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9 Habits That The World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived People Share

By Dan Buettner, New York Times Bestselling Author About 20 years ago, working for National Geographic, and with a grant from the National Institute on Aging, I started identifying and studying the longest-lived people, those who are in what we called the world’s Blue Zones. These are people who have eluded heart disease, diabetes, dementia, […]

30 Self-Care Tips To Increase Positive Energy and Be Happy

Are you chronically exhausted and feel like you’re in a rut? It creates a negative atmosphere that can cause a quick downward spiral into depression. How can you take care of yourself and increase your positive energy? There’s a big difference between being a toxic narcissist and indulging in some self-care tips to make you […]

10 Worst Things to Carry in Your Wallet

With identity theft rampant, keep only the essentials in your pocket or purse by Katherine Skiba, AARP In an episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry’s neurotic friend George Costanza has so much stuff jam-packed into his wallet that it’s ridiculed as a “filing cabinet.” The wallet bulges with everything from Irish currency to a coupon redeemable at […]

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Join us for a discussion on getting through the difficult times we have all experienced lately.

VCU Human Resources has put together a virtual panel discussion on Loss, Work, and Life during COVID-19. Please join us on Wednesday, January 12th at 12 noon as we focus on the difficulties of dealing with loss, working, and just living life as best we can during this pandemic. The panel discussion will be introduced […]

Quiet your inner critic

“Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take its place. When you make a mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move on instead of obsessing about it. Equally important, don’t allow anyone else to dwell on your mistakes or shortcomings or to expect perfection from […]

How to Regain Focus After Taking Time Off From Work

If you’re struggling to be productive after taking time to recharge, these tips will help you get back into work mode. Even after an unconventional holiday season with so many of us celebrating in different ways than we’re used to, getting back into “work mode” after the holidays can be incredibly challenging. Taking time off to recharge is crucial for […]

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