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We are quickly approaching the holiday season and this can be a stressful time for many people, due to the sheer amount of things going on.  From holiday gatherings, to traveling, shopping, cooking, and cleaning.  These are just a few of the many added responsibilities...

Close your eyes and take 30 seconds to think about what makes you happy about your work.  What types of things came to mind?  Is it simply your job duties that you enjoy, is it your coworkers, or are there additional factors?  Are there things...

Somewhere between 80 and 85 percent of Americans consume coffee regularly. This is according to the American Psychological Association.A portion of those coffee drinkers are the sometimes proud junkies who drag the nation's average up to 165 milligrams (about two cups) of caffeine per day. An...

Being reliable can be drainingScience confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent.A study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business suggests that people with high self-control — the kind of people who remember birthdays, choose the salad instead of...

Carving out time to learn new job skills on top of your existing job responsibilities can be a challenge. So making the most of limited learning opportunities is essential."More learning is happening outside classrooms these days than in any classroom," says Robert Bjork. He is a...

Are you a worried mother? A new study from Stanford University researchers Kyla Haimovitz and Carol Dweck suggests that kids draw their attitudes about failure. Whether it’s enhancing or debilitating  from their mother or father, tt’s a clue. It's a clue as to how children construct their internal views...

Scales are ubiquitous in American households. They are expected objects in a bathroom landscape. Few people think twice when they happen upon one. You may even have one in your own bathroom. However, when we actually step onto the scale, this innocuous-looking object becomes...

Excessive clutter is often a symptom and a cause of stress and can affect every facet of your life, from the time it takes you to do things to your finances and your overall enjoyment of life.  Clutter can distract you, weigh...

One of my family’s greatest traditions started at a Waffle House. While I wasn’t there on the Christmas morning that my mother and stepfather decided to start what we now refer to affectionately as ‘Operation Big Tip,’ I have reaped the benefits...

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