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No is the new yes: Handy phrases for saying no politely

Saying no to requests, favors, and opportunities is just as essential to our well-being as saying yes.

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Quick tips: De-stress express

There are lots of simple, fast and effective ways to de-stress. Using some of these reprieves will give your mind and soul a chance to de-escalate.

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Book review: ‘Stop Giving It Away’

Book review: Nurses are caretakers by definition. But the line between helping others in a healthy way and helping others at our own expense can get blurry.

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The med/surg nurse: What’s in your toolkit?

Med/surg nursing is often referred to as the backbone of the profession. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses says that med/surg nursing is the "solid rock ... of every institution."

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Nurse entrepreneur series: Q&A with founder/CEO of Vascular Access Plus

This installment of the nurse entrepreneur series features Jamie L Howard-Hamm, RN, BSN, VA-BC. Jamie is the founder and CEO of Vascular Access Plus, a unique nurse-run agency in Omaha, Neb., that is dedicated to providing patients with access to high quality vascular access care. In this Q&A, Jamie shares her experience as an entrepreneur, as well as advice for other nurses who may be considering a nursing entrepreneurial venture of his or her own.

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21 ways to treat yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and it’s importance, but what does it really mean? It’s not about expensive massages or luxury vacations. It’s about boosting your spirits in ways that speak to your soul, as part of your daily, regular routine. Here are 21 simple treats you can try as a way to celebrate and nurture you.

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9 quick facts nurses should know about medical marijuana

As state marijuana laws continue to evolve, there are many considerations that nurses will need to examine. Here are some facts that provide an overview of some of the issues related to medical marijuana use and legislation.

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6 habits for your healthiest summer yet

Forget New Year’s resolutions. Summer is the best time of year to commit to healthier habits. Let the summer season guide you into feeling your best with these 6 healthy habits.

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4 subtle bullying tactics and what to do about them

We typically associate bullying and lateral violence with overt verbal abuse. But there are less obvious tactics, too. And if we’re being really honest with ourselves, we’re all guilty of them from time to time.

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Quick Tips: Inspire a new nurse

Inspiring a new nurse doesn’t have to take much time or energy, but it can make a world of difference in his or her life. This infographic shares small, but powerful ways you can inspire a new nurse.

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