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The hidden power of smiling

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Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:45 AM

I have used such research to counsel patients in pain (whether physical, emotional or spiritual) about incorporating things to make them laugh, like comedy and laugh yoga, into their day.  There is value in "smiling through the pain".  It helps to be able to explain there is a neurologic basis for such advice.

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The Surprising Power of Small, Stupid Goals

The Surprising Power of Small, Stupid Goals | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Think one pushup a day can't change your life? Think again.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, March 31, 2014 9:56 AM

Here is my small stupid goal: Breathing meditation for one minute per day.  I know that meditation would be so good for me as a regular practice, but I can't seem to make myself carve out the time.  But I should be able to afford one minute!

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The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome

By Leo Babauta: 

I  absolutely adore the Internet, but there’s no doubt it has made us more distracted than ever.

 

I can see this in myself, and in watching everyone else around me: constant use of laptops, switching between browser tabs, checking things on iPhones, typing in a message here and there … we all do it.


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How You Start Your Day Matters

How You Start Your Day Matters | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it

They say the first thing you do every day when you sit down at your desk matter because it sets the whole tone of your day. Who are 'they'? ‘They’ means productivity experts, freelancers, consultants and other workers who need to make each minute count. Among a lot of people, it's considered a bit of common wisdom.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:26 PM

Or ""Don't Start Your Day by Checking Email"" - very good advice.

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Life Can Make You Bitter Or Better, Choose Better

Life Can Make You Bitter Or Better, Choose Better | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it

Life is full of setbacks and heartache. The difference between unsuccessful people and successful people often comes down to one thing: mental toughness.


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On being wrong

On being wrong | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

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Great thoughts... we are all wrong at some time... why hide it. embrace it

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What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You

What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Take a look at this experiment, participants are asked to write a letter to whom they want to thank for. Then the participants are made to call them and this is what happen.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:04 PM

I wonder if this simple intervention might help people with chronic pain cope better.  I bet it relates to right to left neocortex shifting.

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You Might Be Using Your Mouse Wrong - Life Hacker

You Might Be Using Your Mouse Wrong - Life Hacker | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Using a mouse for work all day doesn't have to be a recipe for carpal tunnel syndrome. If pain comes with the territory, you're probably using your mouse incorrectly.
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Simple awkward wrist postures can lead to pain. 

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Great Workplaces For Your Mental Health - Forbes

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Great Workplaces For Your Mental Health
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This week the American Psychological Association announced awards to four employers it says offer the most psychologically healthy places to work in North America.
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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It - NPR (blog)

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He thinks this chronic back pain is often due to persistent hypersensitivity of the nervous system.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:50 PM

No groundbreaking research reported here, but a well-written and well-reasoned story worth sharing with peopl. With back pain.

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Parents' attitude linked to kids' chronic pain - Reuters

Parents' attitude linked to kids' chronic pain - Reuters | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Parents' attitude linked to kids' chronic pain Reuters About one-fourth of adolescents and two-thirds of parents in the study reported having chronic pain, and parental pain was significantly linked to the likelihood of that parent's child having...

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Sedentary lifestyle not only can kill you, it ups disability - UPI.com

Sedentary lifestyle not only can kill you, it ups disability - UPI.com | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
UPI.com Sedentary lifestyle not only can kill you, it ups disability UPI.com Lead author Dorothy Dunlop, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, said the study is the first to show sedentary behavior is its...

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TIme to get moving.... We need to get off our butts and MOVE!!! for our health.  How can we change the way we work to incorporate movement and activity?

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:09 AM

This study has personal implications, as my job is very sedentary, and am approaching "senior" status (yikes!). Time for a treadmill desk?

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives.

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Manish Puranik's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:32 AM

"I always believed that 'What next...?' is the key question that leads you to Define, Design and Deliver on all fronts...!"

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Drugs and work comp – top issues are…

Opioids, ACOEM’s new guidelines, compounds, and, alas, physician dispensing.
Here’s a quick guide to the top issues and sources for additional info.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, April 14, 2014 7:48 PM

A shout out to ACOEM for updated opioid guidelines (disclaimer: I am on the ACOEM BOD)!

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You Don’t Feel The Weight Of Something You’ve Been Carrying Until You Feel The Weight Of Its Release

You Don’t Feel The Weight Of Something You’ve Been Carrying Until You Feel The Weight Of Its Release | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it

Life can be a roller-coaster of an adventure with highs and lows that rock your emotional being.


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Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Feeling grumpy? It happens to the best of us. Stress is one thing, but some days, your brain just decides it's in a bad mood and it feels impossible to beat it. Don't give in. Here are 10 simple ways to kill that bad mood.

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3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus

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3 Ways Your Smartphone Wrecks Your Sanity, Productivity, And Focus
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Organizational psychologists emphasize segmentation and detachment for mental health and long-term productivity.

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The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate In The Afternoon (and How To Stop)

The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate In The Afternoon (and How To Stop) | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
It’s 3 p.m. and you find yourself struggling to focus on work. You can’t seem to stop checking Facebook. Instead of being productive, you welcome distractions like text messages and co-workers coming...

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What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You

What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Take a look at this experiment, participants are asked to write a letter to whom they want to thank for. Then the participants are made to call them and this is what happen.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:04 PM

I wonder if this simple intervention might help people with chronic pain cope better.  I bet it relates to right to left neocortex shifting.

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Return to Work: The Curtis Weber Story

Curtis Weber was injured at work when he was 17 years old. In this video, created in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan, Curtis, his family, and his frie...
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Safety at work is so crucial.   

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Accommodation failing? Focus on performance - Business Management Daily

Accommodation failing? Focus on performance
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If not, you can and should discipline him despite his disability. Recent case: Ernie worked in information technology for Duke Energy.
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The last stigma: mental illness and the workplace - Contra Costa Times

The last stigma: mental illness and the workplace - Contra Costa Times | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
The last stigma: mental illness and the workplace Contra Costa Times "We still have a long way to go," says Lisa Smusz, executive director of PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services), an Alameda County-based nonprofit working to...
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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It - NPR (blog)

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He thinks this chronic back pain is often due to persistent hypersensitivity of the nervous system.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:50 PM

No groundbreaking research reported here, but a well-written and well-reasoned story worth sharing with peopl. With back pain.

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Why Me? Perceptions of Justice Influence Pain Experiences - Association for Psychological Science

Why Me? Perceptions of Justice Influence Pain Experiences - Association for Psychological Science | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Do you live with chronic #pain? What beliefs do you hold about #justice & fairness? http://t.co/BL4K8qGq31 #CBT #compassion

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:10 PM

I realized in reading this that I have a similar reaction - "It's not fair!" - when my commute takes longer due to traffic.  This reaction of resentment is what makes me suffer on days when my drive is long, not the long commute itself.  How do we help patients with pain see this and let go of the feeling of injustice?  Can they be helped to let go of anger without necessarily accepting that this is part of the problem?

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Ergonomics: How to sit the right way - The Register Star

Ergonomics: How to sit the right way - The Register Star | Work is Healthy | Scoop.it
Ergonomics: How to sit the right way
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Ergonomics: How to sit the right way. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:30 am.
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Ergonomics is important if we are going to sit but sitting is unhealthy.  Read my other post this morning on sitting and disease!

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