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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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The flight nurse: What’s in your toolkit?

Flight nurses are the toughest angels in the sky. What does a flight nurse need to do his or her best? These items in the flight nurse toolkit are a good start. Any flight nurses out there? Tell us what we missed!

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12 telltale signs it’s time for a vacation

Maybe it’s time for a vacation. Here are 12 signs you need to get out of Dodge for a little while.

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Tips for nurses who want to kick the tobacco habit once and for all

If you’re a nurse and you smoke, you may have lots of guilt and self-doubt. But you can beat it. You have fellow nurses all around you who have been able to quit the habit.

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25 invaluable gifts that patients give nurses

When the going gets tough, it’s the patients that keep nurses going. This list consists of 25 gifts that patients give us each day. These gifts don’t have monetary value, but they’re worth far more than any dollar amount. They’re deposits that go straight to our hearts.

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Book review: ‘Runaway Girl: A Nurse’s Story’

"Runaway Girl: A Nurse’s Story," by nurse writer Lois Gerber, RN, BSN, MPH, is an account of one young woman’s trials and triumphs as she seeks to make it on her own in nursing school in the era after WWI.

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5 non-nursing books to take you on a mind escape

We love books about nursing and nurses. But sometimes reading should be all about taking a brief vacation from the realities of your world. These five books will transport you to different times and places. But all will make you smile and restore your sense of goodness in the world.

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Special connections: The nurse-patient relationship

There are many other ways, big and small, that nurses connect with their patients every day. Jessica Wright, NICU clinical nurse educator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, creates these uniquely wistful and touching portraits of little fighters in the NICU where she works. Using an image of the infant, she creates a dream world around them.

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