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These Common Words And Phrases Have Racist Origins

It can be a jarring experience to learn a common word or phrase you’ve been using for years is actually kind of racist, sexist or homophobic.
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Key Words & Phrases May Indicate Depression

Nearly 19 million Americans have depression and although it is highly treatable only 36% of those suffering receive treatment . Not seeking treatment can have consequences that can be devastating including personal suffering, missed work, broken marriages, health problems and, in the worst cases,...
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640 Words And Phrases Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Congratulations! Your lexicon grew by 640 words and phrases this month as the editors of Merriam-Webster's dictionary adding creditability to an ever-changing English language. Entertainment fans will recognize a few of the new words on Merriam-Webster's list: Buzzy (generating speculation or...
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Say Bye To These Annoying Office Buzzwords

The office is full of buzzwords. From emails to conference calls, it would seen our working environment is full of words that don't mean anything at all! A new study by Fuze has found are the most irritating to workers and number one of the list is, "give 110%." Study authors say it’s time to ditch...
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Shop Smart For Sunscreens

As we gear up for summer a walk down the aisle of sunscreens can leave your head swimming on which one is the best match for you and your family. While the Federal government requires sunscreen claims to be “truthful and not misleading," the rule only applies to some terms found on the bottle. “SPF...
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Details To Ditch From Your Resume

Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely. Incredibly, you have about six seconds to make an impression so here are some streamlining ways to boost your chances of a callback. First ditch the "objective" section. If you applied, it's already obvious you want...
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Common Phrases That You Should Drop From Your Lexicon

They are fairly common phrases that we say up to several times of the day and let’s be honest, they are usually deflection phrases. “I sort of agree” or “I just kind of wish you had asked me before making that decision” are the wishy-washy to protect someone else’s feelings or to protect themselves...
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These Words And Phrases May Backfire On Your Resume

Not getting a call for an interview after dropping off your resume? It could be due to some wording and clichés that turn HR departments off! Hiring managers spend only 15 to 30 seconds looking at each candidate’s resume in many cases, using generic phrases and catchy buzzwords may be the deciding...
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Spinning the Office Negativity Into A Positive One

Navigating through conflicts at work can be a challenge and by choosing certain words and phrases can add discomfort and hurt the harmony needed in the office. Being a diplomat not only can help calm your co-workers down, it could be seen in a favorable light by the boss! Although the phrases, "I’m...
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