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Optimal Productivity: Sit Next to a Productive Person

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Do you want to improve your productivity and are struggling to find a strategy that works? It turns out, the key at work might not be creating to-do lists or working extra hours. Instead, the solution is simpler than you'd ever thought. It just might be that all you have to do is put your desk by someone who's already productive.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Accidentally on Purpose: Falling in Love with Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

People fall in love with things for different reasons. Perhaps you fell in love with your spouse because of their sense of humor or kindness towards others. Perhaps you fell in love with your job because you can influence people or work with computers. For Anna Vick, she fell in love with special education accidentally.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

At-Home Nurse Fills Client's Fridge

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

No matter how much we have, it is easy to get caught-up in wanting something more. Whether it is a new car, nicer clothing, or that awesome new electronic device our friend just got, it is easy to feel like we need something more. Yet, it is important to simply be grateful for what we already have. Recently, Amanda Mary Perez, an at-home nurse was reminded of this.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement or Improving Colleagues -- Which is the Better Path?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Just about everyone has worked with someone who makes work more difficult. Maybe the person is always angry, or they treat colleagues like everyone is inferior. While it might be tempting to think that you need to change that person, the key to a happier working experience is actually self-improvement.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Social Worker Adopts Foster Child Client

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Adoption social workers have hearts of gold! They aid children from the most difficult of circumstances, many of who tragically dealt with disability, loss, and abandonment at young ages. By working tirelessly to find forever homes for children whose parents can no longer care for them, they bring joy to children and families all over the world.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

More Than "Just a Nurse"

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to the medical field, doctors often get the most praise and credit for helping people. While they do have more schooling than others, such as nurses, EMTs, and medical assistants, it is important to realize that others in the medical field also play a valuable role in helping others. Recently, Caitlin Brassington, fought back against the idea that her contribution is less important than that of a doctor

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Topics: Healthcare

Finding Career Success by Becoming More Likeable

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For most people, finding career success is important. According to a study, career success is in large part dependent upon a person's emotional intelligence, which in turn makes the person more likeable.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Social Media & Mental Health -- Quick Fixes for News Feed Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety surrounding major events such as the election, activism calls, and natural disasters has always been around, but since the rise in social media, a new mental health struggle has been born -- news feed anxiety. Social Media is a fantastic tool, but it doesn't come without a dark side. So much value is focused on the entertainment and networking aspect that it's easy to forget that we need strategies to keep our mind balanced, positive, and healthy.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapy -- More Helpful for Chronic Pain Than Medication?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people are in pain, they often turn to medications to relieve their suffering. People suffering from chronic pain may have their doctor prescribe them stronger pain medication, often an opiate. While opiates will help to relieve the pain, they are often not the best option.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: How to Gain a Co-Workers' Trust

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 1, 2017 4:36:50 PM

A harmonious work atmosphere allows you the peace and freedom to achieve your best results. When you lack your co-workers' trust, though, you become inhibited and tense.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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