area, which has angered the skateboarding community.
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.