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  • When getting your head in the clouds is a good thing

    When getting your head in the clouds is a good thing

    I saw some clouds the other day. That's not inherently exciting, I know, but stick with me. It was a weekend evening and I was grilling on the back porch with the grill lid down and my mind, as usual, was racing. Life is hectic. I'm sure you can relate. I'm busy with my kids, with errands and bills...

  • Fun and gains: Look past the sack race and potato salad -- company picnics are all about people

    Adrian Mazur was talking to his father about work earlier this summer when his dad asked him a question he couldn't answer: Do you work with a lot of other people who have kids? "I thought about it for a second and I realized I couldn't answer him," says the 46-year-old Chicagoan. "I really had...

  • Incivility at work is on the rise

    Incivility at work is on the rise

    "You don't have to be best friends, just be civil." That's something a parent might say to a pair of constantly quibbling siblings, but it's also an applicable line for anyone in the workplace. We don't have to all be pals, but we should, at the very least, be civil to each other. Unfortunately,...

  • Cut 'em out: Remove these words and phrases from your resume (and try these instead)

    Before we even get started, let's get a disclaimer out of the way: Any advice you receive about words deemed unacceptable for use on your resume isn't gospel. Obviously, some job openings lend themselves to certain terms, even if those terms are overused corporate buzzwords. A simple rule of thumb...

  • A to zzzzz: Polysomnographic technologists trained to help patients get some sleep

    "You need at least eight hours a night." It's a phrase that's been burned into our brains for years, whether it's a directive from our doctor or our mom -- eight hours, every night. A large percentage of Americans ignore those numbers, thanks to after-hours work, binge-TV habits or that crying...

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