Sitting up straight might be bad for you

Take that, pesky moms everywhere. A study presented at the annual study of the Radiological Society of North America has determined that a 90-degree upright sitting posture--you know, Miss Manners-style--might actually lead to back problems. According to the researchers, who are from the University of Alberta in Canada, the optimal sitting position is a nice 135-degree recline.

Maybe telecommuting from bed isn't such a bad idea after all.

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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