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Self-Improvement: Two Hard to Learn Skills That Pay Off in The End

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

Almost everyone wants to become better. But self-improvement requires effort. You don’t just wake up one day and haphazardly glide into a new and improved you. Becoming better takes work. But determining to grow into a stronger person is well worth the investment.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Autism App Shows Potential for Early Detection of Spectrum Disorder

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

One of the challenges of treating autism in children is detecting the condition at an early enough stage to intervene. But researchers have found a way to improve the odds of detection by using a new mobile software application.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Surgical Nurse Still Working After 70 Years

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

Can you imagine loving your job so much that you’re still working at it at age 91?! Florence “See-See” Rigney, the oldest working Nurse in the United States, continues to work two days a week at Tacoma General Hospital in Washington State, where she has worked for 70 years—on and off-- as a surgical nurse.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: 3 Keys to Happiness

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

We are all looking for ways to be happier and more fulfilled. While there is no one size fits all approach to greater happiness, there are specific things most of us need in order to feel as fully actualized and happy as possible.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Support Messaging Makes Instagram a New Tool for Mental Health

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

In the digital lifestyle of modern living, people’s lives play out in real time on the Internet. People readily post their feelings and emotions on various social media platforms. Those posts encompass many of the positive sentiments that people feel, but it also includes the lows that people experience in life. One social media platform is trying to use the emotional draw of its technology as a way of supporting the mental health issues that some people experience.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

New Research Shows How Speech Therapy Can Help Patients with Dementia

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

The cognitive decline associated with dementia is devastating to patients. In addition to losing memory and undergoing personality changes, dementia patients can also experience a decline in their speech abilities. But practicing verbal skills can have a beneficial effect on dementia patients. That’s the conclusion of a Northwestern University study researching the use of speech therapy in dementia patients.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Career Advice a Hiring Manager Won't Tell You

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

A hiring manager will check to see if you're the right fit for a job, but it's up to you to see if the job is right for your career. Sometimes it can seem difficult or overwhelming to go from working a job to launching your career, but the most successful people out there - the CEOs, the startup millionaires, the ones calling the shots - made the shift not by trying to fit a job, but by making their jobs work for their long term goals.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Talk & Listen -- Parenting & Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Communication. It's the basis of every relationship. Watching our children grow and learn to speak is one of the great joys of parenthood. But for parents of autistic children, communication is not a given. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there is no cure. A child’s ability to communicate will vary, depending upon his or her intellectual and social development. Some children will acquire language while most others will have difficulty to one degree or another.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Occupational Therapy Helps Treat Sleeping Problems

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2016 2:10:00 PM

Sleep is something that people often take for granted but it is vital for human health. After all, roughly one third of human lives are spent in restful, restorative slumber. But many people don’t sleep well, which has a negative impact on the ability to function normally during the day. Occupational therapy can help.

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Topics: Healthcare

How To Launch A Career As A Leader

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

The goal in achieving a dream career is to go from follower to leader. So how do you achieve this goal? As a new worker at any company you will start at the bottom, perhaps as an intern. But there are strategies and ways to climb to the top as fast as possible. They include; don't be afraid to fail (step outside your comfort zone), speak up, take responsibility and make big decisions and listen.

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

He's Not Weird– He's my Brother— He Has Autism

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

When someone insulted your mother on the playground, teased you about your looks, or called your dog ugly, those were fighting words. Many a black eye or bloody nose resulted.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

What Not To Say To Your Physical Therapist

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

If you've ever had physical therapy, you probably noticed that your Physical Therapist -- PT for short -- is usually a pretty friendly person. You probably chat with him or her during your session. And because you see each other on a regular schedule for several weeks or even months, you may come to feel that you can say anything to your PT. Please don't!

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Topics: Healthcare

7 Tips to Increase Your Productivity

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

When it comes to managing your productivity, there are things that you should add to your routine. Life is a balancing act and it isn't easy to stay productive when there are so many other things you would rather be doing.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

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