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    Use Your Vacation Time Wisely

    Use Your Vacation Time Wisely
    Working all year without a vacation is like driving a car for 12 months without stopping to change the oil. You might keep running, but you're probably heading for a breakdown. "Vacations are an easy way to recharge the batteries and regroup for the next challenge," says Judy Meleliat, senior vice president for Xylo, a Web-based work/life solutions provider that's now ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 5 Favorite Office Snacks

    Top 5 Favorite Office Snacks
    It's 3 p.m. and your tummy is rumbling... don't reach for that Snickers bar, which will fill you up for about 5 minutes until you're hungry again. We show you our top 5 favorite office snacks that keep you going until dinner and keep you healthy, too. Your body will thank you! #5: Nuts Cashews, peanuts, pine nuts, macadamias... anything will ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    AdminSecret created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Job Killing You?

    Is Your Job Killing You?
    I’m a sick puppy today - congested to the brink of watery-eyed blindness, the works. I’ve probably been getting sick for a week or two, but have been trapped in the day-to-day bustle so much that I haven’t noticed that I’ve been feeding the illness with the loop of exhaustion and dehydration (i.e., making up for lost sleep with caffeine, etc.). ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    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 I’ve heard this one before, and not just from my mother.  For most people, outer order leads to inner calm. And making your bed is ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    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 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Is Our Obesity a National Security Threat?

    Is Our Obesity a National Security Threat?
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cheap Ways to Fight Off Allergies

    Cheap Ways to Fight Off Allergies
    The pollen-laden daisy chain of events that leaves many wheezing and sneezing is well known: April showers bring May flowers, which in turn bring spring allergies. If blooming flowers signal the beginning of a miserable allergy season for you, there may be treatments available that won’t make you drowsy, even if you’re short on cash. Consider Going Generic When the prescription ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Does Fat Make You Fat?

    Does Fat Make You Fat?
    Imagine it. You’re watching Friends on prime time and wearing Doc Martins, Snapple iced tea in hand. In front of you is a box of fat free Snackwell’s cookies. Ah, the 90’s. It made perfect sense. We were all going to get fat unless we stopped eating foods that contained fat! Perfect logic. The fat free craze didn’t begin in the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Beat the Heat this Summer with Uncooking

    Beat the Heat this Summer with Uncooking
    With summer approaching quickly, here in Boston we've had a good amount of sun and the kind of temperatures that beg you to open the windows and feel the breeze. As the weather warms, I typically start craving different things. The outdoors, for instance! And instead of stews and soups, I want salads or sushi. Instead of Shiraz, I want sangria. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters

    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters
    What’s one thing we all have in common with police officers and firefighters? While most of us probably don’t risk our lives on a daily basis, wear a uniform, or drive a vehicle equipped with a siren, the need to stay physically fit is something we can all relate to. Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL and author of several fitness ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at the Office

    Business and home offices use a significant amount of electricity for heating and cooling, lighting and operating equipment. Here are five easy ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help make the air cleaner: -> All photos courtesy of Creative Commons. [page] *1. Manage office equipment energy use better* Office equipment and electronics use energy even when idle or on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab

    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab
    A growing concern for us working women: job-related weight gain. Not to mention cubicle-induced achiness, anxiety, lethargy, and dehydration. But listen up, ladies: you don’t need to quit your office job to stay healthy and happy. Here are seven ways to reverse your cubicle woes and greet the evening with energy to spare. 1) Put Your Glutes to Work There’s a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at School

    Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click through for a directory of some education and action planning resources to help you: -> • Students • Educators • Administrators All photos courtesy of Creative Commons. [page] Students *1. Bring science to life* Explore the Climate Change Kids Site and watch Climate ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Eat Better at Work

    How to Eat Better at Work
    Why is it so hard to eat right? “When you’re hungry, you’re not a philosopher,” explains Dr. Daisy Merey, a physician and authority on eating habits. Indeed, food - and especially the lack thereof - brings out our animal nature. And when we homo sapiens find ourselves in the artificial environment of the workplace, complete with its stresses, catered temptations, psychosocial ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Daily Habits to Decrease Stress

    Daily Habits to Decrease Stress
    If your eating and sleeping habits are off kilter and you're finding yourself being irritable or grouchy, chances are you're overstressed. If you want to keep your stress levels in check, the best thing you can do is to work at getting healthy. Here are six tips to help relieve stress: 1. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Getting a good night's ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    FDA Concludes Nalgene Products Safe, Critics Not Convinced

    FDA Concludes Nalgene Products Safe, Critics Not Convinced
    There are plenty of health concerns to consider these days. With some doctors worried about the possible effects of cell phones on the human body, components of our everyday lives that seem immovable have been called into question. Another major health concern is possible toxins from plastics. Some plastics contain chemicals that are carcinogenic and some have speculated that the minute ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Seven Ways Admins Can Maintain Work/Life Balance

    Seven Ways Admins Can Maintain Work/Life Balance
    Many work/life coaches glibly assert that administrative professionals must be responsible for achieving their own balance in the face of ever-increasing demands -- from 9 to 5 and beyond. But given their spot in the org chart, admins often feel compelled to sacrifice too much for their jobs. “It’s a partnership, but management has the bigger responsibility for admins’ work/life balance, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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