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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

Children with a Disability Can Now Have a Lookalike Doll

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2019 11:37:23 AM

In this age of Barbie dolls, many little girls (and boys) come to feel that they have to look a certain way in order to be accepted by society. So what happens when a child has a disability? What if they have birthmarks, skin conditions, amputations or any other condition which results in their looking different from other kids their age?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Adaptive Clothing for the Differently Abled at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In some ways, fashion is the original art form because it uses a canvas that everyone possesses: the human body. And, as we know, all human bodies are different. They come in different colors, shapes and sizes. This doesn't prevent people from wanting to be fashionable and to look good. Now, the Runway of Dreams foundation is bringing fashion to people with disabilities with their catchy motto, "Where there's a will, there's a runway."

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Topics: Healthcare

Ghosting in the Hiring Process - Not Cool!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Job seekers are ghosting employers. This refers to a sudden and unexplained disappearance from the hiring process. In times past, employers had a reputation for this behavior to job applicants. Although job seekers have turned the tables on ghosting due to today's tight labor market, it is still unprofessional conduct for both employers and job seekers.

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Topics: Career Advice

Parents Help Parents Navigate Special Education Online

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Often, parents of special needs children find navigating special education is akin to trying to get through a complex maze without a map or other guidance. To successfully shepherd themselves and their children through the special education maze, parents turn to other parents of special needs children on the internet.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

How Occupational Therapy On-The-Go is Changing Lives

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

Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that specializes in helping people with daily life skills, work, or recreational activities. In other words, occupational therapists help people with disabilities to live a meaningful life and perform everyday duties to the best of their abilities. They make lives easier and children with special needs more independent.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Avoiding common career mistakes is a critical component of a successful career. Here are three mistakes that can hamper your success.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

New York Widow with Down Syndrome Tells Her Love Story

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In August, 2019 CBS News reported on the death of a husband with Down syndrome, the reaction of his wife and the local community in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Who Benefits From Home Bound Therapy?

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

Most patients who need therapy need to go someplace, such as a physical or occupational therapy center. But what about the people who can't get out of their home? Are they stuck at home until they can find a way to get the therapy they need? Not with home bound therapy! Mark McDonald from the South Platte Sentinel talks about the benefits of home bound therapy in his September 4, 2019 article. This type of therapy benefits people who really need help: the patients who are physically unable to leave home.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: What if Your Boss Hates You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Your boss has the power to hire and fire you, to assign projects, and to approve any time off you'd like to take. Obviously, you want to have a great working relationship with your boss, but that's not always possible. Here we'll cover a few ideas you can try to salvage the situation, but it might be best to get your exit strategy ready too.

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Topics: Career Advice

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