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Tips for Handling Conflict Resolution in the Office

Tips for Handling Conflict Resolution in the Office

According to American Psychological Association (APA), 65% of Americans cite work as a top source of stress in their lives. Being that it’s a place we spend so much time, we should enjoy our day, or least not get stressed out. Far too often, however, there are problems such as jealousy, power struggles, gossip, and drama that can lead to stress and workplace conflicts. How a company handles conflict resolution in the office can impact everything from its productivity to its turnover rate, making it an important issue to stay on top of.

“Conflicts in the office can result from people of different generations and ideologies working together, or because they are lacking a strong leader to help set the example of what is acceptable,” explains Jamie Wright, a renowned millennial lawyer and political pundit. “The good news is that where there is conflict there are resolutions. There are always effective ways to handle the situations as they arise.”

LearningRx Names March Madness/Brain Awareness Month Winners

LearningRx Names March Madness/Brain Awareness Month Winners

Katie Merritt, age 9 of Reston, Va and Gabriel Galdabini, age 7 of Arlington, Va. won LearningRx’s Brain Awareness Month’s March Madness Competition at its Reston and Vienna centers, respectively. The March Madness brain competition required all competitors to complete a circuit of five brain training activities as quickly as possible (with accuracy). Merritt held the winning time at LearningRx Reston at 2 minutes and 7 seconds, while Galdabini won with 4 minutes and 25 seconds LearningRx Vienna. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Merrit and Galdabini received a basket full of brain training games and brain-healthy snacks, including: 5 Second Rule, Set, Spot It, Distraction and Apples to Apples, dark chocolate-covered blueberries and nut mix.

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

 

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is turning 30 on Feb. 6, 2017. In celebration, Carmello’s will offer 30 percent off all food from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12, 2017, located at 9108 Center Street in Manassas. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s has been a family-owned restaurant in Historic Manassas, since 1987. Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine with Portuguese influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re so grateful for our customers, and we welcome them to stop by and help us celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

5 Super Tips from a Minority Woman on How to Succeed in 2017

5 Super Tips from a Minority Woman on How to Succeed in 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, African Americans make up less than five percent of the lawyers in the country. That slim statistic didn’t keep one African American woman, Jamie Wright, from blazing a trail right toward the front of the line and becoming successful. She found what works to help her reach the top- she put it into action, and hasn’t looked back since. Her success, especially in a field dominated by men, has inspired others to not let the statistics and naysayers hold them back.

“You cannot rest on your laurels and wait for the statistics to get better before you blaze your own trail into your career of choice,” explains Jamie Wright, a renowned millennial lawyer and political pundit. “You have to be the one to help change those statistics. You have more strength than you may realize. You can do a lot more than what you, or even the messages you may be receiving from society, may have led you to believe.”

Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour was named winner of the 2016 Magellan Award for Best in Europe for Culture and Arts by Travel Weekly, a premiere travel magazine. Haymarket, Va.-based owners George and Linda Meyers host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry, which honors the best in travel and is judged by a 14-member panel.  The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel.   

Coin Up App Helps Holiday Shoppers Forget the Guilt, Donate Change to Charity

Coin Up App Helps Holiday Shoppers Forget the Guilt, Donate Change to Charity

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it a frenzy of gift shopping for family and friends starting Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, during the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend, there were 151 million people who shopped either in stores or online. Their spending averaged $299.60 each. What’s more, the federation estimates that holiday sales this year will reach $655.8 billion. While the focus of holiday shopping tends to be buying gifts for those who already have so much, this year many consumers can do something to feel better about their spending by rounding up the change from each transaction and donating it to those who are in need. 

Hollywood Coins Up: Celebrities Turning to an Innovative Mobile App to Collect Change for Charities

Hollywood Coins Up: Celebrities Turning to an Innovative Mobile App to Collect Change for Charities

When celebrities align with a cause they are passionate about, people notice. In doing so, their efforts can make a major impact by bringing awareness to the charity organizations they support or lead. Four celebrities in particular who are lending their name to charity organizations are making it even easier for their fans to engage in the habit of giving, by “Coining Up” through the new mobile donation app – Coin Up.   

”A celebrity who is committed to making a difference for their charity, combined with a convenient and automated way for their fans to donate to that charity, is a winning formula for major social impact,” explains Leena Patidar, chief executive officer and co-founder of Coin Up. “Celebrities make it easy to build awareness about the causes that they care about, and Coin Up’s mobile app has made it effortless for people to donate their spare change from everyday transactions.”