Category Archives: Life Skills

In Tough Job Market, Applicants Try Résumé Gimmicks

Companies like the online craft marketplace Etsy have seen it all. Senior recruiting manager Bobby Gormsen says recent entries include an embroidered cover letter, a potholder résumé, a paper-garland résumé that looked as if it could be strung on a … Continue reading

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11% of disabled workers are self-employed

Like many before him, Mr. Hartford discovered that one option for people who dont fit into large organizations is to start a small one. That is particularly true for people with disabilities. About 11% of disabled workers are self-employed, compared … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Tips for Improving Your Work Day

Manually increase the relevance of a task: Now, a lot of us still might struggle to find the focus, especially if no one set a deadline to it. Overriding your attention system, and adding your own deadline together with a … Continue reading

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SUV crashes into Colleyville collision repair shop

Police believe alcohol was a factor in an accident where an SUV crashed into an auto collision repair business. via SUV crashes into Colleyville collision repair shop – Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com.

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Dogs Poop in Alignment with Earth’s Magnetic Field

A team of Czech and German researchers found that dogs actually align themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field when they poop. Proving at least that they’re really devoted to their work, the researchers measured the direction of the body axis … Continue reading

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Can-Do vs. Can’t-Do Culture

The trouble with innovation is that truly innovative ideas often look like bad ideas at the time. That’s why they are innovative — until now, nobody ever figured out that they were good ideas. Creative big companies like Amazon and … Continue reading

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More wives Google “Is my husband gay” than “Is my husband an alcoholic” or “Is my husband cheating”

No word as to where “Why does my husband have such fabulous style?” ranks… While American society as a whole has gotten less homophobic over the past couple decades, it’s still difficult for researchers to get good numbers on the … Continue reading

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Female CEOs on What Not to Wear to the Office

Getting dressed down by a boss can feel like a slap in the face. But high-level women say their younger counterparts must look the part if they want to advance, according to nearly two dozen leadership coaches, image consultants and … Continue reading

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Rising Up the Ladder in America: Who’s Upwardly Mobile?

In a birthright economy – think India’s old caste system – 100% of individuals would remain in the economic category they’re born into. In an ‘equal chance’ economy, socioeconomic status would change in a random but predictable way, with 20% … Continue reading

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Secrets of Effective Office Humor

BerylHealth and Paul Spiegelman are featured in this Wall Street Journal article. Beryl is one of our clients and Paul was our speaker at the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association meeting last week. Paul Spiegelman, co-founder of BerylHealth, a … Continue reading

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