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    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses

    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses
    A new study led by University of Michigan researchers concludes that nurses are an important part of the survival and recovery of wounded veterans. The same study showed that most vets prefer care by military, rather than civilian nurses, because military nurses better understand the unique challenges of the military life. Military nurses may also be more aware of the realities ...
    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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are Nurses People Too?

    Are Nurses People Too?
    You are a nurse by profession, but at the end of the day, you are a human being…with human needs. When you're aware of your needs as a whole person you can greatly improve your state of well-being and, in turn, become a better caregiver. Here are four psychological techniques I recommend to take care of yourself and your patients. 1. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?

    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?
    Gender stereotypes abound. But there’s no doubt about it – men and women are different. And we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, what life was like for the opposite sex. With so much misunderstanding between the sexes, we set out to dispel the myths and separate fact from fiction. Except, we’re shaking things up a little. Instead of the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Woman

    1. In this recession, you are more likely to keep your job. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now, but it is disproportionately affecting us men. In February 2008 the unemployment rate for men and women who had gone to college but did not graduate was the same: 4.1 percent. Today it's 8.9 percent for men but only ...
    Published almost 5 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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Reasons to Shop Less and Give More

    5 Reasons to Shop Less and Give More
    Once the leftovers have been sorted, the good china has been put away, and the last of the Thanksgiving guests have left the house, Americans’ thoughts quickly turn to Christmas. More specifically, they start thinking about all the delicious loot they’re going to give and get. Discussions of who’s giving what to whom and which stores are having sales and who ...
    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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Solutions to Sticky Holiday Situations

    6 Solutions to Sticky Holiday Situations
    We’re faced with more tricky etiquette situations from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve than in the previous eleven months combined. At no other time of the year does etiquette figure as prominently as it does during the time of gift-giving, party-attending, dinner-serving, and houseguest-hosting. ’Tis the season for social faux pas, but Lizzie Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter and author of How ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth

    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth
    “Nurses are so special, I just don’t know how you do it!” “Nurses are angels, such special people.” “Nurses are such selfless giving people, never thinking of themselves.” How many times have you heard comments like these? How many of you cringe because either you don’t feel that you’re so special, or you know nurses who are anything but selfless? Or ...
    Published over 3 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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital

    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital
    This holiday season, you’ll shine brighter than the White House Christmas tree if you forgo the temptation to slack off too much at the hospital and decide instead to accomplish a thing or two (really, it’s possible!). Read on for tips on being productive during the holidays: 1. Spread Good Tidings It’s the perfect time of year to get noticed by ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Ultimate Nursing Adventure

    The Ultimate Nursing Adventure
    "Get out of classes for a week and get credit for it! Spend a sunny nine days in a five-star hotel with plush interior decorating and just minutes from the beach. Only $45 per night, all-you-can-eat breakfast included, exotic animals, jungles and marvelous tourist attractions thousands of years old -- all for discount prices." Warning: Do not drink the water, go ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
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    Laura Wisniewski, RN

    Laura Wisniewski, RN
    Laura Wisniewski RN is an educator, speaker and writer with 25 years of front line nursing experience. Her company, Nursing Voice Communications, provides empowering, solution-oriented presentations on nursing workforce issues. Her articles encourage and challenge nurses to improve healthcare. Visit Laura's website, Nursing Voice. Read Laura Wisniewski's featured articles on Nursing Link: *7 Presentation Tips for Healthcare Professionals* *Reengage Your Passion ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 2 years ago | Rate This
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    Employer Says: Take Your Vacation…And Don’t Come Back!

    Employer Says: Take Your Vacation…And Don’t Come Back!
    Taken from ”J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs’ – the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the U.S. and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. & Dale: I’m an RN who was recently terminated. The reason given was “communication” and that my “attitude has been bad for weeks.” I was sent home twice in the week I was terminated. I ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?

    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?
    Technology has given us many conveniences in this modern era. With our Blackberry, laptop, cell phone, and pager, we are better connected to information and people than ever before. Our staff, colleagues, family and long lost friends can reach us instantly and we are never more than a heartbeat away from the information we need. The Internet gives us 24/7 access ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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