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When you exercise, how do you feel after you’ve finished? How long does it take before that feeling of exhaustion and fatigue goes away? If you stick mostly to rest and some water, there are other steps you can take as well to help you speed up your recovery. Stretch. When you exercise, how do you… Read more »

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We all know employers consider your experience and skills in terms of the specific role they want you to fill. But what about the other skills that can have just as much importance, such as empathy, encouraging others and keeping calm in the face of stress? You may think these soft skills either come naturally or… Read more »

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We’ve written before about hiring for empathy, and now it’s time to consider hiring for adaptability. On any given day on a job, things may not go as planned. The employee who can roll with the unexpected is one you’ll want working for you. The only constant is change. You want to avoid hiring someone… Read more »

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Think about it: When was the last time you had a drink of water? Did reading that sentence make you thirsty? If so, you may need to up your daily intake. How much is enough? The idea of eight glasses a day is not a scientific fact but rather a recommendation. Now, that doesn’t mean… Read more »

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The weather has finally changed for the better, the sweaters are packed away, and that means it’s time to get up, walk away from that desk, and breathe some fresh air. While we feel obligated to stay at our desks and work, we can find small ways to get up and moving. And as medical… Read more »

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As we know, words have a lot of power. If you want to communicate well with others, you must be able to speak and express yourself clearly. And when it comes to a resume, carefully chosen words can make the difference between getting the interview or getting passed over. Go beyond typical “action” verbs. When… Read more »

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When you were a kid or even in college, it may have seemed you had a friend network at your fingertips. But once you moved into the “real world,” that sort of network may have dried up. As an adult, many of us find it difficult to make friends because of time or opportunity. Yet… Read more »

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Considering millennials will soon be the largest generation in the workforce, you should know how best to embrace them within your company. Their preferences and work habits differ from those who came before them. Once you figure out how they work, literally and figuratively, you’ll have a happier, more productive workplace.   Know their motivations…. Read more »

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Did Pollyanna have it right? Can playing the Glad Game really help us become happier? Apparently, yes. Perspective really does factor in to whether we feel happy or not, and sometimes choosing happiness really does give us a more positive outlook on life, especially during the tougher times. Make your own weather. As one educator… Read more »

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We all say we want to make changes in our lives, but do we have a plan to make that happen? Too many of us have great intentions but don’t know how to follow through. So how do you create real, lasting change? Set goals the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. way. You can’t make changes if you don’t… Read more »