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Call for change to breast screening

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:09
Almost one-third of women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer and should be screened more than once every three years, a study says.

AUDIO: Cowell: X Factor acts have got worse

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:29
X Factor presenter Simon Cowell has told Radio 4's Today programme that the standard of acts appearing on the X Factor talent show has dropped since 2010.

Medals stolen from 100-year-old man

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:28
War medals belonging to a 100-year-old veteran and his father are stolen from his Kent home.

The footballer who disappeared

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:27
The footballer who beat England - then disappeared

How maths helped find another lost plane

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:25
How clever maths helped locate a lost plane at sea

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:25

Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."

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Debt firms selling 'unsuitable' plans

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:24
People struggling with debt are being talked into expensive repayment plans that offer poor value for money, says the financial services watchdog.

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Police Scotland makes £72m savings

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:04
Police say savings they have already made could mean they will achieve their £1.1bn target two years earlier than forecast.

Brazil hails 'iconic' player Bellini

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:57
President Dilma Rousseff leads tributes to legendary World-Cup winning Brazil football captain Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, who died this week.

Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:57

Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.

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Police to be quizzed on rape report

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:44
Five Greater Manchester officers are to be investigated by the police watchdog over the handling of a report of a rape.

Spooked markets and that sort of thing

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:42

Some weeks, it's almost impossible to fit the news into 4 minutes.

We did our best: Cardiff Garcia of the blog FT – Alphaville and  Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post joined Kai to wrap the week's financial headlines. On the agenda: "Is the market an idiot?" 

Stop doing evil, Pope tells mafia

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:31
Pope Francis launches a stinging attack on the mafia, warning gangsters that they will go to hell unless they repent and stop doing evil.

Wenger ready for 'game of the season'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 15:04
Arsene Wenger says his 1,000th match as Arsenal boss will be the "game of the season" as his side face Chelsea on Saturday.

VIDEO: Turks voice defiance over Twitter ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 14:53
Some 2.5 million tweets were posted within three hours of Twitter getting blocked in Turkey.

Defense Of 'Whitey' Bulger Has Cost Taxpayers More Than $3 Million

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 14:49

The notorious Boston gangster was given a public defender for his trial. He was found guilty of multiple murders and racketeering by a federal jury in August.

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