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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Tired of staring at the white walls of your hospital? Going crazy eating cafeteria food? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of charting and rounds. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Supportive Workplace

    The Supportive Workplace
    As the end to summertime draws near, I find myself dreading the impending cold weather and shorter daylight hours. The combination of the two usually results in a decreased drive to exercise on days that I work because my routine of running post workday in daylight that extends to 9pm is interrupted by chilly temperatures and sunsets prior to 6pm. Kindly ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine

    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine
    ‘As seen on TV’ does not apply to the real world of medicine, nursing and health care in general. I for one fell victim to this urban legend until I entered the world of nursing and became entrenched in the ‘real’ world of health care. We’ve all seen the TV shows. Everything from the ground breaking ER, Third Watch, House, Grey’s ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With the Hospital's Holiday Rush

    How to Deal With the Hospital's Holiday Rush
    Holidays can be a wonderful — and stressful — time for all. And for nurses and other hospital personnel, the emphasis is on the latter. Holidays bring a larger-than-average volume of patients, with fewer nurses to deal with them. Plus, the nurses that are there have to deal with the depressing fact that they're working during the holidays while everyone else ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor

    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor
    The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about money, too. If you're a little tight on cash this season (or just want to save a few bucks!) we've researched the top ways to get the most out of your Thanksgiving feast. Just because you're saving money doesn't mean that you're losing flavor. In DIY Turkey's case, you're actually adding your own ...
    Published almost 5 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 5 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For

    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For
    During this holiday season, it’s time to sit back and reflect—to reflect on what nursing is to us and, for one perverse instant, think about what we’re not necessarily “thankful” for. Here is our top 10 list. 1. Mobile phones. Okay, whose idea was it to tether down the nurses with mobile phones and then give the phone numbers to the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence

    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence
    We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Think of all you see ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Banned Books Worth Reading

    10 Banned Books Worth Reading
    When I was a kid, my nose was usually buried deep in a book, but I didn’t feel profoundly affected by literature until I read The Catcher in the Rye. This novel and its infamously sharp and sullen narrator spoke to my pre-pubescent heart in ways my previous favorite, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, couldn’t. Sadly, some people never had ...
    Published almost 4 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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss

    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss
    Entering the holiday season after a loss or change in family dynamics can be an emotional adjustment or filled with obstacles to allow celebration. Often taking the first step is difficult. You find it difficult to decorate the tree, or even shop for other loved ones. You may feel hesitance or some guilt for being able to experience the holiday seasons ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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