Holiday merriment seems to go hand-in-hand with imbibing holiday spirits, and – with just a bit of planning ahead and following a few smart-drinking tips – you can greet the next day happy and hangover-free. Continue reading
While jolly old St. Nick is credited with bringing joy to children worldwide, when it comes to staying in shape, he appears to have embraced a bah-humbug attitude. Granted, this time of year leaves little time for exercising; even so – to avoid welcoming 2015 with a Santa-like physique – make a commitment today to staying fit during the holiday season. Continue reading
From picking perfect presents (and overspending in the process), to preparing the perfect feast (and overeating in the process), to spending time with far-from-perfect family members (and overreacting in the process), the “season to be jolly” can easily morph into the “season to be stressed.”
When you think about it, Santa actually has it easy. Sure, he has physics-related obstacles to overcome (big guy, little chimneys) and serious time-management issues (delivering toys to billions of boys and girls in a single shift). Saint Nick, however, will never have to face the season’s most significant challenge:
Navigating the bow-topped minefield that can be gift-giving in the workplace. Continue reading
But do you realize just how important it is? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list lack of sleep along with smoking, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition as risk factors that cause major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
With the self-congratulations complete, now turn your attention to steps you can take that will help winterize your skin. Continue reading
From project lists that grow increasingly unmanageable with virtually each passing hour – to coworkers who are seemingly bent on making each day a living, breathing hellscape – it’s no wonder that workplace stress levels often skyrocket stratospherically.
If this description doesn’t apply to you, consider yourself fortunate, and consider hugging each and every one of your coworkers. But if the above depiction precisely encapsulates your office life, read on. Continue reading
While the movie “Identity Thief” paints identity theft in a funny light, it’s no laughing matter for employees and employers. With 290,056 complaints, identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints in 2013.
Identity theft drains victims, both financially and emotionally.
With holiday high season just about in full swing, going down for the count with a case of the flu is a sneezing, sniffling, aching scenario that we all want to avoid. With that goal in mind, flu prevention should top our collective priority lists. Continue reading
Anyone who has ever smoked knows how difficult it is to stop. Perhaps that’s why one in five American adults – 43.6-million people – still smoke cigarettes. And nearly 15-million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes. Continue reading