Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:05:33 GMT

Handshakes 'germier' than fist bumps
TriValley Central
So fist bumps — popularized by Barack Obama and others — seem to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold and flu season, said researcher David Whitworth of Aberystwyth University in Wales. The importance of hand hygiene is nothing new in ...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:50:47 GMT

Restructuring costs keep Hallmark in the red
Insider Media
One of the world's most famous greeting card brands has narrowed losses within its UK operations despite incurring restructuring costs of almost £4m in 2013. The costs relate to a streamlining drive at Hallmark Cards plc which continued in March of this year ...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:47:07 GMT

Fist bumping: the more hygienic way to say hello
The Telegram
They then counted the number of bacteria that had been transferred during the greeting. The researchers found that a high-five transfers half as many bacteria as a handshake and a fist-bump transfers 90 per cent fewer bacteria than a handshake. Although a ...

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