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The Most Unprofessional Email Phrase and How to Avoid Using It

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 13, 2019 9:55:28 AM

In the world of office email, there are certain words and phrases that are no brainers not to mention or discuss; office gossip, religious views, and political chatter are obvious topics that should be off-limits. However, what most employees don't realize is that there are other phrases that should also be avoided.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Causes of Domestic Violence From a Social Worker's Perspective

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've heard it on the news, read it in newspapers and some have even witnessed it first-hand, the scourge that is domestic violence. The cases range from mild where even the couple get back together to the extreme which leads to the death of a partner. One thing that you'll never miss in such occasions, is a reason or a cause.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

5 Facts to Introduce Speech and Language Services to Parents

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Parents can become overwhelmed when they're facing the possibility their child may need speech and language services from school.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

On National Stress Awareness Day - Make Your Health a Priority

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It's one of the most common issues that people around the world face. It can lead to health problems, anxiety issues, or just cause mental exhaustion. Stress has the ability to produce great physical and emotional tension. It can result from anything from a long day, a busy career, daily frustrations, or even anger.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

School Custodian Soothes Fourth-Grade Child with Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes a small act of kindness can make all the difference. You don't have to donate a million dollars or spend all your time trying to help those with disabilities. If you can just take a moment out of your schedule to comfort someone who obviously needs comforting, then you've made a difference in the world.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Evolution of Speech Through Orangutans

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

One of the necessary parts of speech is voice control, the unique ability to engage our vocal folds to produce sounds at will. Great Apes were believed to be as limited to voice control as other mammals, only being able to produce reflective screams or cries. Recent research has shown that the Orangutans might not be far behind.

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Topics: Healthcare

Recognizing and Dealing with a Subtly Controlling Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've worked at a few different places, then chances are you've come across a boss who has tried to dominate you in some way. This type of domination may be overt or covert. There are bosses who will scream and yell at you or criticize you openly at staff meetings. They may tear down all your ideas and never let you work independently. In this case, it's obvious that the boss is a controlling boss.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At the beginning of this month, we celebrated this year's Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental illnesses affect millions of people every year. However, there are still many stigmas associated with this affliction. Some people believe still believe that mental illness is a sign of weakness.

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Topics: Mental Health

Fairytale Physical Therapy: A Combination of Entertainment and Healing

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

All kids love fairytales, and children who are in the hospital are no exception. Now, one group has come up with a way to combine fairytales, physical therapy and even arts and crafts.

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Topics: Healthcare

6 Ways to End Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Maybe you already read all the articles about how to get a job you like and keep it. Entrepreneur provides you with a list of mistakes you should avoid if you don't want to end your career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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