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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Asking for Help at Work

No one likes to feel like the weak link. This is especially true when it comes to their job. Whether it’s because of a fear of losing out on a promotion, getting fired, or simply a matter of personal pride, some people will refuse to ask for help in an attempt to avoid ‘looking bad’. Not only does this put a physical and mental strain on the individual, but it can be damaging for the company as well, only exacerbating the problem. There are ways to ask for help without losing any status in your job, and we’re going...

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Less Expensive Ways to Get the Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Do you have a constant and irresistible urge to move your legs? Is your hair brittle or falling out? Do you get ulcers and bleeding gums in your mouth? No, these are not the most pleasant questions. However, they do all have something in common. They are all signs of vitamin deficiency. Many Americans do not consume enough vitamins and minerals for optimal health. There are various reasons for this, but one of the most prevalent is that health food stores like Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe are perceived as expensive luxury brands. You shouldn’t need to be rich...

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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Most people look forward to summer for various reasons. However, the difference between a nice summer day and a dangerously hot one can come down to just a few degrees. When that dangerously hot weather lasts for multiple days, you have a heatwave on your hands. Heatwaves are not only uncomfortable; it is not an exaggeration to say that they can be deadly, particularly to young children and the elderly. That is why we’ve come up with a few free or inexpensive ways to beat the heat, even if you don’t have an air conditioning unit. Stay Hydrated This...

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Is It Healthy to Drink Large Amounts of Coffee?

Is coffee good or bad for you? Frankly, the jury is still out on the subject. While we can’t give you a definitive answer, we can present you with the evidence for both sides and let you decide for yourself. Caffeine Most people drink coffee for the caffeine. It stimulates the central nervous system and creates an energized feeling. That’s the good news. The bad news is that over time the brain starts to become addicted to that feeling, even to the point of minor withdrawal if you go too long without it. More bad news, increases in blood...

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