SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Stress Busters for the Holidays
Thanksgiving is over and since it fell later than usual this year, Christmas will be here before you know it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of less time to prepare. W... Posted on 12/5/13 at 9:05 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Halloween health and safety tips
Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the year for many children eager to dress up and go door to door in search of candy. But Halloween also presents parents with a number of challen... Posted on 10/31/13 at 10:14 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Helping Your Child Control Anger
Every parent has a moment of feeling overwhelmed and that's completely natural. In our upcoming class,Helping Your Child Control Anger,you'll share with other parents the different techniques and i... Posted on 10/22/13 at 2:43 PM
GARDEN TALK Growing Healthy Vegetables
Josh Kielsmeier, University of Minnesota graduate student under Michelle Grabowski, presented an enlightening garden talk and walk titled Growing Healthy Vegetables on the evening of August 13 to twen... Posted on 9/8/13 at 5:34 PM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES The Working Mommy Menu
Being an oilfield wife and juggling a fulltime job makes mealtime nothing less than creative and challenging especially when you are a mommy too! I will be the first to admit, when Daddy is away at ... Posted on 7/15/13 at 7:21 AM
There are definite upsides to having children: they’re cute; they’re super cuddly; and they come with certain tax benefits. There are also downsides: they puke a lot; they don’t clean up said puke; and they do socially inappropriate things in public (the more public, the better as far as they’re concerned).
We’ve all seen it — the emotional build-up, the red crumpling face, the outburst of crying, screaming or worse. A child’s angry explosion may leave parents feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to handle it — or to bridle their own frustration.
As the holidays draw closer, your mind can start spinning with all of the items on your to-do list, and stress that results from trying to do it all — and doing it perfectly — can take a toll on your health.
A time of festivities and celebration, the holidays pose special challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who are caring for them. When planning family events, “focus on what is safe, manageable and meaningful to that person,” said Ashley Magner, regional care consultant with the Minnesota and North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Not everyone needs an Ethel Mertz. Pam McGee of Fargo refers to the fictional “I Love Lucy” character to make a point about friendship. Society pressures people to always have a best friend, to be an Ethel and a Lucy, but sometimes, friendships end, and it isn’t easy, McGee says.
Stories abound about business meetings gone awry via Skype, today’s virtual connection with 300 million registered users logging on to make free or low-cost voice and video calls. Whether you Skype with someone in the same city or in Dubai, you need to be prepared and mindful to be viewed (and seen) as a professional. Here are a few handy tips to make the right Skype impression.
I did it again. I hit delete on my unread emails. I should correct that by saying my husband hit delete on my unread emails. I had more than 1,400 in one account alone. I’ve even filtered things to go into folders to help me better manage them. But even with those rules and filters in place I still had too many unread emails.
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