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Hallmark Enters the Jobless Market

I recently read where Hallmark has created a line of greeting cards for people who have lost their jobs.  For instance, one card might read, “Don’t think of it as losing your job, think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.” While I’m all about making difficult times more fun, I’m wondering how […]

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Uncomfortable? On an Airplane?

Leisha Hailey, an actress who starred on The L Word was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight when someone complained that she kissed her girlfriend and it made him/her uncomfortable.  An LA Times article (Leisha Hailey LA Times article) reported that Hailey and her girlfriend were approached by a flight attendant and that the discussion […]

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Money Can't Buy Happiness

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand that individuals who are able to change their careers or pursue their passions rate highest on the well being scale.  Read the article here:  Well Being Study I started my business in 1996 and since then, I’ve been convinced that there is a job or career […]

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Don't Smile?

A study from Michigan State University reported that customer service employees who fake smile throughout the day end up with a worse mood and withdraw from work, which affects productivity. But if the same workers focus on something positive, such as a recent vacation, it genuinely affects their mood and they withdraw less. Read the […]

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This is NOT Doing it Well

Apparently, Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone used to have an appreciation for money according to one online article.  But today, she is looking for a house in L.A. in a $160 million neighborhood.  She also went shopping for a $1 million bathtub for her home in London. So, I’ve done my share […]

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Honesty. That's One Way to Do it Well

An article in The Week magazine reported that a server at San Diego Chargers stadium tripped on the stairs and dropped $1,000 over the railing and on top of fans at the game.  One would wonder how many fans would pocket a dollar or two.  But apparently, in San Diego, the fans do it well. […]

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AIDS Research Can Be All Fun and Games

From the “Think Out of The Box” department comes a report that video gamers have assisted the University of Washington in solving a molecular mystery with the AIDS virus that has stumped researchers for years. Using a game called FoldIt, a competitive puzzle, gamers were able to assist researchers in mapping out the structure of […]

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A recent report on DailyFinance.com indicated that only 44% of US adults have a will. As a former hospice social worker, I can tell you that it makes life much easier on survivors if there is a will. So, do the right thing and get your will, will you?

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School Superintendent Does it Well

Fresno County Schools Superintendent Larry Powell reduced his salary from $290,000 to $31,000 recently as a way to handle reduced resources. He said, “If we face mid-year budget cuts, I can have the money ready to go and it doesn’t affect our employees.” What a great role model. What would you do in a similar […]

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