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What an asset Self Help is to the community

What an asset Self Help is to the community

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The consumers arrive at Self Help in Sterling every day to do repetitive jobs such as putting combs in bags or nuts in bolts, day after day, week after week, month after month. They do this not only for a paycheck to pay their bills, just as you and I; but also to feel needed, the same as you and I. Would you and I look forward to going to work every day? My boys and girls (yes, I call them my kids) are not sitting at home doing nothing or out walking the streets with nothing to do. They are interacting with others. Some of them make art projects, do some woodworking, exercise, sew, learn math and history, learn about cooking and nutrition, enjoy music, or even grow a garden that they share with other consumers. They show their compassion by helping one another, or just looking out for...
The Evolution of Self-Help and What It Looks Like Today

The Evolution of Self-Help and What It Looks Like Today

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A little bit of stress can be a good thing; it pressures you into performing at your very best at work, at the gym, and in life. But too much stress can lead to anxiety, lack of sleep, and general unhappiness. In this day and age, managing your stress levels is as easy as downloading an app, but it didn’t used to be that way. The self-help movement began with books on living a better life, but it’s still evolving today to address modern challenges and concerns. The terms “self-help,” “self-care,” and “self-love” used to vary in their meanings, but today’s leaders in the field increasingly believe that their definitions blur together. Lori Harder is an expert in self-...
'Choose Wonder Over Worry' By Amber Rae Is The One Advice Book You Should Read This Summer — Even If You …

'Choose Wonder Over Worry' By Amber Rae Is The One Advice Book You Should Read This Summer — Even If You …

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2018 is shaping up to be the year of self-help books for me. Of course, when compared to readers who have long enjoyed self-help as a genre, this might be a bit of an overstatement. But before this year I had read only a couple of books that could be shelved in the self-help section, mostly creative manifestos like Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic. In general, I was something of a self-help naysayer. With their often corny titles and seemingly out of touch authors, I felt like most self-help was just too "out there" for me, and definitely not going to do much of anything for me. But for various reasons, I've found myself drawn to these books more and more over the past six months. And I've largely enjoyed spending time with reads that have one main purpose: to make me feel good. ...
Tomberlin re-releasing debut on Saddle Creek, shares “Self-Help” video

Tomberlin re-releasing debut on Saddle Creek, shares “Self-Help” video

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Jacksonville, FL-born, Louisville, KY-based singer/songwriter Sarah Beth Tomberlin makes music under her last name, Tomberlin, and she signed to the trusty Saddle Creek, who will give a wider and expanded release to her debut album At Weddings on August 10. (It initially came out as a limited release on Joyful Noise Recordings last year, with three less tracks.) Now in her early twenties, she’s been writing the album since her teens there are and demos of a couple songs (“Any Other Way” and “Tornado”) on her Soundcloud dating back two or three years, along with a cover of Perfume Genius’ “Learning” and more. Today she released the album’s first proper single, “Self-Help.” Sarah Beth told Stereogum that she grew up in a v...
Taking Company Documents to Support Whistleblowing— When Is 'Self Help' Unlawful?

Taking Company Documents to Support Whistleblowing— When Is 'Self Help' Unlawful?

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock The Current Conflict Two business-critical policies underlying U.S. law are clashing. One policy protects companies against theft and disclosure of trade secrets. The other allows whistleblowers to take information without permission and disclose it to government agencies and courts. Gaining momentum after Sarbanes-Oxley’s passage in 2002, Congress has passed new statutes to foster and reward corporate whistleblowing. The Dodd-Frank Act is one and OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Act] now enforces 22 federal statutes that protect whistleblowers. Also, the SEC [U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission] has aggressively enforced SEC Rule 21F-17 by assessing six-figure monetary penalties against companies that use standard confidential busin...
Self-help book from the 17th Century sells for £1700 at auction

Self-help book from the 17th Century sells for £1700 at auction

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What self-help looked like in the 17th century! ‘Gentlewoman’s companion’ from 1673 offered women advice on handling everything from ‘lewd’ men to ‘windiness’The Gentlewoman's Companion by Hannah Woolley was written in 1673 The book, of which there are only six in existence, reached £1,700 at auction Includes advice on dating, cooking as well as home remedies  By Martha Cliff for MailOnline Published: 16:04 BST, 5 June 2018 | Updated: 16:21 BST, 5 June 2018 A fascinating self-help handbook which reveals how women were expected to behave in the 17th century has sold at auction for £1,700.The rare 1673 first edition of The Gentlewoman's Companion by Hannah Woolley gave the fairer sex advice on how t...
Robot serves at self-help precinct

Robot serves at self-help precinct

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When you walk into a small police station in Jinan, Shandong Province, you will not be served by a real person but by a robot that can answer your questions and tell you which machine can provide the service you need. The self-service police station in the city's Shizhong district, just a five-minute walk from the district's exit-entry service hall, has five machines that provide round-the-clock services for some exit and entry matters and also ones related to household and identification affairs. Although the machines handle some of the same matters as police officers behind a counter, their service is faster and is not limited to nine-to-five work hours. "At the self-service police station, it takes no more than three minutes to get a permit ...
Leah Cohen: A Chef's Advice On Self-Care

Leah Cohen: A Chef's Advice On Self-Care

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When it comes to the restaurant world, indulgent food and drinks served in glamorous settings might be what come to mind, and as consumers, it’s easy to think just about what we see on the plate in front of us, but there is so much going on behind the scenes. Running a kitchen and owning a restaurant take serious energy and dedication. There’s planning and preparing food, plus interacting with all different people and personalities to coordinate that finished product and overall dining experience. It’s a job that requires not just creativity, but also long hours, often physical labor, and the need to keep track of lots of pieces as you work with others. Regardless of what field you’re in, being mindful about how you’re fueling your brain and body can help y...