URMC / Life-Work Connections Employee Assistance / Life-Work Connections/EAP Blog / March 2017 March 2017 “Stop the Bickering!” Bickering is the petty disputes you experience with another person, especially a loved one like a spouse, partner, or best friend. To bicker is human, but a frequent pattern that sabotages the pleasures of a relationship you both value needs a fix. Got a Staircase and 30 Minutes a Week? Research keeps showing us how little exercise is needed to maintain health. The one consistent finding: You need some. A McMaster University of Canada study screams “no more excuses,” claiming that a bit of stair climbing and a total of only 30 minutes per week can do the trick.