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At work, it's hard to concentrate on the task at hand with the constant pinging or dinging of incoming emails. While many complain about the number of time-wasting messages, protesting seems futile.
Nutrition counselors have arguably the lowest success rate among all health-care professionals. We have plenty of repeat customers, especially after the holidays, but we are also faced with a large percentage of "drop-outs," meaning clients who eventually give up on weight control, regular exercise, and improving their lifestyle choices.
During this recent season of Mad Men (for the record, I'm in withdrawal having to wait till 2015 for new episodes, yikes), a new character featured prominently over several episodes -- the big, honkin...
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Do you ever leave a voicemail for someone and get an email back? Have you had people text you while you're in a meeting and then get grumpy if you don't immediately respond? Different communication styles can be generational or cultural. Wherever they come from they're important and they will materially affect your career success.
In a world where every minute of every day we are exposed to non-stop information from a myriad stream of sources, this week there were moments when I sincerely felt I'd reached the point of informati...