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Caregiving during the holidays (access required)

With some planning and adjusted expectations holiday celebrations can still be joyous. The key is to check in with each other and agree that you may need to make some changes to the traditions that you’ve held dear.

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Give Yourself a Gift for 2023 (access required)

Nonprofit Management Jeff Paille

We’re well into the traditional holiday gift-giving season; but what kind of a gift can you give yourself and your not-for-profit organization?

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How small businesses can buffer inflation by joining a GPO (access required)

This column is a shout out to businesses worried about inflation, particularly small businesses. There is one action you can take right away to help ease inflationary pressure and your anxiety. Typically, business news focuses on the ABCs — Amazon ...

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Dollar-cost averaging for investors (access required)

informed investor sig

Against the backdrop of recent market volatility and record inflation, we are seeing renewed interest in an investment strategy known as “dollar-cost averaging.” Nearly fifty years after the publication of his seminal work titled A Random Walk Down Wall Street, ...

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Experimenting with the four-day work week (access required)

“Given all the challenges of the pandemic, including recruiting new people, our company is considering experimenting with a 4-day workweek. On one hand, I think our people would welcome the flexibility, but I’m worried that we’d only have the ability ...

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Law: What every business should know about arbitration provisions in 2022 (access required)

Is arbitration really faster, cheaper, and more efficient? Arbitration provisions are often regarded as “boilerplate:” copied from forms and templates and pasted into commercial, consumer and employment contracts with little thought. Without proper customizing and updating for 2022, these simple ...

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Quiet quitting: A reckless term for “disengaged” (access required)

People tend to check out when they feel they’re giving more than they receive at work, especially if it happens on a regular basis. Even the most engaged, committed team member will eventually shut down if they consistently face unreasonable workloads, deadlines or toxic environments

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Handle hard better (access required)

Going Solo sig with Robin DeWind

The moment we handle something hard, life suddenly gets even harder. It is preparation for what is next.

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Protecting the environment by working less (access required)

The challenge for me personally is that I was already struggling to get my job done in 40 hours per week, and now I’m supposed to do it in 39. So far, it’s not going well.

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