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- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 24, 2012 11:09 AM EDT | CommentsThe workplace can feel like one of the most stressful places in our lives. Since work is an everyday task we can't avoid it's no surprise that it comes with a little bit of stress attached. Having to work the daily grind to pay for food, bills, extracurricular activities and take care of your family puts added pressure, making you one big stress ball. However, that doesn't mean you have to be miserable the second you step foot in the office. There are plenty of ways to relieve stress at work, taking a few minutes each day to relax and laugh will help you manage your stress.
Employers across the country are recognizing what a negative impact stress has on a person's overall job performance. If you feel like you or your co-workers are being brought down by stress in the work place, take the time to make your own made manual to help relieve stress in the office.
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- Cnbc | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 24, 2012 10:27 AM EDT | Comments
By Guillaume Desjardins, CNBC.com
There's much more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization that is tasked with calling the beginning and end of recessions, has found.
Social skills necessary to developing networks of friends also leads to a substantial difference in long-term income, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
By attempting to design an "Econometric model of friendship formation and labor market outcomes," the study found out that a teenager's popularity in high-school is directly and positively related to a subject's income decades later.
The research team based its work on a 1957 study that asked students at a Wisconsin high-school to name up to three of their best friends. Forty years later, the result shows that "moving from the 20th to 80th percentile of the high-school popularity distribution yields a 10 percent wage premium."
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- Sydney Server | Work + Money | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 7:45 PM EDT | Comments
It's possible that you've read tons of self improvement blogs by now. But what if you had the chance to change your life for the better health-wise, and financially speaking? And, what if you could help others in the process?
One suggestion would be to start a fitness center. While giving up your day job to do something you love might seem like a pie in the sky dream, realizing this goal is very feasible.
For starters, you'll need to determine what revenue models will be used. A fitness center gives you multiple options to make more than one stream of revenue. Take this Fitness Center In Wynwood for instance:
It has a rooftop pool, that patrons can lounge in before or after a workout. When night falls, this can be transformed into a social destination.
While not all fitness centers may offer this option, it's wise to look for locations or centers that stand out from the crowd, and bring something new to the table.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 5:12 PM EDT | Comments
Saving Money on Child Care
If you thought diapers, formula and toys were expensive, wait until you need child care. Holy! Here, 10 tips from me on how you can save a little. They work for me!
1. Shop around for day care facilities, compare tuition and curriculum. Day cares, even in the same town have different tuition scales. I chose JD's current school because it has structured before and aftercare and a great curriculum. In short: I toured many schools and felt the happiest here.
2. Hire a mother's helper. This is a tween who will entertain your kids for around $5/hr (or cheaper) so you can get work done around the house. Since you're home, you don't have to pay a standard babysitting fee + you can referee any sort of problem that may arise since the sitter is on the young side.
3. Use your friends. And let them use you. My friends Amy and Ed watch JD for free. I watch their kids for free. Everyone wins!
4. Take advantage of family. I'm lucky because my fam loves to be with JD and doesn't c...Read More »
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"Beluga" by Rick Gavin
Reviewed by David Marshall James
Taint often that a sequel overpowers its predecessor, yet that's the case with "Beluga," Rick Gavin's "part deux" take on his his first novel, "Ranchero."
Think of the original as an appetizer-- Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, or a Slap-Your-Tongue-Six-Ways-to-Sunday Jell-O salad.
"Beluga," then, lays the feast: The fork-tender, chicken-fried cubed steak with rice & milk gravy and a mess o' collards with pot liquor so fine you'd swear it came from a distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
"Beluga"-- not the caviar, not the whale, but a person-- brings back Nick and Desmond, repo men from Indianola, Mississippi, who hit the jackpot without purchasing a lottery ticket, or visiting one of the Delta's finer casinoes.
No, when last we left them in "Ranchero," they had made off with a chunk of a meth lord's money. Desmond has since been able to purchase another Escalade, having forfeited his first one to his fearsome ex-wife,
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