7 Summer Reads for Entrepreneurs

After a long winter and being cooped up at home and in the office, now you have a chance to spend time outdoors, whether on your own or with your family and friends. Summer is a great time to catch up that book or two you’ve been wanting to read all winter and spring. Grab… Read more »

The Benefits of Summer Fridays

Summer Fridays, or the idea of employers offering flexible summer hours, are making a comeback. Summer Fridays are believed to have originated in 1960s New York City as a chance to compensate lower-paid workers. Summer Fridays also allowed ample time for editors at publishing houses to drive to their summer homes on the Hamptons (seriously)… Read more »

How to Manage Your Summer Intern

It’s summer break for college students, and that means your office may welcome the arrival of a new crop of summer interns. If you’re in an office where interns aren’t present two-thirds of the year, it can be a tough adjustment to manage an intern during your already busy schedule. While it takes some work… Read more »

What is Identity Status Theory?

When it comes to effectively counseling individuals, psychosocial development and the concept of personal identity must be considered by mental health professionals. Through these elements of psychology, psychologists and counselors gain a better understanding of a patient’s views, priorities and psychological struggles. As a result, these professionals can better determine the appropriate methods of treatment…. Read more »

How to Become a K-9 Officer

Some of the first personnel called to investigate the scene of a crime or disaster are often K-9 police officers and their canine companions. K-9 police officers are law enforcement professionals who partner with highly-trained police dogs to execute police duties. These police dogs are a valuable asset to many police departments around the country…. Read more »

Trademark vs Copyright: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

From efficient methods of management to the final step of a production process, each business has defining aspects that separate them from competitors. And while all aspects combine to create the company’s unique brand and reputation, intellectual property is perhaps the most important component when it comes to distinguishing a business’ identity. Intellectual property is… Read more »

4 Unique Criminal Justice Careers

Criminal justice careers span several areas including law enforcement, courts, corrections and security. Within these fields, there are specialties and areas of employment that professionals can choose from, such as forensics and opportunities with the federal government for individuals in law enforcement. Many of these careers require additional training to be qualified, but getting your… Read more »

The Importance of Employee Onboarding

Employee onboarding is a way to ensure the first experiences of new employees are positive. While employee orientation is a one-time event, employee onboarding is a long-term process designed to help newcomers acclimate to a company’s operations and culture. Implementing this process can be tricky. However, doing so effectively leads to substantially positive outcomes. Why… Read more »

Group Polarization in Social Psychology

In contemporary society, we see examples of group polarization growing day by day, in terms of politics, sports teams, and civic pride. Group polarization is defined as a phenomenon when “members of a deliberating group move toward a more extreme point in whatever direction is indicted by the members’ predeliberation tendency.” Group polarization leads to… 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 »