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5 Career Skills That Are Increasingly More Important

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2014 8:00:00 AM

When people go for interviews, they’re told to behave in a certain way if they want to get the job. First of all, they need to wear suits, preferably navy blue suits. They need to be well-groomed. And they need to display enthusiasm for the job whether or not they feel it. It’s supposed to be a good idea to use words such as “problem-solving” and “multi-tasking” even if they’re not entirely sure what they mean.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

5 Tips to Regaining Your Career Mojo

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Many people find themselves stuck in jobs that they’ve been working in for years, but that they don’t particularly like. These might be dead end jobs or they might be jobs that they like, that even have opportunity for advancement, but they are simply in a rut. However, if you’re just not happy doing what you’re doing, then your career isn’t going to go the way that you want until you get your mojo back on track. The problem is that many people don’t actually have much of a plan when it comes to their careers.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Five Elder Care Priorities to Recognizing & Addressing Elder Abuse

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The US Department of Justice recently released a report on the growing issue of elder abuse. Going beyond the standard concerns about physical abuse issues in elder care, they also addressed neglect and financial exploitation by both professional caregivers and family members. Amazingly, while elder abuse in its various forms affects five million elders every year, only one in 24 families report instances of abuse to the authorities.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement

Nurses With Facial Hair Becoming Commonplace

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Men are entering nursing at a remarkable rate, and are getting paid well to do it.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

6 Helpful Productivity Hacks for Business to Start Using Today!

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Do you find yourself falling further and further behind, the more responsibilities you take on as a manager or supervisor? Are you wondering where you will find the time to handle everything on your plate? It may be that the answer doesn’t lie in longer hours, but in streamlining processes, eliminating extras, and bringing others into the process.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Music Therapy For Mental Health -- Name That Tune in These Five Steps

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Musical therapy involves having a patient produce and listen to music, either vocal or instrumental, in a therapeutic setting under the supervision of a skilled, licensed musical therapist. The idea is that music can be used as way of self-expression for people with  mental health issues who might not be able to communicate with words alone.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

5 Career Tips to Help You Land That Next Promotion

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Have you been angling for a promotion for a while?  Is your career lagging because you’ve been passed over several times?  Do you look at other employees who are promoted and feel like you just don’t understand why they’re getting better salaries and not you?  If you’re pretty sure that your organization has fair and just employment practices, then you may want to consider looking within.  While any number of variables can impact one's promotability within an organization - such as timing, tenure, or frequency of opportunities - read on for a few ways to improve your image at work and improve your chances of landing the next promotion.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

5 Ways Affordable Care Act is Impacting Physical Therapists

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the ACA, is changing the way that Physical Therapists approach their professional careers in a variety of ways.  Though the ACA has provided a broader spectrum of care to those that may not have had an insurance option before, it has impacted physical therapy practitioners in a way that patients may not be getting the same quality of care.  This is by no means - in most cares - their fault, but rather by the demands being put on the them and their patients.  

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

A Primer on Autism for Parents Who Work Outside the Home

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Autism is a behavioral disorder that drastically impedes the sufferer's ability to develop normal social relationships and use language effectively. Clearly, such a situation creates obstacles to communication even under the best conditions. When one or more parents of an autistic child are forced to be away from the child for much of the time due to work, the pressure to develop and sustain emotional intimacy only grows. Fortunately, the knowledge about autism and the information available to working parents today has created an environment which can help them to treat their autistic child with a far greater degree of sensitivity than working parents were able to do in the past.
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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Healthcare

3 Tips to Improving Your Accountability Ability

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Accountability has become a dirty word in many corporate cultures. This is not surprising, because it’s often used as a stick rather than a carrot. Mention the term and you can almost see everyone on the team wanting to fade into the woodwork.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Pharmacy Technician Jobs - Future Opportunities Rx-cellent!

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Pharmacy Technicians lighten the workload for pharmacists by providing customer service and performing clerical tasks. Their primary job is to help dispense medications: they take prescription information from doctors or customers, measure and package prescriptions, organize and inventory drugs, and process insurance claims.

They should not be confused with pharmacy aides, who can only perform retail and customer service, and cannot help with prescriptions.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Mental Health Techniques For Handling Stress

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Stress is something we live with every day; at home, at work, in the grocery store, be assured something will happen to cause your body to release the hormones cortisol and adrenaline.  As a normal part of our physiology, stress is what helps our bodies maintain homeostasis, or balance, and in extreme cases, it can be life-saving (think fight-or-flight response).  It can be problematic, however, when everyday life sends our systems into stress overload and affects our mental health.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Taking the Occasional Day Off is Good for Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Unfortunately it has become fairly common in many sectors of the workforce to ignore your vacation balance until it grows so large that, in some cases, employees lose their vacation time without ever using it. The problem with this trend is that it ignores the very simple fact that taking time off from work can actually be good for your productivity at work. This is because research shows that breaks from our work—even work that is fulfilling—is “profoundly healing to our physiological and physical selves."
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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Behavioral Health: Helping Anxious Parents Raising Anxious Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

In an increasingly fast-paced, high pressure society, anxiety ranks as one of the top issues in mental health. Unsurprisingly, anxious adults tend to raise anxious kids. Children with parents who suffer from anxiety are 2 to 7 times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder themselves. And it's no wonder. When a child sees how a parent reacts to various situations, they are likely to emulate that same reaction. This can lead to difficulties in school, social situations, and inability to handle new or difficult experiences. As parent and child work hand-in-hand, they can both overcome the obstacles and pressures that anxiety can have on them.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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