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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. Blood pressure screening What: High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and…

Staying Connected to Your Humanity in the Digital Age

Technology has a profound impact on our lives, by and large affecting when, where and how we live and work, as well as influencing how we see and understand the world. But now that we’re always on and always connected, how can we strike a healthy work-life balance that ensures we don’t lose our humanity in the digital age? The price of our time More than one-third of respondents (36 percent) to a survey by Future Workplace for Kronos Inc. said they had given up work-life balance. Millennial and Gen Z employees were especially sensitive to this loss—83 percent reported they felt they had given up work-life balance, as opposed to 29 percent of Baby Boomers. Meanwhile, in the Pew Research Center’s July 2018 “Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life,” Carolyn Heinrich, a professor of public policy, education and economics, writes: “If someone would have told me I…

Finding the Right Mentor to Grow Your Career

Mentors can be crucial to your professional and personal development, no matter your career stage. But how do you find one? Should you choose someone in your industry? Does it need to be a person you know? Here are five strategies you should consider when trying to find a mentor who is right for you. 1. Find someone successful in your field. Do a little research to find a professional in your industry. If you’re a web designer, for example, you might want to ask a creative director to become your mentor. This person will be able to speak the right lingo, and he or she will likely know professionals in your industry, which will be helpful for climbing the ladder. You might think first of people within your company, but this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, your mentor doesn’t need to work with you — and…

Tips for Building a Powerful Personal Brand Online

In today’s crowded online market, building a successful personal brand has never been more important, no matter what position you have or industry you work in. An online personal brand sets you apart and helps you form a lasting impression on both employers, colleagues and customers. Without an attractive personal brand to reach your intended audience, it may be difficult for you to build a profitable business or land the job of your dreams. How can an online brand advance your goals? Personal brands are important to everyone, not just marketers and entrepreneurs. They can go a long way in advancing your professional status. For instance, if you want to take on more customers, your brand is crucial to attracting new clients and keeping the ones you already have. An online brand, when done right, provides customers not just with a snapshot of the services you offer but who you…