Ann M. Vracin

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How to Be Happier at Work

Sep 15, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

How to Be Happier at Work

Are you happy? The answer to that question may matter more than you think. Researchers have increasingly found links between happiness and job performance. Whether you own a business, or are just starting out on the corporate ladder, you may find that it pays to be happy. 

Accentuate the Positive

Happiness at work has proven to increase performance and productivity. Yet, it can be difficult to achieve. The majority of people are hardwired for negativity. This negativity bias can be overcome by changing the way you think. 

Take the Test

Economists have developed a survey that scientifically measures how happy your team is at work. It can be taken by an individual, or by an entire organization. Known as The Happiness at Work Survey, it was based on a wellbeing model that was developed for the UK Government Office of Science.

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Incorporating Eclectic Style In Your Home

Sep 12, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Incorporating Eclectic Style In Your Home

Eclectic style is one of the most versatile decor themes you can choose for your home. It allows you to showcase the best of what you love about the different pieces and the eras they represent. Check out this list of do’s and don’ts to pull your eclectic pieces together and create a home that is a polished yet welcoming haven.

DO mix textures, styles, and colors

Anything goes. Can you air a 1950s molded office chair with a sleek, modern desk? You bet. Want to add a funky textured pillow to your great-grandmother’s antique rocker? Do it. Have fun with this versatile style. The sky is the limit.

DON’T let it get too busy

Use neutrals to pull your palette together and create a unified look. Add splashes of color that are easy to swap out if you want to change things up for different seasons or refresh your home’s ambiance. Pick a couple of major pieces with clean lines and simple colors as your backdrop, and then add a vibrant color and lush texture.

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Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Home

Sep 10, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Home

Whether you’re shopping for your dream home or creating it from scratch, choosing the right floor plan can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy living in it. How large is your family? What is your style? How will you use extra space? These are some questions that can help you determine the type of home you want.

How Much Space Do You Need?

While 1600 square feet may feel too large for a single person, a family of four will fit in quite nicely. Newlyweds may want to allow for expansion of their home, while empty nesters might decide it’s time to downsize. Pick a floor plan that accommodates both your everyday life and future plans.

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Heisman Trophy Outlook

Sep 08, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Heisman Trophy Outlook

As the college football season begins, everyone will be watching their favorite team or conference, but only a handful of players will emerge as the season’s face. Some may already be household names, while others will put together a stellar season and capture the attention of football fans and Heisman voters. 

Technically, the Heisman Trophy is given to “the best player in college football (FBS).” However, the award is usually granted to an offensive skill player from a team that is in title contention. As such, the trophy is typically awarded to a quarterback or running back. In fact, these positions have won 74 out of the 78 trophies that have been awarded since 1935. Here are a few names that Heisman voters will be watching this season.

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Tips to Help You Quit Procrastinating

Sep 05, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Tips to Help You Quit Procrastinating

Do you have a difficult time jumping into a project that is less than desirable? While this is understandable, putting things off until the last minute can lead to a host of problems. For instance, if you procrastinate on a specific task at work, you leave yourself less time to do other important projects. This can lead to mounting stress and anxiety, should you continuously fail to meet important deadlines. As another example, if you postpone paying a bill because you fear your dwindling bank account, or because you would rather purchase something you’ve had your eye on, you are setting yourself up for burdensome debt and a poor credit rating. 

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