In the line at the bank window, nice guys really do finish last. Researchers from Notre Dame, Cornell and the University of Western Ontario have found that those who are nice at work -- that is, in the sense of being agreeable -- make less money than people who are mean.
Jobs reports, unemployment extensions and federal stats on disability payments continue to paint a picture of slow economic recovery. There is a lot of stress when you don’t have a job. Of course no career is absolutely stress-free, but some jobs are certainly less stressful than others.
One of my many resolutions for 2014 is to find ways to say “no” more often. It’s not that I don’t want to help but I have a tendency to say yes to everything. It’s flattering to be asked to help or be told you are important to the project’s success but it can cost you important family time.
Heads up bridal show attendees. Beware the seven year itch and the seven year boredom check! If you find marriage boring after seven years, it doesn't get any better. All the excited brides and grooms attending this weekend’s event at the Sundome are thinking happily ever after but there is a reality check up ahead.
The magic feeling of Christmas is beginning to fade as we plow on to the new year. But before we leave December behind, let’s remember one more time the reason for the season and the birth of Christ. Maybe you plan to work on your spirituality in the new year. Here’s some food for thought.
We have shared the thoughts Association of Washington Business president Don Brunell at time or two in the past. As we stand in the midst of the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas it’s time once again to check in the with the wisdom and ideas of Mr. Brunell on the topic of keeping the holiday spirit all year long. We teach our kids that it is better to give than receive and that’s a thought that should empower us 365.
I have never been a gear head or car guy. Reliable transportation is about all that's ever mattered to me. I suppose that could change if I hit the Mega Millions. Should that happen I just might have to look into a new Maserati.
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