5 Types of Anxiety Disorders in Adults

In their lifetimes, nearly one in five Americans will have an anxiety disorder. About 40 million people in the United States, ages 18-54, have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, making it one of the most common mental illnesses. But it’s important to note the difference between simple anxiety and a disorder. According to the… Read more »

Coping With Addiction: 6 Dysfunctional Family Roles

Although individuals suffer, addiction is truly a family disease. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence states that addiction “stresses the family to the breaking point” and impacts family unity, mental and physical health, finances and overall family dynamics. Living with addiction also puts family members under “unusual stress” and can have a dangerous… Read more »

The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting millions of Americans every day. An estimated 21 million Americans age 12 or older (7.8 percent of the population) required treatment for substance abuse in 2016, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The National Institute on Drug… Read more »

Types of Partnerships in Business

A partnership is an unincorporated organization with two or more partners. It is recognized as the simplest way for two or more people to own a business. There are different types of partnerships, but partnerships are all designed to balance the risks and returns of the relationship. Negatives of partnerships include some loss of control… Read more »

How to Start a Subscription Box Business

A subscription box business delivers boxes filled with a certain type of product at set intervals. Customers typically pay a set amount to receive a new box at the same time each month. Some subscription box businesses vary frequency of deliveries and offer the product at different tiers, which changes what the customer will receive…. Read more »

A Guide to Healthcare Careers and Requirements

Healthcare occupations and industries will have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs by 2024, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS expects healthcare and social assistance to become the largest-employing sector, overtaking both the government and business/professional services. Some lesser-known healthcare careers can be a strong option… Read more »

7 Low-Cost Workplace Incentives to Boost Morale

Low morale can undermine productivity and lead to increased employee turnover. With the average turnover rate for all U.S. industries at 16.7 percent and the direct replacement costs for employees reaching as high as 50 percent to 60 percent of the individual’s annual salary, businesses need to pay attention to morale in order to be… Read more »

Business Management: 4 Types of Planning

Business planning seems like it would be something that organizations do well, given the near self-evident importance of the concept. Yet, that is not necessarily the case. “In my experience leading dozens of business planning workshops in countries all over the world, I’d say only about 10% to 15% of teams I’ve encountered have an… Read more »

5 Networking Strategies for Introverts

“Introverts can find networking intimidating because of all the louder extroverts in the room trying to sell themselves,” author Stefan Thomas says in The Guardian. “But introverts make the best networkers because they’re good listeners and tend to be more interested in other people than about talking about themselves.” By harnessing their strengths, introverts can… Read more »

Rehabilitative Work: Physical Therapy vs Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy and occupational therapy both involve providing hands-on rehabilitative work to help patients with injuries and disabilities. However, these are not interchangeable fields. What is the difference between physical therapy vs occupational therapy? The following sections explore key areas that distinguish the two types of professions. Job Responsibilities Physical therapists can help patients reduce… Read more »