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Don’t Neglect to Invest in Your Professional Development

In the thick of the workday, it’s common to feel like you don’t have the time to learn new tasks or skills. It often feels like there’s always something more important to cross off your to-do list. But it’s important to set aside time to cultivate your professional development. Doing so can help you get ahead in your career, not just at your current job, but in future roles as well. Still unconvinced? Below are a handful of reasons you should invest in yourself, plus valuable tips to do it quickly and efficiently, so that you can make the most of what little time you have. 1. Become a more desirable job candidate. Employers are always looking to hire smart, driven people who have a wide set of skills and are committed to developing their expertise. Having lots of experience in different areas will go a long way, especially if…

9 Key Health Screenings Everyone Should Consider

Staying healthy can feel like a full-time job. There is always something new to know — or worse yet, to be afraid of. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated and overwhelming. In fact, simply getting your regular screenings can go a long way in preventing chronic conditions and detecting other serious conditions in their early stages. Because an increasing number of health insurance plans now have to cover many basic screenings, it makes sense from every financial angle to get your regular screenings. Not only are you already paying for many of them through your monthly health insurance premium, but the cost of treating a cancer or a chronic condition far outweighs any out-of-pocket expense you might have to cover. Here are nine screenings to make sure you keep up with. Colonoscopy What: A procedure that screens for colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer diagnosed in men…