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Time Away: Balancing Work and Family

When you’re in a leadership position it’s not that easy to just switch off and go on vacation.  But if your family doesn’t have your full attention they’ll know it and you might as well stay at work. Leonard Buhler, president of Power to Change, shares one habit he developed to create a balance that honors both work and family. Take the...

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Steven Slater, working-class Hero?
Steven Slater, working-class Hero?

How do you handle the stress you encounter at work and home? Yesterday Steven Slater, a flight attendant for 20-something years, finally lost his temper with the rude airline passengers he no doubt encountered on a daily basis: The incident took place just after the Jet Blue flight landed when a passenger stood to remove a bag from the overhead...

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See the World: Volunteer!
See the World: Volunteer!

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves fresh air, gorgeous views and incredible food, a working holiday at an organic farm might be just what you’re looking for. I know, I know, work doesn’t sound very restful, but if you have a job that keeps you inside, seated at a desk most of the year, you might be surprised how refreshing a little...

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Why Do We Put Things Off?
Why Do We Put Things Off?

I was reading in the news this morning that Switzerland has decided not to extradite Roman Polanski. He has waited almost a year to get the news that his life on the run can continue.  Polanski has had a guilty conviction hanging over his head for more than 30 years. As I read the article I couldn’t help but think that if he hadn’t run, if...

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Unfairly Grounded?
Unfairly Grounded?

Were the airplanes unfairly grounded? In the aftermath of the recent Iceland volcano eruption which spewed volcanic ash all over Europe, some are questioning the decision to ground all airplane flights. It's estimated that the decision resulted in about $1billion in losses. And now some are suggesting that it was a mistake to keep the planes out...

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Teaching is a Tough Job
Teaching is a Tough Job

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and it's a good time to pay tribute to the hardworking and dedicated individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating children. "Teaching is a tough job, requiring boundless energy, time and dedication, both during the school day and beyond. In the course of any day, teachers tie shoelaces, wipe noses...

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Lessons from an Economic Crisis
Lessons from an Economic Crisis

Financial situation got you down? Get a listening ear with a confidential email mentor Lately the economy is big news. As someone who discusses personal finance I'd have to say that the discussion is good. But, if you add up all the news reports (print, radio, television, internet) you wonder whether Jane and Joe Consumer are really learning anything....

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Office Hazards
Office Hazards

It's 5p.m. and your in-tray looks like Mount Everest. One massive report down and a zillion to go.That is, if your wrists hold out. What do they call that again - carpal tunnel? Funny, never heard of it 10 years ago. Then again, 10 years ago, webs belonged to spiders and a mouse was furry. Here are a few tips to cope with the hazards of today's...

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