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Job Skills You Must Master to Succeed at Work

Go on, claim it: this year is your year to shine at work. And while you can learn certain job skills in a traditional classroom, soft skills (such as self-motivation and time management) aren’t...

How Becoming a Foster Parent for Animals Offers Lasting Benefits

If you love pets, consider opening your heart and home by becoming a foster parent for animals. Often an intermediate step between sheltering and adoption, pet fostering is a great way for animal lovers...

5 Smart & Safe Tips to Senior Caregiving That Preserve an Elder’s Independence

When someone you love gets older, there comes a point when you start to wonder whether they should be alone in their own home. Self-reliance is a part of dignity for all ages, so...

Is Your Average Commute Time Affecting Your Health And Happiness?

Ever wonder how much time you’ve wasted commuting to and from work? According to the U.S. Census Bureau (as reported by the Washington Post), the average commute time for American workers is 26 minutes....

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence in 4 Steps

We’ve all heard of our intelligence quotient (IQ), but what about our emotional quotient? Better known as emotional intelligence (EI), this refers to our ability to recognize and understand emotions, using them to guide...

Parents, Here’s a Commencement Address for You as Your Child Graduates

The graduate in your family is about to begin a new chapter in life. This commencement — both the graduation ceremony and the life change — is at once an exciting and a scary...

Seeing a Medical Specialist: Everything You Need to Know

From developing an allergy to starting a family, at some point nearly everyone will have a reason to be referred to a medical specialist. Whether you’ve been with the same family practitioner for years...

6 Life Milestones That Change Your Tax Situation

When approaching a major life milestone, you’re probably not thinking about tax time. While this is understandable, it’s important to remember that major life events often change how much you owe to the IRS....

Short-Term Disability: Preparing for the Unexpected

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball that there’s no way to be fully prepared to handle. When you’re faced with an injury or a sudden illness, having to take unexpected time off from...

5 Ways Volunteering Enriches Your Life

In our jam-packed lives, it can seem daunting to carve out time for volunteering, but you may have more time than you think. “Any help makes a difference,” as the Salvation Army says. Giving to your...
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