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5 Surprising Things That Can Help Your LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good for you! You've joined LinkedIn, the powerful professional network. And you've done your homework: Your profile is complete, your photo is professional, and you've completed your Summary. You've even received some recommendations. What could go wrong?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Speech Therapy Improvements with Stem Cells

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes, it takes more than traditional speech therapy practices to bring wellness to a person’s life. Under certain conditions, the introduction of stem cell therapy might bring about improved results in a person's speech or mobility.

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Topics: Healthcare

Youngest Nobel Peace Laureate Provides Education For Refugees

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Last week, Malala Yousafzai--the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate celebrated her 18th birthday by doing something for others: she opened a secondary school for Syrian refugee girls in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Career Management: Techniques For Managing Toxic Co-Workers

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We've been exposed to this before --a friend or co-worker comes by, and begins to talk negatively about everything --work, home life, even other individuals, like other co-workers or the boss. Many times, it's about a particular problem, with the conversation centering around issues, but without any solutions. This heavy, emotional talk is often detrimental to your own emotional balance, and mental clarity. And that comes to us as a heavy weight.  In fact, researchers have found that being surrounded by stressful stimuli, especially stress-inducing people and conversation, can greatly impact your health and emotional state.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Cyber Physical Therapy--How Researchers are Making It Possible

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

From veterans to stroke patients, physical therapy candidates can greatly benefit from rehabilitating practices in improving their mobility and health. However, there are many challenges for patients in need of therapy --from living too far from a treatment facility, to not having access to a professional in their area, patients who need to access a physical therapist might not get the treatment they need on a regular basis. The result --a difficult, slow recovery that could be avoided with better access to care.

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Topics: Healthcare

Alzheimer's Care Advancement - As Close as the Corner Store

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's disease or severe dementia, it's hard to find a place that can give them adequate care. Alzheimer's patients have specific, intense needs - such as 24-hour supervision - but it's hard to provide that care, whether it's in a nursing home or with an in-house caretaker. Hogewey, a facility in Weesp, the Netherlands, hopes to tackle this very obstacle with their creation of an imitation town known as "Dementia Village."

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

3 Obstacles Hindering Your Self-Improvement Goals and Their Solutions

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Every day, we think about ways to improve our lives. But what exactly is keeping us from creating a fulfilling life? How can we begin to identify the stresses that lead us to feel unmotivated or unproductive?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Intergenerational Approach to Elder Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

All too commonly we see the elderly as individuals who have passed their prime, or even their helpfulness. With limited mobility, the elderly are sometimes seen as individuals who don’t have a place in normal society pass a certain age, and others expect them to live out the rest of their lives confined at home or a nursing facility. Similarly, children are also not expected to be helpful, due to their lack of experiences.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Top Three Ways to Know You’re Living With a Nurse

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Anyone who has lived with a nurse knows that there’s some special perks that comes with having these tough, hard-working medical professionals in the home. Whether the one you know is a parent, partner, inlaw, or grandparent, you are always in good hands.

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Topics: Healthcare

Speech Therapy: Important Instrument For Gender Transition

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Transgender people undergo many physical, mental, and psychological transitions in order to feel happy, healthy, and at home with themselves and their bodies. As part of these transitions, the role of speech therapy can be an important instrument to feeling comfortable in their chosen gender. Our voices can tell us and others a lot about who we are, and because of this, being able to change one’s voice to reflect one’s personality is an important component to transitioning.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

No Complaints: The Ultimate Self-Improvement Technique

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to self-improvement, many of us can identify a bad habit we want to break. From spending too much time on our smartphones, or spending too much time at work, we all have something that we can identify as a source for stress --but how about complaining?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Improving Your Mood Without Therapy - Through the Eyes of Your Pet

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

There are days when you just can't win. You're down on yourself, convinced that the world is out to get you and that you're never going to be able to do anything right. You've been struggling to get on top for so long that you don't even recognize where the "top" is anymore, and you're starting to think that you're never going to get there.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapy: A Cure for Infertility?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to physical therapy, many people only see it as a treatment for sore muscles and body pains, especially after traumatic events such as sports injuries, long-term back problems, or accidents. But it's uses can be expanded even to the cure of infertility in women.

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Topics: Healthcare

Beyond Spellcheck: Rude Emailing Mistakes That Can Hinder Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many of us use email everyday as part of our work. It's faster and widely available, but is your email inviting or welcoming? An important part to communication is tone, but in a busy workplace, it can be hard to convey a kind email, especially as short messages become more commonplace. However, when it comes to building a career, managing your emailing etiquette will go a long way in establishing your personality among coworkers, supervisors, and potential future employers.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

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