What to know about applying for seasonal work

Department stores, coffee shops, specialty stores like toy stores, and distribution and fulfillment centers are all hiring temporary workers now Opportunities abound for those looking to make some extra money over winter break. “Retailers hire hundreds of thousands of people for seasonal jobs. If you can give an employer between four and eight weeks you can find a job this holiday season,” said Ellen Davis, president of the National Retail Federation Foundation and senior vice president of strategic initiatives at the National Retail Federation. Department stores, coffee shops, specialty stores…

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What to know about ‘teacup’ pigs

The touted “teacup” pigs do not stay small. In fact, they grow to become quite large. Baby pigs are cute. So what could be more enticing than a miniature pig that supposedly maintains that baby-pig appeal? Many Americans (National Geographic’s number is around 1 million) are plunking down hundreds and even thousands of dollars to acquire tiny pigs as pets. The problem is, the touted “teacup” pigs do not stay small. In fact, they grow to become quite large. Fox News in January reported on how the “overgrown swine” are…

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What to know about EMDR therapy for PTSD

While there is medication and counseling to assist individuals who suffer from PTSD, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is also a treatment option. Post-traumatic stress disorder is so common there is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs center devoted to understanding it and sharing information with the public. In fact, around 8% of the population will have PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the National Center for PTSD. And while there is medication and counseling to assist individuals who suffer from PTSD, Eye Movement Desensitization and…

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What to know about burning sage

Sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia. In recent years, taking herbal supplements and using essential oils have become mainstream. Another natural wellness technique, burning sage is a practice used for centuries in Egypt, Rome and Greek medicine, as well as within Native American healing traditions. Verywellmind.com in May highlighted five benefits of sage-leaf burning (also known as a spiritual ritual called smudging): 1. Removes bacteria from the air 2. Repels insects 3. Improves intuition 4. Improves mood 5. Reduces stress and anxiety The report indicated that, because poor…

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Did Facebook’s CEO know about ‘problematic’ privacy practices?

Wall Street Journal: Facebook found emails that show its CEO was aware of privacy practices now under investigation. Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The social media giant discovered the emails in the process of responding to a federal privacy investigation, the Journal reported, raising concerns that it would be harmful to the company if they became public. The potential impact of…

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What to know about CBD products’ safety

While just a few years ago, CBD oil and infused products were specialty items orderable primarily online, they are now filling shelves at local pharmacies. We hope you love these items as much as we did! GateHouse Media may collect a share of sales from links on this page. The acronym CBD dominates today’s headlines, billboards and advertisements. CVS, in fact, plans a rollout of CBD products in over 800 stores, reported NBC News in March. CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of the compounds found in hemp, a variety…

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What to know about adult ADHD

Of the 8 million adults with ADHD, reports the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, fewer than 20 percent have been diagnosed or treated, and only about one-quarter of those adults seek help. The National Survey of Children’s Health estimated in 2016 that at least 6.1 million children experience Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Diagnoses among children continue to rise every year, says ADDtitude Magazine, but adults battle the disorder as well. Yet, of the 8 million adults with ADHD, reports the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, fewer than 20 percent have…

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