July 17th, 2012  Posted at   Wellness
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Employees must know that they are responsible for their actions and will be held accountable for them. Employee evaluations are an excellent tool to assist management in developing accountability. By grading performance and rewarding positive improvements, employees will be shown that they have an opportunity to improve their own professional and financial status within the organization. Likewise, problem employees will see that performing at a sub-standard level will result in decreased professional growth, and may lead to termination. Read more… »

July 17th, 2012  Posted at   Wellness
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Employee evaluations! These two simple words have been known to strike fear and resentment into the hearts of employees, while creating anguish among management and supervisors. Read more… »

July 4th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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This has been a week of sporadic effort both on the exercise and food fronts. I felt defocused. I could blame it on a busy work schedule, but it was really more about my choices: Too much eating out wreaked havoc with my control of fat intake and my inherent sluggo behavior resurfaced. I had the best of intentions on exercising more, but didn’t take the time. Excuses prevailed. One success was that I ate fewer cookies — not that I didn’t want them! I just tried to focus on other alternatives. Read more… »

June 26th, 2012  Posted at   Parenting
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Linda Larsen of Sarasota, Fla., is a speaker who trains people through workshops and seminars on how to develop self-esteem (Linda Larsen Communications, Inc. www.lindalarsen.com) and is author of “True Power,” (Brandywine, 2012, $12.95) and of an audio-cassette series, “12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem. Read more… »

June 18th, 2012  Posted at   Food and Food Safety
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As I’m sure you know, many cuisines feature spicy dishes: Cajun, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, African, Italian and others. Spicy dishes may contain black, green or red peppers, and also other interesting tastes such as garlic, onion, ginger root, curry ingredients, cumin, mustard, cinnamon, cloves, herbs like cilantro or oregano, vinegars and other spices. Read more… »

June 8th, 2012  Posted at   Sports Injury
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I started running in November of 1998 and have been having problems with shin splints since then. I have tried stretching morning and evenings. When I think that they are getting better or have healed, I try to start my program again and find out I am back to square one. I have even changed my shoes and that seemed to help, but I am still having problems. Read more… »

May 30th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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The 50-plus generation is exercising more than any other age group — and they are not just walking, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA). During the past few years, the sporting goods industry has seen a rise in physical activity among this generation. People over 50 are joining health clubs, running, bicycling, swimming — you name it. Read more… »

May 21st, 2012  Posted at   Parenting
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Raising a happy, healthy baby is a constant challenge — and caring for your baby’s skin is a major part of that challenge. Children’s rashes run the gamut from minor, treatable conditions to those that are serious and life threatening. Read more… »

May 8th, 2012  Posted at   Wellness
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Dr. Cyrus Chess, a dermatologist with The Dermatologic Laser Center in Norwalk, Conn., does extensive tattoo removal by laser. A physician or a laser technician who works under a doctor in a facility may remove tattoos. Read more… »

April 26th, 2012  Posted at   Health
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Millions of adults, teens, even kids have pierced body parts. You’ve seen them — tongues, noses, navels and more. But if piercing is done incorrectly, it can cause pain and infection. Read more… »