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Sleep Awareness Week 2019

Sleep Awareness Week is coming up soon! Join VCU HR and Anthem EAP for a presentation on “Sleep 101” where participants will: Learn the physical and mental benefits of a good night’s sleep Establish daily habits that promote sleep Learn ways to improve your sleep environment Discuss techniques for relaxation and dealing with insomnia Learn […]

Mindful Eating

Eating can nourish the mind as well as the body.  Bring all of your senses to the table with these mindful reminders. Let the fork linger – Try not to let your fork or spoon become a shovel.  Take a pause as you pick up your food, a half-moment to appreciate it before you put […]

101 Stress Relievers

Chronic stress is no joke – Yale Stress Center research reveals a correlation between stress and chronic physical conditions. Learn to deal with stressful situations effectively to avoid allowing stress to evolve into debilitating physical problems. Small Changes, Big Impact You don’t have to make broad, sweeping changes in order to reduce the effects of […]

America Saves Week

Saving works when you make it a habit February 25 to March 2 is America Saves Week. Getting into a saving mindset could make a big difference later! Set goals you can reach Saving is a challenge. To win big, you need to start small. Pace yourself and set realistic goals. Use the right tools Using […]

National Cook A Sweet Potato Day

NATIONAL COOK A SWEET POTATO DAY National Cook A Sweet Potato Day is celebrated across the United States each year on February 22nd.  The sweet potato is eaten and loved, each day, by millions of people across the nation. Either Central America or South America is thought to be the center of origin and domestication […]

Get Ahead of Anxiety – Sleep Better Tonight!

People who sleep seven to eight hours most nights are less likely to feel anxious, say preliminary results from the new Your Total Wellness Index Survey conducted by the Good Housekeeping Wellness Lab. “Shorter sleep duration is associated with more rumination and worry,” says Jacob Nota, Ph.D., a fellow at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical […]

Wellness Wednesday

Did you know RamTech is a resource for VCU faculty, staff and students? 

RamTech, VCU’s on-campus retail technology store, was created for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and VCU departments.  As your number one technology resource at VCU, RamTech is an authorized Apple and Dell campus retailer, carrying a full line of laptops, desktops, and tablets.  RamTech also carries a large selection of tech accessories including, headphones, portable […]

Presidents’ Day – lesser-known facts

Today is Presidents’ Day – a holiday originated as a celebration of George Washington’s Birthday (February 22). It was declared a federal holiday in 1879. The holiday was officially assigned the third Monday in February by the “Uniform Monday Holiday Act” in 1971. Interestingly this means the holiday is never actually celebrated on Washington’s birthday! […]

Recommended Budget Guidelines

When it comes to money, there’s certainly no shortage of ways for us to spend it, but where should our money really be going? Below are some suggested benchmarks.  To learn more, join VCU HR for “Living Off Your Paycheck” on Tuesday February 19th at 12 noon in Cabell Library, Room 250. You can register […]

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