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Top Job Search Advice That is Wildly Outdated

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you're looking for a job, you're likely to receive all sorts of advice from friends and family members. But can you tell which advice is actually good? Unfortunately, some of the most popular pieces of advice might actually hurt your application.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

What Is Normal? New Therapy Ideas for Developmentally Disabled Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When parents have a developmentally disabled child, they will do everything they can to improve that child's quality of life. Early in treatment, they can clutch fiercely to the idea of giving their child a "normal" life, still comparing them to children born without the same challenges.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

How Pharmacists CAn Play a Bigger Role in Healthcare

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You see a pharmacist almost as much as you see a doctor, especially when your doctor prescribes you a medication for you, your spouse, or your children. But do you ever get as much face-time with your pharmacist as you do with your doctor? For most of us, the answer is simply no.

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Topics: Healthcare

Crush Productivity With These 3 Habits

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Feeling accomplished at the end of the work day is usually the goal for anyone working, but for many, it is hard goal to attain. Whether too much pops up that distracts us, or we find ways to procrastinate, we might find ourselves saying "maybe it'll be done tomorrow" instead of "done." To really find yourself accomplished by the time you clock out, boosting your productivity really comes down to creating and sticking to new habits that will allow you to focus and concentrate on your given tasks.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Special Education Teacher: The Most Rewarding Job!

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

No one decides to be a teacher in order to make a lot of money. Most of us agree that teachers are underpaid and under appreciated. However, there is something a career in special education can offer that can not be measured by the amount of money in your bank account or the prestige in your title.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Healthcare With Humor: The Sibley Memorial Hospital Laugh Cafe

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When we think of healthcare facilities, we tend to think of white-walled hospitals, sad patients, and dreary atmospheres. The consequential effects are profound, especially for patients that must stay longer for treatment or recovery. With an environment that does not inspire confidence, how can healthcare providers turn their facilities into healing spaces?

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Common Job Search Strategies You Should Avoid

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many job seekers get to a point in a search where you've sent out hundreds of applications and completed a handful of interviews, but you still haven't heard back from employers. It can be stressful to wait for those responses, and many times, the wait instills self-doubt. However, it's not the time to doubt yourself and your skills. Instead, you should doubt some common but wrong advice everyone uses.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Why Depression Frequently Goes Unnoticed

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a crippling mental illness that seems to gnaw away at the mind like cancer. It is characterized primarily by feelings of hopelessness, a loss of interest in daily life, and excessive sadness. Unlike other illnesses, depression often cannot be visibly detected, which makes it all the more dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2013. People who suffer from depression often feel that there is nobody around who recognizes what they're experiencing. Tragically, many turn to suicide as a way out.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

A Month's Worth of Occupational Therapy Materials For Every Parent

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For parents with young children, occupational therapy can be a great way to help a child with delayed developmental progress. Occupational treatment has helped children who fidget in class, or ones who struggled to follow words on paper. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Advance Your Career by Always Having a Mentor

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When you are first starting out in your career, it is really easy to recognize that you could use a little help. Seeking out a mentor feels like a natural step to advance your career and help you avoid pitfalls.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

The Oldest Autism Patient Defies All Misconceptions

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When we consider all that we know about autism, we should credit Donald Triplett. Now 82 years old, Donald Triplett was autism's first ever case diagnosed in the United States. In a new book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, authors Caren Zucker and John Donvan shed light on Donald Triplett's life and how he became an important figure in the ongoing study of autism.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Keeping Up With Lamar Odom's Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Therapy is designed to improve your quality of life by helping you recover from deficits. Some people are born with deficits, while others develop them from illnesses, injuries, surgeries or accidents. Effective therapists work hard with patients to regain, or establish for the first time, skills that are considered crucial to success in life.

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Topics: Healthcare

Seriously! This is the Best Visual Linkedin Cheat Sheet You Will Find

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In today's virtual world, there is little more important than setting yourself apart from the crowd in your professional life. Whether passively seeking a new job opportunity, expanding your network, or developing business leads, LinkedIn is the "must use" solution for personal and business branding. Whatever the end goal, creating a profile on this powerful tool is not enough. You need to master the art of "being found" and we can help.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Infographic, LinkedIn Resources

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