At Work

Helping Your Partner Cope With Work

A willingness to help your partner overcome job stress is the single most important factor in dealing with the fallout from work.

Work and Cancer: How to Cope

Cancer survivors know how important a job can be to their psychological and financial well being. Here are tips to improve the ability to continue working, as well as some ways to handle workplace discrimination during treatment.

OTC Meds and Work: Not a Great Combination

You may not realize that common over-the-counter drugs can cause side effects that can jeopardize your health and your ability to perform everyday activities.

Breaking Yourself Out of a Rut

A routine isn't necessarily bad; it can be comforting because it adds structure to your life and it isn't stressful. But dissatisfaction may start to gnaw at you and erode your self-esteem if you believe you want something more in your life.

Ability to Concentrate Isn't What It Used to Be

With today's world filled with flashing images of MTV, quick news reports, and fast-food restaurants on every corner, are we capable of concentrating as well as we used to?

Deskercise for the Office Bound

Many office workers are doing simple exercises at their desks, with surprisingly healthy benefits.

How to Avoid At-the-Desk Injuries

If your computer, chair and other parts of your workstation aren't positioned properly, you can end up with sore wrists or a backache or other physical problems.

Business Travel Stress-Busters

If you take a healthy attitude toward stress in your travel plans, the payoffs include improved physical well-being, mental alertness and better job performance.

Success Secrets

Success is the business of trying to improve the things you do. Success is growing and developing. It's accepting bigger and greater challenges.

How to Develop a 'Can-do' Personality

What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try person? It's usually a matter of bravery.

Labor Pains: Reducing Your Desk-Job Ailments

If your job requires you to sit for much of the day, sooner or later you may experience pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hands or wrists.

Goal Setting for Everyday Success

Setting goals gives direction to your life. Without goals, you can drift and go nowhere.

Feet First: Choosing the Right Footwear for the Job and Sports

Both men and women should wear safety shoes and boots appropriate for the job and designed specifically to protect feet.

Working Out a Workout at Work

The office may seem like an odd place to work out, but you spend most of your day there. Even short bursts of movement count.

All About Work-Related Asthma

Occupational asthma is a lung disease in which the airways overreact to dust, vapors, gases, smoke or fumes that exist in the workplace.

Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe at Work

Most of us may not think much about our health and safety on the job, but we probably should.

Managing Work-Related Stress

It’s not the job that creates stress, it’s the way a person responds to the urgencies and demands of each workplace environment that makes them stressed or energized.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: It's All in the Wrist

Do you spend your days using a computer, sorting mail or assembling small parts? If your workplace duties put stress on your wrists, you may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Losing Weight at Work

Here are strategies that can help you troubleshoot and personalize your weight-loss plan to manage common workplace weight-loss roadblocks.

Learning to Be a More Valuable Employee

Before you walk in the door to work, make sure you bring along your talent, knowledge, skills and positive attitude.

Stop the Spread of Germs at Work

Illnesses such as the flu and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. They’re usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

How to Help a New Coworker Succeed

To help someone who is starting out in your company, remember how you felt on your first day. Was it a pleasant experience? If so, what made it that way?

Facing Up to Alcohol in the Workplace

Alcohol-dependent employees incur twice the health care costs of the average employee, are more likely to steal from their employers, are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims.

Working Mom? Aim for Less Stress

In the United States, 78 percent of all mothers with kids ages 6 to 17 work in paid jobs. Most—including married working moms—also are responsible for child care and housework.

How to Juggle Home Life and Work Life

No matter how energetic you may be, stretching yourself to the limit every day puts your health and happiness at risk.

Asthma at Work

Occupational asthma is caused by being exposed to irritants in the form of vapors, fumes, gases, particles or allergens like dust in the workplace.


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