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    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete

    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete
    Recently, columnist Meghan McCain wrote an essay on how the Republican Party was failing to attract young people. How did conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham respond? By sarcastically deriding her as “plus-sized.” Ouch. And these are two women who are supposed to be on the same side! We’re taught that women should stand together in solidarity, so it was more ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Potluck at the Hospital

    Potluck at the Hospital
    I don’t mean to be a Turkey Scrooge but I absolutely hate working on the holidays. Every year. And every year that I hate it I wonder why I continue to be surprised by it. Hellloooo, I do work in a facility that is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Like 7-11, only with less snacks and more ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 5 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Inspiring Movie Scenes to Pump You Up

    Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” These famous movie scenes make us want to dive into that cake with the gusto of a child on her first birthday. For one reason or another, they all inspire us to get up, get out, or get down. 1. Easy Rider 6. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Power of Positive Thought

    The Power of Positive Thought
    What do you think about the most? The world’s greatest minds, philosophers and spiritual leaders have all addressed our thoughts. Even Shakespeare said that things are not good or bad; it is thinking that makes them so. Have you thought about that? Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “Dr. X stresses me out!” or “Nurse Y makes me so mad!”? Well, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Christmas Donor Miracle

    A Christmas Donor Miracle
    It was Christmas, my holiday to work. I arrived early to make assignments and to get the feel of how the previous shift was going. When it was time to assign myself a patient, I was drawn to a young woman who ended up with a brain injury causing her to be on life support. Soon after the shift began, all ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and night in the ward I glanced at the names that graced the white board. The charts were all piled on the desk without care In the hopes I’d have time to see what was there. The patients were restless, moving about in their beds While call bells went off, causing pain in my head. Charge ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pediatric Hospital - A Haven for Fame

    Pediatric Hospital - A Haven for Fame
    There are huge perks that come along with working at a pediatric hospital. Every day that I step onto the floor I get the joy of knowing that I am working at a top-ranked pediatric facility with unbelievably strong and equally precious patients. Brightly colored walls, fun scrubs, an outstanding frozen yogurt machine…all perks. But something else that still excites me, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work

    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work
    A little-known clause of the new health care bill gives new mothers the right to pump breast milk at work. It's not something most of us think about until we actually have to do it. After all, who really wants to have to pump their breasts at work? It's bad enough having to share a bathroom with our co-workers, let alone ...
    Published about 6 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 ...
    Published almost 8 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 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
    Published about 7 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 over 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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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