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Apple Watch Bolsters Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

New technologies often leave out the portion of the population that has special needs. Advocacy groups make it their mission to petition for adaptable technology that will be accessible to people with unique physical needs, but change can take a long time.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Could Perfectionism Be a Detriment to Your Career?

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you find yourself going through phases at work where you lose your motivation and become easily frustrated, you're not alone. Everyone hits a slump now and then. However if you cycle between working intensely and then burning out, you may have your perfectionism to blame.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

5 Ways Speech Therapy Can Help Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Speech therapy has many great applications, especially for people who are looking to broaden their skillset for their career and job. While many believe that speech therapy is limited to those who might struggle with language due to speech defects, there are various ways that it can transform and improve a person's ability to communicate or even sing.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Natural Mood Booster: How Walking Increases Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever noticed that you start your work day enthusiastic, ready to solve problems and make a difference, but by the early afternoon you are frustrated, stressed out and bordering on a little apathetic? It's not uncommon to have an afternoon slump where the energy and positive attitude you brought into the workplace in the morning has transformed into exhaustion and stress.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Will Smith Movie Tackles Mental Health Impact of Football Concussions

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In the past several years more and more people have been questioning the safety of playing American football. Retired NFL players have experienced disturbances in their mental health including severe depression that has led to multiple suicides.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

4 Ways to Avoid LinkedIn Picture Disasters

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are creating a LinkedIn account to find a new job, building your brand, or want to maintain and create new professional relationships, it's important to get your profile picture right. It's usually the first thing people see when they find your post, and therefore the first impression that many people will make about you. So what makes a good--or bad--profile photo?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Speech Assisting Technology Used By Stephen Hawking Now Available

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever listened to Stephen Hawking speak through his computer, you have witnessed a marvel of technology. Stephen Hawking has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a motor neurone disease that has robbed him of the control of most of his muscle movements. However, Hawking has maintained his place at the forefront of academia, regularly publishing and speaking.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Power Of Social Work Through Free Haircuts

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As a viral video of homeless men given free haircuts shows, the power of social work can come from a simple ritual many of us take for granted.

Called "What's the Difference?," the short, 1-minute long video was a concept of Tyler Bridges, who worked with a team that approached homeless people from the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, offering them a shower, free haircut, and clean clothes. Barbers Terrance Fine and Tim Doma provided the hair cuts in the video, their work completely transforming the four featured men.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Going Beyond Speech Therapy By Pleasing the Palate

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Speech therapy covers a lot of different functions: it can help someone make their speech more clear and enunciate his or her words, address a stutter, or even make speaking a new language easier. Therapy to improve speech also can include voice training, to help someone sing better, or even mimic different accents and dialects. For a performance artist, such as a singer or an actor, working with a Speech Pathologist can become an important part of broadening his or her career options.

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Topics: Healthcare

Get a Productivity Boost Through Mental, Physical, and Emotional Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to productivity, many people turn to various tools that can help with minimizing distractions (such as a Facebook blocker). And while many of them can be helpful, most don't get to the root of the problem: why we are unproductive in the first place. In reality, feeling like a productive individual is predominantly drawn from our own physical, mental, and emotional balance.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Project Semicolon: Preventing Suicide and Strengthening Mental Health

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

In honor of National Suicide Prevention week (September 7 - 13, 2015), I would like to draw attention to an amazing organization called Project Semicolon. This organization was founded in the spring of 2013, by Amy Bleuel and plays a critical role of helping individuals with mental health problems. Project Semicolon has been set up as a global, faith-based, non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. It's purpose for existing is to encourage, love and inspire.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Taking a Leave From Your Physical Therapy Job? What You Should Know

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Professionals in every career need to take breaks for one reason or another. Paternity leave, short-term disability, and taking time off to pursue a degree are all valid reasons to leave your job for a short while before returning to the workforce.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

4 Ways to Hack Your Inbox to Improve Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Email has done wonders to save us time in communicating with others, but it's one of the top reasons we lose productivity at home and work. To retake control of your time, here are 4 ways to manage your email inbox and behaviors, making you more productive throughout the day.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

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