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Be So Sensitive

When they say "Don't be so sensitive", I have a stock answer: Bull. When somebody tells you that emotional consideration has no place in business, well, that's just not realistic. I tend to ask what they're afraid of, which usually strikes a chord because we're emotional beings. Many of us tend to avoid an emotional approach to business, some are successful. The fact is that our work can be a third of our life (sleep takes up a quarter or so), which is a big chunk; how can we avoid getting wrapped up in it emotionally? Why, you may ask, is this tech guy talking about emotion in business? You could carry that one more step and ask why I feel people should go ahead and be sensitive sometimes. More...

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Why The New Graphic Cigarette Labels May Increase Teenage Smoking

When asked about what I thought about the FDA's new warning labels (the most significant change to cigarette packs in 25 years) my response was that I believe these new labels will have limited success deterring teenagers and young adults from smoking, and in fact may actually prove to increase smoking amongst those who have already picked up the habit. More...

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Step Dads, Donít Expect to Bring Order Into Your New Family

Step fathers often enter a new stepfamily with the expectation that they will bring order and discipline to a loving mother who is too soft with her children. This is especially true if she has sons or teenagers. Mothers also might also set this up as well by feeling somewhat overwhelmed with problems with their sons and having a belief that boys need a strong male to help guide them. More...

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Creative Arts Therapy Can Help Veterans

Through one of the coolest partnerships in the history of military services, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will provide art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. More...

 
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