Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It’s Nothing To Sneeze At

What do you handle every day that might give you the flu? Money! Paper currency is touched by many hands and loaded with germs. The ink on fresh U.S. dollars contains a fungicidal agent that can inhibit bacteria growth, but its strength weakens the more the bill is used. Best bet: Wash your hands frequently and use more coins. Metals like nickel and copper fend off viruses.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Got Burn-Out? Take These Steps

Are you bummed by job burn-out? If quitting your job isn’t an option, take these five steps to improve your situation. • Identify stress factors and learn how to manage them. Be proactive rather than passive about workplace issues. Know the difference between the “shoulds” and the “musts.” If you have too much work and too little time, talk to your supervisor. • Reconnect with your core work. Maybe you’ve strayed from what you were originally hired to do. Focus on the work you enjoy doing. • Take care of yourself. Take time off to recharge your batteries. • Build new relationships. Make friends with people who might have fresh ideas and perspectives. Do something different – open a Twitter account. • Plan your next move. Outline what you’d have to do to change careers and start taking action.