With the pandemic keeping families at home the past couple of years, you might think they would be reading more. However, U.S. adults read 2 to 3 fewer books per year than they did between 2001 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll. Another survey by Pew Research found that 23% of Americans didn’t read a single book in 2021, and that figure is even higher for those under age … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Read More Effectively?
When was the last time you had a mental health day? Maybe you take time off each quarter. Maybe you feel guilty about staying home unless you have a fever or a sore throat. If so, you might be surprised to hear that the World Health Organization designated October 10 as the annual official World Mental Health Day. It’s part of a campaign for education, awareness, and … [Read more...] about Read This Before You Take a Mental Health Day
If someone asked you about the important relationships in your life, you’d probably start listing your family and friends. However, there's one name that you may forget to mention. We often overlook our relationship with ourselves. It can be difficult to find time for yourself when you’re busy trying to keep up with responsibilities at home and work. You may even resist … [Read more...] about A Pro-Active Path to Having a Healthy Relationship With Yourself
Money is a major source of conflict in many relationships. Disagreements and awkwardness can become even more intense when you make significantly more or less than your partner. The situation is becoming more common in the aftermath of the pandemic. While some recessions spread their losses around equally, COVID-19 widened the gap between rich and poor. How can you keep … [Read more...] about Modern Rules for Handling Income Inequality in Your Relationships
Negative feedback – it’s never something you look forward to giving as a leader. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it. Although it’s difficult to say negative things about your employees’ work, it’s worth remembering that your staff can only thrive if you give them direction. Negative feedback is a method of giving your team members the tools they need to … [Read more...] about How to Give Negative Feedback in a Positive Way