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Emotional Connectedness

All humans want to be close to others. We need relationships that provide closeness and support. We want to give and receive love. An emotional connection occurs between two people when there is an exchange of feelings and a bond is formed.

Frontline Supervisor: Morale and Motivation

Q. What are the best ways to help employees feel appreciated and motivated if there is no extra money to improve pay? Unfortunately, I need every employee to pull their weight, even if we don’t have one extra dime.

Be More Involved in Your Health Care

One way you can make sure you get the best possible health care is to be an active member of your health care team. Patients who talk with their doctors tend to be happier with their care and have better medical results.

Protect Your Kids from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Just as you teach your children to wear sunscreen, use a seat belt and wear a bicycle helmet, teach them to wear hearing protectors to limit noise exposure. Here are a few tips.

Start the New Year Off Right

Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? Experts suggest planning manageable positive lifestyle changes for the new year instead of major life overhauls that set you up for disappointment. People who make realistic resolutions are more likely to keep those promises throughout the year.

Frontline Supervisor: Diversity in the Workplace

Q. How should supervisors view or understand diversity in the workplace and use it as a resource to support the organization’s mission?

Cold, Flu or Allergies? Know the Difference for the Best Treatment

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment.

Tips for Buying Home Exercise Equipment

When daily trips to the gym aren’t possible or gym memberships seem a little too expensive, home exercise equipment might seem like a good alternative. But before you spring for new equipment, make sure you’re not buying the fitness fiction of quick, easy results.

Frontline Supervisor: Communication in the Workplace

Q. What’s the most significant problem in the workplace that inhibits productivity, causes conflicts between workers and managers and creates the most risk for employees and the organization?

Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays

For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays -- and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change. Many of these changes, whether they are joyful or sorrowful, can add additional challenges to the holiday season. Here are a few ideas for coping with family changes during the holidays.

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