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    10 Best and Worst Excuses for Missing Work

    We've all been there. It's a beautiful day, and you can't bear the thought of going into work. So you call in with some excuse about feeling ill, but you know in your bones that your boss doesn't buy it. The feeling ill excuse is a short-term solution that won't win you any fans at the office - someone else ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out

    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out
    The stresses and strains of working in the healthcare industry can take their toll on even the strongest personality. From persistent patients to strict regulations, healthcare workers are constantly facing challenges both big and small, physical and emotional. At some point, it is more than likely that the pressures of your job will get to you and you will wonder, "Is ...
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier for Your Morning Shift

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
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    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: [widget:earn_your_healthcare_degree] 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied ...
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    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays

    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays
    Denver, Colo. - With the holidays upon us, already stressful times become even more challenging. The headlines scream of economic downfall, corporate giants crumbling, jobs balancing on a thread, and expectations of Norman Rockwell holiday bliss cause great stress for even the most balanced individuals. Concierge Resource, a life management firm providing on-site and virtual assistance to employees of hospitals and ...
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    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2010

    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2010
    A new year, new habits, new financial pressures -- 2010 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity, uncertainty, optimism and change. However change doesn’t only have to be negative. Change can be very positive, and balancing work and personal life is key to positive attitude and your happiness. Keeping an open mind and an optimistic heart will go a ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the dreary walls of the hospital are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of your busy working life. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer fun? ...
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    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss

    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss
    Imagine a relationship with food and your body that leaves you nourished and fulfilled each day. Imagine having the confidence to relax and enjoy the food you choose to eat. If you’ve tried all the diets to strengthen your metabolism but have not achieved success, there’s one basic reason why: You’re moving too fast. Biologically, Stress Causes Cravings In a state ...
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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
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    How to Create Your Personal Work Life Balance Plan

    You have probably heard the saying, ‘Plan your work and work your plan’. With work life balance in mind, I would like to add, ‘Plan your work and plan your play’. Without planning your work-life balance program effectively, you run the risk of poor family relationships, deteriorating health, illness and disease. Moreover, you probably will not be as effective and productive ...
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, as we "spring forward" to warmer days. What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning ...
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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
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    10 Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick

    10 Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick
    We clean everything we can get our hands on. While this can be great for fighting off those nasty bugs that can wreak havoc on your immune system, there really is some truth to the saying, “Too much of a good thing is bad.” Here are the top ten reasons why we get sick despite all that cleaning. Not Washing Our ...
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