5. Enjoy A Bit Of Success (It Sustains You) If you are in the “I have to quit” doldrums, this is the time to do the easiest thing on your list first. Hell, write things on your to-do list that you’ve already done just so you can scratch through them. Success is extremely motivating. So whatever it takes for you to feel like you’re doing a good job—clocking in at 8:58 a.m. instead of 9 a.m., or meeting with that college sophomore who wants to hear about your career path, or introducing your boss to an impressive new contact (really, just a five-minute email)—do it. You’ll be happier coming to work tomorrow. Because you are coming back tomorrow! … [Read more...] about How To Get Over The Feeling That You Want To Quit Your Job After Maternity Leave
Most importantly, do not enter into these conversations with the mind-set of asking for a special accommodation. “If you feel like you’re asking for a concession, the company’s going to feel that way too,” says talent executive Marcy Axelrad. “Often, these conversations are approached in a negative way, as a conflict, or as an accommodation, versus, here’s my business proposal of what’s going to work for both of us, and I’d love to take you through it. It’s positive.” … [Read more...] about Exactly What To Say In Three Awkward Post-Maternity Leave Conversations
In addition to outdoor air pollution penetrating indoors, we also have indoor sources of air pollution. After we trapped ourselves in these airtight chambers and became appalled at the odors we started to notice, we started to use sprays, candles, and scented cleaners to make that stuffy indoor air smell just a bit better, without realizing that those sprays can create a whole other set of attacks on our health. And then we doused ourselves in underarm deodorant, cologne, perfume, and scented shampoo so we would smell good in all of these stuffy boxes we created. Not to mention all the building materials and furniture that off-gas pollutants into our sealed-box homes and offices. There are all sorts of potential indoor contaminants, some of which you may be familiar with, and some of which you probably haven’t thought much about. … [Read more...] about We spend 90% of our time inside—why don’t we care that indoor air is so polluted?
However, that could change, especially if that patient sees wearable devices as a natural extension of their doctor’s stethoscope. That’s when the crucial wellness and preventative potential of digital health can happen. “When those devices detect that something is going the wrong way, the clinician shows up on your phone within a matter of a minute and says, ‘Hey, we just detected that you have an arrhythmia, and this is what we’re going to do about it,'” Tong says. … [Read more...] about Telehealth’s future is bright. Here’s what it’ll look like in 2025
Today, Fabian’s team is working on its own software-based Ebola aid program in Liberia. UNICEF’s Innovation Unit is expanding the distribution of a text messaging service called U-Report, which uses local slang to distribute information about Ebola to the many young people who already own dumb phones. In order to develop the tool, Fabian and his team worked with Liberian kids to find out what kind of information they’d even be interested in receiving (like school openings and closures), then translated it. (For example: “What has changed the most in your community because of Ebola” becomes “wat bother U d most abt Ebola.”) … [Read more...] about Can 1,000 Smartphones Make A Difference In The Fight Against Ebola? Or Just Make Us Feel Better?