Work & Family Life

Monthly newsletter providing employees with tips to help balance family, social, and working lives.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, April

Babies Need Some 'Downtime' Too
Q My daughter-in-law thinks her new baby requires constant stimulation. How can I tell her politely that babies don't need to be "taught" or entertained all of the time?- JA., Sarasota, FLA Many new parents these days are preoccupied with their babies'...
Helping Older People Avoid Online Scams
Ever receive an official-looking e-mail saying there was a problem with your bank account or credit card - and you must act immediately to avoid a suspension of services? If you have, the message almost certainly was from con artists who were "phishing,"...
Hidden Health Risks of Drinking for Women
It's been widely reported that moderate alcohol consumption (one drink a day for women, two for men) lowers the risk of heart attack, diabetes, osteoporosis and mental decline. Studies have also shown that consuming a small amount of alcohol a day is...
How to Stop Forgetting All Those Things We Need to Remember
Sometimes I walk into the kitchen and forget why. . . . One day I totally blanked when I tried to enter my PIN number in an ATM machine.We all worry about memory lapses but, in fact, this is a normal part of aging. The good news is that age-related memory...
Jury's out on Health Benefits of Chocolate
After researchers reported high levels of antioxidants in cocoa, candy makers have had a field day marketing "heart . healthy" chocolate treats. Have the health benefits of eating chocolate been exaggerated? So it would seem.On the one hand, it's true...
Keeping Friendships Alive in Busy Times
When people are asked, "What gives meaning to your life?" friendship is high on the list. Yet the number of Americans who say they have "no one to talk to" has doubled since 1985.New research confirms what we all know: that friendships can be difficult...
Make Your Memory as Good as It Can Possibly Be
Make your memory as good as it can possibly beEven people in their 40's and 50's who are in good health and functioning effectively in all areas of their lives are concerned about their memory. While they may start to experience some memory lapses, memory...
On the Road with a Safer Teenage Driver
Many teens take Driver's Ed, but these courses "are not effective in creating safe drivers and decreasing crash risk," according to a study reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the journal Pediatrics. Other studies have found that high school...
Super Selling Tips Everyone Can Use
Whether it's persuading a client to buy a service, asking the boss for a raise, convincing fellow team members to adopt a new idea or making a formal presentation at a meeting, we all do a certain amount of selling in our jobs.We may not like to use...
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