Lloyds boss: Mental health issues can break lives

Firms that ignore mental health issues risk “breaking employees’ lives and families”, the boss of Lloyds Banking Group has warned. Companies not paying attention to mental health also incur huge costs to the economy, research suggests. Employees’ mental health issues cost businesses £40bn a year, a Deloitte study found. Firms lose an average nine days work a year – two absences, and the rest where workers are present but not focused. Financial crisis Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osario is someone with personal experience of how workplace stress can affect anyone –…

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How To Get Unstuck To Make Career Progress

So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’ve fallen off the wagon or have hit a serious stumbling block. According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is a whopping 80 percent. And that statistic can be especially disheartening when you’ve made career-related resolutions, and you feel you’ve hit a professional plateau. Here are seven tips on how to get unstuck and back on track to make progress in your career: 1. Admit you’re in a rut.…

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Guruvani: ‘The next generation is impatient with career’

Arun Ram Krishna Verma, director, Gnyanodaya Multipurpose Hg School, Vasai.(HT ) Talking about the challenge he faces as the director of the school, Verma says he says it is his duty to take the students forward to the 22nd Century, for which one needs to be well equipped with latest technologies and trends. He also stresses on the importance for teachers to keep up to date with the changing times and trends in order to teach the students. Talking about the next generation, he says the young ones are impatient…

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Damon Agyeman scores first career WHL goal

Cochranite Damon Agyeman scored his first goal at the junior level with the Medicine Hat Tigers after a first period tally in a 7-5 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Jan. 11. Photo credits to the Medicine Hat Tigers Coming into their Jan. 11 match up with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman and Cochrane resident Damon Agyeman had only played seven games of his rookie season in the Western Hockey League (WHL). His eighth turned out to be the lucky one as he scored his first…

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8 Questions That Will Help Diagnose Your Current Career Status

Once you decide your career needs rehabbing, you need to evaluate the current state of your career. This is the “diagnosis” phase. It’s similar to a contractor inspecting a home they’re planning to renovate: You’re going to evaluate what remains strong, what could use some minor repairs, and what needs to be completely gutted and rebuilt. This inspection of your career is called the Rehab YOU Evaluation, and it will require you to be transparent and open to new ways of designing, building, testing and launching your personal brand, once you…

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Throw the Texas Party You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Throwing a great party starts with the right vision. Whether you live in Texas or just love the state’s unique character, throwing a Texan party is a great way to make an even amazing. From finding the right Austin event rentals to planning your menu, below are some tips to help you throw the Texas party you’ve always dreamed of. Take Advantage of the Outdoors Texas has a lot to offer outside. Depending on where you are in the state, the weather can be perfect for parties almost year-round. You’ll…

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Brave new world: the best-designed travel destinations for 2020

Makerere University’s Lumumba Hall, built in the late 60s and opened to students in 1971. Photograph: Timothy Latim Kampala, Uganda: a tour of tropical modernism Under a tree outside Uganda’s National Theatre sits architect Doreen Adengo, sheltering from the sun that beats down before heavy rain at this time of year. It’s here she begins her tours of African or “tropical” modernist buildings in Kampala’s central business district, aiming to increase awareness and appreciation of their architecture. She started last year, inspired by architect Manuel Herz’s book African Modernism – The Architecture…

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The future of travel

International carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines did a recent survey to figure our how travellers are changing the way they search, book and travel. From booking with the aid of voice technology and sustainable alternatives such as rail services, to facial recognition technology at security its an ever-changing world of travel out there. Destination Instagram The surveys shows that half of Gen Z and millennials consider how ‘Instagrammable’ their destination will be when booking. How many “likes” will it generate? The guarantee of taking beautiful holiday snaps is a prerequisite…

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Tangled Apple EarPods, but make it fashion

Though it seems like most people have fully embraced AirPods, let us not forget our roots, and the fact that all of us were once victims to the wired, messy cable life. These tangled Apple EarPod earrings by artists Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland serve as a humbling reminder of from where we came. The statement piece, first put on our radar by XOXO Festival co-founder Andy Baio, sells for $40 on the duo’s merch shop, Beef’s World. The story behind the earrings tells the sweet moment when the artists were inspired…

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3 Career Tips To Kick Off The New Year

A new year is the perfect time to get your career on track. Whether you’re working towards a promotion, looking for a new job, or are simply seeking growth opportunities, it’s important to take charge of your career. Take advantage of the new year and the momentum that comes with it with these three tips to kick off your career in 2020. Don’t procrastinate. There’s no time like the present to get things started. Procrastination will only ensure that your career stays stagnant. Don’t allow yourself to do things tomorrow,…

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