Time Management Methods for Traveling Consultants

If you’re a traveling consultant, you’re already aware that time management is vital when you’re on the road week after week. Along with meeting deadlines and staying productive, traveling consultants have to factor in other obstacles—such as getting enough sleep, flight delays, or navigating an unfamiliar city. Our team of travel experts shared 6 strategies […]

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5 Ways To Actually Disconnect While On Vacation (Infographic)

In this tech-obsessed world, you’re always glued to at least one of your electronic devices. You’re constantly notified of an email, text, call, meeting—the list goes on. Even some fitness trackers now let you know when you’re receiving a phone call. While it’s imperative to stay in the loop during the workweek, you deserve some […]

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20 Sneaky Ways to Fit Exercise into the Workday

You might want to read this article standing up—it's better for you. In fact, anything that gets you out of your chair during the workday is good for your health, says physician and obesity specialist James Levine. He says most people sit for more than half the day, raising their risk for diabetes, heart problems and all sorts […]

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7 TED Talks Healthcare IT Professionals Should See

In a workday filled with big projects, how much time do you leave for big thinking? Probably not much if you’re a typical healthcare IT professional working in what author Daniel Forrester calls “a constant fog of action and immediacy.” Here’s our suggestion to cut through the fog: take a daily TED break. For the […]

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5 Ways to Keep Calm at Work

Funny, hearing the command “Just relax!” doesn’t do anything to settle your nerves if they’ve been rattled. We can be unnerved by all kinds of factors while on the job, from sleep deprivation to mood fluctuations to high-stress situations. If you ever feel like you’re going to lose it, try one (or all) of the […]

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Is Your Health IT Job Making You Gain Weight?

Out with the days of factory work and assembly lines, in with the desk jobs and computers. If you’re an IT consultant, you may spend many hours sitting at a desk, reviewing lines of code, programming new computer systems and testing for software bugs – but what you probably aren’t doing is moving around a […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Hotel Room Healthier

Outside of airports, hotels are a germaphobe’s worst nightmare. And if you’re a frequently traveling healthcare IT consultant, you’re constantly in and out of both situations. With the 2014-2015 flu season starting this month in the United States, it’s best to prepare early to protect yourself against germs. In addition to eating right in your hotel room […]

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5 Tips for Mixing Alcohol and Work Events

Whether it’s at a holiday party, company retreat, project milestone celebration or happy hour, business and booze are frequently intertwined. Just like attending other after-hours work-related functions, having a drink with coworkers and superiors with can help you bond with your team or even move up the corporate ladder, depending on the situation. But since […]

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Caffeine

"Coffee + nap = brain reboot" isn't exactly the math we learned in school, but according to findings from the Sleep Research Laboratory at Loughborough University, it's the perfect solution for, say, a working health IT consultant experiencing jet lag or sleep deprivation. If you're exhausted at work (and don't typically have adverse reactions from […]

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What Kind of Music Should You Listen to at Work?

Listening to music at work can lift your mood, increase your endurance, improve your memory and boost your productivity. Melodious sounds encourage the release of dopamine in the reward area of the brain, similar to eating something decadent, seeing something attractive or smelling a pleasant aroma, said Dr. Amit Sood, a physician of integrative medicine […]

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18 Ways to Have a More Positive Attitude at Work

Walt Whitman said, "Keep your face toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." Sunlight and shadows aside, if you have a positive attitude at work, you’ll not only have more friends, but you’ll be a more productive employee. A positive attitude boosts your energy level and makes others want to help you, according […]

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