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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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    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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    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 3 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 about 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 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 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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    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 3 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 4 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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    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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    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 about 3 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 6 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 almost 5 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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