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Why your employer wants you to volunteer – and why you should

Why your employer wants you to volunteer – and why you should

Does your employer consider community service part of a job well done? If you’re wondering whether you should take advantage of your employer’s offer to pay you for volunteer time,…

Drive away distractions to protect teens behind the wheel

Drive away distractions to protect teens behind the wheel

Today’s teens face more distractions than any generation before. Many don’t recall a time when they were not continuously connected to their friends. Cell phones – which might have been…

The right technology services are the key to killer customer service

The right technology services are the key to killer customer service

Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and…

5 ways Americans unite to help one another

5 ways Americans unite to help one another

It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on…

Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock

Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock

When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of…

First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think

First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to…

Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips

Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips

The months of summer are a perfect time to hunt for hidden one-of-a-kind treasures buried in neighborhood yard sales. Whether it’s an old wooden dining chair, coffee table or bookshelf,…

Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education

Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education

When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also…

5 top trends in container gardening

5 top trends in container gardening

Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.…

How to throw a seamless summer gathering

How to throw a seamless summer gathering

You’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together,…

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