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  • Stress: Part II – Eliminate, Manage, Cope? 

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    So, now that you understand the mechanics of stress, all that’s left to do is divide and conquer, right? Identify the stressors interfering with your mental, emotional, and physical well-being and all will be good. Well, if it were that easy, the harmful type of stress that chips away at people’s health and happiness would…

  • Making the Most of the Shiny New Year

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    Are you greeting 2018 with excitement and anticipation or dread and trepidation, maybe even boredom? If your history with new year’s resolutions has chalked up more failures than successes, you may have developed a bah humbug attitude about anything change or improvement related when it comes to a new year. These New Year’s resolution statistics…

  • Stress: Part I – Understanding & Identifying Stress

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    Did you know that not all stress is bad? When the body’s physical, mental, and emotional faculties and functions shift into high—or mega high gear—in reaction to a perceived threat, that type of stress reaction can be lifesaving. This “fight-or-flight” response labeled as acute stress is the body doing what it’s supposed to do, propel…

  • Happy New Year

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    There’s no need to worry about the post-Christmas blahs settling in with so many fun, exciting, and interesting events still to come this month for the residents of the Twin Cities. With a plethora of ways for Minnesotans to ring in the new year, folks of all ages will be saying goodbye to 2017 and…

  • Minnesota Christmas Traditions – at Their Finest

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    Tradition surrounds so much of what we love and enjoy about the holiday season. The favorite recipes and special events that we look forward to every year. The warm traditions, unique to our families and communities, that create lasting memories year after year. As a melting pot of cultural influences, Minnesota is home to more…

  • Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving 2017 in Minnesota!

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    In the years following the first autumn harvest feast celebrated by the colonists and Indians at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621, individual colonies and states observed days of Thanksgiving. In the midst of the Civil War in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday to be held on the fourth Thursday in November.…

  • The Changing World of Passwords

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    Forget everything you were told in the past about creating passwords. Well, the pearl of wisdom about not leaving a sticky note of passwords attached to your computer screen—remember that one. And how about, “Keep your passwords confidential.”  An overtly obvious piece of advice that, nonetheless, still needs to be reiterated. Do not share passwords.…

  • 5 Reason Millennials Should Seek Manufacturing Jobs

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    If you’re part of the Millennial demographic, it’s likely your view of the manufacturing industry was molded by your grandpa’s life-long experiences in a factory. Well, it’s time to exchange those perceptions for the reality of today’s world of manufacturing because it’s not your grandpa’s plant/factory/industry anymore. Jobs in manufacturing are no longer the dirty,…

  • The Professional (and only) Way to Leave A Job

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    So you’ve decided the best solution is to resign. The next consideration should be how to accomplish the departure in as professional a manner as possible. “Leave professionally,” suggests career coach Hallie Crawford. “The people there may cross your path again in the future.” The admonition to “be professional” involves multiple aspects. For starters, an in-person resignation…

  • 6 Signs it’s Time to Quit

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    Although quitting a job usually carries a negative connotation, there are times when leaving your current place of employment is the best course of action. But how do you know when it’s time to bid farewell to your job? Consider these six good reasons for moving on.   The idea/thought is a recurring one. Like…