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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    8 Things You Should Never Say to a Patient

    You don’t get to choose your patients. So your relationship with them can range anywhere from “match made in heaven” to “your worst nightmare.” Any appointment can be a potentially difficult situation, mainly because when patients come to see you, they’re probably already anxious. They may be concerned about what’s ailing them, be uncomfortable with the sterile atmosphere, or have a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Thanksgiving Irreverance

    Thanksgiving Irreverance
    Holiday stress can be easily abetted by the flood of well-intentioned advice from women's magazines urging you to plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and offering mind-bendingly complicated recipes to "wow" your friends and family. Instead, try one of these five Thanksgiving Day ideas inspired by the antics of the fictitious ragtag crew from the hit TV show M*A*S*H to turn a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    12 Small Steps to Happiness

    12 Small Steps to Happiness
    As a caregiver you must find a sustainable way to make yourself a priority. Although it may feel counterintuitive at times, making yourself a priority will better allow you to avoid burnout by exercising choices about your own wellness. A quick way I’ve found that really resonates with nurses is the Wellness Inventory, a series of statements in 12 areas of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Filing Taxes Online

    Filing Taxes Online
    Tax season is right around the corner and several military families will attempt to file their taxes on paper. However filing taxes on paper is a long and cumbersome process. If an individual taxpayer chooses to file without the help of a certified public accountant (CPA), the process can take hours. And, if mistakes are made the repercussions can take the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Cope with Working the Holidays in Healthcare

    Cope with Working the Holidays in Healthcare
    Are you a healthcare professional who's feeling anything but merry about working yet another holiday shift? Healthcare veterans offer tips on how to banish your inner grinch and make the most of another holiday on the job. h4. Plan Ahead Healthcare professionals say one of the worst aspects of working a holiday is missing family events. Diane Speranza, RN, a certified ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Alternatives

    Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Alternatives
    Every November, families and friends all over the United States lick their chops in anticipation of Thanksgiving, when they’ll gather ’round big tables to gorge themselves on turkey drenched in gravy, butter-saturated mashed potatoes, and corn syrup–filled pecan pie. Gleeful gluttony has become as much a part of Thanksgiving as the food that’s served or the thanks we give; indeed, the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Movies Featuring Nurses

    5 Movies Featuring Nurses
    Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just a reminder of why you love being a nurse, below you will find our top five favorite cinematic portrayals of nurses. No Nurse Ratched here! All the movies we recommend show nurses as they really are: caring, compassionate and very involved in their patients’ lives. 1. Wit Vivian (Emma Thompson), a sharp-witted English literature ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

    [photo:123611] Hospitals can be crazy places. From ambulances rushing in patients and nurses shouting vitals to security having to deal with frantic family members, you may blink and find you miss an important moment. But for many health care professionals, hospitals are their second home. With all the different departments and types of health care workers in hospitals, it’s not ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide

    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide
    It’s the middle of December, and you find yourself with a gift-giving list full of friends and family members who already have everything. You’re dreading the gift search because you can never find the right thing—the perfect combination of unique, personal, and thoughtful for each individual. You always wish you were crafty and had the time, skill, and creativity to make ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Friends Vs. "Nursing Friends"

    Friends Vs. "Nursing Friends"
    When I started the nursing program I had a lot of expectations. I expected to be immersed in the nursing world (did that!). I expected to be studying all the time (yup, I do that too!). I expected it to be a challenge, but knew that it would be worth it (yes again – I love it!). What I did not ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009

    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009
    A new year, a new president, new financial pressures -- 2009 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 ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said nursing was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a night shift in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the opposite! Extensive research on the subject of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    8 Rules for Happy Hour

    8 Rules for Happy Hour
    At the end of a hellish shift, it can be fun to go out and have a few drinks with your favorite nursing friends. But drinking with your colleagues isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your hospital may be, your actions always reflect on your professional nursing persona. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Popular Nursing Collectibles

    Dolls, wine bottles, postcards…what do these items have in common? They're all collectibles and valuable to someone. If an object comes in more than one size or one style, there's a sure bet that someone collects them. This includes nursing paraphernalia. While you may not be into collecting iron lungs, here are some nursing contraptions that have found their way ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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