5 Ways to Increase Happiness at the Workplace

How many times have you gone to bed Sunday night thinking “I wish I didn’t have work tomorrow”. Meanwhile, you imagine ridiculous scenarios that would cancel work even though you know they have about a .0001% chance of happening.

We’ve all been there, but I’m glad to say that I usually head to work on Mondays with a happy grin and a can-do attitude. Not only do I enjoy what I do, but I go into an office environment that supports friendliness and optimism.

Unfortunately, I know that not everyone is able to have the same work atmosphere as I do. However, if you’re a manager or a leader of your business, you have the power to change your office culture and make your employees happier.

You can create a culture that’ll change the way your employees think of “work”. Instead of dreading Mondays, they’ll start looking forward to them. You’d be surprised how your actions can determine the mood of your employees, even if it’s just a simple act of kindness.

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Obamacare: How It’s Helped And Hurt Our Country

Obamacare is still a sensitive topic in our country, and it has been a popular subject during the primary elections. There have been various facts, stats, and other numbers being thrown around that leave everyone skeptical about the ACA. Some stats show Obamacare harming our society, while other stats portray the benefits of the health care law. So which one is it? Is it harming Americans or helping them?

Well the answer all depends on the consumer’s perspective. The health care law has hurt certain people and helped others, but the overall impact it has had on the country depends on how you, the consumer, perceive the facts. I am here to list the pros and cons of Obamacare to help you observe and decide on the influence of Obamacare.

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How Do You Achieve Startup Success?

Did you know that nearly 90% of all startups fail? Researchers and business leaders are trying to find out why certain businesses are able to succeed, while others get kicked out to the curb. Some fail due to their flawed product or idea, and some fail due to their lack of revenue or funding. However, even businesses with great products and large funding can result in bankruptcy.

That being said, there is still hope for all the entrepreneurs out there who are willing to sacrifice everything to build their dream company. There are certain traits that will definitely help a small business prosper and become one of the 10% startups that succeed.

So what factors matter the most for startup success?

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Which IRA Should You Choose?

When you first graduate from college, you realize that you are a full-grown adult. Now you’re going to have to find a job, find a place to live, and start paying bills. But what should you do with your source of income? Save it for a vacation? Invest with it? If so, invest in what?

As you get older, you realize some of the necessities you need to have for your future. Once you become a dependent, you slowly understand the concept of saving money, obtaining health insurance, and other tasks that you need to do to have a healthy lifestyle. One of these responsibilities is opening up a retirement account, so you can live a comfortable life after leaving the workforce. When you decide to open an account you see that there’s a regular IRA and a Roth IRA. Which one should you choose?

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Employee Wellness Programs – Are They Worth It?

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Let’s face it, America is one of the most obese countries in the world. It has gotten to a point that our reputation has been tainted for our rotund appearances. That being said, we are trying to get better fit and healthier with the latest fitness trends and diet fads. It also looks as though more and more companies are trying to find ways to promote the importance of health and wellness.

Employee wellness programs are increasing in popularity within many businesses. From free gym memberships to office meditation sessions, companies are understanding the benefits of having healthy employees. Employees need a work-life balance, yet they are spending more time at the workplace every year. If they aren’t able to go to the gym, then why not bring the gym to them?

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