Holiday Spirit Without Holiday Back Pain: How to Wrap Presents Ergonomically

Here comes the holiday gift wrapping season!  You can take the easy way out and just use a gift bag and tissue paper but if you believe in wrapping presents there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the presents are wrapped while minimizing your risk of back, neck, shoulder, or… Continue reading Holiday Spirit Without Holiday Back Pain: How to Wrap Presents Ergonomically

Protect yourself from aches and pains at your next conference!

I recently attended The Power Conference, a Maryland Women’s Business event, and consequently have been thinking a lot about how to protect myself (and you!) from the aches and pains that can accompany an all day or longer affair. But fear not! Follow these few simple tips and you can confer and network in comfort!… Continue reading Protect yourself from aches and pains at your next conference!

Serial Tasking – Why you can’t truly multi-task.

Within a work day, there are countless micro-tasks and processes that we must allocate to different sectors of our brain as we work. Most people believe that they can handle and process different tasks simultaneously, as I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “multi-tasking”. While these people may be responsible for completing more than two… Continue reading Serial Tasking – Why you can’t truly multi-task.

Buying an Office Chair – Information to Consider Before Buying

Are you tired of your old office chair? Office chairs are some of the most complained about pieces of furniture, yet people have very little idea on how to go about replacing their worn out, uncomfortable, old office chairs. It is vital to invest wisely in the chair that you will be spending most of… Continue reading Buying an Office Chair – Information to Consider Before Buying

Workers Who Are Older Than 100?

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if someday we see people who are older than 100 in the workforce.  The reason is that the 75 and older group is actually the fastest growing population in the workforce.  How does “old” get defined anyway?  The Bureau of Labor Statistics says old is 65 plus, but the… Continue reading Workers Who Are Older Than 100?

Chasing 12 rabbits (aka multitasking)

For those of you that don’t know, the human brain cannot really multitask. The brain serial tasks very quickly (in some people that are well rested) and for those people who are able to do this fast serial tasking, it feels like multitasking. Basic rule of getting things done: focus. Focus even if you don’t feel like you need to and you will find that the task gets done faster and more accurately. Don’t believe me? Time yourself.

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Incentives as motivation: do they work?

Recently there have been articles in the news about the proposed health care reform, the effects of people being un-healthy and insurance companies looking for ways to reduce costs.  One of the proposals from the insurance folks is to incentivize health.  What they are proposing is charging everyone higher premiums, then, if you submit to… Continue reading Incentives as motivation: do they work?

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