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    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager

    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager
    Editor's note: To commemorate National Boss Day (October 16th), Scrubs sent out a missive to nurses asking: "What makes your boss great?" One particularly enthusiastic nurse not only responded immediately, she and a colleague developed a list of wonderful things their manager does that wins universal adoration from her unit. Terri Engelman, LPN wrote, "I just talked with my co worker ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Less is More: The Rise of Workplace Sabbaticals

    Less is More: The Rise of Workplace Sabbaticals
    Every year around this time, when summer casts its sunny spell and beckons me to come out and play, I’m reminded of the wily wisdom of my mother. Because while I’m sitting in front of a computer fending off carpal tunnel and brain drain, my mom is outside, tending to her veggie gardens, paddling in her kayak, and composing a poem ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due date. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs

    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs
    Now that I’ve graduated from college, non-specific degree in hand (what does one do with a BA in English?), the job hunt has begun. Looking around me, I see so many people who are unhappy with their jobs. Their days resemble a real-life version of Office Space, sans Jennifer Aniston; they sit in traffic, then they sit in a cubicle, then ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Cut Hospital Commuting Costs

    5 Ways to Cut Hospital Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Happy Nurse’s Week!

    Happy Nurse’s Week!
    Happy Nurse’s week to all my fellow nurses out there! This is the week to celebrate our growth, accomplishments and the impact we have made on the health of the entire nation. One thing that has bugged me about his week is how nurses have been kind of lost in the shuffle of the whole thing and it is now about ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift

    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift
    How many times have you complained about stress only to have someone make the half-hearted suggestion “Go get a massage.” Not that massages aren’t great, but who has the time? There have to be other options out there for nurses to shake off stress! We asked experts and you, our readers, for some great ideas for beating stress, and your ideas, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers

    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers
    As a career coach and organizational-development consultant working with many new parents, I hear the stories everyday from passionate, driven professionals: from a woman who can’t take a day off to be with her kids without the blackberry constantly buzzing; or from working mothers who hide on the floor of their offices, backs against the door, when it is time to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Ways We Waste Hours of Our Lives

    6 Ways We Waste Hours of Our Lives
    The first of my many, many time-wasting activities takes place each morning with repeated manipulations of the snooze button on my alarm clock, followed by a dilly-dallying shower and an untoward amount of time spent perusing the offerings of my closet. The snooze button alone gains me (according to my rudimentary math skills) roughly 106 more hours of sleep per year, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar

    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar
    With the Oscars just around the corner, where the members of the entertainment world gather to pat each other on the back, it makes one wonder why nurses don’t have their very own Oscars. After all, many of these awards are handed out to actors who imitate what we do in real life. In the spirit of recognizing the amazing talents ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses

    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses
    It’s a simple prescription really: You get up, go about your day or shift, go home, wind down and then go to sleep; repeat daily. But if you’re one of the nearly 10 percent of Americans who report having chronic insomnia or one of more than 25 percent who have occasional trouble sleeping, getting that shut-eye is anything but easy. These ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Working Off the Shift

    Working Off the Shift
    Corporate America for the most part designates Monday through Friday from the hours of 8 to 5 as the normal work week. How is that different in the world of nursing? Well, for nursing managers and administration - it’s not. But the nursing world uses 8 hour and 12 hour shifts spread over 24 hours/7 days per week. Technically, a nurse ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful

    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful
    Stress is inevitable. But the debilitating strain of chronic work stress is not, even if you're in an inherently stressful profession. In fact, learning to manage your stress is likely to improve your career, according to career coach Julie Jansen, the author of "You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life--No Matter ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Tell if You’re Experiencing Burnout

    5 Ways to Tell if You’re Experiencing Burnout
    Bitter, battered, negative and unhappy. These qualities do not a nurse make. Ever worked with anyone whose candle seems to dimming each day you see them? Here are five ways to tell if you are approaching that limit. You have nothing nice to say about your job (current position) Nobody’s job is perfect. We all have certain things that annoy us, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Dangers of Oversleeping

    The Dangers of Oversleeping
    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love to sleep. I’m like a baby in that regard—if I don’t get enough rest, I’m a zombie of Evil Dead –esque proportions the next day. I used to pride myself on the fact that I catch more Zs than most people I know; while they chug coffee and sleep in until ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper

    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper
    I’ll be the first to admit that when I’m behind the wheel of my car, I become a terrible person—a cursing, mad-dogging, dangerous-driving version of myself. The same is true of my public-transportation persona—my evil twin (or, alternately, my inner crybaby) always rears her ugly head when she’s forced to endure train delays or body-to-body buses, and then she spends the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2011 Astrological Forecast for Nurses

    Happy new year, nurses! Time for a fresh start; a clean slate is just what we need. A new year means new resolutions, and new things in store for the future. Our friends at Scrubs magazine have put together this fun list of predictions based on your astrological sign. What's your astrological forecast? FIND OUT! Sign: Aries Sign: Libra Sign: ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Healthcare Moments of 2010

    2010 was a crazy year for the healthcare industry. From healthcare scandals, technological advancements, disease outbreaks, hot industry news, and health warnings, healthcare made headlines almost daily! We've put together some of the most notable healthcare stories in 2010. Check 'em out and add your own! THE LIST: 10. Japanese Nurse Robot 5. Daily Pill Lowers AIDS Risk 9. Social Media ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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