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Better Handwriting Skills Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

People may think that handwriting is a basic skill most children pick up in school, observing how students often use handwriting to take notes during class, work on take-home assignments, or answer essay questions on a test. However, they probably wouldn't associate poor handwriting skills with a decline in school performance.

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Topics: Healthcare

Seven Methods of Self-Improvement in Seven Days

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As the year starts winding down, one of the first things that start to come to people's minds is their New Year's resolutions and goals. The New Year is a time for letting things go that no longer serve you, and a time to start focusing on ways to improve your mind, body, and health. However, you don't need to wait for the New Year to start making your life better. In fact, you can start seeing self-improvement in as little as seven days. It's not about making big life changes, rather it's about making little tweaks that make your life better on the daily.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Study Finds Many Millennials Have Few Friends

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 25, 2019 3:43:05 PM

A recent YouGov study found loneliness is a common problem for Millennials. YouGov reports 22 percent of Millennials say they have no friends. One in four Millennials says they have no acquaintances. Thirty percent of Millennials say they don't have a best friend. The study also found thirty percent of Millennials feel lonely always or often.

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Topics: Mental Health

Can Physical Therapy be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In the injury management and treatment context, not only can the overuse of physical therapy be an expensive practice, but it may also slow the return to work process of affected staff members.

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Topics: Healthcare

How to Better Manage Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With one of the lowest unemployment rates we have seen in recent history, the availability of jobs is quite high. Those who put their heart and soul into their jobs are at a premium and should be treated as such. Why do we still have employees who do not like their jobs? Well, for one, not every employee's work is recognized regularly. A research done by Mercer, pointed out that 2 out of 5 employees are making plans to leave their jobs within the next year.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

How to Recognize Depression vs. Normal Sadness

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

We all go through periods of feeling sad or down. Experiencing these emotions, especially after a difficult event, is a normal part of being human. But sometimes we're not able to snap out of it. Lingering feelings of excessive sadness that interfere with your daily life could be depression.

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Topics: Mental Health

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

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