Many of you have already "Decked the Halls," a common Western tradition that generally starts around Thanksgiving week. Trees, lights and candles play key roles in holiday traditions, but pose a danger when not used with care. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC – www.cpsc.gov
) reports that each year nearly 12,800 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday decorating, including falls and electrical shocks. An… Continue
Added by Susan Pait-Nieves on November 30, 2009 at 2:32pm —
Where did I put my keys? Or, where did I park my car? For most people, these questions probably sound more than vaguely familiar. That is because aging normally involves a certain degree of memory loss. But what degree is normal, and what is cause for concern?
Over the course of our lives—starting in our 20s—we lose brain cells, a few at a time, causing a normal decline in the brain’s ability to remember. Forgetting the names of people you recently met is fairly common. And from time… Continue
Added by Susan Pait-Nieves on November 30, 2009 at 2:21pm —
The research is in! There is a dramatic increase, even up to 40% increase in some studies, in productivity for those people who are able to telecommute! Telecommuting means that an employer works from a location not typically expected. Obviously, the most recognizable telecommuting is done from the employee's home, but technically it could be from any remote location. Please note, however, how I said that --for "those people who are able to telecommute." Some people are NOT eligible. One reason… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on November 30, 2009 at 7:24am —
Training can increase employees’ productivity dramatically and help their motivation, but the problem is how to provide that training and how to ensure it is effective. Of course, there are traditional teaching venues such as evening classes at colleges and universities and on-site specialized training, but they have their downsides. For many employees, the idea of traveling to an academic institution and listening to lectures after a hard day’s work is very unappealing; and on-site training,… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on November 30, 2009 at 7:08am —
Hopefully, your direct supervisor is a “good egg” – looking out for his employees, using every opportunity to advance their careers and anxious for anything that will assist the business. There are, however, a few bad bosses out there whose lack of leadership, fear of failure or of being “upstaged,” or outright lack of skills impact negatively on the very people whose welfare should be his primary concern. If you are in such a situation, what are you to do? What actions can you take to stop the… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on November 30, 2009 at 7:05am —
Over the next month, all over America, employers will sponsor holiday parties for their employees, the intent being to express appreciation and to boost morale. Yet, many of those celebrations will turn into boring events that serve neither purpose. So here are some tips for planning a fun holiday event for your staff:
(1) Avoid alcohol. Drink has divested many a co-worker of inhibitions that are best left intact. An employer must be concerned about the liberty taken or the ribald… Continue
Added by J. Lenora Bresler on November 30, 2009 at 6:58am —
Money is often the number one reported source of conflict in a marriage. During rough economic times that stress can often get worse, potentially ruining a marriage. Avoiding arguments about money is one of the best ways to foster a healthy relationship with your spouse.
According a a survey that was sponsored by Paypal, 43% of couples in the United States say that the current recession has caused more arguments in their household, mostly… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
Perhaps the simplest improvement to any business is improved customer relations and customer contact. When your customers know they can count on you, reach you, and be served by you, no matter what, they increase the amount they count on you and they avidly recommend you to others. That brings you new business, and that improves your bottom line. The following five changes are easy to implement and will help you build a better relationship… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 10:51am —
Are you in the dating scene again? Perhaps you've started dating again after a long relationship or marriage because you've found yourself back on the market? We'll dating is all about finding "Mr. Right" but don't settle down too quickly! If you're like most people, what you really want is someone to make you feel comfortable and secure. But how do you keep the romance going? By not getting too comfortable too quickly!
Take a look at these top… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 10:47am —
How do we make ‘good’ decisions?
If these decisions affect many other people apart from us, how do we know whether we are making the right decisions? When top managers of large businesses make decisions, these decisions largely affect the whole organization. These decisions, to an extent, also affect society, the economy, and the environment as well, depending upon the market reach of these organizations. When leaders in government make… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 10:13am —
Starting With The Right Idea
Aspiring new business owners recognize very early that success in their new business venture will require drive and determination, qualities necessary to establish any business. Having decided upon the nature of the business, the task now is to build your business into one that will be financially successful and solidly based. The good news for anyone contemplating starting a new business is that they do… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 9:58am —
If you don’t remember things as well as you used to, don’t blame it on old age. It may be your blood pressure. A study published the journal Neurology shows that problems remembering may be related to high diastolic blood pressure readings, further emphasizing the importance of treating high blood pressure in a timely manner.
This study looked at almost twenty thousand people age forty-five and over, almost… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 9:51am —
So, you finally made the decision to join the health club.
It's the time of year when a lot of people become renewed again in their commitment to working out again. Full of exuberance, good intentions, and high hopes of sculpting the firm, toned body of your dreams, you pushed yourself to the limit. Now, you’re paying for it. Every muscle in your body aches and the thought of hitting those exercise machines sounds about as appealing… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 9:42am —
Recent research indicates that journaling is an effective tool for lessening anxiety, bereavement and emotional distress. Journaling sometimes referred to as expressive or writing therapy or autobiographical therapeutic writing has been proven to help ease physical and emotional pain. By merely validating pain’s presence, journaling enables the individual to relieve accompanying stress that can trigger a more intense pain reaction.
Self-discovery Can Improve Your… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 25, 2009 at 3:53pm —
My sister shared this with me today and it made me laugh out loud!
I hope it does the same for you.
When you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors. Every stall is occupied.
Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall.
You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been… Continue
Added by Liz Craven, WtoW Editor on November 25, 2009 at 8:48am —
It's a delicate balance.
It starts from the minute we’re born.
Life requires one balancing act after another!
Babies must learn to sit, pull up, crawl and walk. Balance. Children learn to ride a bike, play a sport, play active games on the playground. Balance. Things adults take for granted, the basic functional movements: reaching into the cupboard, bending down to tie a toddler’s shoe, getting in and out of the… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on November 25, 2009 at 6:30am —
As temperatures take a dip and the winds become more chilly, its time you start preparing your skin for the difficult times ahead. Here are some of the common skin problems encountered by people in the winter season and how you protect your skin accordingly.Problem: Skin Flakiness
Flaky skin is a result of extreme skin dryness. The dry chilly winds of the winter season and low humidity levels seep out all the… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 23, 2009 at 10:30am —
With friends and family over for Thanksgiving dinner, you want your home to make a wonderful first impression as they walk in. Most hosts stress over the meal; however, there’s much more to Thanksgiving dinner than the meal. Not only do you need to prepare the table, you need to prepare your home.
This is the first thing your guests will see. If your front door isn’t your main door, you will want to… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 23, 2009 at 10:09am —
They’re simple, inexpensive, and nutritious.
There are lots of good reasons to eat more beans; yet most Americans choose pasta, rice, or potatoes as their side dish rather than a warm bowl of beans. With so many types available, beans offer both variety and versatility. Putting them in soups and sprinkling them onto salads adds additional texture and favor, making any dish more filling and satisfying. Need more convincing? A study… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 23, 2009 at 10:06am —
The first 2 years of life is the best time to begin developing healthy eating habits in your young child. Here are some suggestions to lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.
1. Feed your baby when she is hungry.
This might seem like common sense, but many parenting books advise you to put young babies on strict feeding schedules. Feeding your baby when she is hungry is vitally important to your baby's… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 23, 2009 at 10:00am —