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Author Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The things you own end up owning you.” We’ve just gone through a season in which the message of the holiday being about more than just “things” and getting presents contrasted directly with stores’ mega sales. The day after Thanksgiving, where we try to feel grateful for what we have, included… Read more »

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The alarm goes off. Once you’ve had your cup of coffee, you need to get dressed, brush your teeth, walk the dog, prep lunch for yourself/the kids, check social media/check email, eat something … rush through traffic, get to work, check email, meeting, meeting, get work done, revise deadlines … does this sound familiar? Hopefully… Read more »

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As you search for your next job, especially if you want to work in a particular field, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. You may not even know where to start…yet. For every job out there, someone has a line on how to get it, who to speak with and who can… Read more »

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Have you ever stopped to take a “ten-minute break” and then realized, three hours later, you had gotten sucked into Facebook? Or chosen to clean your house instead of working on a project? Most of us have ways in which we procrastinate, putting off something we have to do by doing something we want to… Read more »

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When a position is open, it may seem like a smart idea to wait and see if it really needs filling, or take time with finding the very best candidate, but that sort of thinking can become expensive in more ways than one. While it makes sense to take hiring seriously, leaving a position vacant… Read more »

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If you turn on the news or look at social media, you’ll unfortunately see quite a few negative stories. Right now, we have a lot of frustration and anger in the U.S., ranging from politics to poor behavior to climate. For many of us, the desire to remain informed conflicts with the desire to remain… Read more »

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As Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, put it, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” But it doesn’t have to be. Most of us find change jarring and challenging, whether positive or negative, and we have trouble adapting if it means adjustments to our regular routine. Keep… Read more »

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None of us likes to fail, yet we all know in our minds and hearts that we can’t truly learn without it. J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce and, in her words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” when someone finally decided to publish her book about a boy… Read more »

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You may well have heard the statement that today’s millennial employees jump from job to job, staying only a year or two before moving onto greener pastures. First, research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics belies that myth, pointing out that while in 1983 the average employee stayed at the same company for 3.5… Read more »

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For many of us, if we could have one super power, it would be the ability to control time–mostly because we feel we never have enough to do what we need and want to do. If you fall into that category, you’re in good company, especially considering in the last 20 years, leisure time has… Read more »