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April 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Why Do Some Couples Weather Financial Storms Better Than Others?

April 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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By some predictions, the COVID19 pandemic will cause the worst financial crisis in the US since the Great Depression. Already across the United States many are experiencing pay cuts and job losses, and for couples this may mean a lot of pressure on romantic relationships. Whilst financial struggles are never easy, research from the University of Arizona has found that some couples are better prepared to cope with financial stress than others. [More]

June 4, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why No Pain No Gain And Lots Of This Will Ensure Employees Remain Creative In The Workplace

June 4, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Accounting Review examines whether it is possible to design incentives that make people more creative. “In the contemporary workforce, just about any job that can be automated is being automated,” study author Steven J. Kachelmeier told us. “Routine tasks are now being performed by robots and computers. What this leaves for humans are more judgment-oriented jobs that require creative and innovative solutions to solve unique problems.” [More]

January 25, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The pressure for perfection can be devastating

January 25, 2018 17:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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While aiming high and setting goals is encouraged in 21st century society, for many, perfectionism has become an obsession. Recent research indicates Millennials, in particular, are suffering challenges to their mental and physical well-being in the pursuit of ultimate perfection in education, professional work and in their own physical images. Can anything be done to help reduce the burden young people feel in their quest for the perfect life? [More]

November 16, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working from home. Is it really less stress for success?

November 16, 2017 00:48 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Call it virtual commuting, teleworking or working-from-home. Whatever the label, the number of home-based offices in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow. Thanks to leaps in technology, it is easy to stay connected and remain productive without the commute. What a stress-less way to work, right? Not always. Researchers find the stigma around working at home is still alive and well, and the difficulty of balancing work and home can keep you up at night. [More]

December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]